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First Look: Photoshop Elements 6.0 (a Macworld article)

January 11, 2008 by
Long-awaited image-editor update will deliver welcome additions in March

Patience can indeed have its rewards, and when it comes to the newly unveiled Adobe Photoshop Elements 6.0 the payoff promises to be big.

Adobe announced the latest version of its consumer-level image editor, the first update to the Mac edition of Elements in two years. (In fact, it’s been so long since Adobe has come out with a Mac release that Elements skips version 5 entirely on this platform, going from 4.0 directly to 6.0.)

For the past week I’ve had the pleasure of playing with a beta of this long-awaited update and the enhancements to Photoshop Elements are nothing short of amazing. Adobe incorporated more functionality from big brother Photoshop CS3, plus added some features Photoshop wishes it had.

The $90 Photoshop Elements 6.0 ($70, if you’re upgrading) won’t ship until March. But here’s what to expect when the final version of the software appears... more