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Adobe announces Photoshop CS6 and CS6 Extended

By dpreview staff on Apr 23, 2012 at 16:55 GMT

Adobe has announced Photoshop CS6 and CS6 Extended as part of its latest suite of creative packages. The latest version includes all the features seen in the recent public beta, including a content-aware move, video editing, the blur gallery and Adobe Camera Raw 7, which features a revised series of controls. More than ever Adobe is pushing its subscription option and Internet-based Creative Cloud service. Prices range from $999/£794 ex VAT to buy Photoshop CS6 Extended down to $19.99/£14.29 ex VAT per month for an annual subscription of the basic version.

We've already published several articles, looking at the additional features that have been introduced as part of CS6:

Click here to find out more about how to use the Blur Gallery - a series of tools to simulate photographic blur

or click here to read about the added flexibility that comes from the revised tools brought to Adobe Camera Raw 7 and Photoshop Lightroom 4 as part of the 'Process Version 2012' update.


Press Release:

Adobe Unveils Fast, Feature-Packed Photoshop CS6 and Photoshop CS6 Extended

London, UK — April 23, 2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced Adobe® Photoshop® CS6 and Photoshop CS6 Extended software, major releases of the undisputed standard for professional digital imaging. Packed with new features and enhancements, the software includes groundbreaking innovations and unparalleled performance breakthroughs that expand the frontiers of imaging science, and deliver new levels of creativity and increased efficiency. Photoshop CS6 Extended integrates the state-of-the-art editing, compositing, and graphic design capabilities of Photoshop CS6, as well as advanced tools for 3D design*, image and video editing, and quantitative analysis which address the unique needs of the graphic design, video, Web, architecture, medical, manufacturing and engineering industries.

“Creativity is at the very centre of our efforts – both in developing exceptional tools, and enabling our users to create beautiful imagery that stands out from the visual clutter around us,” said Winston Hendrickson, vice president products, Creative Media Solutions, Adobe. “Photoshop CS6 is unrivalled in capabilities and power and – as we have seen from the astonishing reception of our recent public beta – has once again captured the imagination of the worldwide creative community. ‘Photoshop magic’ is alive and well with CS6.”

Since Photoshop CS6 was released as a public beta on March 22 for Mac OS and Microsoft® Windows® platforms, there have been nearly one million downloads of the software worldwide – surpassing any public beta in Adobe’s history. With this launch, Photoshop CS6 and Photoshop CS6 Extended can be purchased as stand-alone applications, key components of the Adobe Creative Suite 6 family (see separate press release), and now as part of Adobe’s revolutionary Creative Cloud™ offering, also announced today (see separate release).

Create with Imaging Innovation and Peak Performance

Photoshop CS6 and Photoshop CS6 Extended deliver unparalleled speed and power combined with the creative tools necessary to perform advanced image manipulation, design, motion‐based content editing, and compositing. The software helps users to patch images with control for exceptional results; edit with real-time interactions and a fluid feel powered by the new Mercury Graphics Engine; easily edit video; perform automatic tone mapping and sharpening; and use improved design tools for better results with fewer steps. Creative customers will be able to take advantage of an efficient, modern UI that puts all focus on images, and sync settings and preferences for consistent workflows across multiple devices via Adobe Creative Cloud.

“Adobe Photoshop CS6 gives Trek powerful design tools to help bring our creative vision to a reality faster and with greater control than ever before. The responsiveness of the new Mercury Graphics Engine is simply breathtaking and being able to see the results instantaneously helps us keep to our extremely tight timelines," said Eric Lynn, creative director, Trek Bicycle. "We often work with large files that include more than 500 layers and being able to search them all – and continue working while saving a large document – is invaluable to our workflow and a huge time saver for us.”
Photoshop CS6 features include:

  • Content-Aware Patch – Allows greater control by letting users choose the sample area used to create a patch.
  • Adobe Mercury Graphics Engine – Takes advantage of the graphics processing unit in modern hardware to speed up imaging and editing tasks, and process large images faster.
  • New and Re-engineered Design Tools – Type styles enable consistent formatting; vector layers apply strokes and add gradients to vector objects; custom strokes and dashed lines are easily created; quick layers search and more.
  • Intuitive Video Creation – The full range of familiar Photoshop tools and an intuitive set of new video tools to create and enhance any video clip.
  • Blur Gallery – A simple new interface with on-image and in-context controls allows users to quickly create photographic blur effects including tilt-shift effects, blur everything with one focal point, or vary the blurriness between multiple focal points.

