I’ve always taken a lot of pictures. Most of my friends would have months’ worth of photos on a single roll whereas I was developing a roll every week or two. Sometimes I ended up with great photos, and sometimes I ended up with a big blur.
Luckily photos went digital during my lifetime, because after Bubbles was born the amount of photos I took intensified a lot. And as a blogger, that number grew yet again. Now I can capture photos in the moment, then try and perfect them later through editing.
Recently I had the chance to check out both the Adobe Photoshop Elements and Adobe Premiere Elements. Photoshop Elements is for editing photos while Premiere Elements is for video. I edit a number of photos almost every single day so I was excited to test drive such well-respected software and hopefully up my editing game. I have been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.
I had used Photoshop a little in the past, but I’d never tried Photoshop Elements before. Even if you’ve had no Photoshop experience you’ll be able to figure out Photoshop Elements. It’s designed for casual photographers or those looking to get their feet wet with editing.
Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements (both available at Best Buy) make sharing easy, too. You can see above there’s a “Share” button in the top-right corner of the program that lets you share directly to Facebook, YouTube, Vimeo and more. I also love the feature that lets you view the “before” photo while you’re editing the “after” so you can be sure it’s exactly the change you want to make.
I edited the above photo using Photoshop Elements, too. Casseroles photos always give me problems for some reason, and I was pleasantly surprised with the end result.
There are so many daily uses for these great software programs, but with the holidays coming up now is definitely an ideal time to buy them. Perfect your family’s Christmas card photo before ordering cards or turn Christmas morning footage into something you’ll watch every year. The possibilities are endless.