onOne Software Announces Updates to Essentials 2 for Adobe Photoshop Elements Software

onOne Software, Inc., announces the availability of Essentials 2.1 software for Adobe Photoshop Elements. This updated version of onOne Software's popular software suite includes a new version of Enlarge it! and support for Photoshop Elements 6 for Macintosh. onOne Software's Essentials 2.1 also features technology from onOne Software's PhotoTune, Mask Pro, PhotoFrame, and Genuine Fractals software products fine-tuned specifically for Adobe Photoshop Elements.

Featuring a new version of Enlarge it!, based on the Genuine Fractals 5 engine, Essentials 2.1 adds new features for cropping and resizing at the same time. This solves the problem of getting an image onto the right size paper for printing. It also adds controls for texture enhancement sharpening and film grain options, as well as improvements in speed.

"Make it Better! Cut it Out! Enlarge it! and Frame it! These are the four important tools incorporated in Essentials 2.1 that allow amateur and advanced amateur photographers to quickly, easily correct color, replace backgrounds, enlarge and add the finishing touch of a realistic frame to their digital images without having to spend hours in front of their computer," said Craig Keudell, president of onOne Software. "And with this new version of Essentials comes an entirely new version of the Enlarge it! tool. It is now even easier and faster for users to crop and resize their images to make excellent poster sized prints with no visual loss of detail or sharpness."

onOne Software's Essentials 2.1 for Adobe Photoshop Elements software suite provides users of the popular Photoshop Elements image editing and organizing software with four important plug-in solutions to solve common digital imaging problems. With Essentials for Adobe Photoshop Elements, users can easily correct the color of their photos using technology from PhotoTune, cut out and separate foreground and background objects using Mask Pro, add unique borders and edges around their photos using technology from PhotoFrame and increase the size and resolution of their photos to get larger print sizes by using technology from Genuine Fractals, the industry standard for resizing digital photos.

Essentials 2.1 for Adobe Photoshop Elements supports Adobe Photoshop Elements versions 5 and 6 for Microsoft Windows XP and Vista and Adobe Photoshop Elements 4.0.1 and 6 for Mac OS X 10.4 and 10.5. onOne Software's Essentials 2.1 is available as a free upgrade for all current users of Essentials 1 or 2 for Adobe Photoshop Elements. Upgrade is available through the user's automatic update upon launch of the program. It is also available for $59.95 for new users from onOne Software authorized distributors and resellers, or direct from onOne Software at www.onOnesoftware.com.