Photoshop CS6 Extended includes all Photoshop CS6 features and:

  • Mercury Graphics Engine for 3D – Increased power and speed via engine optimised for 3D imaging.
  • New 3D Controls – UI improvements for more efficient 3D workflows.
  • New 3D Effects – Reflections and “drag-able” shadows to enhance images.

Adobe Creative Cloud and Digital Imaging

Adobe Creative Cloud gives creative customers a new option for purchasing and experiencing Adobe software innovation, including Adobe Photoshop CS6:

  • Creative Cloud membership provides designers with access to download and install every new Adobe CS6 application announced today and two new HTML5 products, Adobe Muse™ and Adobe Edge preview.  
  • Creative Cloud powers the integration of creative tablet applications, such as Photoshop Touch, into everyday work – seamlessly synchronising and storing files in the cloud, for sharing and access on any device. 
  • Creative Cloud members will be able to easily deliver mobile apps to iOS and Android marketplaces and publish, manage and host websites.
  • Adobe Creative Cloud members will receive access to application upgrades, including new Photoshop features – before they are launched as part of a major update, as well as inventive new products and services, as they emerge. Adobe Photoshop Lightroom® 4 will be offered as part of Creative Cloud membership in the future.

Live Streamed Webcast

The launch event for Adobe Creative Cloud and CS6 will be streamed live beginning at 6pm GMT, April 23 at www.adobe.com/special/cs6/launch-event.html and will be available there as a continuous rebroadcast from 7pm – midnight GMT on April 23. An on-demand version will be available at http://tv.adobe.com beginning April 24.

Pricing and Availability

Adobe Photoshop CS6, Adobe Photoshop CS6 Extended, Adobe Creative Suite 6 editions and Adobe Creative Cloud are scheduled to be available within 30 days and can be pre-ordered now. Photoshop CS6 and Photoshop CS6 Extended will also be available through Adobe Authorised Resellers, the Adobe Store and Adobe Direct Sales; estimated street price for Photoshop CS6 is £556 (ex. VAT) and £794 (ex. VAT) for Photoshop CS6 Extended.

Upgrade pricing is also available to eligible customers. Subscription pricing for Photoshop CS6 Extended is £14.29 (ex. VAT) per month for an annual contract and £22.23 (ex. VAT) for a month-to-month contract. For more detailed information about features, OS support, system requirements, upgrade policies and pricing, please visit http://www.adobe.com/uk/products/photoshop.html

Adobe Creative Cloud membership for individuals is £38.11 (ex. VAT) per month based on annual membership and £57.17 (ex. VAT) per month based on month-to-month membership and includes access to Photoshop CS6 Extended. A special introductory offer of £22.23 (ex. VAT) per month for CS3, CS4, CS5 and CS5.5 individual customers is also available. Learn more at http://www.adobe.com/uk/products/creativecloud.html

Comments

Total comments: 82
Giselleraut
By Giselleraut (Aug 10, 2012)

I always felt that 3D art was still too time consuming for an age in which we need it everywhere! I do posters, cards, AVs, walk-throughs and a lot more graphic and video work and for all of these things I spend way too much time on the 3D rendering. I happened upon this video that showcases the new3D features of Photoshop CS6 - http://tv.adobe.com/watch/photoshop-cs6-featuretour/3d-controls-at-your-fingertips-in-photoshop-cs6-extended/?sdid=JYNWV and it’s pretty interesting. I’ve got the trial version http://www.adobe.com/in/downloads/?sdid=JUMTN and I’ve just started playing around with the features. Let’s hope things go smoothly!

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WillieNillie
By WillieNillie (Apr 28, 2012)

I'm pretty stoked about this release. I'm going to probably shoot for the Creative Cloud option. Saw that info at http://www.adobecs6.org/creative-cloud/

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W5JCK
By W5JCK (Apr 27, 2012)

I hope Photoshop CS6 really is a lot faster than CS5.1. I have been using CS4 for a couple of years or so and when I recently upgraded to CS5.1 I was very disappointed in the speed. If CS4 is a Ferrari, then CS5.1 is a Prius with four flat tires! CS5.1 returned us to the days of Adobe BLOATWARE....

