Adobe Photoshop Elements 6 software for Mac computers is now available for pre-order.
The package will not be available for a couple of months but Photoshop enthusiasts can get a peek at the features at the Macworld Conference & Expo, which is to run from 14-17 January 14-17 in San Francisco (Booth S1302).
John Loiacono, senior vice president of Creative Solutions at Adobe said of the launch. "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 organise and find photos quickly, unleash powerful editing tricks without any heavy lifting, and creatively share photos that give them all the bragging rights."
New features allow users to combine the best facial expressions and body language from a series of shots to create a single group shot.
The new Quick Selection Tool reduces the 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.
Additional enhancements include an improved conversion tool that converts colour images into black-and-white shots.
Customisable layouts let users create scrapbook pages, photo books, greeting cards and burn to CD/DVDs.
Additional sharing options include ordering prints, creating personal online albums for sharing images on the web, printing photos into real US postage stamps, and showcasing creations on a CEIVA Digital Photo Frame.
Adobe Photoshop Elements 6 for Macintosh will run on Leopard, (Mac OS X v 10.5), as well as previous versions of Mac OS X starting with 10.4.8., and is immediately available for pre-order for £55 through Adobe.
The software will later be available at Amazon.com, or from one of the following retailers: Apple Stores, Best Buy, Staples, Costco.com, Fry’s, Circuit City, Microcenter, J&R, Buy.com and www.newegg.com.