The more creative folks among us will be excited to hear that today Adobe has introduced new versions of both Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements. The photo and video editing programs, which are stand-alone apps, have both gone to version 11 and are available immediately.
Photoshop Elements 11 features a brand new user interface with Quick, Guided and Expert editing modes, one-click options, action bar and bigger icons. Users can also organize photos based on people, places (via Google maps geo-tagging) or events, new Guided Edits, new filters and the ability to share photos via email, Facebook and more.
Premiere Elements 11 also features a newly-designed user interface with many of the same updates we mentioned for Photoshop Elements. The new version also comes with a wider range of effects, transitions, themes, titles, disc menus and professional-level effects and sound. A FilmLooks features has been added which Adobe describes as a way to “easily apply slow and fast motion effects; dial-in colors with slider controls; effortlessly integrate blends for seamless transitions; and make adjustments with Quick Presets”.
Both apps can be purchased separately or as a bundle. While many software updates introduce so few changes that they aren’t worth users shelling out the money for the upgrade, version 11 of the Adobe Elements software seems to make the upgrade a worthwhile move for those who want to make the jump.