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Adobe Photoshop Elements 4.0 software combines power and simplicity to help you do it all. Edit and enhance your photos by fixing common flaws instantly or using advanced options for more control. Keep every photo at your fingertips. And show off your creativity in entertaining slide shows, photo mail, Web galleries, and countless other ways.
Powerful Software from the Creators of Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Photoshop Elements 4.0 let's even novice users create top-quality images with software based on industry-leading Adobe Photoshop software which professionals have relied on it for more than a decade. Save hours of effort by automatically processing batches of photos. Remove red eye, rename, resize, convert formats, adjust levels, add text, and more.
Instantly Fix Common Flaws
Perform a full range of common photo adjustments - including color, contrast, and lighting - in the convenient Quick Fix mode, and easily adjust skin tones for a more natural look, even in poorly lit photos. Photoshop Elements now eliminates red eye automatically as you download photos from your camera. Or you can remove red eye from individual shots without even clicking on the photo. you can instantly see the effects of adjustments you make with before and after views in Quick Fix mode - Compare a range of color variations side by side with your original photo, and select the best choice with a single click. Save time by scanning several photos at once. Photoshop Elements automatically divides, straightens, and saves each photo separately then you can turn photos right side up and crop out unwanted areas quickly and accurately.
Perform Advanced Editing
Quickly retouch specific areas and easily select by brushing over any element of your photo to make a range of adjustments to a specific area or object. Easily brush away wrinkles and unwanted objects using the Spot Healing Brush for instant results and the Healing Brush for finer control. Get the best overall color possible with easy slider controls for color temperature and tint, and rescue poorly lit photos by lightening shadows and reducing the glare of highlights. Even adjust the exposure of specific areas in your photos using professional darkroom tools like dodge, burn, and sponge.
Benefit from 16-Bit Support
Get truer, higher quality results with support for 16-bit color, and fine-tune your camera's raw files by making adjustments to exposure and lighting by working with the original raw data files from your digital camera.
Digital Negative (DNG) Support
Enjoy a lifetime of access to your raw files by converting them to universal DNG format, which means you'll be able to open and use your highest quality photo files without worrying about proprietary camera formats.
Learn Advanced Techniques
Spark your imagination and master advanced techniques by following the steps in How-To guides, start editing sooner with a quick-launching Editor mode, and adjust the color range of any photo and see real-time changes in the Histogram palette.
Artistically Enhance Photos
Add depth with drop shadows, bevels, glows, and other effects, which are automatically applied to any element placed on a layer. Give your photos a classic look by instantly converting them to black-and-white or sepia tone. Stylize your photos with hundreds of cool special effects. Easily mix multiple effects, change their order, and preview them in the Filter Gallery. Create real-world photographic effects by applying tint filters that simulate colored filters on a camera. Transform your photos with realistic paintbrush effects to simulate oils, watercolors, charcoals, pastels, and different canvas textures. Add surreal effects by liquifying your photos and easily distort your images by twisting, warping, stretching, and pulling different areas.
Create Composite Images
Place a friend on a mountaintop, add ancestors to a family portrait, and create other fun combinations using flexible layers. Easily isolate objects from backgrounds - even in complex, textured areas - and instantly remove rough edges. Magically remove backgrounds, leaving foregrounds untouched. Easily assemble panoramas by automatically stitching together multiple photos with Adobe Photomerge technology. Finally, Experiment without worry, knowing you can instantly undo or redo multiple steps in one click.
Add Text and Graphics
Tell your story in stylized text - Type titles and labels right onto your photos and edit them at any time. Easily choose typefaces from the enhanced font menu, which now displays characters for each typeface. Decorate your photos with geometric shapes, symbols, stamps, and thought bubbles from the built-in library, or draw your own. Crop your photos into fun shapes with a single click of the Cookie Cutter, or frame them with hundreds of decorative edge designs.
Entertain Friends with a Custom Slide Show
In just a few clicks, create an entertaining slide show, complete with captions. Captivate family and friends with documentary-style pan and zoom effects, amazing transitions, and clip art decorations. Personalize your slide show by adding narration and multiple tracks of your favorite music - now with easier controls.
Conveniently Share Photos and Order Prints Online
Easily upload your photos to a personal online album that can be updated with new photos at any time. Family and friends can view your photos and instantly order prints. Turn your digital pictures into professional-quality Kodak prints with new one-click printing, or create a memorable hardbound photo book. Both are delivered directly to your door. Even Share photos on mobile phones by instantly sending photos to friends' mobile phones, or take your photos with you on your Palm OS handheld
View Photos on your TV and Animate Photos for the Web
Entertain a roomful of friends by showing photos and slide shows on your TV, either over a home network or from a video CD. Control the show using your TV remote. Liven up your Web site by turning photos into GIF animations that you can preview within Photoshop Elements.
Create Your Own Calendars, Cards, and Albums
Admire your photos throughout the year or create the perfect year-end gift by printing a custom wall calendar, celebrate any event with a personalized greeting card that features your own photo and message, or Create great-looking albums, ready to print. Just choose from a variety of themes and add your own captions.
Easily Find and View Your Photos
Download photos from your camera and Photoshop Elements automatically puts them in the order you took them. You'll never have to rename another file or folder, and you can organize your library the way you want so your photos are always at your fingertips. Easily tag photos with keywords that represent favorite people, places, or events, or instantly find all of your photos that contain faces so you can tag photos of friends and family for easy sorting. Place your family, work, or vacation photos into collections to keep them together for special projects and easily preserve all of your photos, keyword tags, and projects on CD or DVD, with no additional software required.
View Photos the Way You Want
View your photos in one convenient location - whether they're stored on your hard drive or on CD. Zero in on the best of many similar photos while viewing them side by side using Photo Compare, or flip through photos in full-screen mode so it's easy to rate your favorites, rotate them, and mark them for printing. Cut down on clutter by stacking similar photos on top of one another and easily access your photos and add, delete, or move folders using the Folder View.
In the Box
Adobe Photoshop Elements 4.0 for Macintosh
90-Day Adobe Limited Warranty
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System & Software Requirements
Macintosh System Only
PowerPC G3, G4, or G5 processor
Mac OS X (10.3 or 10.4)
256MB of RAM
750MB of available hard-disk space
Color monitor with 1024x768 resolution and 16-bit color video card (XGA)
Handhelds Require Palm OS 4.0, 4.1, or 5.0 and Palm Desktop 4.0 or 4.01