Adobe Photoshop Elements 12 is now available to download. Photoshop Elements 12 helps you organize and edit your photos and to make them look their absolute best before you share them in print, online, or as keepsakes. Plus, now you can take your Elements photos with you, wherever you go, on your smartphone or tablet.
Rich set of new and enhanced features in PSE 12 includes:
- Access your media anywhere using Adobe Revel
- Tagging features
- Sorting of media alphabetically by name
- Search Improvements
- Support for sharing photos using Twitter
- 64-bit support on Mac OS
- Content-aware Move
- Auto Smart Tone
- Enhanced Quick edit mode (frames, textures, and effects)
- Greeting card printing | USA, Canada, & Japan
- New Guided Edits
- Content-aware fill for edges of straightened photos
- Pet eye effect removal
- Printing and sharing photos from Editor
- Revel Albums in Editor
- Open in Camera Raw and many more…
Photoshop Elements lets you upload your media to Adobe® Revel and then access it from any device. Media already present in your Revel libraries is downloaded into Elements Organizer, so that you can work with it.
Adobe Revel is an app that lets you store your media in the cloud and share it privately or publicly. See this article for more information.
Upload local albums to Revel
Elements 12 features several exciting tagging enhancements:
- Place tags in Elements 12 have GPS coordinates associated with them. These coordinates are also associated with any media tagged with these place tags.
- You can now create people, place, and event tags from the right panel in the Media view.
- You can now create and view place stacks in the Places view.
You can now reposition objects in your photograph, and automatically have the background filled in with an intelligent content-aware fill. In addition to removing something with the Healing Brush, you can now select an object in your photo and move it to another position.
Auto Smart Tone
Automatically modify the tonal value of your photograph. Let Photoshop Elements make a recommendation based on its unique algorithm that also learns from your previous actions. Or, you can move the Auto Smart Tone tool (Enhance > Auto Smart Tone) joystick around on the photograph, to view the effect of different tonal values being applied to the photo.
Enhanced Quick edit mode (frames, textures, and effects)
Apply frames, effects, and textures without having to be an advanced Photoshop user. Take any photo and convert it into a work of art. All three embellishments – frames, effects, and textures – are accessible in the Quick mode.
Greeting card printing | USA, Canada, & Japan
In previous versions of Photoshop Elements, foldable card layouts could only be ordered online (using an online service like Shutterfly). From Photoshop Elements 12, you can now print foldable greeting cards with a locally available printer.
Note: The feature to print foldable greeting cards on a local printer is available for users in USA, Canada, and Japan only.
You can consider a Guided Edit a set of step-by-step instructions, to accomplish a complex-looking effect, with just a few selections and mouse clicks. In Photoshop Elements 12, three new Guided Edits have been added.
The Zoom Burst Guided Edit simulates a technique in manual photography, of zooming into an object with the shutter on the camera open.
Puzzle Effect Guided Edit
The Puzzle Effect Guided Edit simulates the effect of a photograph being put together in the form of pieces of a puzzle. You can choose from options that let you determine the size of the individual puzzle pieces. Displace a few pieces of the puzzle to make the effect look even more realistic.
Restore Old Photo Guided Edit
The Restore Old Photo Guided Edit brings all the tools you need to retouch a photo, into one location. The tools available in this Guided Edit are the most often-used tools by professional retouchers and gives you considerable, finely-tuned control. Use the Guided Edit’s tools to remove blemishes, repair imperfections, and restore your older photos.
Content-aware fill for edges of straightened photos
When you perform straightening in photos, gaps are introduces along the edges of the photo when the content of photograph is rotated. This happens when you choose to maintain the original size of the photo, or grow/shrink the photo while keeping the background as transparent pixels.
When you select the new Autofill edges option in the Straighten Tool, content-aware technology automatically fills the empty gaps intelligently, with relevant image data.
Pet eye effect removal
Take the dreadful pet eye effect out of pictures of your pets. The flash on your camera is one of the main causes of the pet eye effect. However, taking pictures of your pet indoors or in low-light conditions without a flash is, often, not an option. Now, use the Pet Eye option available in the Red Eye Removal Tool, to make the eyes of your pets look more realistic.
Printing and sharing photos from Editor
From Photoshop Elements 12, you can use Editor to easily and quickly share and print photos online. Social sites that you can share with online are Revel, Flickr, Twitter, Smugmug, or Facebook. Service providers whom you can use to print your photos and creations include Shutterfly, Costco, Photoworld, and more. The availability of online sharing and printing services, however, depend on the locale you are in.
Integration with the Revel online service has been extended into Photoshop Elements Editor as well. You can now access any Revel photograph in Editor, using the Photo Bin drop down. Log in to to the Revel service only from Organizer, though.
The Open as menu item has been replaced with the Open in Camera Raw option. You can now open your files directly in the Adobe Camera Raw dialog and process them, before opening them for further work in Photoshop Elements Editor. You can use the ACR dialog to open files of type:
- Camera Raw,
- JPEG, and,
For more info review:
Photoshop.com blog post
Photoshop Elements 12 detailed documentation: https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop-elements.htm
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