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Adobe has started shipping Photoshop Elements 6 for the Mac. Elements 6 was first announced at Macworld in January:
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."
Adobe detailed the new features on their website, including a number of video demos:

- Create a Group Shot from multiple photos
- Make easy selections
- Use curves adjustments

Version 6.0 finally brings the Mac version of Elements on par with the Windows version. Adobe had previously skipped releasing Elements 5.0 for the Mac. Version 6 also introduces Intel Mac support (Universal Binary) and is available for retail price of $89.99.

While Adobe also sells a downloadable version of Elements 6 (1 GB) on their online store, the actual download is not yet available, but should presumably become available soon.

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Blue Velvet

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Have Adobe transitioned to Xcode for this? Or is it still too early to expect this?
 
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queshy

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Voted positive because I'm glad this site got updated...lol.
 
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BryanLyle

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I gave up on Elements a while ago. Wonder if it's time to look at it again...
 
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MacFly123

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Sound like some cool tools. It is absolutely PATHETIC how long it has taken Adobe to go universal with all their apps. I really don't like Adobe much lately!
 
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puckhead193

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yay for people who waited for this. about time the mac version is up to date with the windoze version
 
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queshy

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Hear hear! I totally agree :p
Just waiting for the iMac update......... ... ... ...

THAT would be exciting right about now!

But common, we can't blame MR for this....when there's no news, there's no news. For April fools MR should make a new headline APPLE UPDATES MACBOOKS, MACBOOK PROS, IMACS, MAC PROS, IPOD TOUCH, IPOD CLASSIC...etc. and essentially list every single one of their products, hah.

Truthfully, I never cared to use photoshop elements....iPhone has always been enough for my photographic needs.
 
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orangermac

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Curves Check! Layer Masks?

Not sure why I care, seeings as I have Photoshop CS3 Extended, but does this support layers masks as well. Layer masks and curves were the two things I missed most when using this program a few years ago.
 
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.Andy

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pardon me for barging in, but is adobe's elements line similar to Apple's express line?

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Yeah. Elements is a stripped down version of Photoshop. It's still very good for 90%+ of consumer users.

I have to say with the wait for elements since Leopard broke my last copy, I've taken the plunge with Pixelmator instead. It does everything I need and has great UI touches to boot.
 
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sgibson

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Nice to see the UK isn't getting totally hosed on the price of this the way Adobe normally do, it's only $10 more before tax here at the current exchange rates.

Compare that to Photoshop CS3: In the US, $649. In the UK it is the equivalent of $970, again before adding on the UKs 17.5% sales tax which makes the grand total an equivalent of $1140 :eek:

And no, they won't let you buy it from the US store. :mad:
 
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Eduardo1971

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Yeah. Elements is a stripped down version of Photoshop. It's still very good for 90%+ of consumer users.

I have to say with the wait for elements since Leopard broke my last copy, I've taken the plunge with Pixelmator instead. It does everything I need and has great UI touches to boot.

That and PSE4 ran slow on my Macbook.

I'm looking forward to PSE6 now that it is Universal Binary (I ungraded for $69.00 and free shipping to boot).
 
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irun5k

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For someone who has used Elements before:

How does Elements compare with Paint Shop Pro? I have been a long term user of PSP 7 and then 8 for Windows and still use it under Parallels. What a great value this app was, often well under a hundred bucks.

Unfortunately, I've lfound that the Gimp really isn't a "drawing" program. I worry that Photoshop Elements isn't either. All the low end programs now seem to be geared toward the digital photographer only.

Is Elements full featured- i.e. good for drawing and developing web graphics and elements? Or is it only focused on things like cropping photos and removing red eye?
 
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RedTomato

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I have both Elements and the full PS on the same machine, from work. Often when I want to do something quick, I'll open up Elements as it's faster to load, and some of the things I want to do are easier to get to in Elements (I'm not all that familiar with full PS). E.g. quick crop, resize and re-compress a large image for putting on a website in low-res version.
 
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TheSpaz

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Is this version compatible with the iPhone? Also, I pre-ordered so I'm waiting for the download link... I'm excited!
 
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themoonisdown09

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iPhone has always been enough for my photographic needs.

I'm guessing you mean iPhoto. I never really used iPhoto until I got my iMac and now I use it all the time. I never had enough room on my Powerbook or Macbook Pro to keep all my photos on my computer. I do know that I like the 2008 version of iPhoto better than the previous ones.
 
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walnuts

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Unfortunately, I've lfound that the Gimp really isn't a "drawing" program. I worry that Photoshop Elements isn't either. All the low end programs now seem to be geared toward the digital photographer only.

Is Elements full featured- i.e. good for drawing and developing web graphics and elements? Or is it only focused on things like cropping photos and removing red eye?

From what I understand, Gimp, PS, and PSE are specifically photo editors. They are designed for editing existing photos or pixel-based drawings. You are looking for something else if you want to generate new graphics.
 
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