First look at Photoshop Elements 8
New look, content-aware scaling lead the charge in update
Mac users could be forgiven for doubting the future of Photoshop Elements for Mac, AdobeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s low-cost image editor. In the two years since Elements 6 appeared to wide acclaim, Mac users have watched as their Windows compatriots progressed to Version 7. At the same time competition has heated up from an ever-growing crop of inexpensive image editors for the Mac, such as Acorn and Pixelmator.
With Photoshop Elements 8Ã¢â‚¬â€released simultaneously on Mac and WindowsÃ¢â‚¬â€Adobe is once again staking its claim in the consumer image-editing market. The new version (which cost $100, and comes with a $20 mail-in rebate) offers new tools for quickly applying editing effects and merging information from multiple photos, sports an updated interface, and includes technology from its much larger sibling, Photoshop CS4. While Elements 8 doesnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t offer as many groundbreaking tools as previous versions, it does look to be a well-rounded update to an already good product.
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