Adobe Photoshop Elements 6 Review

February 21, 2008 | Mark Goldstein | PhotographyBLOG | 9 Comments |

Adobe Photoshop Elements 6For keen photographers on a shoestring budget, Photoshop Elements 6 is the latest version of Adobe’s popular entry-level image editor. New features include the Guided Edit mode, which helps walk users through the steps of improving a photo, and Photomerge, which combines facial expressions from a series of shots to create a single cohesive group shot. Photoshop Elements 6 for Windows costs £70 / $99, and a MAC version is on the way very soon. Jon Canfield found out if Elements 6 is all the image editor that you really need…

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#1 Tom

Does it include ACR ?

3:29 pm - Thursday, February 21, 2008

#2 Jon Canfield

Hi -
ACR is included. Like version 5, it's a reduced feature version but it includes all of the main controls including the new Vibrance and Clarity adjustments.

5:54 pm - Thursday, February 21, 2008

#3 Mike

I think the statement about being able to upload photos to Flickr is a mistake, as evidenced by Figure 4.

6:11 pm - Friday, February 22, 2008

#4 Jon Canfield

Mike -
The latest update to Elements 6 includes support for Flickr. The screen shot I used for the review was grabbed prior to this update being available.

Jon

8:13 pm - Friday, February 22, 2008

#5 Mike

You're absolutely correct. An update to the software adds this capability. This is one of the few things I missed after moving to Photoshop Elements from Picasa. Thanks!

11:32 pm - Friday, February 22, 2008

#6 Andrew Lowery

The first 2 chap of the PE5 manual were all 'you cans' with no 'how to do'. Very confusing for the new reader/user. Has this been corrected in PE6 manual?

There was no box to enter the security word when I first tried to submit.

2:14 am - Saturday, February 23, 2008

#7 luc

I believe just a little bit of critical thinking would make such reviews a lot more informative.

Three points mentioned as good reasons to upgrade to version 6 a very questionable:

- The "group shot" idea was invented by microsoft and they are giving such a tool tool away for free.

- Elements has a tool called "curves" but it is good merely for marketing purposes. It is intentionally crippled to an extreme which makes it mostly useless. A much better and free plugin can be downloaded here:
http://free.pages.at/easyfilter/curves.html

- the b&w tool is similarly half-baked and free plugin alternatives are better in this case,too, e.g. from Virtual Photographer, Simpelfilter graymixer, photoplugins B&W,...

12:14 am - Monday, February 25, 2008

#8 andrew inglefield

I am upgrading from Elements 3 as it is not compatible with Vista on my new laptop. I need to be able to convert RAW files from Nikon cameras..does Elements 6 have RAW conversion option? Not mentioned in the review.

11:59 pm - Tuesday, March 4, 2008

#9 www.laserpics.co.uk

wonderful product - photoshop makes our process of editing pictures much simpler

1:51 pm - Friday, March 27, 2009