Adobe's 2015 Updates to Photoshop and Premiere Elements

New Consumer Photo and Video Editing Apps Roll Out With New Features!

Adobe has just announced the immediate availability of Adobe® Photoshop® Elements 14 and Adobe® Premiere® Elements 14, their latest and greatest versions of the proven consumer photo and video-editing software applications.

So, what kinds of changes did they put into the mix?

Well, according to Adobe: “Consumers take more photos and videos now than ever before. There are over 300 hours of video uploaded to YouTube every minute, and it’s estimated that the number of photos taken in 2015 will reach 1 trillion.”

With that setting the tone, it's only natural that the new applications were created with today's casual shooter in mind. The new versions of Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements offer myriad features to accommodate contemporary shooting and editing styles, and they've pumped in tools designed to improve portable photos and videos across the board. Some of these improvements include shake reduction, removal of hazy horizons in photos, isolating one specific color in a video scene, and the ability to edit and view 4K video.

So it's finally here: consumer video editing applications can now handle 4K. That wave that was never going to reach us has just come ashore.

Also included in this update is a more powerful and intuitive user interface.

Here is a list of specifically what’s new in Premiere Elements 14:

Motion Titles: Premiere Elements has included all-new presets to help create professional-looking animated text and graphics.


 
Color Pop: Following the success of Color Pop’s addition to Photoshop Elements last year, Adobe added the feature to Premiere Elements, allowing users to pop one or more colors while leaving everything else black and white. The tool includes options to fine-tune hue, saturation, and luminance. Sounds like a pro video tool, made simple and usable.


 
Guided Edits: Not sure when to add fast or slow motion? Let Adobe guide the way. Adobe has added Guided Edits, which give step-by-step help in creating slow-motion and fast-motion effects.
 
4K Video: Why should pros get to have all the 4K fun? Now that ​drones, camcorders, action cameras, mirrorless and DSLR cameras all capture in 4K, it’s a great time for Premiere Elements 14 to bring 4K editing and viewing to the small screen.
 
Audio Tools: An all-new unified audio tool will help editors make the audio in a project sound as good as those 4K visuals. A new toggle screen lets editors focus on just audio or video parts of a clip as needed as well. Finally, audio gets the attention it deserves!
 
Simplified Rendering: Render settings can be confusing and difficult to get just right for a certain application. Luckily, Premiere Elements has added options to export optimized movies in multiple formats. Want to export for playback on an iPhone? Choose “iPhone” as the output format. Want 4K or HD? Simply choose that output setting. Not sure what to choose? Premiere Elements will recommend the best setting for export.
 
Photoshop Elements 14 and Premiere Elements 14 are immediately available for purchase for US$99.99.

Upgrade pricing is also available for US$79.99. The Photoshop Elements 14 & Premiere Elements 14 bundle is available for US$149.99, with upgrade pricing of US$119.99.