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Adobe on Tuesday announced the release of Photoshop Elements 10, the best-selling consumer photo editing software, and Premiere Elements 10, the most popular consumer video editing application, for Mac and Windows.

Both Photoshop Elements 10 and Premiere Elements 10 are now available for purchase with a suggested price of $99.99 each, or in a bundle for $149.99. Existing users can upgrade from any past version for $79.99, while a bundle upgrade is $119.99.

Photoshop Elements 10

Adobe's Photoshop Elements 10 is powered by the same engine as the professional-level Adobe Photoshop. The company said that the latest version adds features that "continue to expand the possibilities for organizing, editing and sharing photo creations."

"Celebrating a 10-year history as well as a landmark 10th release, Photoshop Elements 10 is a showcase for innovation and expands the incredible things our customers can do with their photos," said Winston Hendrickson, vice president of Digital Imaging Products at Adobe. "The new intelligent feature set and automated functionality in Photoshop Elements allow photo enthusiasts to elevate everyday photos from good to great."

In announcing the launch of Photoshop Elements 10 Adobe highlighted the following new features and changes:
Making Photos Pop with Innovative Tools:
Powered by the same engine as Adobe Photoshop, the industry standard for digital imaging, Photoshop Elements 10 utilizes intelligent technology that makes it easy to give everyday photos a boost. Photoshop technology is brought to life through easy to follow steps for achieving stunning photo effects in an approachable way with new Guided Edits, which are very popular and successful. These include innovations such as creating a shallow depth of field or designing a fun layout of snapshots with Picture Stack, or even adding a dream-like diffused glow with the Orton effect.

New text functionality, which scrapbookers will especially love, allows users to add curving, flowing text to a photo that automatically follows the outline of a subject, custom path or shape. In addition, special crop guides now help users at any level easily achieve interesting, visually appealing compositions. Also, the Smart Brush lets users paint unique effects onto specific areas of photos and now features 30 new effects like Pencil Sketch and Oil Pastel.
Organize Like Never Before
With Photoshop Elements 10, users not only have access to fun editing and creation features, but also the ability to organize photos. Object Search automatically finds objects within photos, such as a landmark, flower or pet. The Elements Organizer can even automatically detect duplicate or near-duplicate photos so users can clean up and delete the photos they dont need and quickly group similar collections of photos. Also, photo enthusiasts who shoot video can now upload their clips directly to Facebook or YouTube.

Photoshop Elements 10 users can purchase Adobes integrated online service, Photoshop Elements Plus, which includes 20GB of storage for automatic online backup and sharing (up to 15,000 photos or four hours of DVD-quality video), as well as access to an extensive library of how-to's, artwork and Online Album templates for sharing online.
Sharing Made Seamless
Whether users are social networking or using sharing sites like Facebook, Flickr®, YouTube or Photoshop.com, Photoshop Elements 10 lets customers share their photos directly from within the Elements Organizer and view them from virtually anywhere on the go, offering a comprehensive set of sharing capabilities for todays increasingly social and mobile worlds. For Facebook lovers, Photoshop Elements integrates users Facebook Friend Lists for easily tagging photos that can then be shared directly to Facebook.

On top of all these new features and capabilities, Photoshop Elements 10 enables developers to create tablet and mobile applications that interact with the software via the included API. This opens Photoshop Elements 10 to a new world where the fun and interactivity of touch devices and Photoshop Elements intersect.

Premiere Elements 10

Packing new automated features aimed at making it easy to create home movies with professional style, Premiere Elements 10 is said to "deliver innovative new features" for consumer-level video editing.

"With video now being captured by more devices than ever, we have designed Adobe Premiere Elements with intuitive features that will help any user, regardless of experience, make the most of their videos," said Winston Hendrickson, vice president of Digital Imaging Products at Adobe. "Adobe Premiere Elements 10 now includes new features that bring video editing to a new market of consumers who come from a photography background.

"Whether users are just getting started or ready for more customization and control, Premiere Elements makes it even easier to create great home movies with less effort."



Adobe's full list of features in the new Premiere Elements 10 follows:
Impressive Video Techniques for Creating Incredible Movies
Adobe Premiere Elements 10 empowers users to take advantage of amazing tools that help make the most out of every video. Enhancing visual clarity is even easier with Adobe Photoshops color correction technology for video, including new one-click tools and pro-style corrections for perfect color throughout each movie. New InstantMovie themes automatically create compelling videos in seconds. All these features make creating finished movies just as fun, as it is easy.

