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Adobe Photoshop Elements 8 (Mac)

by Adobe Systems Inc.
Mac OS X Intel
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (53 customer reviews)

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  • Platform:   Mac OS X Intel
  • Media: DVD-ROM
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  • Item Weight: 263 g
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  • ASIN: B002OB5G66
  • Release Date: 8 Oct. 2009
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (53 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,405 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)

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30 of 30 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Long awaited addition to Mac systems 12 Nov. 2009
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The Apple mac computers have excellent graphics but the editing capabilities of iPhoto software is very limited.
Elements 8 now provides all the editing faciities for most photographers and at a reasonable price.
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42 of 43 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "Photoshop for the rest of us" 28 Oct. 2009
"Photoshop for the rest of us" basically. Great product for anyone who is semi-serious about photography and who doesn't want to spend £600 on Photoshop CS4.

Compatible with Mac OS X v10.4.11 through 10.5.8 or Mac OS X v10.6 (Snow Leopard) so ignore the naïve reviews from people who don't know how to research properly and who don't actually own the software and have given low marks.

I'm a graphic designer (who mainly uses Photoshop) and therefore arrogant and skilled enough to back up my opinion.

Five stars.
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35 of 36 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Photoshop Elements 8 on Mac 3 Nov. 2009
Having purchased PSE 6 for the Mac a year or so ago I was expecting a little more from PSE 8. hence the 3 stars, had it been more than a service pack upgrade with just a handful of new features, some of which can be replicated with a little extra work without using the menu option it would have scored it as 4 or 5.

The interface and been modified slightly with the undo arrows being more to the top right of the screen from the top left (Note not in the right place for most right-handed users). A few new features have been added, which in my mind do not justify the 6 to 8 revision. On my 2.4Ghz Unibody MacBook although its slightly faster in loading, its very slower in operation. Not at all happy with the levels window now being in the right-hand pane and not free floating as in 6. And integration with iPhoto is not 100%, click to edit can be set to load PSE, but saving back does not always appear to work in modifying the iPhoto thumbnail, (but that was the same in 6).

Not a bad price, and if your moving up from a version lower than 6 I would say work the purchase, but if you have PSE 6 I don't think its worth the upgrade. Like but most software houses Adobe seems to issue annual revisions (needed or not, the Mac skipped PSE 7 and the changes are very slight, for Windows users I would say if you have PSE 7 don't purchase.
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38 of 39 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Snow Leopard Compatibility 16 Nov. 2009
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I've just switched from PC to Mac so just to make sure I downloaded the trial version and used it for a month before buying this and I'm glad I did as the price has dropped significantly. Be assured that it's perfectly compatible with OS X vs 10.6. Previously I'd been using the original Photoshop CS but this does all I want and much more. It's come down another fiver since I ordered mine so this is a real bargain!
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars MAC Elements 8 4 Dec. 2009
Brilliant just brilliant made more so because mac users get a full copy of adobe bridge pc users don't ha!; I am new to it so far though but love it. I did buy also the book called "the missing manual" which I could not do with out, much thicker than I expected when it arrived over 500 pages but so written and which anyone can read and understand so I do recommend this also - sorry.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars More powerful than I expected 19 Feb. 2010
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A cursory browse of reviews or Adobe's advert gave me the impression of Elements being something with just a little extra over the likes of an image editor supplied with iphoto, but on impulse I bought it anyways. I am impressed with the range of tools it possesses. For example, a hue-saturation-value editor, available also iphoto, can target not just the whole photo, but any portion you chose, or any band of colours you choose. With layers, blending modes, transparancy you have what seems to me total control (though surely the full Photoshop must have more!). You can lift portions of a photo off for separate correction and layer it back on. I had an old photo of a school friend where I had focussed on the background behind him. With Elememnts I could cut him out and apply a sharpening filter and overlay it back leaving the background unprocessed.

