Adobe Photoshop Elements 6 for Mac Is Available

Adobe announced the Adobe Photoshop Elements 6 software for Macintosh is now available for pre-order.

Photoshop Elements 6 software for Mac combines power and simplicity so consumers can achieve outstanding results with their digital photos. In advance of its early Q2 2008 ship date, the Macintosh community will get its first peek at the new product features during the Macworld Conference & Expo, Jan. 14-17, 2008 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.”

Photoshop Elements 6 software helps photo enthusiasts achieve desired results quickly and easily. New features based on Photomerge technology let users combine the best facial expressions and body language from a series of shots to create a single, perfect group shot. The new Quick Selection Tool reduces a once time-consuming select-and-adjust task to a single click. Photographers can choose from one of three edit modes, each geared toward a different experience level.

The software streamlines editing with clean, uncluttered screens that draw focus to the photos, with new tabs providing simple access to the many capabilities of the program. Additional enhancements include an improved conversion tool that dramatically converts color images into nuanced black-and-whites.

Customizable layouts let users create scrapbook pages, photo books, greeting cards and burn to CD/DVD for high impact sharing which requires no previous experience. Additional sharing options include ordering prints, creating personal online albums for sharing photo creations on the web, printing photos into real U.S. postage stamps, and showcasing creations on a CEIVA Digital Photo Frame.

Adobe Photoshop Elements 6 for Macintosh will run on Leopard, as well as previous versions of Mac OS X starting with 10.4.8., and is immediately available for pre-order for an estimated street price of US$89.99. The software will later be available at Amazon.com, or from retailers.