Adobe Unveils Photoshop Elements 12 and Premiere Elements 12

Photoshop Elements 12

Adobe has released Photoshop Elements 12 and Premiere Elements 12.

Key new features in Photoshop Elements 12 include mobile connectivity via Elements Mobile Albums and 64-bit support for Mac OS X. Check out the highlights video below.

Adobe Photoshop Elements 12 Highlights

  • Mobile Access – With Elements Mobile Albums, customers always have access to their precious memories. Powered by Adobe Revel, people can view, edit and share their photos and videos seamlessly on their smartphones, tablets and desktop devices whether at home or on-the-go.
  • Content-Aware Move – This exclusive Adobe technology lets customers easily move objects within a photo and automatically fills in resulting empty spaces.
  • Pet Eye Correction – Added in response to customer requests, Pet Eye provides an easy solution to the problem of flash reflection in animals’ eyes, which is not addressed by Red Eye correction technology.
  • Auto Smart Tone – Exclusive intelligent software that learns a customer’s editing preferences, resulting in one-click adjustments based on their choiceswhich gets better the more you use it.
  • Quick Frames, Effects and Textures – One-click photo frames, effects and textures, inspired by the most popular looks customers have been creating in Expert mode.
  • Guided Edits – Step-by-step instructions to create Zoom Burst and Photo Puzzle effects, as well as Restore Old Photo, which enable users to restore damaged or old photos.
  • Straighten Tool – Now fills in missing edges through the use of exclusive Content-Aware technology.
  • Share to Twitter – Share a photo with a tweet on Twitter.
  • 64-bit support for Mac – Allows for more efficient use of your computers’ built in memory, maximizing performance and enabling larger image files and videos to be edited quickly.

Adobe Premiere Elements 12 Highlights

  • Guided Edits – Step-by-step navigation on how to get started, trim frames, add scores, transitions, titles and narrations, as well as animating graphics and creating pictures within pictures.
  • Scores – More than 50 soundtracks that automatically regenerate to fit the duration of a clip, making it easy to create home movies with perfectly timed intros, outros and background music.
  • Sound Effects – More than 250 effects that add excitement and dimension to audio tracks.
  • Auto Smart Tone – The same exclusive technology found in Photoshop Elements 12, for video.
  • Film Looks – Four new filters to add stylized Hollywood flare to home movies including Comic, Trinity, Yesteryear and Cross Process.
  • Motion tracking – Spotlight your subject by adding graphics, text and effects that move with the object.

Photoshop Elements 12 retails for $89.99. Check it out here at B&H Photo.

Premiere Elements 12 also retails for $89.99. Check it out here at B&H Photo.



  1. says

    Have the human resources at Apple been swallowed up in iPhone mania? I love Aperture but Elements has so many great features that I am tempted to make a switch. Before I pull the plug, does anyone know if there will be Aperture 4 or X or whatever, in my future?

  2. Dennis says

    You can try to switch…I’ve tried, but find myself frustrated with the workflow in Elements. Plus, making books is not nearly as easy or refined as in Aperture. Aperture, for me, has the easiest and most satisfying corrections, and storage and finding photos is much easier for me. Don’l let the yearly update to Elements frustrate you…most are incremental updates, and I find that I really did not use them that much. Do I still use Elements? Yes, but only to do some rare layer needs.