updated 09:20 am EST, Mon February 27, 2006
Mac Photoshop Elements 4.0
Adobe today announced Photoshop Elements 4.0 for the Mac, a new version of its digital photo editing software designed for consumers. Based on the industry-standard Photoshop platform, Elements offers basic digital photo editing tools; version 4 offers new tools such as the ability to quickly retouch specific areas and isolate objects from backgrounds, realistic skin tones, online ordering of digital prints, and nondestructive photo processing and fine-tuning of exposure and lighting using raw files. Other features include The Windows version was released last September. Elements 4, however will not be available as a Universal Binary due to time constraints, according to the company. The application is due in early March for Mac OS X 10.3 and Mac OS X 10.4 and is available for pre-oder for $90.
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