Premiere Elements fleshes out Adobe's push to grab a chunk of the video-editing market, which has become increasingly lucrative as digital camcorders have proliferated.
The package is based on, Adobe's kit for professional video editing, and includes basic tools for capturing video from a camcorder, adding effects and transitions, and saving the finished video on a DVD.
The package will go on sale for $100 later this fall and be available only for Windows. Adobe has largely ignored Apple Computer's Mac OS X operating system in its video push, due to theand other video applications made by Apple.
Also Wednesday, Adobe announced version 3.0 of Photoshop Elements, the hobbyist image editing application based on the company's market-leadingpackage for graphics professionals.
Elements includes photo-organizing tools similar to the company's. It also offers image-editing tools previously available only in the full version of Photoshop, such as the " " tool for automatically touching up image flaws.
Photoshop Elements for Windows XP will sell for $100. The company will also sell a $90 Mac version intended to serve as a companion to , the image-organizing and slideshow application included with OS X.
"The combination of iPhoto, Photoshop Elements and our...newdelivers the ultimate home digital photo studio," Ron Okamoto, vice president of worldwide developer relations at Apple, said in a statement.
Mac users have long been a key constituent of Adobe's core market of "creative professionals." Adobe and Apple have partnered on many products, buthas become increasingly complicated in recent years, because the two companies have become competitors in some markets.