Adobe Photoshop Elements 5.0 plus Adobe Premiere Elements 3.0 software combines two powerful yet easy-to-use products to deliver the most complete photo- and video-editing solution. Jazz up photo slide shows with video effects and transitions, and use freeze frames to add a dramatic pause to your video or to make professional-looking, printed DVD covers and labels. Now, telling your stories with photos and videos is easier than ever before.
Combine photos and videos in entertaining new ways
Convert any color photo into a rich black-and-white photos by selecting from an array of variation samples. View larger.
Choose from many styles of templates and frames to form a photo collage. View larger.
Easily organize your photos and video clips with visual tagging options that let you categorize by people, places, or events. View larger.
Wow your audience with hundreds of eye-catching video effects and transitions that are easy to apply with drag-and-drop simplicity.
Move video footage from camera to DVD in two simple steps, or drop it into the Sceneline, where you can easily rearrange clips and add effects with drag-and-drop simplicity. For more control, use the Timeline view, which offers more editing options. View larger.
Edit and preview your movie in one convenient placethe Monitor windowwhere you can split and trim clips, add effects, and more. View larger.
Using Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements together gives you more creative control. You can create a photo slide show, then add video-style effects, transitions, and titles. Then burn the slide show to DVD to share with family and friends. Add a dramatic effect to your video by capturing a single video frame, then use Photoshop Elements to add text, graphics, and other enhancements. Then, insert it back into your video for a dramatic freeze-frame effect.
Make high-quality DVD covers: Grab a video frame and edit it like a photo to create a personalized printed DVD cover or label. Mix up your videos and create visual depth by including scanned vintage photos and digital stills in your movies.
Perfect your photos, and express your creativity
Photoshop Elements is designed to be easy to use; you can fix photos in a snap with intelligent features that automatically correct skin tone, lighting, color, and contrast. Even see red eye removed automatically as you download photos.
More experienced users can take advantage of Photoshop Elements' advanced tools. These tools let you make adjustments to color, lighting, exposure, brightness, and contrast. The new Adjust Color Curves controls make it even easier to fine-tune color, brightness, and contrast. Other advanced innovations include the Healing Brush for removing wrinkles and unwanted objects, the Spot Healing Brush for getting rid of dust and scratches in old photos, and Shadow/Highlight for lightening shadows and reducing the glare of highlights.
Give your color originals a dramatic, elegant look by turning them into rich black-and-white photos by selecting from an array of variation samples. Easily correct camera lens distortion at photo edges and keystone effects that exaggerate perspective. Get crisper-looking photos by sharpening blurred edges, even remove blurring caused by low-light conditions.
Photoshop Elements' creativity tools let you present your photos in creative, entertaining ways. Use flexible layout options as a starting point for your creations: choose a blank slate, basic frameworks, or professionally designed themes. Create memorable keepsakes in so many ways: Create custom slide shows, cards, album pages, CD and DVD covers, scrapbook layouts, photo books, prints, Flipbooks, and much more. Take advantage of Flash technology to share your photos in interactive web galleries and animate your photos with a choice of themes, such as a spinning carousel, to provide an interactive viewing experience.
Set off your photos with more than 100 included frames, from traditional to elegant to avant-garde. Enjoy integrated access to online services, such as sharing photos and photo creations on the Web, and ordering prints and hardbound photo books--all from within Photoshop Elements. Easily upload your photos to CEIVA digital receivers that automatically receive and display new photos daily. Turn your photos into real U.S. postage at PhotoStamps.com (U.S. only).
Photoshop Elements 5.0 also adds the Map view, so you can find photos by the locations where they were taken. Simply drag photos to any location in the new Map view, which is tied to online satellite views. Even upload your Map view to the web, for easy sharing with friends and family.
In addition to the powerful image-editing tools, Elements 5.0 includes great tools for downloading, organization, and archiving your photos.
Easily create impressive home videos and DVDs
Premiere Elements makes it easy to import video, audio, and still images from virtually any media device, including DV and DVD camcorders, HDV devices, web, digital still and mobile phone cameras, unprotected DVDs, MPEG-4 video recorders, Windows Media Center, and video clips from selected mobile phones. There is also native HDV support, so you can achieve richer results by capturing and editing HDV footage in its native format.
Premiere Elements gives you control of your video footage, whether you want to burn it right to a DVD or spend time editing and adding creative elements. If you want to simply create DVDs, you can go from camcorder to disc in just a few clicks. Or, take advantage of the powerful video-editing tools that allow you to transform and personalize your video creation. For quick editing, the Sceneline View lets you assemble your video by drag and drop, rearranging thumbnails of your clips, and adding transitions and effects. For more precise control, the Timeline view offers Premier Elements' most advanced features.
Do all your editing in one convenient place: Easily trim and split clips, drag and drop effects and transitions, add text and narration, and more, right in the Monitor window. You can even create your own time-lapse movies, claymations, and other still-frame animations with the stop-motion video capture features.
Rock-solid performance and quality are included in all of Adobe's Premier software. For example, you can view edits in real time, as you make them, by previewing your movie full-screen with just the click of a button. You can also feel free to experiment: With Auto Save, multiple undos, and the History panel, you can always go back to a previous version. The soundtrack for your video can be rich and full with the quality of Dolby Digital stereo. And since video editing can take up a lot of processor speed and memory, Premier is optimized to support multiple processors and advanced multi-threading and hyper-threading technology on the latest Pentium and Centrino Duo-based Windows XP systems.
If you want to make your video more dynamic, you can add moving text and graphics. Adding TV-style effects is simplejust drag and drop one of the hundreds of amazing special effects you can customize and reuse. Also choose from hundreds of eye-catching transitions to creatively move from one scene to the next. To apply a transition, just drag and drop to apply effects such as dissolves, fades, and wipes. Or you can create your own transition style.
Since videos are made to be seen, Premier Elements includes powerful tools for outputting your movie. While creating a professional-quality DVD, you can design unique DVD menus using your own video, photos, audio, and text. Or, save time with automatic scene indexes or chapters that link to your video clips. Create and watch your video in traditional TV (4:3.0) or widescreen (16:9) format, in NTSC or PAL standard for a worldwide audience. Give your audience high-quality sound by automatically converting audio to industry-standard Dolby Digital stereo, allowing you to burn more video onto a single disc without sacrificing sound quality. Before you burn, make sure your movie is just as you envisioned it by watching a full-screen preview on your computer or TV. Then burn your finished movie to a single- or dual-layer DVD.
For sharing on portable devices, export a movie in the MPEG-4 format. MPEG-4 files can then be viewed on virtually any portable deviceincluding the Video iPod and Sony PlayStation Portable.