Updated September 23, 2013: Photoshop Elements 12 and Premiere Elements 12 are now available! Here are the new features found in version 12:
- Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements 12 both have all new organizers that focus on syncing and sharing photos on your mobile device. It now uses Adobe Revel (similar to Apple iCloud) to help you easily transport the photos on your mobile phone to your other devices/computer through the cloud. So now you don’t need to plug-in to your laptop when you want to export your photo library. Unfortunately, Revel does not come free – You’ll need to pay a $6.00/month for unlimited imports after the first month.
- There are three new buttons in the Adobe Elements Editor’s Quick mode for one-click editing – Effects, Textures, and Frames. There is also new guided edits, including Zoom Burst Effects (to help you simulate motion in your photos), Puzzle Effect (for creating a puzzle out of your photo), and Restore Old Photo (to help clean up imperfections and tears when importing scans of older photographs).
- Photoshop Elements 12 will learn your editing style remembers how you use the features it and help you automatically apply edits the more you use the software.
- Red-Eye tool that now not only works on people but on animals as well.
- You can now open and edit your photos in Camera Raw, including delete layers.
- Finally, which many Photoshop CS6 users will appreciate, there is the additional of the content-aware move tool. This lets you select an object in your photo and move it while not disturbing the background (the program matches where would have otherwise been a white hole after the cut and fills in the background by analyzing what else is in the background). This is a really cool feature.
Here is the full list of new features in version 12 compared to the last four versions:
What are your initial thoughts about the new Elements 12 line? Leave your thoughts in the comments section below.