Photoshop brings CS6 Beta free to your desktop!!

“I feel the need, the need for speed”
Maverick and Goose: Top Gun

These huge beautiful files we’re all making are taxing the system, and we need some processing relief.
Who can aid us in this plight?

Of course as no surprise, it’s Adobe. Now releasing the Photoshop CS6 Beta to the public!
So have at it, run it through it’s paces, and of course: Let Adobe know what you like, what you don’t like. That is the hallmark of their beta releases.
Let the folks check it out and see what tweaks will make it better.

There are major improvements, that should speed your workflow.
And we need it. After shooting at a festival with Lexar 32GB cards, 1000x speed there was no slowing down to make sure we got the shot. And we kept shooting with no lag.
It’s the post that keeps you up at night. Literally.

Basically you’ll see a major performance upgrade, especially when working with large files.
With cameras like Nikon’s D800 pumping out 36MP files, you’ll need it.
•They realized that so many photogs like the auto tools and increased the number.
•There is a cool tilt/shift function( much like the onOne version) that will keep you creating on your screen. Like the shots with the cars or people appearing as toys? Or just to help tell your story with selective focus.
Yep, we thought so.

•Yes, there is a bow to video, with rudimentary editing that supports all formats, transitions, and some sound features. If you are in the Premiere camp, the Elements version may give you more for what you need. Now you can stay in the same program if that is what matches your workflow.

•The biggest news for us is SPEED!! thanks to a new processing engine, and Content Aware Fill.
Introduced in the last big upgrade, Content Aware just gets better. I guess the only question is will it make you sloppier in your framing, or save a solid image from the trash?
Your retoucher will be happy. Or maybe that is you.

Another key feature feature for us, is the localized adjustments that take a mixed bag of light and smooth it out.

They even thought of the user eye strain, as you can now adjust the UI darker, to enhance the image you are working on and focus the eye. Thanks.

Photoshop CS6 Beta Now Available on Adobe Labs
First Major Release Since April 2010 Packed with New Features and Huge Performance Enhancements

SAN JOSE, Calif., — March 22, 2012 — Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced Adobe® Photoshop® CS6 beta, a preview of what’s to come in the next release of the industry standard in digital imaging, 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 incredible 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.

“Photoshop CS6 will be a milestone release that pushes the boundaries of imaging innovation with incredible speed and performance,” said Winston Hendrickson, vice president products, Creative Media Solutions, Adobe. “We couldn’t 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.”

New Features in Photoshop CS6 Beta

Photoshop CS6 beta demonstrates Adobe’s focus on huge 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. Content-Aware Move lets users select and magically move an object to a new place in the image.

Customers will experience incredible performance, powered by the new Adobe Mercury Graphics Engine, enabling near-instant results from popular editing tools including Liquify, Puppet Warp, Transform and Lighting Effects; and a refined, modern interface featuring dark UI options to make images pop. New and re-engineered design tools make creating designs faster and more efficient. Vector layers allow users to apply dashed lines and gradient strokes, searchable layers help quickly zero in on any layer you need, and new type styles let designers quickly apply type treatments to their designs.

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 login and online product activation. For information on how to install Photoshop CS6 beta visit . 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: blog:; or via Twitter.

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