Adobe has updated its beginner-friendly Photoshop Elements and Premiere editing software. Elements 15 adds touchscreen editing, batch adjustments, enhanced search function and a tool to edit facial features.

New Smart Tags help identify key features in images and are applied automatically – search for 'dog' or 'birthday' and Adobe claims its enhanced search will identify these photos in your collection. Borrowing from Photoshop CC's face-aware liquify technology, Elements also gets a tool to help turn frowns into smiles and fix squinting eyes. Quick Edit and Organizer modes gain touch compatibility, and it's now possible to apply 'instant fix' edits to a batch of photos.

Premiere Elements 15, Adobe's entry-level video editing software, offers the de-haze tool already offered by Photoshop CC and Elements and also gains touch functionality. A few other feature updates are also included, like the ability to create photo/video collages and a Remix feature to help match music and video clip length.

Visit Adobe's website to learn more about Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements 15.