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TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 6 October 2014

Photoshop Elements 13 -- Adobe has released Photoshop Elements 13, the latest version of its consumer photo editing software (Jeff Carlson covered version 11 in “Take Control of Your Digital Photos on a Mac”). The new release adds the Photomerge Compose feature for easy copying of people or objects from one photo to another; the Intelligent Crop Suggestions tool that can recommend four different crops based on analysis of faces, horizons, and more within an image; and three new Guided Edits that help you fine-tune black-and-white photos. The Expert mode now offers a total of 50 ways to tailor photos in a single click, and it adds a Facebook-specific feature that enables you to create customized cover and profile photos that combine into an integrated layout. A free trial of Photoshop Elements 13 is available, but you’ll first need to download and install the Adobe Download Assistant and sign in with an Adobe ID. ($99.99 new, $79.99 upgrade, 1.96 GB, 10.8+)

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StuffIt Deluxe 16 -- Smith Micro has released StuffIt Deluxe 16 for Mac, a major new release of the long-standing compression and archiving utility. The StuffIt Destinations feature gets a couple of new additions, including the capability to add custom tiles to the StuffIt Destinations toolbar and integration with several popular cloud services, including Dropbox, Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive, and Smith Micro’s own SendStuffNow. (StuffIt Deluxe 16 comes with a free six-month subscription to the SendStuffNow online storage service.) The StuffIt Archive Manager receives a new QuickLook search feature, and its streamlined navigation should make opening, expanding, creating, and scheduling archive creation go more smoothly. StuffIt Deluxe 16 now requires OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion or later. The separately available StuffIt Expander 16 remains free for those who need only to expand a host of formats including StuffIt archives, encrypted Zip archives, and more. ($49.99 new, $29.99 upgrade, 10.8+)

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Default Folder X 4.6.9 -- St. Clair Software has released Default Folder X 4.6.9 with several fixes to improve compatibility with OS X Yosemite. The Open and Save dialog enhancement utility’s menu bar icon now works correctly in Yosemite’s dark mode, and version 4.6.9 resolves problems that disabled the path menu above the list of files in Yosemite file dialogs and caused hierarchical menus to be empty when showing folders in /Volumes. The update also enables Photoshop to set a starting folder inside your ~/Library folder, adjusts several keyboard shortcuts to work correctly on Dvorak keyboards, and fixes a bug that prevented use of command keys to switch between folder sets. ($34.95 new, $10 off for TidBITS members, free update, 10.6 MB, release notes, 10.6+)

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