The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for freeI suck as a photographer. Frequently, when I try to take a picture of my son, it comes out blurry. Because of this, I tend to take lots of pictures, with the hope that one of them will come out good. I'll usually get at least one out of the set, but typically not the best shot as that ends up blurry. When offered the chance to try out Adobe PhotoShop Elements 14, I couldn't pass up on the opportunity as that product takes the casual/beginning photographer and offers the user the ability to remove camera shake from selfies and clear the haze from landscape shots with the touch of a button, among many other features. Something I can greatly use the help with. There saying of Capture the moment now. Perfect the photo or video later. It’s easy with Elements. is perfect for me.
One of the first features you'll notice of the package is the ability to organize your photos for you. Thanks to its facial recognition abilities, it can group photos by most prominent person in the picture. Similar in a way to how Facebook will try to identify people in your pictures there.
Beyond the organizational help is really where the software shines. This is its ability to do quick edits, or as you get more comfortable with the software, more impressive edits that will help you remove elements of a picture you don't really want included. Break up with that special someone but love the vacation photo? Get rid of them from photo... :) Want to lose a little weight? Well... you get the picture.
After you've taken the photos and cleaned them up, you can take advantage of the Create and Share features of the software. Share lasting memories in scrapbooks and cards that show your style. Share photos and movies on Facebook, YouTube, Vimeo and more. View them on 4K and HD TVs (new with Elements 14). And put a cool twist on your Facebook page with a custom cover photo. Edit and view high-res 4K movies for the ultimate cinematic experience, and make a splash by easily adding animated titles and transitions. I have a project for my son's third grade class I'll need to animate a bit.
The Elements lineup is all about simplicity and sharing with both your photos & videos and is now available at Best Buy for just $149.99 reg. retail.
So, how did I do cleaning up the photo? When you see the picture small, it doesn't look blurry at first, but when you expand and/or print, you really see the issues.
Funny thing about the whole thing, I couldn't tell his eyes were closed, so it wasn't that great a picture after all. All I had to do was select the area to clean up, or as the menu choice says, Shake Reduction. I'm going to go through some of my other photos to see if I can find a better one to enhance. This particular one was one I really wanted to make better.