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Adobe unveils Photoshop Elements 6 for Mac

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.




by MacNN Staff

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  1. elroth

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    impressive

    Pardon me for asking, but can we assume Photoshop Elements 6 is Intel native (finally)? It must be, right? You'd think Adobe would tout that fact, but they're probably too embarassed because it's taken so long.

  1. adrian_milliner

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    universal?

    A quick scan of the product pages linked did not mention anything about it.

    Given that that would be a major feature, I suspect it's still PPC only.

  1. macjockey

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Leopard ready?

    because elements 5 has some real issues with Leopard.

  1. UberFu

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    well...

    apparently you all didn't look hard enough at the specs -

    http://www.adobe.com/products/photoshopelmac/systemreqs/

    First 2 items listed: • PowerPC® G4 or G5 or multicore Intel® processor • Mac OS X v10.4.8 through 10.5

  1. leamanc

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    uberfu...

    That doesn't say that it's Universal. One could assume, but one could also infer that it's still PPC code, and will run in Rosetta. The requirement for "multicore Intel processor" could mean that it's running in Rosetta, and a single-core Intel Mac might not have enough horsepower to run it under PPC emulation. Granted, there has been only one single-core Intel Mac to date, but I'm not going to assume this is Universal based on that description.

  1. mgpalma

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    Intel native

    MS Office 2004 runs on Intel Macs, but is NOT native. So by their omission I would assume it is NOT.

  1. iChick

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    universal binary

    I read somewhere that PE6 is universal binary. Hopefully, someone can confirm...

  1. chromos

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    no version 5

    Unless I missed something, there is no PE5 for Mac. They're skipping from version 4 straight to 6. Still, I doubt that there'll be feature parity given the track record.

  1. ender

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    install issues

    Does anyone know if Adobe ever fixed their installer issues that prevent you from running Elements under a non-Admin user account? Previous versions installed many of it's files into directories that you didn't have full access to unless you were using an administrator account. They assumed all users would be administrators on their machines which, of course, is not always the case.

  1. hayesk

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    re: Intel Native

    Given that this is a new product and Apple doesn't sell PowerPC Macs any more, I would assume it's native. It's not like MS Office which was last revved when PowerPC Macs were shipping.

    The interesting part is that the requirements state multicore Intel processor - does that mean it won't work on the Core Solo Mac Mini, or that it just means it'll take advantage of more than one core on multicore processors.

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