Photoshop Elements 6 ships for Mac

Adobe Systems on Monday announced that it’s shipping Photoshop Elements 6 for the Mac. It costs $89.99.

Photoshop Elements 6 is the latest version of Adobe’s image editing software for mainstream users, rather than graphics professionals. It features a streamlined set of features and user interface with many elements drawn from the “full” Photoshop package, emphasizing simplicity of use.

New features in Photoshop 6 include “Photomerge,” which lets users create group shots by combining the best facial expressions and body language from an entire group of shots. The software has three edit modes — Guided, Quick and Full. Guided Edit mode is new, offering step-by-step help for users. New tabs provide access to many of Photoshop Elements’ features. Color to black-and-white conversion has been improved.

Other changes in the new release include customizing layouts for photobooks, scrapbook pages, greeting cards and DVDs, the ability to design a personal online album, hardbound book printing through a professional service, and U.S. postage stamps featuring your own photos.

System requirements call for Mac OS X v10.4.8 or later (including Leopard). Photoshop Elements 6 is a Universal binary. Users upgrading from previous versions are eligible for a $20 rebate that’s included in the box.

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