SOFTWARE DEVELOPER Adobe has updated its Photoshop Creative Suite 6 (CS6) and Photoshop CS6 Extended products with a speedier graphics processing engine and re-engineered design tools for more consistent formatting.
The latest versions of the digital photography software also feature a new set of video tools, an updated blur tool and a content-aware patch, which gives users more control by letting them choose the sample area used to create a patch.
Photoshop CS6 Extended integrates all the editing features of CS6 but with additional software enhancements, such as advanced tools for 3D design, image and video editing.
In the Extended bundle, users can expect a more powerful engine optimised for 3D imaging along with a 3D user interface overhaul and additional 3D effects, including reflections and dragable shadows to enhance images.
Photoshop CS6 was released as a public beta on 22 March for Mac OS and Microsoft Windows platforms. Since that time, Adobe tells us that the software has garnered almost one million downloads worldwide - surpassing any public beta in the company's history.
Adobe said its Photoshop CS6 and Photoshop CS6 Extended software will be available for purchase in the US as standalone applications and key components of the Adobe Creative Suite 6 family. The releases will also be available over the next 30 days as part of Adobe's Creative Cloud, a CS6 integrated service which synchronises and stores files online for sharing and access on any device.
As you'd expect, Adobe's professional imaging software has a fairly professional price point, with an estimated street price for Photoshop CS6 of $699, and $999 for Photoshop CS6 Extended. µ
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