I guess my point is that Elements is feature-rich and not just basic editor. A lot of Adobe's advertising or independent reviews seem to promote features of the new version only or differences between 7 and 8. I wish I had bought this years ago!
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars In sync with Windows at last 19 Nov. 2009
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As someone who has to use both Mac OS X and Windows I find that Adobe Photoshop Elements 8 being available for both platforms makes things a whole lot easier when switching from one to the other. Working on files from a central server makes it the best. I highly recommend it.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Economic photo editing. 3 Jan. 2010
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Having used PSE8 for a while now I have had cause to change my mind on this application. For some reason Adobe has seen fit to 'cripple' quite badly the on screen rendering of images with PSE8. Images with lot's of detail can exhibit moire patterning and diagonal lines can show jaggies. The higher the pixel count of the image the worse it is. Some images look decidedly 'coarser' when viewed in PSE8 than other programs. The really daft thing is PSE8 comes bundled with Bridge CS4 yet Bridge is able to produce a far superior on screen image than PSE8 why?

I have checked images in Canon's Digital Photo Professional, Apples own Preview, iPhoto, Safari, Pages and Keynote plus Adobe Bridge and they all look the same as the image produced by Canon's DPP. Open that same image in PSE8 and it's like chalk and cheese, why Adobe?

Below is my original review but please read tempered with the above.

I need software which allows me to edit all the digital pictures I take easily and quickly and over the years Photoshop Elements has become the software of choice for me. My one main concern when buying this software was its compatibility with Mac OSX Snow Leopard which thankfully there does not appear to be any issues with!
Photoshop Elements continues to provide everything the photographer needs to process their photo's with in a neat and economic software package. It has good RAW processing which allows you to adjust every aspect of the exposure to get your shots looking just right.
An excellent piece of software which apart from a few things offers you everything the full programme does at a fraction of the cost!
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Published 23 days ago by pipkoi
5.0 out of 5 stars Lion compatible
Hurrah it works with Lion OS [mac] As there are so FEW things out there that do - compatible with all previous OS
Published on 3 Feb. 2012 by M. Fishpool
4.0 out of 5 stars Invaluable
I bought this product for one job, to carefully clone out a telephone mast and some other garbage from the skyline of a shot of Venice that I wanted to enlarge and hang as a... Read more
Published on 27 Jan. 2012 by Picky reader
4.0 out of 5 stars More than you thought you needed
Very comprehensive package for the price but bridge system to work on a Mac is a bit clunky. Overal a good, powerful package but could do with some work to make it a bit more... Read more
Published on 31 May 2011 by S. P. Watts
4.0 out of 5 stars A little late....
About a week after I bought this Adobe came out with version 9, so I was stuffed! But I only bought it since Digital Camera magazine was demonstrating Photoshop on Elements. Read more
Published on 28 Oct. 2010 by J. A. Clark
1.0 out of 5 stars Elements8
This product is good only for the new computers. I have Apple Mac older version and I could not install Elements8. Read more
Published on 26 Oct. 2010 by elenarowland
5.0 out of 5 stars Photoshop elements
Excellent with the Mac, but complicated to learn to use. Recommend buying a book as well, I bought: visual quickstart guide by Jeff Carlson
Published on 2 Oct. 2010 by jennifer
4.0 out of 5 stars Good but complicated.
Don't know whether I am technically challenged (suspect that I am) but I found this programme difficult to use. Read more
Published on 19 Sept. 2010 by Jane
5.0 out of 5 stars elements
Good full detail in advert which made deciding to buy easier. If one does not have any pervious knowledge of this programme then I would suggest buying a good instruction book... Read more
Published on 6 Sept. 2010 by Ivan
5.0 out of 5 stars Adobe Photoshop Elements 8 (Mac)
Adobe Photoshop Elements 8 (Mac)
An excellent product for editing and adjusting photos and also an excellent organizer with Bridge being included. Read more
Published on 6 Aug. 2010 by Mayfly
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