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Adobe Announces Photoshop Elements 5.0

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September 12, 2006 – Today, Adobe Systems Inc. announced the latest upgrade to the popular photo editing software, Photoshop Elements version 5.0. The photo editing program adds one-click editing tools and direct links to Kodak and online mapping.

As the number one overall consumer photo editing software, according to today’s Adobe news release, Photoshop Elements adds new features to its middle-tier photo program, falling in between Photoshop Album and CS2. Geared for photo enthusiasts, Photoshop Elements 5.0 includes simplified tools for instant black-and-white conversion, adjustment for color curves, and lens distortion correction, according to the release.

Among the more interesting features, Photoshop Elements 5.0 has a new Map View function that links photos with online satellite maps so users can "relive memories based on locations where photos were taken," according to the release.

Photoshop Elements 5.0 also includes an Adobe Photoshop Showcase gallery option that displays photos through Adobe Flash. For users who want to order prints, a new one-click tool sends images for direct Kodak printing. The software also includes 100 digital frame options and new layouts for making customized photo books.

Adobe Photoshop Elements 5.0 will be available in October at retailers and online at The retail price is $89.99 for the Mac version and $99.99 for the Windows version. Bundled with the Windows video editing software Adobe Premiere Elements 3.0, also introduced today, the Windows Photoshop Elements 5.0 and Premiere Elements 3.0 will retail at $149.99.

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