Adobe today announced the availability of Adobe Photoshop Elements 9 Editor in the Mac App Store, providing Mac users with photo-editing tools.
"The powerful capabilities in Photoshop Elements 9 Editor complement
iPhoto perfectly, for users who want to take their photos to the
next level with advanced compositing and stunning effects," said
Winston Hendrickson, vice president of Digital Imaging Products,
Adobe. "Photoshop helped pioneer creativity on the Mac, so it's
appropriate that this special edition of Photoshop Elements is
Adobe's entry into the Mac App Store."
Photoshop Elements 9 Editor includes editing features available in
the full version of Adobe Photoshop. Adobe Photoshop Elements 9
Guided Edits offer step-by-step instructions for creating artistic
effects such as Out of Bounds for making photos leap off the page,
Pop Art for creating retro-style images, or Perfect Portraits for
retouching. Users can instantly remove clutter from photos or repair
imperfections with one stroke of the Spot Healing Brush, which uses
content-aware technology adapted from Photoshop CS5.
For group shots, Photoshop Elements 9 Editor combines the best
facial expressions from a number of different shots into a single
photo. And, the new Adobe Photomerge Style Match analyzes stylistic
characteristics of any photo, such as contrast or color tone, and
automatically applies them to another photo. One-step shortcuts
provide quick fixes such as whitening teeth or creating vibrant blue
skies, and automated layout options quickly showcase selected
photos. Users can also create and print customized calendars, cards
and photo books right at home.
Adobe Photoshop Elements 9 Editor can be downloaded immediately for
US$79 from the Mac App Store.