Adobe Brings Photoshop Elements 10 Editor & Premiere Elements 10 Editor To The Mac App Store

Adobe Brings Photoshop Elements 10 Editor & Premiere Elements 10 Editor To The Mac App Store

Adobe is just one of the big-name developers that was quick to embrace the Mac App Store when it launched earlier this year, and today it has increased its presence with the launch of two “special edition” applications called Photoshop Elements 10 Editor and Premiere Elements 10 Editor.

Both applications are $79 each, which is cheaper than the $99.99 retail versions, but they don’t quite provide all of the same features. For example, the Mac App Store versions do not feature the Elements Organizer feature that integrates both applications, and “case sensitive volumes are not supported with this version,” according to Adobe. Premiere Elements is also missing Smartsound capability.

Other than the absence of those features listed above, however, Adobe promises the Mac App Store releases include “all the editing features available in the full version.”

Adobe Photoshop Elements 10 Editor is a photo editor that seems to be aimed at iPhoto users who are looking for a little extra. It “works great with iPhoto when you’re ready to go beyond the basics,” according to Adobe, and promises to take your photos from “flawed to phenomenal in seconds.”

Adobe Premiere Elements 10 Editor is a video editor that is similarly targeted at those using iMovie, and features a ton of features that will help you turn your home movie clips into highly polished masterpieces, fixing shaky footage, adding effects and transitions, and more.

Both downloads weigh in at just under 1GB and require Mac OS X 10.6.6 or later.

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  • prof_peabody

    The phrase “vastly overpriced garbage” comes to mind …

    Why do people buy PS Elements when the free built in tools on the Mac can do almost everything that program can do in the first place?  

  • Homer

    Layers? I’d like to see comparison of PE vs Pixelmator.

  • Don Pope

    So completely wrong. Photoshop Elements lets you do layers, perspective correction, localized adjustments, smart recomposition, photo merge, distortion correction, remove elements or combine elements from multiple photos etc.

  • Michael

    PSE can actually do a lot more than iPhoto. There are lots of awesome things like pixel-by-pixel editing, many ways to select things in fine detail, adding text to any image, content-aware fill, many different brushes and styles, the smart brush, bucket fill, gradients, shapes, smudge, just to name a few. haha.

  • Jason

    I just got Premier Elements 10 and two things are frustrating. I guess I can blame myself for not researching prior to purchasing. However, I have researched for hours to essentially no avail. It is frustrating that there is no easy route to import audio from iTunes. You have to burn the music onto a disc to place it back onto the desktop etc and import it from Files and Folders. Also the iPhoto option wants to copy my entire library from iPhoto which is >17000 items into organizer prior to importing so I am exporting from iPhoto onto desktop. I guess I am going to import into two drives (I like everything in iTunes on external hard drive that is backed up to Backblaze) but also another to have easier access to video files so I don’t have to export. I tried to contact Adobe but it won’t let me log in to ask question!

  • Jason

    got mine for $63…overpriced????

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