Adobe unveils Photoshop Elements 6 for Mac

Adobe today announced that Photoshop Elements 6 software for Macintosh is now available for pre-order. Photoshop Elements 6 software for Mac combines power and simplicity so consumers at all experience levels can easily 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 (Booth #S1302).

“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 the press release. “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 proprietary Photomerge technology let users easily 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 – beginner to expert – can choose from one of three edit modes, each geared toward a different experience level. A new Guided Edit mode helps walk users through the steps of improving a photo. Photoshop Elements 6 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 elegant, nuanced black-and-whites.

Photoshop Elements 6 software offers creative options to tell stories in fun and engaging ways. 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 Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, as well as previous versions of Mac OS X Tiger 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, or from one of the following retailers: Apple Stores, Best Buy, Staples,, Fry’s, Circuit City, Microcenter, J&R, and

Information about other language versions, as well as pricing, upgrade and support policies for other countries is available here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Adam W.” and “Judge Bork” for the heads up.]


  1. Talk about co-dependent.

    The biggest Adobe user base is probably on Macs and they get treated like crap as far as release cycles but keep coming back for more. There has been elements 6 for a while for windoze and I won’t talk about the time it took to get CS3 and universal coding.

  2. My wife has a love/hate relationship with Photoshop Elements, it does some things really well and some not at all. Glad to see Adobe finally step up – hope Steve J threatened to buy them if they didn’t bring out a new version ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”wink” style=”border:0;” />

  3. Will it run well on currently available MacPro? I can tell you there are all kinds of stability issues with the full version of Photoshop.

    Even more problems with Apple’s own software such as Final Cut.

    MacPro badly, badly needs real upgrade – not just another Intel something or the other next claim of more power and then see it produce no real change upon usage.

    I agree with those around here who are wondering if Macs are still visible in the rear view mirror of Steve’s iCar full of phones, tunes, and tee vees.

  4. @BrianD

    Elements 4.0 (the latest version) did indeed do watermarking, so I would assume this version would as well, but of course, you’ll have to check the specs to be sure when it comes out.

  5. At Big question.

    You may be having problems but CS3 it runs trouble free on my MBP every day of the week.
    Adobe on the other hand is a pain in the ass when it comes to Elements, I wish there was a good alternative to it that worked as easily so we didn’t have to get their “late-ware”

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