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Powerful tools for photo and video editing, makes movie making easier, fairly easy to learn how to use

  • Oct 27, 2010
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You can very quickly import all your photos and video and it will even automatically fix red eye in each photograph as it imports them into the program.

After importing your photos you can tell it to find people for tagging and it will show you people and ask you to name them. Once you have named everyone in your photos the program will recognize the person in the future. It allows you to search by person and see all photos that include that person. You can also tag pictures with the name of a place, event or date and sort your pictures that way as well. If your digital camera dates the pictures then you can view all pictures in a time line which is pretty cool instead of all being random.

By running the auto analyzer you can improve your pictures one at a time or you can also tell it to change a large group at once. You can fix red eye and adjust color, sharpness and contrast. It takes some time for it to modify large numbers of pictures and it will keep the original picture and the revised copy. Then you can go through and keep which of the two you like better. I found the auto analyzer to be a hit or miss. Half of the time it would improve the pictures and the other half it would make them worse. It seems to always do a good job of improving background images like buildings, grass, flowers and trees. It also seemed to work well on pictures of my pets. However it has some problem with pictures of people. It will sometimes make it look like you have a tan in spots when you really don't so I am not real fond of this option.

This program gives you the option to back-up your pictures and videos to your hard drive, removable drive, burn to a disc or even save them online. It will give you 2GB of online storage space for free or you can pay for extra space. There is also an option to order prints from Shutterfly or Kodak. I usually use Snapfish so I won't use this option. There is so much you can do that I can't possibly cover it all.

The video editing tools are very nice and fairly easy to use after acquainting yourself with the controls. I have both a Flip Mino HD and a Creative Labs Vado 3rd generation camcorder and I often take short clips of video. This program will allow you to combine and optimize your videos for a more enjoyable viewing experience. I took me a few days to get the hang of video editing and I am still learning but I like what I have been able to do so far. You can create your own DVD just like one that you would purchase from the store. You can even create disc menus for a professional looking DVD. You can cut and remove sections of video that you don't like. You can even edit the audio or add a soundtrack with your favorite music. It will even format the video depending on what you will use it for. For example there is a different format for posting a video to a website than for video that will be burned to a DVD.

I really like this program. It allows you to do a lot without the hassle and headache of learning some of the more complicated programs out there. The only thing that I don't like is that it can be a little on the slow side to do various tasks like analize pictures and videos.

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Every time that Adobe brings out a new edition of Photoshop Elements it improves on an already excellent product, and version 9 is no exception. I have been using version 5 for a long time and have been very pleased with it. This new version, however, blows it away in ease of use and convenient features.      I know it supports both pictures and videos, but I don't take videos so I can't comment upon that aspect of the program. For still shots, however, it's excellent! …
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Great value! The #1 selling consumer photo- and video-editing software, Adobe Photoshop Elements 9 & Adobe Premiere Elements 9 gives you powerful options that make it easy to use photos and videos together. Create extraordinary photos and incredible movies, and share on Facebook, in convenient web DVD viewing experiences, and more. Now enjoy a complete solution for photos and videos whether you use Microsoft Windows or Mac OS.

Adobe Photoshop Elements 9 and Adobe Premiere Elements 9--Photo Improvement
Easily make every photo look its best.
Adobe Photoshop Elements 9 and Adobe Premiere Elements 9--Movies
Use automated options and amazing effects to easily make great-looking movies.
Adobe Photoshop Elements 9 and Adobe Premiere Elements 9--Create
Create photobooks, scrapbook pages, calendars, and cards that look just the way you want.
Adobe Photoshop Elements 9 and Adobe Premiere Elements 9--Sharing
Quickly find, view, and protect your photos and videos, and share them on virtually any screen.
Adobe Photoshop Elements 9 and Adobe Premiere Elements 9--Interactive Web DVD
Debut your movie with a convenient, interactive web DVD viewing experience.
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Conveniently share photos and videos on Facebook directly from the Organizer, which automatically optimizes your media so it looks its best.

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Is your photo cluttered with telephone wires, tourists, or passing cars? Make unwanted elements vanish with one stroke of the enhanced Spot Healing Brush, which beautifully blends even the most complex background. Also instantly fix old or torn photos so you can make new prints.

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