Adobe Premiere Elements 7 and Elements 7

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Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) has announced Adobe Premiere Elements 7 software with new Photoshop.com membership. Available for Windows, this upgrade features easy to use movie making options so users can create compelling stories in minutes, while also offering opportunities to grow and stretch their editing abilities. For the first time, Adobe Premiere Elements 7 customers will have the option to sign-up for one year of membership on Photoshop.com, extending the capabilities of the software by providing new movie themes, sound effects, music, overlays, menu templates and helpful tutorials on a regular basis. Other benefits include: automatic online backup and storage of photos and videos and access from virtually anywhere.
In addition, Adobe today announced Adobe Photoshop Elements 7 software, a complete photo-editing solution. Available separately or together in a single retail package, Adobe Photoshop Elements & Adobe Premiere Elements bundle give photo and video enthusiasts everything they need for the complete digital imaging experience.

Available for Windows, Photoshop Elements 7 makes it quick and easy to organize, edit, create and share amazing photos with others by leveraging the editing power of Photoshop software, the professional standard for image editing. For the first time, Photoshop Elements 7 customers will have the option to sign-up for one year of membership on Photoshop.com, extending the capabilities of the software by providing helpful templates and creative tutorials delivered on a regular basis.

Photoshop Elements makes it easy to tell amazing stories through memorable photos. The new Scene Cleaner, based on Adobe's innovative Photomerge technology, creates the ideal photo by letting users simply brush away unwanted subjects, such as tourists in a vacation shot who may be impacting the main subject of the photo. The new Smart Brush helps users apply incredible effects to a specific area of a photo with a single stroke, making it a snap to improve lighting and add rich textures with access to more than fifty sophisticated effects. Common editing tasks, such as whitening teeth or brightening blue skies, are a breeze to fix with the one-step Quick Fix tools. Surfaces can be softened while retaining edges and details crisp with a new filter ideal for portrait shots. Also, a new selection of Online Albums, based on Adobe Flash® technology, offers users a richer interactive experience.

Adobe Premiere Elements 7 allows people to produce their own blockbuster with no experience required. The software intelligently analyzes each movie clip (including those in the newly-supported AVCHD format) for quality, number of faces, sound and more. It then applies Smart Tags so users can quickly find the best clips in seconds. InstantMovie creates professional-looking movies with a simple drag and drop of a theme onto a series of video clips. It adds a package of music, titles and transitions based on a theme such as birthday, wedding or extreme sports.

With new Videomerge, users can exercise their imagination by creating videos that make it appear as if they're performing on stage at a concert, standing in front of a popular tourist attraction or walking on the moon. Videomerge allows users to easily create a "green screen" effect and automatically place themselves within the scene, without requiring any prior video editing skills or knowledge.

Users can display their finished movies on high-quality DVD or high-definition Blu-ray Disc, on any screen from a mobile phone to an HD flat screen TV, or upload directly to YouTube from within Premiere Elements.

Users can push their creativity even further with Photoshop.com membership, offered in two levels, Basic1 and Plus2. For those who want fresh, creative project ideas delivered straight to the desktop, the option to purchase an annual Photoshop.com Plus membership guarantees new cinematic inspiration will come on a regular basis. Tutorials, movie themes, special effects and seasonal templates are delivered directly to the software, ensuring users always have new creative ideas and themes to create impressive results. In addition, Photoshop.com Plus membership provides 20GB of storage - enough for 15,000 photos, four hours of DVD-quality videos or a combination of both. Online back-up keeps memories safe from computer failure or natural disaster, with access from anywhere, via a personal account linked to the software. Photoshop.com Basic membership can be experienced for free, providing 5GB of storage and access to photos and videos virtually anywhere.

More information about Photoshop.com membership can be found at www.adobe.com/products/premiereel/membership/.

Pricing and Availability
Adobe Photoshop Elements 7 and Adobe Premiere Elements 7 for Windows will be available in local retail outlets such as Best Buy, Circuit City, Costco (Photoshop Elements 7 only), Office Depot, Office Max and Staples in October 2008. Consumers can pre-order the products at www.adobe.com, www.amazon.com, www.bestbuy.com and www.costco.com. The products will be available separately for US$99.99. Photoshop Elements 7 & Premiere Elements 7 bundle also will be available for US$149.99.

Photoshop.com Plus membership will be available for purchase from within the products for US$49.99 and Basic membership can be experienced for free. Information about other language versions, as well as pricing, upgrade and support policies for other countries is available at www.adobe.com/go/premiereelements. Photoshop.com membership is available in the U.S. only.

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