Adobe has today launched Adobe Photoshop Elements 12 and Adobe Premiere Elements 12, new versions of its consumer photo and video-editing software.
The update to Photoshop Elements brings a number of new features to the software. Users can now access their photos using Adobe Revel-powered Elements Mobile Albums on their smartphones, tablets or desktop devices wherever they are.
The Adobe Revel app is currently only available for iOS and Windows devices, and is free for up to 50 photo or video uploads per month, after which you'll need to upgrade to Revel Premium for £3.99 per month.
Borrowing a tool from Adobe's professional Photoshop software, Elements 12 now has a Content-Aware Move feature, which lets users select and move an object within a photograph by intelligently filling in the empty spaces. Additionally, there's Adobe has also added a new straighten tool that uses Content-Aware technology.
New frames, effects and textures have been added, while new guided edits provide step-by-step instructions to help users create effects such as Zoom Burst and Photo Puzzle, or to restore old photographs.
Other new features include Pet Eye correction, which is essentially Red Eye correction for animals. There's also a new Auto Smart Tone feature, which Adobe claims "gets better the more you use it."
When users have created their masterpiece, they can now share it via Twitter, too.
Plus, 64-bit support for Mac means improved performance.
Premiere Elements, Adobe's video-editing software for consumers, has also been updated to version 12.
Like Photoshop Elements, Premiere Elements now has guided edits with step-by-step help for editing videos, animating graphics and creating pictures. The Auto Smart Tone feature has also been implemented in Premiere Elements.
Premiere Elements 12 has more than 50 soundtracks that automatically regenerate to fit the duration of a clip, and more than 250 sound effects have been added too.
There are four new filters to help transform videos: Comic, Trinity, Yesteryear and Cross Process.
Finally, Adobe has added motion tracking in Premiere Elements 12, which lets users add graphics test or effects that move with an object.
Adobe's new Premiere Elements 12 and Photoshop Elements 12 are available to buy now from Adobe's website. For new users, each application will cost £78.15, or £63.49 as an upgrade. A bundle of both applications is available for £117.22 or £96.71 as an upgrade.