Photoshop Elements: Why doesn't Photoshop Elements support CMYK mode?

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why doesn't photoshop elements support CMYK mode? (only RGB (grayscale and bitmap))
i used to use CS2 on my powermac G5. now i have an intel iMac, and didn't want to spend all that money for CS5, since 99% i'm just using photoshop. so i downloaded this trial of photoshop elements but if it's not supporting CMYK mode there is no way i'm going to purchase it

i understood ps elements is a stripped down version of photoshop, but seems like a very basic feature to me really...
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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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CMYK is primarily used for commercial 4 color printing presses. We generally consider 4 color separations a "Professional" feature - since most people at home don't have a need to print on commercial printing presses.
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Would be nice to have a simple feature to use Elements to convert to CMYK to send a simple brochure page to our local printer.
I guess I will consider another software company.
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Michel BRETECHER, Champion

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Conversion to CMYK depends on factors that only the printer should know, such as ink and paper factors. I can't imagine a local printer who can't use RGB files. Generally, you simply ask him for the conversion.
And, as importantly: