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When is Photoshop Elements 9 Coming Out?

July 23rd, 2010 26 comments

Welcome to Adobe Photoshop Elements 9

[UPDATE (Sept. 21st) — Right on time, Elements 9 is now shipping!]
[UPDATE (9/20/2011)Photoshop Elements 10 has been released.]

With our post last week for five hours of free tutorials for Elements 7 and 8, it begged the question – when will Adobe Photoshop Elements 9 and Premiere Elements 9 be available?

Adobe historically ships a new version of Elements every year, in the fall – but when exactly? Let’s do some digging and find the release schedules for recent versions:

Version Announce Date Ship Date Based On Platforms
     * Our estimate
Elements 6 Sept. 24, 2007 Sept. 24, 2007 CS3 Windows, Mac
Elements 7 Aug. 26, 2008 Oct. 6, 2008 CS3/CS4 Windows
Elements 8 Sept. 23, 2009 Sept. 23, 2009 CS4 Windows, Mac
Elements 9 Sept. 22, 2010* Sept. 22, 2010* CS5 Windows, Mac*

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5 Hours of Free Tutorials for Photoshop/Premiere Elements 7 and 8

July 16th, 2010 5 comments

Watch Adobe Photoshop Elements 8 and 7 Free Tutorials

[UPDATEElements 11 is out!  Get free tutorials for the new version.]

We’ve previously covered 17 hours of free video tutorials for Creative Suite 5, plus three hours for Lightroom 3 – so here’s a chance for Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements… Below the experts share how to get started, the basics of the programs, new features, plus their favorite tips and techniques. Most of the lessons will work for either version 8 or 7. All together there is five hours of free content, spanning over 50 chapters.

The majority of the videos were produced by Lynda.com, which is another excellent source of online tutorials (some free, some paid), and just released a new app for software training on the iPhone.

If you need a copy of either Elements product for your work, just download a free trial.

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Direct Download Links for Lightroom 3 and Photoshop Elements 8

June 11th, 2010 106 comments

Adobe Lightroom 3 is Now Available

[UPDATE – These still work to download the old Elements 8 and Lightroom 3 trials. We also now have the new Elements 15 Direct Download Links, and the same for new Lightroom 6/CC!]

We’re seeing some folks reporting problems trying to download the new Lightroom 3 using the Akamai Download Manager, which is enabled by default at Adobe.com… There are several posts on the user forums (like here), as well as incoming visitor search queries here like “download link for lightroom 3 without akamai,” “adobe lightroom 3 direct download link,” and “how to download lightroom 3 from adobe without the download manager.”

So to complement our earlier set of direct links for Adobe CS5.5, below are the direct down­load links for Photoshop Lightroom 3 – they are very straightforward, just one single file for each platform that covers all languages (with both 32-bit and 64-bit versions contained inside for Windows)… Languages offered below include English, French/Français, German/Deutsch, Dutch/Nederlands, Italian/Italiano, Portuguese/Português, and Spanish/Español.

Because we’ve also had requests for links for the Elements product line (Photoshop Elements 8 and Premiere Elements 8), you’ll find those further down as well – including the extra con­tent files for Premiere Elements. All of these links go to the auth­entic and original files residing on Adobe’s servers, are guaranteed genuine and will not change.

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Nice Deal on Photoshop & Premiere Elements – $99 After $50 Off

April 21st, 2010 Leave a comment

[UPDATE – See all of Adobe’s current deals & discounts!]

Save $50 and Get Elements 8 for $99.99

Photoshop and Premiere Elements 8 are the top consumer photo- and video-editing products on the planet*, and this is one of the best deals we’ve ever seen on the bundle package, which has received great reviews. You get $50 off for the pair, with a combination of instant savings ($20) plus mail-in rebate ($30) – yielding a one-third price cut and a net cost of just $99.99, plus you can download them instantly.

If you want Photoshop Elements by itself, the total savings is $30 instead. The offers are valid until May 10, 2010 for purchases made through the Adobe Store, and the only bad news is these discounts are available in U.S. and Canada only.

See our earlier quick take on Elements 8. Or if you like you can try them out for free first.

(* Source: The NPD Group/Retail Tracking Service based on units sold, 2002 to 2010.)

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Save 10% in Europe, Up to $449 in North America

March 7th, 2010 Leave a comment

[UPDATE – See all of Adobe’s current deals & discounts!]

Adobe 10 Percent-Off Coupon Code

Adobe has a new voucher code: Use adobe10 to save 10% on all products in the Commercial Store in Europe, from now until March 17th 10th… (Update – Adobe has just notified us this offer was so overly successful that they had to expire it early – our apologies!) The code should be entered at time of checkout to receive the discount in the United Kingdom, Germany, France, and elsewhere in the EU.

Another new offer, valid worldwide, is save $20 (£13/€17) instantly when you purchase Photoshop Elements with Acrobat. This discount is in addition to the existing $20 Mail-in Rebate for Photoshop Elements products. See our quick take on Elements 8 here.

Adobe Acrobat - Buy Four, Get One Free

Lastly, Adobe has extended the deal for purchasing multiple copies of Adobe Acrobat – buy four, get one free – until April 23, 2010. So that translates into savings of up to US$449 when you sign up for the easy new online Volume Licensing Program with Adobe Acrobat software. Note that Adobe has just rechristened their volume licensing store to be called the Adobe Business Store, and this offer also works in both North America and Europe.

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Adobe Launches Photoshop Elements 8 and Premiere Elements 8

September 23rd, 2009 Leave a comment

Try Elements 8 Now

“SAN JOSE, Calif.–Adobe Systems today announced Adobe® Photoshop® Elements 8 and Adobe Premiere® Elements 8, the highly anticipated new versions of the No. 1 selling consumer photo- and video-editing software. Available as standalone products or as a single retail package, the bundle offers the most complete photo and video solution by seamlessly integrating two powerful, yet easy-to-use, products. With this landmark release, Adobe has … [continues]”

OK, we’ve had a look inside these new products and there are a lot of cool new features, much inherited from their big brothers Photoshop and Premiere Pro CS4. In addition to many new automated options and smart editing tools for saving time and effort on your photos and videos, there is also much improved media management, tagging, and integration. Yet the Elements versions remain significantly easier to learn and use (not to mention less expensive) than their CS4 brethren…

So what exactly is in there, and what exactly is new? Fortunately Adobe has put together a great feature comparison page giving all the details.

Other points of note: In contrast to version 7, Adobe is issuing a brand new and fully-featured version for the Mac with Photoshop Elements 8. And PC World magazine just published a product review where they gave Elements 8 a Superior rating with a score of 94 out of 100.

Best of all: Both versions are available immediately for full download with 30-day free trials… And right now there’s a $30 rebate.

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