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Adobe Photoshop Elements for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.2
out of 18 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    6.0
  • Total Downloads:
    354,691
  • Date Added:
    Mar. 24, 2008
  • Price:
    Purchase; $89.00 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    5.11MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    22
  • Platform:
    Mac
  • Product ranking:
    #26 in Photo Editors

Editors' Review

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With an impressive collection of flexible tools, Adobe Photoshop Elements is one of the most powerful consumer-level photo editors around. Batch processing, image layering, cloning, and Web optimization are just a few of the software's time-saving tools.

It's taken a while for Elements to crawl out from the shadow of its celebrity sibling, Photoshop, but these days you'd be hard-pressed to find similarities between the two. There's the occasional familiar dialog box and a handful of traditional Photoshop interface quirks that may elude newbies, but if Photoshop CS is the "pro" version, Elements is for the average consumer.

Overall, there seems to be more and better creative content in Elements 5, and it's generally easier to use than its predecessor. The organizer and photo downloader have buckets of new features, including useful tweaks to stacking, map integration, and more. However, the imaging tools aren't keeping pace. The new additions--black-and-white conversion, curve-based correction, distortion correction, and a different take on sharpening--offer little more than new interfaces for old problems.

The tutorials and help tools do a great job of demystifying the labyrinthine interface, but if you're looking for a basic tool for common graphic tasks, there are plenty of lower-priced options that are much easier to master. Photoshop Elements is definitely worth a look, though, if you're looking for a significant boost in creativity and productivity.

 
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User Reviews
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2 stars

"Far too complex for the average casual user's needs,"

April 16, 2009  |  By ciggieoxo

 |  Version: Adobe Photoshop Elements 6.0

Pros

Less complex than Photoshop.

Cons

too arcane. too hard to learn. the only thing it does easily are distortions and tricks but then lots of other image editors do that at a lower price. Elements is $99, Acorn easier and only $49.

Summary

If you jare going to be working on graphics consistently then it is worth the time to learn but it is too complex for occasional jobs.

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5 stars

"Perfect for my needs"

February 25, 2009  |  By dahlen

 |  Version: Adobe Photoshop Elements 6.0

Pros

Ease of use
Breadth of capabilties
Integration with iPhoto

Cons

Lack of price integrity/having to hunt around to find the best deal.

Summary

I tried a lot of the other free-to-modestly priced digital editors - GIMP, Pixelmator, etc. - and all of them, while good, had various challenges, many of which involved ease of use issues. While the list price for Photoshop Elements is higher than all these other ones, you can almost certainly get it for a lot less (probably less than $60 - I got mine for about $35 after a $20 upgrade rebate). Photoshop does more than all these other programs with a better interface, much greater ease of use and great integration with iPhoto.

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5 stars

"Excellent!!"

December 15, 2008  |  By MAD geek

 |  Version: Adobe Photoshop Elements 6.0

Pros

I love this program, It has the easiest user interface and I have not had any trouble.

Cons

I have no cons because it is so great

Summary

You should download it, I mean why not it is just a free trial.

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3 stars

"Can you advise me "

April 15, 2008  |  By friscogal

 |  Version: Adobe Photoshop Elements 6.0

Pros

Can anyone tell me if this software has the one-touch tooth whitening where you just touch the teeth and it whitens them....?

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 6.0
http://www.adobe.com/products/photoshopelmac/upgrade/?promoid=BQTKU
General
Publisher Adobe Systems
Publisher web site http://www.adobe.com/
Release Date March 24, 2008
Date Added March 24, 2008
Version 6.0
Category
Category Digital Photo Software
Subcategory Photo Editors
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.4 Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.5 Intel/PPC
Additional Requirements
  • Mac OS X 10.4 PPC
  • Mac OS X 10.3.9
  • Mac OS X 10.4 Intel
  • Mac OS X 10.0
  • Mac OS X 10.1
  • Mac OS X 10.5 PPC
  • Mac OS X 10.2
  • Mac OS X 10.5 Intel
  • Mac OS X 10.3
  • Mac OS Classic
  • Download Information
    File Size 5.11MB
    File Name External File
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 354,691
    Downloads Last Week 22
    Pricing
    License Model Purchase
    Limitations 30-day trial
    Price $89

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