Adobe has announced Photoshop Elements 8
( for Mac and Windows,
providing automated and intelligent photo-editing technology across
both platforms. The newest version of the consumer photo-editing
software is the perfect complement to iPhoto for consumers who want
to go beyond the basics and tell amazing stories with their photos,
says Doug Mack, vice president and general manager of Consumer and
Hosted Solutions at Adobe.

For media management, Mac users have access to all the features in
Adobe Bridge CS4 software, which provides quick organization with a
custom viewing workspace and full-screen preview with one-click
close-ups. Keyword tags and a variety of search options are designed
to simplify photos quickly. Photoshop Elements 8 for Mac now includes
all of the intelligent photo-editing options as the Windows version.
In addition to Photomerge Exposure, Recompose and Quick Fix previews,
Photoshop Elements 8 for Mac features Scene Cleaner for brushing away
unwanted elements, such as tourists or cars, from a series of photos.

The Smart Brush helps users apply effects to a specific area of a
photo with a single stroke. Touch-Up brushes can be used for
whitening teeth or making bright blue skies. When creations are ready
to be shared with family and friends, users can display their photos
on the Web with gallery templates or personal web pages, by e-mail
and on CD or DVD.

Adobe Photoshop Elements 8 for Mac will be available next month for US$99.99.