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SmugMug Enhances Photo Upload Options in Adobe Photoshop Elements 6

PALO ALTO , Calif., Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- SmugMug members can access a new world of photo editing thanks to Adobe(R) Photoshop(R) Elements 6 software. Available for Windows(R), Photoshop Elements combines power and simplicity for consumers to find, view and easily infuse creativity and personality into their photos. The brand new software offers an option for SmugMug customers to edit photos before they appear on the Web.

"We wanted to work with Adobe to help simplify the process of posting photos online," explained Chris MacAskill, SmugMug cofounder. "Direct, integrated photo uploading to SmugMug was launched with Adobe Photoshop Elements 5 and we are excited to continue our integration inside of Adobe Photoshop Elements 6."

Adobe Photoshop Elements 6 makes it easy to customize photos, fix flaws or adjust color and lighting and incorporate them into creations that can be shared with friends and family. For example, new Photomerge(R) technology helps address the challenge of capturing the perfect group photo by combining the best facial expressions and body language from a series of shots to create a single cohesive group shot. Clicking on a simple drop down menu allows members to "share with SmugMug," which will then upload pictures for display in a user's gallery.

"We are happy to work with companies like SmugMug that enable consumers to share photos online," said Jim Mohan , director of product management for Consumer Digital Imaging and Digital Video at Adobe. "We focused on making Photoshop Elements 6 a complete solution for our customers, which means they don't have to leave the application to view, edit, create or share. We've integrated popular services like SmugMug into the Photoshop Elements experience, so sharing photos with friends and family is convenient and easy."

About SmugMug

Founded in 2002 by father and son team Chris and Don MacAskill, SmugMug was created based on the duo's love for the Internet and digital photography. SmugMug is the largest independent profitable photo sharing destination online, one that continues to follow its vision for a destination free from outside pressures. With more than 300,000 paying customers and 160 million photos, the company continues to grow annually, adding new services and functions for. With a great sense of responsibility for each and every photo stored on the site, SmugMug has become the trustees for the priceless images of families, passionate amateurs and professional photographers the world over. For more knowledge, log on to


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