Adobe announced the release of Adobe Photoshop CS6 Beta as a free download from the Adobe labs site.
(Nasdaq:ADBE) has announced the
release of Adobe Photoshop CS6 beta, a preview of the next release of the
companys flagship digital-imaging product.
Adobe Photoshop CS6 Beta is
available as a free download from Adobe
. Adobe is encouraging customers to download the beta, try out the
experience and provide feedback to the product team. Photoshop CS6 beta is
available for the Mac OS and Microsoft Windows platforms. The final release is
expected in the first half of 2012.
Photoshop CS6 will be a
milestone release that pushes the boundaries of imaging innovation with
incredible speed and performance, Winston Hendrickson, vice president products
in the Creative Media Solutions group at Adobe, said in a statement. We
couldnt wait to share this beta of Photoshop CS6 with our customers and are
looking forward to hearing from them and seeing the ways they are incorporating
the beta into their daily creative workflows.
Key new features in
Photoshop CS6 beta 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 said.
In addition, the Photoshop
CS6 beta offers all the features of Adobe Photoshop CS6 and Adobe Photoshop CS6
Extended, such as new 3D editing features and quantitative imaging analysis
capabilities. These features will be included in the shipping version of
Photoshop CS6 Extended when it becomes available.
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 log-in 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
can also connect with the Photoshop team via the community-powered site
Adobe Photoshop and
Photoshop Extended are at the heart of the Photoshop family, joined by
solutions for users who want to bring out the best in their digital images,
Adobe said. Coupled with Adobe Photoshop, the recently released Adobe Photoshop
Lightroom 4 addresses the workflow needs of amateur and professional
photographers, helping them to better create, manage and showcase images. Adobe
Photoshop Elements provides consumers with tools that organize, edit, create
and share photo memories. For mobile devices, the Adobe Photoshop Touch app
transforms images with core Photoshop features custom-built for tablets, and
Photoshop Express is a free app for simple photo fixes and enhancements, and
sharing to social networks.