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Adobe Photoshop Elements 8 combines power and simplicity so you can easily tell amazing 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; protect them with automatic online backup and 2GB of free storage; and then dive right into a full range of creative activities. Make your photos look extraordinary with editing options that let you recompose photos to any size while keeping key subjects intact; combine multiple exposures into a single, perfectly lit shot; and quickly preview a range of adjustments before choosing the perfect one. And share your stories in unique photo books, scrapbook pages, slide shows, and interactive online experiences.
Extraordinary photos. Amazing stories.
Adobe Photoshop Elements 8 software 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 web experiences, and share on popular devices.
Easily manage and protect all your photos and video clips from one convenient place.
Enjoy automatic online backup with 2GB of free storage, and access your photos and videos anywhere you are.*
Features and Benefits:
Do it all with one powerful yet easy-to-use product
Use Photoshop Elements 8 for all your photo needs. Manage, edit, and enhance photos; make unique photo creations; share in print, on the web, and on popular devices; protect photos with automatic online backup and 2GB of free storage*--enough for up to 1,500 photos or 24 minutes of DVD-quality video; and view photos anywhere you are.*
Experience the ultimate media management hub
Bring all your photos and video clips together in one convenient place, and easily find your best stuff fast. Then dive into a full range of creative activities and start enjoying your memories.
Go from flawed to phenomenal in seconds
Get just the photo fixes you're looking for with one-step shortcuts that whiten teeth and make skies a vibrant blue. And now, when you perform one-step photo adjustments--including color, contrast, and lighting--you can quickly choose the best result from a group of adjustment previews.
Dramatically transform your photos with easy-to-use options
Convert your color originals to elegant, nuanced black-and-whites, or use color curves adjustments to get the perfect exposure.
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? Get help with key steps to get the results you want fast.
Easily create the perfect photo
Take advantage of amazing Adobe Photomerge technology to easily remove distracting elements from photos in just a few clicks, create perfect group shots and seamless panoramas, and combine elements of different faces for entertaining results.
Get creative inspiration
Bring your ideas to life with relevant tutorials that appear just when you need them. New tutorials help you explore creative possibilities.
Share experiences in fresh, exciting ways on the web
Showcase your photos in one-of-a-kind Online Albums with your choice of animated templates, including all-new options for sharing photos and videos together. Adobe Flash technology lets viewers interact with your photos for an entertaining experience. And share via public or private galleries--friends and family won't have to register to look.*
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. Get fun, fresh looks with new artwork and templates.
Top new benefits of Adobe Photoshop Elements 8
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 quickly 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 find your best photos
No need to click through dozens or hundreds of shots to find the good ones. The Auto-Analyzer automatically tags your media so you can easily find your most interesting, highest quality photos and video footage.
Find specific people in a flash
Quickly find photos that feature specific friends or family members thanks to People Recognition, which automatically identifies the people in your photos.
Get the big picture
See the full effect of your photos and video clips from within the Organizer with new full-screen previews, which let you make quick edits to photos while viewing them.
See the same photos and video clips on every computer
Forget trying to manually maintain your photos and video clips across multiple computers. With automatic syncing, media added or edited on one computer will automatically be synced to another.*
Give your creations fresh looks
Experiment with new artwork and templates to give your printed creations fun and stylish new looks.
Enjoy support for Windows 7
Take advantage of support for the new Windows 7 platform and the hands-on capabilities of Windows Touch technology.
* Available in the United States only. Internet access required. Also available at Photoshop.com; no purchase necessary.
This product is retail box. Retail box software is sold at retail stores. It comes in a factory sealed retail box with the CD or DVD, plus the software license key and manuals where provided by the software manufacturer. Retail box software comes with full installation support from the manufacturer.
Operating System: Mac OS X v.10.4.11 through 10.5.8, Mac OS X v.10.6
Processor: Multi-core Intel
Hard Drive Space: 2 GB (additional free space required during installation)
RAM: 512 MB (1 GB RAM recommended), 64 MB of video RAM
Optical Drive: DVD-ROM
Other: 1,024 x 768 display resolution, QuickTime 7 software required for multimedia features, Internet connection required for Internet-based services
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Pros: Lots of clever new tricks gained from the CS4 version of Photoshop, runs well on older Macs and works with Snow Leopard. Cons: Expensive, daunting interface. Guardian Technophile: http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2009/oct/21/adobe-photoshop-elements-8-mac