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newcameraguy2821
By newcameraguy2821 (Apr 26, 2012)

I found these videos on Photoshop CS6 and placed them on my ShortForm video channel :

Russell Brown: Six Favorite Features from Photoshop CS6 Extended in Six Minutes
http://www.shortform.com/oceanguy/thephotographychannel/watch/5521248_russell-brown-six-favorite-features-from

Julieanne's Top 6 Photoshop CS6 Features
http://www.shortform.com/oceanguy/thephotographychannel/watch/5521247_julieanne-s-top-6-photoshop-cs6-features

Adobe Camera Raw 7.0 in Photoshop CS6
http://www.shortform.com/oceanguy/thephotographychannel/watch/5521249_adobe-camera-raw-7-0-in-photoshop-cs6

Adobe Photoshop CS6 New Features - Quick Overview
http://www.shortform.com/oceanguy/thephotographychannel/watch/5521246_adobe-photoshop-cs6-new-features-quick

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Neodp
By Neodp (Apr 25, 2012)

For the record, and all the misinformation, ufraw, as a precursor to Gimp (like ACR, to Adobe CS*, AKA Photoshop), handles your 16-bit Raw files, and 16-bit light adjustments, relative to photography. ANY concern about not first adjusting in 16-bits, is done there first. This is hardly the whole game, however.

Quote:
"When can we see 16-bit per channel support (or better)?

For some industries, especially photography, 24-bit colour depths (8 bits per channel) are a real barrier to entry. Once again, it's GEGL to the rescue. Work on integrating GEGL into GIMP began after 2.4 was released, and will span across several stable releases. This work will be completed in GIMP 3.0, which will have full support for high bit depths. If you need such support now and can't wait, cinepaint and krita support 16 bits per channel now.

It should be noted that for publishing to the web, the current GIMP release is good enough."

Do not use old myths, to support your choices, whatever they be.

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ksgant
By ksgant (Apr 24, 2012)

I lucked out. I didn't have any license of Photoshop for quite a while. Always just used the Photoshop seats that whatever pre-press house I was working at had.

Two months ago, Amazon sent me a great deal on Photoshop CS5 for only $221...$400 bucks off the regular price. Now, I can upgrade to CS6 for $199 and still be under the full retail price.

I also got lucky with Amazon again when they sent me a message saying I could buy Lightroom 3 for $50. The very next week, Adobe released Lightroom 4. So I sent them a copy of the Amazon receipt and two weeks later a package shows up from Adobe with the Lightroom 4 upgrade for free!

Now I'm sure the rest of my year will be filled with nothing but bad luck...

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f64Craft
By f64Craft (Apr 24, 2012)

I want to get on that list:o)

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Hopn
By Hopn (Apr 24, 2012)

I have CS5 and just bought 5.5 to take advantage of the free upgrade to CS6. But then I was thinking, upgrade usually ask for previous version serial number, and if you buy 5.5 upgrade now, when installing cs6, just key in 5.5 upgrade? Is my logic off? or this is an opportunity for someone to buy into the suit for upgrade price?

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Mollysnoot2
By Mollysnoot2 (Apr 24, 2012)

I think you just enter the previous version's serial number when prompted. In fact, if you leave the previous version installed on your machine then it (from memory, might be wrong) doesn't even ask you for it.

Got to say though that I'm puzzled as to why you took this route. Why not just pay for the CS5 to CS6 upgrade? Getting CS5.5 seems an unneccesary step to me. Probably overlooking something!

That said, I have CS5 and intend to move to CS6 with no 'intermediate' step.

M

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Hopn
By Hopn (Apr 24, 2012)

CS5 -> CS6 upgrade: 749 USD
CS5 -> CS5.5 with free CS6 upgrade: 400 USD

I'd recommend that you do upgrade to CS5.5, it's a 349 difference.

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Mollysnoot2
By Mollysnoot2 (Apr 24, 2012)

Weird, here in the UK it's a flat upgrade price regardless of whether you're on CS3/4/5/5.5 of £190 for the standard version: about $306. Even the extended price is way below $749.

M

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warpfoo
By warpfoo (Apr 24, 2012)

Where is the 749USD upgrade price coming from? I just pre-ordered the CS6 upgrade for 199USD.

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Hopn
By Hopn (Apr 24, 2012)

At the US adobe site:
Creative Suite family/Creative Suite 6 Production Premium
at the right, choose pre-order, then drop down to upgrade and I own CS5 design premium- 749

click "can't wait" leads you to the 5.5 production premium, select upgrade, i own production design premium - 399.

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Hopn
By Hopn (Apr 24, 2012)

How are you getting 199 warpfoo?

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Mollysnoot2
By Mollysnoot2 (Apr 25, 2012)

I think we're all talking about the standalone Photoshop, not one of the suites. That explains why you're paying so much more for an upgrade, but nonetheless you seem to be getting a real bargain there with your "workaround"!

