Adobe on Tuesday beefed up its consumer line of image editing software, officially launching Photoshop Elements 7 and Premier Elements 7, while introducing the Photoshop.com online storage service.
Adobe also introduced its Premier Elements 7 package for video editing, and unveiled a beta version of Photoshop.com Mobile--a Flash-based application designed to let mobile device users upload images to the Web and manage them online.
Photoshop Elements 7 adds a number of new features to the digital imaging suite. A tool called Scene Cleaner lets users "brush away" unwanted elements in a photo--such as tourists blocking views of a famous landmark. Another new tool, Smart Brush, lets user apply special effects, such as lighting enhancements, to specific image areas.
The new one-step Quick Fix tool lets users apply common edits, including teeth whitening and sky enhancement, with a single mouse click.
New in Premier Elements 7 is support for the AVCHD digital high-definition video format and a feature called Videomerge, which lets users create videos that place their own image in front of world-famous sites, on stage at a concert, on the moon or in other creative settings.