Adobe Systems Inc. today announced Adobe® Photoshop® CS6 beta, a preview of what’s to come in the next release of the industry standard in digital imaging application. Photoshop CS6 Beta is available as a free download from Adobe Labs. Customers can download the beta, try out the experience and provide feedback to the product team. Packed with groundbreaking new innovations, features and performance enhancements, Photoshop CS6 beta is available for the Mac OS and Microsoft® Windows® platforms. The final release is expected in the first half of 2012.
New Features in Photoshop CS6 Beta
Photoshop CS6 beta demonstrates Adobe’s focus on performance enhancements, imaging magic and creativity tools that offer customers a new experience in digital imaging. Key features include new additions to the Content-Aware tools: Content-Aware Patch allows greater control by letting users select and duplicate an area of an image to fill in or “patch” another, and Content-Aware Move lets users select and magically move an object to a new place in the image.
Adobe Photoshop’s new Blur Gallery feature is an intuitive, on-image, selective softening tool for generating shallow depth-of-field and tilt-shift effects.
Photoshop CS6 also sees the introduction of new Crop and Perspective Crop tools. Users of Adobe Lightroom will likely recognise some of the behaviour, but don’t be fooled because the tools in Photoshop are a lot more powerful.
Other headline features and enhancements include: a customisable UI colour scheme, the long awaited and much requested Auto Recovery, Adaptive Wide Angle, much improved Print dialog, plus improved 3D and Painting tools.
Adobe Camera Raw 7 includes the much improved adjustment tools associated with process version 2012, which was first introduced in Adobe Lightroom 4 earlier this month.
The Photoshop CS6 beta is available immediately as a free download in English and Japanese. At installation, users will be required to provide an Adobe ID to complete a one-time login and online product activation. For information on how to install Photoshop CS6 beta, visit www.adobe.com/go/photoshopcs6. Customers can submit feedback via the Photoshop CS6 beta forum. Users can also connect with the Photoshop team via the community-powered site; on Facebook; YouTube; Photoshop.com blog; or via Twitter.