Users can turn individual photos into entertaining videos with Adobe Premiere Elements 10 by taking advantage of pan and zoom motions to add drama and interest. Automated options do the work of finding faces using content-intelligent face detection to pan and zoom to the most important elements of a photo the people. Mac users now have the ability to use SmartSound to add a variety of musical tracks that perfectly match the length of movies. And now, Adobe Premiere Elements offers enhanced performance for 64-bit Windows 7 users.

Showing Off the Movie Magic
Once users have perfected their movies, Adobe Premiere Elements offers comprehensive sharing options. The addition of exporting in AVCHD format allows users to burn high quality HD movies onto affordable DVDs using standard burners. Users can also upload directly to Facebook and YouTube from within the Elements Organizer to quickly import and share video clips.

For even more storage and inspiration, users can purchase Adobe Premiere Elements Plus, which offers 20GB of storage for automatic online backup and sharing (up to 15,000 photos or four hours of DVD-quality video), as well as access to an extensive library of how-to's, artwork, templates, movie themes and effects.
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At least they released the windows and mac versions at the same time.
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Originally Posted by AppleInsider View Post

Existing users can upgrade from any past version for $79.99, while a bundle upgrade is $119.99.

Many other vendors have at least 50% discount for upgrades. 20% is mean, so I shall stick with Elements 9 (and CS3 which I also cannot afford to upgrade!)
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Many other vendors have at least 50% discount for upgrades. 20% is mean, so I shall stick with Elements 9 (and CS3 which I also cannot afford to upgrade!)

I agree... My scenario is even crazier
On April 18 I bought the bundle from amazon for $123
AND it had a $40 rebate.

$80 for the full package

now the upgrade to 10 is $119?

Almost 100% of my full purchase price.
150% of my rebated price.

I'll wait.
post #5 of 22
Why can't Adobe create Mac apps that look like Mac apps? If I wanted apps that feel like I'm running Windows, I'd have bought a frigging PC. I'll be glad when there's a serious competitor to Photoshop Elements.
post #6 of 22
This seems like another paid subsidized article. (infarticle)
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Count me out. I'll stick with my old version. The "upgrade" is more than I paid for my last version.
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What about those that have purchased Photoshop Elements 9 from Mac App Store for $79.99? Adobe started selling the app on the App Store on July 19, which isn't that long ago.
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... Both Photoshop Elements 10 and Premiere Elements 10 are now available for purchase with a suggested price of $99.99 each, or in a bundle for $149.99. ...

Hugely overpriced as usual, and not available in the app store either.
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What about those that have purchased Photoshop Elements 9 from Mac App Store for $79.99? Adobe started selling the app on the App Store on July 19, which isn't that long ago.

The App Store version is not the full version but Elements "Editor" only. The "Organizer" portion is not included and some third party plug-ins do not work either. Hence, Adobe may not upgrade the App Store version for some time. In any case, considering its limitations despite a price that is sometimes more than the full version after rebates/discounts, I would not buy it in the App Store. In case you already bought it and felt that the lack of features were not properly described in the App Store, I would take it up with Apple for a possible refund.
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Damn, I just bought PSE9 Editor a few days back from the App Store.
However, as I upgraded from PSE4 and can't see any difference except the made it look more rubbish and the fact that PSE9 actually works on Lion, I doubt I'll miss much on PSE10.

Whereas Apple release something and release updates as and when they are required for free (bug and security fixes etc), Adobe sit around for a year, compile a list of all the bugs, fix 50% of them, add some new ones and call it a new product and charge way over the odds for it.
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The App Store version is not the full version but Elements "Editor" only. The "Organizer" portion is not included and some third party plug-ins do not work either. Hence, Adobe may not upgrade the App Store version for some time. In any case, considering its limitations despite a price that is sometimes more than the full version after rebates/discounts, I would not buy it in the App Store. In case you already bought it and felt that the lack of features were not properly described in the App Store, I would take it up with Apple for a possible refund.

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Damn, I just bought PSE9 Editor a few days back from the App Store.
However, as I upgraded from PSE4 and can't see any difference except the made it look more rubbish and the fact that PSE9 actually works on Lion, I doubt I'll miss much on PSE10.

Whereas Apple release something and release updates as and when they are required for free (bug and security fixes etc), Adobe sit around for a year, compile a list of all the bugs, fix 50% of them, add some new ones and call it a new product and charge way over the odds for it.

