As they have done for the last several years, Adobe has announced their latest version of Photoshop Elements this morning, Photoshop Elements 15.
Photoshop Elements is arguably the top selling consumer photo organizing and editing program in the world. Its editor is based on the same engine as Photoshop CC, and includes several of the same capabilities as the industry standard program. They have been simplified to make it easier for the average or occasional user.
Its Organizer can do almost all of the photo management tasks that the powerful and popular Lightroom CC can, and like Lightroom CC, it is uses powerful database technology.
PSE 15 remains a boxed product not subscription-based like PS CC and LR CC.
As is generally the case, PSE 15 is an incremental improvement and expansion to PSE 14. But the new features and performance improvements may well be worth you upgrading, even if you already have PSE 14. If your version is anything older than that, it is probably time you upgrade.
Within the Organizer, the most exciting new features are focused on the new Search capability, which includes Smart Tags and a new easier to use search screen. Internally, the Organizer’s performance has been improved, especially when using Facial Recognition.
Within the Editor, one of the new features is the ability to design your own custom frames and then save them for future use. This is certainly going to be very popular with digital scrap-bookers.
Here is the link to the Adobe announcement for Photoshop Elements 15.
Also, I made a short video slideshow that identifies some of the new features in Photoshop Elements. Its link is shown below.
In the coming weeks, I will be posting a series of tutorials and videos that will help you to come up to speed with Photoshop Elements 15. Many of them will be directly applicable to PSE 14, as well.
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