Adobe this morning introduced Adobe Photoshop Elements 6 for Mac, which it will demonstrate at Macworld Expo, San Francisco next week.

John Loiacono, senior vice-president of Creative Solutions at Adobe said: “In this release, we’ve focused on going beyond the basics to make everyday and advanced tasks even easier to achieve. Photoshop Elements 6 for Macintosh allows people to organise and find photos quickly, unleash powerful editing tricks without any heavy lifting, and creatively share photos that give them all the bragging rights.”

Photoshop Elements 6 offers a cleaner and more straightforward user interface than before, an improved conversion tool, and a range of features designed to boost image sharing, including built-in customisable layouts for scrapbook pages, photo books, greeting cards and CD/DVD burning.

New features based on proprietary Photomerge technology let users easily combine the best facial expressions and body language from a series of shots to create a single, perfect group shot.

The new Quick Selection Tool reduces the select-and-adjust process to a single click, while photographers can choose between one of three edit modes, each geared toward a different experience level. A new Guided Edit mode helps walk users through the steps of improving a photo.

The new version of the company’s entry-level imaging suite (built using the same technology as used in Photoshop) is available now for pre-order from the company’s retail website.

Adobe Photoshop Elements 6 for Mac will run on Mac OS X 10.4.8 and above.