[UPDATE (9/20/2011) — Photoshop Elements 10 has been released!]
Yes – Adobe Photoshop Elements 9 and Premiere Elements 9 are just out and now shipping! Pretty much on the timeframe we forecast, you can instantly download the free trials today – with both products available on both Windows and Mac with the same features… And the new software will work side-by-side with any previous release(s) of Elements you own. If you have an earlier version installed, you can automatically import and convert your work.*
And right off the bat, some big news: “The Content Aware Fill technology introduced with Photoshop CS5 is one of our most exciting innovations ever, so we’re thrilled to be able to make it accessible to photo and video enthusiasts in this latest Elements release…”
The prices remain US$99 for the full version of either PSE 9 or PRE 9, and $149 for the bundle package containing both. To add Adobe’s Plus Benefits runs $30 more. Students and teachers can grab the full education versions for $69 each (31% off), or $119 for both – with free shipping (the Back-to-School Special) until October 31st. The product languages available today include English, French, Dutch, German, Japanese, Swedish, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, Russian, and more.
Moments ago Adobe also updated their cashback offer where you can get a $20-$30 rebate on Photoshop/Premiere Elements 9 in the US and Canada. No coupon or promotion code is necessary for the discount.
Photoshop and Premiere Elements 9 will run well on 32-bit or 64-bit systems, and are designed for Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, or Mac OS (see the full system requirements for PSE 9 on Windows or Mac; and PRE 9 on Windows or Mac). It’s now sold as multiplatform software, meaning your single purchase can be installed on either Mac OS or Windows. And similar to other Adobe software, you may be able to put Elements 9 on up to two computers, subject to the terms of the software’s license agreement.
What’s new in Adobe Elements 9 – what are some key new features?
- Unclutter and repair photos
- Enhance and expand panoramic scenes
- Make richly layered images w/ layer masks
- Add stunning photo effects
- Pop Art
- Lomo photography look
- Perfect Portrait
- Out of Bounds
- Match photo styles
- Create using basic or advanced modes
- Print creations at home
- Upload photos and videos to Facebook
- Import from Flip or DSLR cameras
- Enjoy optimized HD editing
- Easily fix audio problems
- Audio polish
- Auto mute
- Hum remover
- Noise fader
- Noise reducer
- Easily apply cartoon effects
- Brand new InstantMovie themes
- Upload videos and photos to Facebook
- Share via web DVD
Elements is already the #1 selling consumer photo- and video-editing software.† Now with the benefits of Photoshop CS5 and Lightroom 3 as cousins, this new 9th-generation version of Elements is looking like a smooth and polished release.
Learn more or review the three new books on Photoshop Elements. There’s also a free new 29-chapter video tutorial series entitled, “Learn to Use Photoshop Elements 9.” If you’re having trouble downloading the software, use our PSE 9/PRE 9 direct download links to access the products without the Akamai Download Manager (Adobe DLM).
† Source: The NPD Group/Retail Tracking Service (January 2007 to March 2010) based on units sold in the Video and Photo Editing categories.