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Rodney9
24th March 2008, 08:08 PM
Adobe - Adobe Photoshop Elements for Macintosh (http://www.adobe.com/products/photoshopelmac/)

Adobe Photoshop Elements v6 for Macintosh due tomorrow us24th.

Hopefully big improvements, after all this time.

Rodney

Rodney9
25th March 2008, 01:41 PM
It's out

A couple of early reviews -

Adobe Photoshop Elements 6 Review - PhotographyBLOG (http://www.photographyblog.com/reviews_adobe_photoshop_elements_6.php)

Applelinks.com Photoshop Elements 6 for Mac First Impressions (http://www.applelinks.com/index.php/more/19150)

Katey
25th March 2008, 02:01 PM
My mums scrap booking magazine from US had video tutorial on it, it does look very nice, and good price. Now I will read the reviews, ty for links.

snark
25th March 2008, 02:07 PM
Thanks for the links Rodney. I've seen a few reviews of the beta, and I wonder if anything is significantly different.

[edit - bah! judging from the publishing date, those aren't reviews of the released product either]

I was also going to ask whether anyone here at MTAU is using it yet, but that might be a bit premature.

meinrosebud
25th March 2008, 02:50 PM
I use IRIS 'cause it is Aussie (and I'm cheap!) Nolobe - Iris - The Ultimate Image Editor For Mac OS X (http://www.nolobe.com/iris/)

frenchtoast
25th March 2008, 03:06 PM
Mac version probably won't be available in Australia until 2 weeks from now.

macsyd
25th March 2008, 03:07 PM
Given you can save 20 bucks by downloading from the US store rather than the Aussie one, does anyone forsee any problems? I doubt I will need to access phone support (and if I do, skype will no doubt be suitable to dial them toll free).

macsyd
25th March 2008, 07:45 PM
Why is the full version of Photoshop CS3 464MB to download, and Elements is a whopping 1.2GB?

I decided not to be a cheapskate and purchased from the Aus store.

dappleone
26th March 2008, 12:19 PM
Mac version probably won't be available in Australia until 2 weeks from now.

My copy arrived today. Fast delivery, fast app. Nice.

Cheers

snark
26th March 2008, 01:09 PM
First Look review (http://arstechnica.com/journals/apple.ars/2008/03/25/adobe-photoshop-elements-6-for-mac-os-x) on Ars Technica. A mixed bag - the reviewer hates the look, complains about the integration (or lack thereof) with iPhoto, but loves the performance of the image editor, ending up saying "just go buy it". :confused:

mctext
26th March 2008, 01:26 PM
I use IRIS 'cause it is Aussie (and I'm cheap!) Nolobe - Iris - The Ultimate Image Editor For Mac OS X (http://www.nolobe.com/iris/)

Had a look at this.
Is this the first app that's 10.5.1 only?


mct

detail
26th March 2008, 02:40 PM
First Look review (http://arstechnica.com/journals/apple.ars/2008/03/25/adobe-photoshop-elements-6-for-mac-os-x) on Ars Technica. A mixed bag - the reviewer hates the look, complains about the integration (or lack thereof) with iPhoto, but loves the performance of the image editor, ending up saying "just go buy it". :confused:

I think they say "buy it" if you have an intel mac. Not much reason to get for the old G5 users.

The change in the interface looks very unmac. What were they thinking?

The only real change to the underlying operations is the use of curves. That would be useful.

The photomerge stuff might be used once in a while.

I use this program every day for scanning bits and pieces and resizing photos.

I'm not sure the "features" are worth upgrading from PSE 4. I won't be racing out to get this version.

Rodney9
26th March 2008, 05:00 PM
My copy arrived today. Fast delivery, fast app. Nice.

Cheers

What mac are you using it on and have you used it much, what do you think of it ?

Rodney

dappleone
26th March 2008, 05:51 PM
What mac are you using it on and have you used it much, what do you think of it ?

Rodney

Hi Rodney

I have installed on the last of the iMac 17inch Intels, C2Duo 2Ghz. So far it seems good. I haven't done much more than edit a few pics from iPhoto so far. It is very quick to open and editing is speedy.

I read the Ars T. review mentioned in an earlier post. The points raised probably are valid. Still, I paid $86 (edu. pre order) for what seems to me a significant upgrade. I am happy with it.

Cheers

snark
26th March 2008, 06:36 PM
...So far it seems good. I haven't done much more than edit a few pics from iPhoto so far. It is very quick to open and editing is speedy.

How would you rate the integration with iPhoto? Is it best to use iPhoto as the image library, and Elements as the editor? Or does Elements have its own catalogue?

