SAN JOSE, Calif. - Oct. 13, 2004
Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq: ADBE) today announced the immediate availability of Adobe® Photoshop® Elements 3.0 for Windows® and Macintosh, a major upgrade to the No. 1 selling consumer photo editing software*. A perfect Christmas gift for photo enthusiasts, Photoshop Elements 3.0 software delivers impressive new ways to share, organise and edit photos, allowing people to easily review, compare and enhance photos and create dynamic slideshows and personalised creations.
Powerful Combination for Photo and Video Editing
Also today, Adobe announced the immediate availability of Adobe Photoshop Elements 3.0 Plus Adobe Premiere® Elements in a single retail package for Windows. Combined in one affordable solution, these products deliver the powerful software customers need to easily blend still photos with video clips. Consumers can now create dynamic slideshows and photo-rich video projects - that can be burned to DVD and easily viewed by friends and family on the TV screen.
New Features in Photoshop Elements 3.0
Photoshop Elements 3.0 adds new ways to organise and share photos to the award-winning photo editing functionality that has long been a hallmark of the product. Essential editing features include: the new Smart Fix that analyses a photo and with one-click applies sophisticated enhancements to automatically improve photo quality. With the improved red eye removal, a simple click in the vicinity of the eye and the red-eye disappears, and previously only available in Photoshop CS software, the powerful Healing Brush and the new Spot Healing brush allows customers to fix blemishes and imperfections with one-click. Photoshop Elements 3.0 also supports Camera Raw functionality for the processing of raw data and 16-Bit images for the brightest and most lifelike colour. Sharing options in Photoshop Elements 3.0 for Windows include PhotoMail, which enables users to send framed photos within a themed e-mail, eliminating cumbersome jpeg attachments.
Order Photo Gifts Direct from Photoshop Elements 3.0
Now with Adobe Photoshop Services, provided by Ofoto, Inc. - Kodak's online photo service subsidiary - and integrated into Adobe Photoshop Elements 3.0 software for Windows and Adobe Photoshop Album 2.0 software for Windows, consumers can save time by ordering high-quality KODAK prints and photo merchandise directly from the software. Just in time for Christmas, customers can also create beautiful professionally bound, archival-quality photo books and then send the entire project to Ofoto to be printed and delivered to their door, or sent as a gift directly to friends and family. Consumers can purchase high-quality KODAK prints at low prices: 4x6 prints for £0.24, 5x7 prints for £0.54 and 8x10 prints for £2.49. Poster size and wallet sheet prints are also available.
Pricing and Availability
Adobe Photoshop Elements 3.0 for Windows XP (Home, Professional, Media Centre with Service Pack 1) is available in the United Kingdom and Ireland for an estimated street price of £69.99. Adobe Photoshop Elements 3.0 for Macintosh is available in the United Kingdom and Ireland for an estimated street price of £64.99. Adobe Photoshop Elements 3.0 Plus Adobe Premiere Elements is available as a bundle in the United Kingdom and Ireland at an estimated street price of £99.99.
Owners of previous versions of Photoshop Elements can upgrade to Photoshop Elements 3.0 for Windows for £52.88 and £45.83 for the Mac available from www.adobe.co.uk. Owners of previous versions of Photoshop Elements can also upgrade to the bundle for £76.38 available from www.adobe.co.uk. Adobe's complete digital photo and video enthusiast product line is available on www.adobe.co.uk, www.amazon.co.uk and from major retailers such as PC World, Jessops, John Lewis, Staples, W H Smith and other retail outlets. Information about other language versions, as well as pricing, upgrade, and support policies for other countries is available on www.adobe.co.uk.