Adobe, patron saint of the creative arts, has announced the latest version of Photoshop lite – I mean Photoshop Elements. In the 2018 version of the software the company has improved the software’s content intelligence, added more guided edits, and one-click creations to make being a designer photo editor easier for the masses.
One of the things the average photo taker struggles with (heck even many avid photographers struggle with it), is photo organization and management. Well, in Photoshop Elements 2018 Adobe is highlighting this Auto-Curate functionality, which allows the software to automatically analyse your images based on quality, face, subjects, and more to make it easier than ever to find and manage your image library. It’s also known as “Best Photo”.
The Best Photo feature works by going through images and perhaps finding the ones that have blur, then weeding them out. It’s designed mostly for the folks who machine gun shoot in an attempt to get the image they want vs those who are a bit more careful. So if you’re at that stage where you probably scoff at this idea, then move on.
Adobe is also touting a new ‘open closed eyes’ feature which will possibly answer the prayers of every ‘Family Photo Photographer’ who tries to take a group shot of more than people people. This feature does exactly what it sounds like it does: it takes closed eyes and copies open eyes from another photo and replaces the closed eyes with the open ones. Pretty nifty, especially if it works as well as advertised.
Photoshop Elements 2018 will also make it incredibly easy to share photos and videos on social media directly from your photo library. But what’s more, the software will also allow you to make social specific content that can be easily shared. This includes slideshows, animated images, and more.
Photoshop Elements 2018 will retail for $99, or $79 for an upgrade license. If you want to purchase it with the also recently announced Premiere Elements 2018, you can get both programs for $149.99 outright or $119 as an upgrade.