Adobe will bundle online photo and video sharing into the latest versions of Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements. The Photoshop Showcase site will be powered by Flash of course, and includes support for geotagging photographs (U.S. only), tagging, creating easily shared albums, and sending your photos to a digital picture frame or photo printer.
Adobe views a photo, video, or gallery as one “share.” The fist 1,000 shares are free and users can upgrade to 5,000 shares for $3.99 or unlimited shares for $7.99.
I have not seen many details released about the Photoshop Showcase product’s online presence, but integration into popular desktop software combined with a strong brand name in photography and video should give Adobe a strong start as they roll out the service next month. The new Showcase service could compete with sites such as Flickr and YouTube for professional and amateur content once it launches.