updated 12:55 am EST, Thu January 10, 2008
Photoshop Elements 6 Mac
Adobe today unveiled Photoshop Elements 6 for Mac, a major update to its simplified photo editing software. The new version introduces many new features, such as a "group merge" tool that allows users to pick the best facial expressions and body language from a series of shots, combining them into a master image. Photoshop Elements 6 provides users with three editing modes, tuned for different levels of experience; the new Guided Edit mode walks beginners through various image improvement steps, for example. Adobe will ship Photoshop Elements 6 early in the second quarter of 2008 for $90, and will be showing the software at the Macworld Expo in San Francisco.
"We're excited to showcase a brand new version of Photoshop Elements at Macworld," said John Loiacono, senior vice president of Creative Solutions at Adobe. "In this release, we've focused on going beyond the basics to make everyday and advanced tasks even easier to achieve. Photoshop Elements 6 for Macintosh allows people to organize and find photos quickly, unleash powerful editing tricks without any heavy lifting, and creatively share photos that give them all the bragging rights."
A new uncluttered interface allows users to focus on the active image, with tabs providing access to many of Elements' functions. The new black and white conversion tool gives control over various nuances of the image, rather than simply draining the color.