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Why can't Adobe create Mac apps that look like Mac apps? If I wanted apps that feel like I'm running Windows, I'd have bought a frigging PC. I'll be glad when there's a serious competitor to Photoshop Elements.





Adobe should just stop releasing software for Macs. Mac users hate Adobe no matter what.
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Adobe should just stop releasing software for Macs. Mac users hate Adobe no matter what.

That's funny. I heard that Mac purchases make up over half of Adobe's revenue. Not sure if it is true but in any case Mac users keep buying Adobe software. Not quite sure why Mac users would do that if they hate Adobe as much as you say.

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Why can't Adobe create Mac apps that look like Mac apps? If I wanted apps that feel like I'm running Windows, I'd have bought a frigging PC. I'll be glad when there's a serious competitor to Photoshop Elements.

Adobe doesn't conform to either Windows or Mac conventions. They have their own style of GUI. I have never used PSE but a co-worker uses it and at first glance I like the dark look. Resembles FCP or Aperture a little, both of which are very non-Apple like interfaces.

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I use PE 2.0 on my PB G.4, 10.4.11. Soon I'll be getting a New MBP 17, so no more Rosetta...

Q: I wonder if I'll be able to use the Adobe Photoshop Elements 10 Upgrade Price, given how ancient my P.E. 2.0 is. I don't even remember if I've ever Registered it. If the Upgrade is possible, how would that work? Will it be a Retail Box or Download only purchase? Is buying via Adobe site, or do they have humans to process the Upgrade/Sale?

As to Premiere Elements 10 for Mac, it looks like iMovie. So I wonder what's the point? Also given all the noise about Final Cut X, I wonder which app will work with my Cannon Optura 30 Camcorder that uses Mini DV tapes. I'd like import a bunch of those, and eventually I'd like to Import a bunch of VHS Tapes! I know Toast is still out there! At one time I recall El Gato TV USB dongle that had independent processor on it, which would work faster than CPU, without slowing down the Mac... It's not clear what would be the best choice in my situation!

My Q is:

Let's say I've imported my ini DV & VHS, will I be able to open those files in Final Cut X and edit them there? My thinking is that Final Cut X is not going to disappear like iWeb might, or other apps... I want to Future-proof my videos as far as formats... Some of them will or not end up on YouTube. DVDs are almost the past, but QuickTime Movies can be shared quicker than burning and mailing DVDs.

TIA for you help!

 

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Adobe should just stop releasing software for Macs. Mac users hate Adobe no matter what.

This is either sarcastic or the most insane comment I've read on the forums to date.

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Why can't Adobe create Mac apps that look like Mac apps? If I wanted apps that feel like I'm running Windows, I'd have bought a frigging PC. I'll be glad when there's a serious competitor to Photoshop Elements.

Because when you change the way a widely-used app (notice how app is now used by Windows users as well as Mac ones? Odd that...), everyone goes ballistic and you get a FCPX situation lol.

Photoshop is rightly the industry standard. Its capabilities are unparalleled, but I can't help feeling when I use it that the UI could do with some more radical rethinking at times. Maybe I'm wrong.
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Why can't Adobe create Mac apps that look like Mac apps? If I wanted apps that feel like I'm running Windows, I'd have bought a frigging PC. I'll be glad when there's a serious competitor to Photoshop Elements.

Try Pixelmator. It is a quarter the price and does a lot of what PSE does without the patronising 'so you just took a load of crappy holiday snaps and want us to sharpen them and boost the saturation for you?' bloat.
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I'm tired of donating $100 a year for 'upgrades' that don't really do much more, are no faster, don't fix any of the old bugs... etc etc....

For these types of incremental updates, I'd pay $25 to stay up to date. $80 for PS Elements is no deal... once it hits retail it will have at least that big a rebate sticker on the box.

Oh well...
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Adobe can actually release some good products when they're not trying to proprietarize the web with custom plugins.
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"Adobe releases Photoshop Elements 10, Premiere Elements 10 for Mac"

Who cares?
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Adobe should just stop releasing software for Macs. Mac users hate Adobe no matter what.

Not at all. They should simply make Mac apps for the Mac. If they did, Mac users would love them. Instead, Adobe flat-out refuses to treat the Mac as a Mac, and as a result, they fail to treat Mac users with respect. Or, at the very least, they fail to respect the OS they're supposedly developing for.
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Adobe can actually release some good products when they're not trying to proprietarize the web with custom plugins.

PS Elements rocks. My dad has it. It's so fun to use.
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