updated 12:35 am EDT, Mon March 24, 2008
Adobe Photoshop Elements 6
Adobe on Monday began shipping Photoshop Elements 6 software for Macintosh. Photoshop Elements 6, announced at Macworld Expo in early January, features new Photomerge technology that lets users create a group shot by simply choosing and combining the best facial expressions and body language from a series of shots. Version 6 also includes a new Quick Selection tool that snaps to the edges by simply clicking and dragging over a specific area and offers three editing modes, tuned for different levels of experience, including the new Guided Edit mode that walks beginners through various image improvement steps. Photoshop Elements 6 software streamlines editing with clean, uncluttered spaces and new tabs for easy access to various functions. Other enhancements include an improved conversion tool that converts color images into elegant, nuanced black-and-whites.
Adobe also included new sharing options that help users create and shape their stories: users can customize layouts for photo books, scrapbook pages, greeting cards and CD/DVDs as well as design a personal online album and order professional-quality prints of hardbound photo books and print photos into real U.S. postage stamps.
Adobe Photoshop Elements 6 runs on Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger and Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard as a Universal Binary application that will run natively on both PowerPC- and Intel-based Macs. It is immediately available in the United States and Canada for $90. Owners of previous versions of Photoshop Elements can upgrade to Photoshop Elements 6 for $70 with an in-box, mail-in rebate or through Adobe's website.