Windows users have long touted the Organizer's photo-management and -tagging prowess, and now Mac owners can take advantage of its helpful features, including People Recognition, Smart Tags, and, now, Facebook integration. The Organizer also comes packaged with Premiere Elements 9 , which was just released for the first time ever on the Mac. A few other treats have been added to refreshed Photoshop Elements 9, including a real layer mask button, a Content-Aware Fill option for the Spot Healing brush straight from Photoshop CS5 , and a new PhotoMerge Style Match option for color and tonal matching. Meet the Organizer The big news with Photoshop Elements 9 is the addition of the Adobe Elements Organizer—a separate photo-management application. The Orgaznier can be used with both image and movie files, and its tools are broken up into four clear sections: Organize, Fix, Create, and Share.
October 3, 6: The new Adobe Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements integrate a handful of artificially intelligent features designed for faster edits, from selective color to recoloring a black-and-white photo. Before even heading into the main interface of Photoshop Elements, the software will complete one of four different edits and show it off for you on the home screen. Auto Creations were originally launched with collages and slideshows in the previous version, but the Adobe Sensei powered tool will now also do a handful of photo edits automatically. The feature includes four new edits — a black-and-white selection with part of the image remaining in color, a pattern brush with repeating graphics over the background, a depth-of-field edit with a blurred background, and a painterly option with a textured frame. The Auto Creations that appear on the home screen can be further adjusted after opening, or can simply be saved as is. Some of those auto creations are powered by the new one-click subject selection tool, which users can use for more than just those auto edited photos. The select subject tool — which already exists in the full version of Photoshop — automatically detects the subject for further photo editing, from removing the background to adding background blur. Continuing the trend of streamlined edits, Photoshop Elements now has a new tool to automatically colorize old black-and-white photos. Powered by Adobe Sensei, the tool gives users four different options to choose from, allowing for different styles and colors without manually recoloring the image.