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New Elements in Photoshop Elements

Techstination feature for Wednesday, August 28, 2002

New Elements... .from Adobe. Bloomberg Boot Camp, a report on today's technology. Adobe, which makes some of the leading software tools for graphics professionals is out with a new version of its digital photo program for consumers... Photoshop Elements. Product manager Mark Dahm...

"Based on the user feedback, we've added a number of refinements, some around the area of usability, to again, continue to make the technology that's in the program accessible by someone who is not a graphics professional. Then we've also sprinkled in some fun, new features that should make having fun with digital cameras primarily, easier to use."

The new enhancements include quick fixes for photos, better file browsing and picture organizing, and the ability to work with video as well as still pictures...

"A lot of digital cameras now have the ability of capturing video clips. So in Photoshop Elements 2.0, we make it possible for someone to open up a video clip that's been downloaded from a device... and this is either a digital camera or even a digital video camera, and we'll let you play the entire video clip and capture any frame from that video clip."

Adobe is facing some tough new competition from Microsoft, with its new pro version of Picture It. Both are good and have their individual advantages. One key advantage for Adobe is that Photoshop Elements works on Windows and the Mac... and has both versions on the disc. The pricing for both products is in the hundred dollar range. Bloomberg Boot Camp, I'm Fred Fishkin.