Adobe Photoshop Elements 6 for Mac Now Shipping

Here’s a portion of the press release:

SAN JOSE, Calif. — March 24, 2008 —Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced the immediate availability of Adobe® Photoshop® Elements 6 software for Macintosh®. Since its January launch at the 2008 Macworld Expo, Photoshop Elements 6 for Mac was named “Best of Show,” and given the 2008 Editors’ Choice Awards by The Mac Observer and the 2008 Macworld Award by Macsimum News. The highly anticipated 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.

Make Photos Look Their Best

Photoshop Elements 6 software helps photography enthusiasts achieve desired results quickly and easily. New Photomerge® technology lets users create the perfect group shot by simply choosing and combining the best facial expressions and body language from a series of shots. By simply clicking and dragging over a specific area, the new Quick Selection tool snaps to the edges in seconds for the perfect selection. Three edits modes, Guided, Quick and Full, meet the needs of beginner to expert photographers. The new Guided Edit mode offers step-by-step assistance to help users improve their photos. Photoshop Elements 6 software streamlines editing with clean, uncluttered spaces that draw focus to the photos, with new tabs providing easy 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.

Create and Share Photos in Fun, Engaging Ways

Photoshop Elements 6 software features new sharing options that tell stories in unique and creative ways. Users can bring their memories and moments to life by customizing layouts for photo books, scrapbook pages, greeting cards and CD/DVDs for sharing with friends and family. Additional expressive options include designing a personal online album, ordering professional-quality prints of hardbound photo books, and printing photos into real U.S. postage stamps.

Pricing and Availability

Adobe Photoshop Elements 6 for Macintosh runs on Leopard, (Mac OS X v 10.5.2), as well as previous versions of Mac OS X starting with 10.4.8. The software is a Universal Binary application that will run natively on PowerPC and new Intel-based Macintosh systems. Photoshop Elements 6 is immediately available in the United States and Canada for an estimated street price of US$89.99. Owners of previous versions of Photoshop Elements can upgrade to Photoshop Elements 6 for US$69.99 with an in-box, mail-in rebate or through

I’ve seen an early copy of PSE6 for Mac and it’s practically the same as the Windows version I reviewed in February. The main difference is that the Mac version comes with Adobe Bridge, the company’s digital asset management application, while the Windows version comes with its own Organizer, which has less features but is also less complicated. The Organizer ships with both the standalone PSE6 for Windows and the PSE6/Premiere Elements 4 bundle. Other than that, Photoshop Elements 6 delivers the same fun experience working with digital images.