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Adobe announce Photoshop Elements 9.0

After only less than a year after the release of version 8, Adobe has today announced Photoshop Elements 9 for Windows and Mac. It's available now for £77.
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Adobe Announces Photoshop Elements 9
New Windows and Mac Release Harnesses Intelligence and Technology to Create Amazing Photos


London., — Sept. 21, 2010 — Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced Adobe® Photoshop® Elements 9 software for Windows® and Mac, offering a complete photo solution to anyone who wants to organise, edit, create and share extraordinary photos. With the newest version of the No. 1 selling consumer photo-editing software,* Adobe delivers powerful new technology to equip every consumer with the ability to achieve professional results easily and quickly.


“The Photoshop brand has been creating groundbreaking imaging magic for 20 years, and Photoshop Elements has been making that magic accessible to mere mortals for nearly a decade,” said Kevin Connor, vice president of product management for Digital Imaging, Adobe. “The Content Aware Fill technology introduced with Photoshop CS5 is one of our most exciting innovations ever, so we’re thrilled to be able to make it accessible to photo and video enthusiasts in this latest Elements release.”


Image Intelligence for Easy Editing
Photoshop Elements 9 uses powerful technology to make even the most complex results achievable for anyone. Adapted from Photoshop CS5’s celebrated Content Aware Fill feature, the content intelligence in the Spot Healing Brush analyses what’s in the image and quickly de-clutters or repairs photos (like removing tourists from a crowded scene or an obstruction, such as a telephone pole) with a swipe of a brush, magically filling in the background. The same content intelligence synthesizes missing pixel information to create a stunning panorama from multiple photos, without leaving any gaps or blank spaces.


In addition, the new Photomerge Style Match turns drab photos dramatic by analyzing characteristics of any photo, such as contrast or colour tone, and automatically applies those qualities to another photo, allowing users to easily replicate any photo style. 


Several new Guided Edit options walk users step-by-step through the process of achieving cool editing effects such as Out of Bounds, making an element of a photo appear to leap off the page in 3D, creating pop art masterpieces, or retouching made easy via the perfect portraits feature. In addition, users now have access to Layer Masks for compositing richly layered photos.


Organisation Made Easy
For the first time, the popular Photoshop Elements Organiser is available on both the Windows and Mac platform, to help users quickly organise, find and display photo and video clips from one convenient location. 


The Auto-Analyser takes the work out of finding the best shots by automatically searching a user’s collection of photos and assigning a tag based on quality, such as lighting, focus or contrast. People Recognition also automatically creates People tags, so you can find your favourite people fast and it becomes more intelligent over time as it learns to associate specific faces with names.


Sharing Photos Virtually Anywhere
After users make their photos look better than ever, they have various sharing options, including posting photos directly to Facebook or creating one-of-a-kind interactive Online Albums with animated templates. In addition, users can share their memories with personalised photo creations like scrapbook pages, photo books, calendars and cards that can easily be printed from home or via online print service providers. 


The flexible photo creation workspace allows users complete control over how they design their photo books, by automatically placing photos within a template or providing access to any Photoshop Elements editing feature from directly within the layout mode.


Pricing and Availability
Adobe Photoshop Elements 9 for Windows and Mac is available now at www.adobe.com/uk. Photoshop Elements 9 Windows and Mac is available for a suggested retail price £77.


Information about other language versions, as well as pricing, upgrade and support policies for other countries is available at www.adobe.com/go/photoshopelements.

For free training videos on Photoshop Elements, visit Adobe TV at http://tv.adobe.com.

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