Have you ever had the perfect photo ruined by someone with their eyes closed in the shot? You could fix the problem with a bit of cloning from an alternate shot using a photo editing app-but Adobe is making the process much easier in the new 2018 version of Photoshop Elements with a dedicated ‘Open Closed Eyes’ feature.
It’s a lighter version of Photoshop with training wheels that simplifies many popular photo editing techniques.
New features like turning a photo into a watercolor painting, automatically creating ghost-like double exposures, or adding shape overlays to your shots seem tailored to the scrapbooking crowd.
If you’re a little too trigger happy with your camera’s shutter button, Photoshop Elements 2018 makes it easier to wrangle thousands of photos by intelligently curating the best shots based on visible faces, and the perceived technical quality of the shot.
Photoshop Elements 2018’s most compelling new trick makes it easier to rescue a photo ruined by a blink.
Instead, users specify which face in an image has closed eyes, and then select a handful of alternate shots from Elements’ photo library where the person has their eyes open.
So while Photoshop Elements might not have the robust manual toolset that Photoshop does, it might be time to stop looking down on the cheaper, $100 alternative to Adobe’s flagship product.