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Adobe announces Photoshop Elements 12 and Premiere Elements 12

Adobe has today launched the latest versions of its consumer level photo and video editing software, Photoshop Elements 12 and Premiere Elements 12.

The new versions promise powerful mobile capabilities, 64-bit support for Mac, step-by-step guided edits, and auto smart tone, which is able to learn a customer's editing preferences to enable one-click adjustments based on previous choices.

"Our customers have a lot of photos and videos, and they love to use their home computers to organise them and be creative, but they also want the freedom and flexibility to view, edit and share on their mobile devices," said Adobe's Lea Hickman.

"Photoshop Elements 12 and Premiere Elements 12 will provide customers with the best of both worlds, quickly, easily and at their discretion."

Additional new Photoshop Elements features include: 'Content-aware move', a technology that allows users to easily move objects inside a photo and automatically fills the resulting empty spaces; an updated straighten tool which fills in missing edges; and pet eye correction.

Updates for Premiere Elements include: Motion tracking which allows users to spotlight a subject by adding graphics, text and effects that move with the object; new sound effects and soundtracks; and four new video filters.

Adobe Photoshop Elements 12 and Adobe Premiere Elements 12 for Mac and Windows are available online now for £78.15. The upgrade price is £63.49. As a bundle, both pieces of software together cost £117.22, with upgrade pricing of £96.71.