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Adobe Photoshop Elements 8 [Mac] [OLD VERSION]

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Mac OS X Intel
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (150 customer reviews)

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Product Features

  • Adobe Photoshop Elements 8 combines power and simplicity so you can easily go beyond the basics to tell great stories with your photos
  • Make your photos look extraordinary with easy-to-use editing options--whiten teeth, recompose photos, remove unwanted elements and more
  • Share your stories in beautiful, personalized print creations and on web galleries
  • Easily manage all your photos and video clips from one convenient place
  • Compatible with iPhoto

System Requirements

  • Platform:   Mac OS X Intel
  • Media: DVD-ROM
  • Item Quantity: 1

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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 5.5 x 1.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B002ID8R34
  • Item model number: 65045164
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: September 22, 2009
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (150 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,352 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)
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Product Description

Product Description

Adobe Systems PhotoShop Element v8 MacAdobe Photoshop Elements MAC v8.0 Mini Box


The newest version of the #1 selling consumer photo-editing software, Adobe Photoshop Elements 8 combines power and simplicity so you can easily go beyond the basics to tell great stories with your photos. Bring all your photos and video clips together in one convenient place where you can easily find, view, and manage them. Make your photos look extraordinary with editing options that let you whiten teeth and make skies bluer in one step; recompose photos to any size without distortion; quickly remove unwanted photo elements; combine multiple exposures into a single, perfectly lit shot; and more. And share your stories in unique photo books, scrapbook pages, web galleries, and more. Photoshop Elements works great with iPhoto!

A complete solution for photos.

Extraordinary photos. Amazing stories.

Adobe Photoshop Elements 8 software for Mac offers a complete solution for photos:
  • Make your photos look extraordinary with easy-to-use editing options.
  • Share your stories in beautiful, personalized print creations and on web galleries.
  • Easily manage all your photos and video clips from one convenient place.

Top reasons to buy Adobe Photoshop Elements 8 for Mac

The toolbar says it all.

Quickly recompose your photos to any size. Click to enlarge.

Clean up and create composites with Photomerge. Click to enlarge.

Do it all with one powerful yet easy-to-use product
Use Photoshop Elements 8 for all your photo needs. Edit and enhance photos, make unique photo creations, share in print and on the web, and easily manage your photos.

Dramatically transform your photos with easy-to-use tools
Convert your color originals to elegant, nuanced black-and-whites, or use color curves adjustments to get the perfect exposure.

Go from flawed to phenomenal in seconds.

Adjust color, contrast, and lighting.

Whiten teeth.

Make skies a vibrant blue.

Count on step-by-step assistance
Want to touch up a scratch? Create a scrapbook page? Add artistic effects that make a photo look like a pencil sketch? Photoshop Elements walks you through key steps to make it easy to get the results you want fast.

Easily create the perfect photo
Take advantage of amazing Adobe Photomerge technology to easily create perfect group shots and seamless panoramas as well as combine elements of different faces for entertaining results.

Show off your creativity with flexible layouts
Make amazing printed photo creations--like scrapbook pages, photo books, and cards--that you can customize to get exactly the look you envision.

Easily use with iPhoto
Photoshop Elements offers a complete solution for organizing, editing, creating, and sharing your photos. It is compatible with iPhoto, so when you want to go beyond the basics and do more fun stuff with your photos, count on Photoshop Elements for the power and simplicity to easily tell great stories with your photos.

Top new benefits of Adobe Photoshop Elements 8 for Mac

Recompose photos to any size without distortion
Ever want to change the size or orientation of a photo to fit a certain frame? Now you can resize--even going from landscape to portrait or vice versa--without distorting key subjects like people or buildings.

Get the best exposure
Want to capture all the details in a scene that includes light and dark areas? Snap one photo with flash on and one with flash off, and Photomerge Exposure will combine the shots into a single, perfectly lit photo.

Quickly clean your scene of unwanted elements
You took five shots of your subject, but pedestrians and cars distract from the scene in every one. Now, use Photomerge Scene Cleaner to simply brush away any elements that changed positions between photos, and create a composite with just the look you want.

Select and apply with a single stroke
Simultaneously select a specific photo area and apply incredible effects with a single stroke of Adobe Smart Brush. Improve lighting, add rich textures, and more with 8 libraries of over 50 sophisticated effects.

Go from flawed to phenomenal in seconds
Get just the photo fixes you're looking for with new one-step shortcuts that whiten teeth and make skies a vibrant blue.

Quickly retouch skin and soften other surfaces
Soften surfaces while keeping edges and details crisp with a Surface Blur filter that works great on portrait shots.

Choose the best result
Perform a full range of common photo adjustments--including color, contrast, and lighting--with just one click. Then choose the best result from a group of adjustment previews.

