Adobe opens Photoshop CS6 public beta

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For the first time, Adobe has made available its flagship software Photoshop CS6 beta for free public download. This beta includes all the features in Photoshop CS6 and Photoshop CS6 Extended edition.

Photoshop CS6 is 64bit only software and includes Adobe’s brand new DRM architecture and GPU-accelerating Mercury Graphics Engine. And Photoshop CS6 sports a dark theme throughout, the first change since its first release more than 20 years ago. The final release of Adobe Photoshop CS6 is expected first half of this year. Pricing is not yet available.

Adobe Photoshop CS6 Beta

Adobe enters Mac App Store with Photoshop Elements 9 Editor

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Apple is pushing Mac App Store as the delivery mechanism of Mac apps, and major publisher Adobe has made its first offering on the Mac App Store with Adobe Photoshop Elements 9 Editor.

Photoshop Elements 9 Editor is a scaled down version of separately available Photoshop Elements 9 for the Mac. Priced at $79.99, Photoshop Elements 9 Editor drops the Organizer functionality and is $20 cheaper than the full version. Photoshop Elements 9 Editor contains the same editing tools as the full version and is build as a companion to iPhoto.

Adobe Photoshop Elements 9 Editor on Mac App Store

Adobe releases Photoshop Elements 9 & Premiere Elements 9

Adobe has released Photoshop Elements 9 and Premiere Elements 9 for both Mac & Windows. Both are popular consumer oriented and more affordable version of Adobe’s photo-editing Adobe Photoshop and video-editing Adobe Premiere. This is the first time Premiere Elements is appearing on the Mac platform.

“For the first time, both Windows and Mac users can do more with their photos and video with Photoshop Elements 9 and Premiere Elements 9 bundle – a unified solution for all photo and video needs,” said Kevin Connor, vice president of product management for Digital Imaging, Adobe. “With industry-leading products like Photoshop and Premiere Pro in the family, Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements are uniquely positioned to leverage the technology the pros use. Our goal is to deliver our customers intelligent and accessible features that do all the heavy lifting, empowering them to easily share high-impact memories with friends and family.”

Photoshop Elements 9 and Premiere Elements 9 is available individual at $99.99 each. Or you can purchase the bundle together at $149.99.

[Via Adobe Press Release](http://www.adobe.com/aboutadobe/pressroom/pressreleases/201009/092110AdobePEPE9.html)

Adobe Updates Photoshop Express With Native iPad Interface

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Adobe has updated its Photoshop Express iPhone app with a native iPad interface, making this free app a universal binary that runs on both iPhone and iPad.

Photoshop Express is the mobile client for Photoshop.com portal, Adobe’s answer to Flickr. Photoshop.com is heavily Flash based, making Photoshop Express a must have if you are using the image portal.

[Adobe Photoshop Express iTunes Link](http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/adobe-photoshop-express/id331975235?mt=8)

21 Image Editing Software For Mac Besides Photoshop

Mac does not come with an image editing software, your search for an image editing software on the Mac need not end with Photoshop. Adobe Photoshop is the de facto standard in image editing software and is build for graphics professional. If you plan for a graphics design related career, it is a worthwhile investment to pick up and learn Photoshop. If your image editing requirement is somewhat moderate, the following are the *others* image editing software on the Mac that might suit your need at a cheaper cost. Some of the listed software are free and open source.

### 1. [Acorn](http://flyingmeat.com/acorn/)

![Acorn Image Editor](http://sanziro.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/acorn.png)

Build for Mac, this image editing software is designed with simplicity in mind. It has support for layers, text and vector type, filters and web export.

### 2. [Adobe Photoshop Elements](http://www.adobe.com/products/photoshopelmac/)

![Photoshop Element For Mac](http://sanziro.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/photoshop-element-for-mac.png)

Photo and image editing software that targets home and semi-pro users, using the “Photoshop” name but is entirely different product.

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