Photo Essentials
Photo Essentials


Photo Essentials free download for Mac

Photo Essentials

30 September 2011

The perfect compliment to photoshop elements.


Photo Essentials is a collection of five tools that painlessly correct color, remove unwanted backgrounds, add photographic effects and enlarge your photos. These easy-to-use tools will allow you to quickly get the job done in Adobe Photoshop Elements.


Take the guesswork out of color correction with the patented process of side-by-side comparisons to achieve the desired look.

  • Corrects the brightness and contrast in your photos instantly, bringing all the detail alive--even images that you would consider too dark.
  • Pick the best settings for your photos by simply answering a series of visual questions instead of using cryptic sliders.
  • Make professional image adjustments without the need to understand the complex image controls of Photoshop Elements.

How many times have you wanted to take a person out of one picture and put them into another, but have been stopped because difficult areas like hair make the background replacement difficult? The Cut It Out module in Photo Essentials 4 makes it easier than ever to paint away an unwanted background leaving your subject to be placed onto a new background.

  • Use Cut It Out to maintain all of the small details such as hair, smoke, glass and netting.
  • Paint away unwanted colors through semi-transparent subjects so they blend naturally with a new background.

Have fun with your photos with professional looking effects that you can add to your image in one-click. Want to convert your image to powerful black and white like Ansel Adams, or an impressionist painting like Monet? With Make It Cool, you can do it instantly.

  • Includes almost 100 effects.
  • Simulate classic film, filter and darkroom techniques, like sepia toning and cross processing.
  • Give your image the modern look of HDR without the complexity of multiple shots.
  • Stack multiple effects on top of each other to create your own unique effects that you can save and share with your friends.

Give your images the perfect finishing touch with the Frame It module. It's easy to add realistic film and darkroom edge and border effects to your images. But why stop at darkroom effects? You can also add artistic edges like torn paper, brush strokes, magazine covers or greeting cards, even realistic frames and mats you would hang on the wall. Your creative possibilities are limitless.

  • Choose from hundreds of edges and frames.
  • Stack multiple frames to create your own unique look.
  • Choose the frame that looks best on your image after comparing multiple previews side-by-side in the powerful built-in browser. 

Ever wanted to create a poster print from your favorite image, but have been disappointed at the fuzzy looking results? Now with Enlarge It, you can increase image size without the loss of sharpness and detail that you would normally expect.

The Enlarge It module can resize your images up to four times and still maintain sharp edges and small details. It is a must for any photo enthusiast who makes poster prints or needs to crop a section out of an image to get just the right composition.

  • Great for printing images from camera phones and even digital video camera still frames.
  • Create giant tiled mural mosaics that you can print on your home printer.

What's new in Photo Essentials

Version 4.0.0: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.

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1 Photo Essentials Reviews

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19 February 2013

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"Photo Essentials 4 has been discontinued but you can still enhance and add special touches to your photos with Perfect Effects 4 and replace backgrounds with ease using Perfect Mask 5.2." For more info:
Version 4.0.0
19 February 2013
"Photo Essentials 4 has been discontinued but you can still enhance and add special touches to your photos with Perfect Effects 4 and replace backgrounds with ease using Perfect Mask 5.2." For more info:
Version 4.0.0


App requirements: 
  • Intel 32
  • Mac OS X 10.5.8 or later
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