Adobe has announced the latest iteration of its popular beginner photo editing and video editing software, introducing Photoshop Elements 2024 and Premiere Elements 2024. The software updates arrive with an array of features designed to facilitate both quick modifications and in-depth alterations, aided by Adobe’s latest innovations in AI.
New AI-Powered Features
The inclusion of AI-powered features in Photoshop and Premiere Elements aims to streamline many processes that were once time-consuming. Whether you’re looking to enhance a specific area of a photo or remove JPEG artefacts, these AI capabilities are designed to simplify the workflow.
Automatic Selections for Specific Areas
One of the most noticeable AI-driven features is the new automatic selections tool. It makes it easier to enhance or replace just one area of a photo, reducing the number of manual adjustments users have to make. Previously, selecting intricate shapes or areas could be a cumbersome process, but the AI-driven tool aims to streamline this, allowing for more creative freedom.
Quick Actions for Effortless Edits
Adobe has incorporated a ‘Quick Actions’ panel that utilizes AI to offer popular one-click edits. This includes tasks like instantly blurring or removing a background, dehazing a photo, or even smoothing skin. This feature is particularly handy for users who want to make quick edits without having to navigate through multiple menus and settings.
JPEG Artefact Removal
Another AI-powered feature aimed at improving photo quality is the JPEG artefact removal tool. Adobe’s AI works to enhance compressed JPEGs, which are often riddled with artefacts, making them look smoother and more natural with just a single click.
Match Colour and Tone Across Media
Whether you are working on photos or videos, the new suite allows you to match colour and tone effortlessly. AI algorithms analyse the media to match and adjust hue, saturation, and brightness, creating a cohesive look and feel across your projects.
Highlight Reels with a Focus on Quality
In Premiere Elements, Adobe AI examines your video clips and automatically produces Highlight Reels. The software focuses on motion, close-ups, and high-quality footage to compile a reel that captures the essence of your content.
AI Facilitates Learning
Adobe hasn’t just focused on automated editing; they’re also using AI to help educate their user base. The Guided Edits feature provides users with 62 step-by-step guides for Photoshop Elements and 26 for Premiere Elements, all designed to facilitate learning while editing.
Seamless Sharing on Social Media
Understanding the role social media plays in modern content sharing, Adobe has also incorporated features such as fast-moving Photo Reels. These Reels can be saved as MP4s or GIFs, making it convenient for users to share their favourite shots across various platforms.
Premiere Elements Gets an Audio Boost
For those diving into video editing, Premiere Elements 2024 brings in new audio effects like Reverb, Vocal Enhancer and DeHummer to improve the auditory experience. It’s a subtle yet crucial update for users keen on producing higher quality videos.
Adobe Stock Access
Adobe has also extended access to Adobe Stock photos right from within Photoshop Elements. It’s a feature aimed at expanding your creative scope. Not just stock photos, you can now turn your own images into art, thanks to new Artistic Effect options inspired by famous artworks.
What’s more, Adobe has taken the user experience up a notch by introducing a fresh design across the board. The new interface adopts modern fonts, icons, and buttons while offering a choice between light and dark modes. It’s an aesthetic update that’s as functional as it is visually appealing.
Availability and Pricing
Adobe Photoshop Elements 2024 and Premiere Elements 2024 are available for purchase now on Adobe’s official website, Amazon, Best Buy and other retailers. Adobe Photoshop Elements 2024 price tag is $99 / £86, while Premiere Elements 2024 is also priced $99 / £86. A bundled option is also available for those interested in a comprehensive editing solution.