Share in fresh ways on the web
Share your photos in new, eye-catching web gallery templates that let you preview before you create.

Give your creations fresh looks
Experiment with new artwork and templates to give your printed creations fun and stylish new looks.

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265 of 273 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Worth the upgrade October 22, 2009
Platform for Display:Mac Disc
When Adobe skipped version the Mac with version 7 of Elements, I wondered if there would be another upgrade. I'm glad that 8 came out, and at the same time as the Windows version. I often wait a version or two between upgrading but there's enough here to make the new purchase worth it to me.

I'm a fan of this program. It is all that most photographers need. Actually it does much more than most people who own it ever get to. If you are not a graphic designer, Elements is great. I've said this in prior reviews of Elements but it's a much better value than the CS version of Photoshop and up to some heavy duty image editing. You won't be able to edit photos more effectively with the full version of Photoshop. I've challenged pros to do editing with Photoshop CS that I can't do with Elements and so far haven't had to eat crow. That's not saying that Elements has *all* the tools that CS does. But Photoshop has always offered multiple ways to get things done and Elements has enough tools to do the job. The photo tools are there, though.

With this version there are some compelling new features. The first I'll mention is not really emphasized in the Adobe marketing info, but is a wonderful set of tools for photo editing. That's Adobe Camera Raw 5.5 (ACR). ACR isn't actually part of Elements but included with the program. It basically gives the same editing tools available in Adobe's Lightroom. I often use ACR to edit photos and get the majority of my work done there. This is a quality addition that most people don't know about. The upgrade in ACR from version 4 which comes with Elements 6 to version 5 adds some really useful photo editing tools.

Another add on to Elements is Adobe Bridge, which a lot of pros use to sort and catalog their images and video.
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74 of 77 people found the following review helpful
Platform for Display:Mac Disc|Verified Purchase
A am a longtime, part-time professional photographer who takes more than 10,000 images a year and sells only about a hundred a year to publishers. I need to intensively enhance some of these images to get them ready for publication. So my requirements may be different than yours. I have used Photoshop on a PC from Version 4, and I have bought every PC version through CS3. But recently I switched to a Mac Pro, and I was shocked to find out that Adobe would sock me for the full price to upgrade to the Mac version. So, I thought I would give Photoshop Elements a try.

So far I have been very happy with it. If you have experience with Photoshop you will find many of the selections in the same place. The organization and workflow of the two programs are remarkably similar. The tools that have been moved in Elements are mostly in more logical places. Many tasks have actually been made easier; I especially like the new "easy selection" feature. The editing tools that I use have all been retained in Elements. The program has performed flawlessly and fast on my quad-core Mac Pro with 8gb of memory.

Bridge and Camera Raw, two very important auxiliary programs, are identical to the Photoshop CS4 versions. Personally, I prefer Bridge to the new consumer-oriented organizer in the PC version. Frequent Camera Raw updates support the latest cameras.

What's missing? For me, the biggest loss is complete 16 bit support. As I recall, this came first in Photoshop CS, and was welcome for images that need extreme manipulations, and avoided banding (especially in skies) when there were major tonal changes made. For most images is isn't that important. I use Nikon Capture NX for those images before I import them into Elements and can do the gross changes in that program.
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104 of 113 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Caveat Emptor!! November 14, 2009
By Chip E
Platform for Display:Mac Disc|Verified Purchase
PSE8 for Mac is great for all the reasons covered by the previous reviewers. As a long time PS2 and PSE3 user, I have used these programs to generate stunning art work, which usually begins with my own photos and then utilization of a variety of brushes, plug-ins, styles. I have a hunch there are others 'out there' who have intuitively discovered the grand set of tools available in PS and PSE, who may appreciate the following discoveries (much to my dismay and disappointment) before making any kind of upgrade to this version. The bottom line (and this is after several correspondences with Adobe tech support) is that many of my precious plug-in's (Kai Power Tools and Xaos Terrazzo) DO NOT work with this version!! Also, although brush,shape and gradient files can be added (dropped into the appropriate folders), the styles files CANNOT be added!! Anyone who has worked extensively with styles will know how valuable they are! There is an assortment of 'canned styles' included, but if you go to the preset manager there is no longer even a drop down to select 'styles' as in other versions of PS and PSE!! If any of this is of significance to a reviewer, and helps to avoid making a hasty purchase, then I will feel a little better about my own hasty rush to upgrade. Will I use PSE8? Of course, but I will stay primarily though, with the earlier versions that allow free addition of styles and work with my precious plug-ins! I'm so disappointed, but am learning the hard lesson that newest and latest, isn't always the best choice!!
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