Rodney9
26th March 2008, 07:50 PM
I wait 18 months for PSE 6 and then I find out it will not work unless your mac has at least 64 MB VRAM, of course my mac has 32 MB VRAM.:(

dappleone
27th March 2008, 08:33 AM
How would you rate the integration with iPhoto? Is it best to use iPhoto as the image library, and Elements as the editor? Or does Elements have its own catalogue?

I have chosen the former, that is, I will use iPhoto as the image library. Macworld have a read-worthy review if interested.
Macworld | Photoshop Elements 6 (http://www.macworld.com/article/132704/2008/03/photoshopelements6.html)

Cheers

snark
27th March 2008, 12:38 PM
I have chosen the former, that is, I will use iPhoto as the image library. Macworld have a read-worthy review if interested.
Macworld | Photoshop Elements 6 (http://www.macworld.com/article/132704/2008/03/photoshopelements6.html)

Cheers

Thanks for posting the review link. It looks like Adobe Bridge is the image management tool in Elements.
I've never been particularly happy using iPhoto, and I suppose that having just upgraded to OS X 10.5 (which has a new version of iPhoto) I should re-evaluate it. But the more I look at Elements, the more it looks right for me.

Rodney9
27th March 2008, 01:04 PM
I signed into Adobe's site, went to the PSE 6 Mac version page, selected download trial, gave them all the info they ask,

BUT NO MAC DEMO

only bloody windows

So I can not even try it to see if it might run with my 32mb vram .:mad:

macsyd
27th March 2008, 01:08 PM
Rodney9, the downloaded software when purchased does allow for a 30 day trial (choice to register or use trial), and I've read that it is coming.

Perhaps they are waiting for the initial demand for bought downloads to die down before making it available.

From an initial play with it on my 24" iMac, 2.4ghz, 2 gig ram I'm liking it. Will test it out properly over the weekend. I think I'll stick with iPhoto rather than set up Bridge.

Rodney9
27th March 2008, 08:01 PM
Rodney9, the downloaded software when purchased does allow for a 30 day trial (choice to register or use trial), and I've read that it is coming.

Perhaps they are waiting for the initial demand for bought downloads to die down before making it available.

From an initial play with it on my 24" iMac, 2.4ghz, 2 gig ram I'm liking it. Will test it out properly over the weekend. I think I'll stick with iPhoto rather than set up Bridge.

There is no Mac Trial only windows

macsyd
27th March 2008, 08:06 PM
There is no Mac Trial only windows

Rodney9, I know that. What I am saying is that I purchased the download. When installing, it offers a 30 day trial rather than registering. This indicates that they will indeed offer a trial. I suspect they will do this after the initial launch demand dies down. I have also read that they intend to do so somewhere in my research.

Edit to add: And if it weren't so damn big (1.27gigs or thereabouts) I'd even offer to send it to you!

davidgray
28th March 2008, 07:19 PM
Well

I bought Aperture 2.0 last week and am liking it a lot. However my partner would not be able to fathom it, so I upgraded my PSE4 to PSE 6 today (for $89) and after a brief play...I have to say it looks fantastic. The ease of use is excellent (once I set it up for her login to access iphoto libraries etc).

Aperture 2.0 and PSE 6 mean I will be deleting iphoto from my setup. Fast, great features, much simpler to use....I reckon PSE 6 is a GREAT value bit of software :)

snark
3rd April 2008, 11:53 AM
Does anyone know if this has hit the retail shelves yet? I would like to buy it from a shop rather than download it (over 1 GB I think).

I checked with both Streetwise and CompNow earlier this week, but neither has it in stock.

macsyd
13th April 2008, 05:32 PM
The free trial is now available, as I suspected it would be.

Adobe - Adobe Photoshop Elements for Macintosh (http://www.adobe.com/products/photoshopelmac/)

goatcatcher
13th April 2008, 09:42 PM
Aperture 2.0 and PSE 6 mean I will be deleting iphoto from my setup.

Me too. Just a matter of moving all those photos across from iPhoto. I never really got to grips with the latest version: has some behaviours that were becoming increasingly irritating.

Bought PSE 6 last week and just had my first play with it. It did a great job of automatically stitching together a panorama from 5 photos (no tripod). All the major features seem to be there; just have to work out how to use them.

Not sure about the interface design, as with most people. That doesn't bother me too much. But what does is that it doesn't play nice with Spaces. The main window stays put but the images seem to stay with the Desktop.

detail
13th April 2008, 09:53 PM
iPhoto .... has some behaviours that were becoming increasingly irritating.

Huh?

What are those irritating behaviours?