M

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Gothmoth
By Gothmoth (Apr 24, 2012)

thanks adobe i have to pay 82$ while people in the USA have to pay 49,99$ for you cloud service.

well i pass.....

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unknown member
By (unknown member) (Apr 26, 2012)

No offense, but why do you feel you should have the American price in your country or expect it to be the same?? Your British? money buys more dollars. Simple.

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jabakus
By jabakus (Apr 24, 2012)

When (...and if...) will the ACR 6.7 STABLE version be released ?

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Downpour
By Downpour (Apr 24, 2012)

The UK pricing in this article appears to be incorrect. On the Adobe site it says full Creative Cloud membership costs: £46.88 with an annual contract and no mention of VAT.

Of course if you just did a conversion from the US price it would be £30.94, but then I'm forgetting Adobe likes to rip off it's UK customers.

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mbrobich
By mbrobich (Apr 24, 2012)

What a rip off for the upgrade pricing !!

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unknown member
By (unknown member) (May 1, 2012)

"Open site adobe.com, menu Products / Photoshop, click Photoshop CS6, click Buying Guide, click Subscriptions, click US$19.99 per month. A rather straight process."

It isn't a straight process or otherwise he would not be asking. Adobe's site is poorly designed and designed to steer you to more expensive options. That is why you see the Creative Cloud suite being offered prominently and the simple and cheaper Photoshop option hidden in comparison. It's that kind of stuff that makes people hate Adobe.

A straightforward site is Apple's. That is how a store and a site should be designed.

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doctorbza
By doctorbza (Apr 24, 2012)

can anybody link me to the page on adobe's website where i can sign up for a $20/month photoshop membership? their site is terrible.

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pdcm
By pdcm (Apr 24, 2012)

It's no good complaining here about Adobe's revamped website. Complain to Adobe direct. Agree, it's a truly horrible, customer unfreindly site; been getting worse for years.

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inFocus
By inFocus (Apr 24, 2012)

Open site adobe.com, menu Products / Photoshop, click Photoshop CS6, click Buying Guide, click Subscriptions, click US$19.99 per month. A rather straight process.

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doctorbza
By doctorbza (Apr 24, 2012)

thanks. honestly, that is pretty buried. they show you pricing in previous screens that leads you to believe those are your only options. ($50/month, etc.) thanks again.

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unknown member
By (unknown member) (Apr 26, 2012)

the site is designed to steer and confuse you into buying something more expensive. Unethical if you ask me.

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MisterNo
By MisterNo (Apr 24, 2012)

I have used Photoshop since 1998 when Photoshop 5 was released. It look beautiful, although was a challenge for machine. In pentium III era it was fast. I stop tracing versions after Photoshop 6 and I have no idea what is going on with CS series and how all that "evolved". I'm using CS5 currently and I don't care about upgrades, when menus now look more complicated, and constantly modified with tons of sub-options added.
I had known in Photoshop 5 almost every icon, menu, keyboard shortcut and was pretty fast in image processing. Now in CS5 it takes me even more time to do a basic things and everything seems sluggish and slower. I have Quad core Raid machine with 8GB of RAM.
Who really needs all those options in CS5 and what is the purpose of upgrade other than reselling something in a new package with hint of a new spice. I always needed something else than a cascade or free floating windows, some better organization of all open files and I still don't see that!

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Superka
By Superka (Apr 24, 2012)

Oh yeah. Now we need fast GPU to run Photoshop. Adobe spoils their product with each new version. That is a common trend with some others big software developers, too.
Seems I will stay with CS2 forever. I tried all new versions and they are awful.

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ksgant
By ksgant (Apr 24, 2012)

CS6 is worth the upgrade though with a lot of good interface features. At least, for me personally, no one can speak for everyone. I just stick with the regular Photoshop and not the "extended" version.

Work with what works for you. If the version you have works fine for you, no need to upgrade. Some of us have to stay current so that if we have a customer that has the very latest version and we're swapping assemblies around, they match up pretty well. There are ways around this of course, just less hassle.

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Lofi
By Lofi (Apr 23, 2012)

So the deblur function was all in all a marketing fraud?

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graybalanced
By graybalanced (Apr 23, 2012)

Apparently it was not ready to be a feature, but there is no question that the science exists because the university research is public. Big companies like them are careful about what they say, that is why they never called it a new feature but a tech demo of stuff in the lab. Was there a single instance of it ever being said it was in CS6? If not, there was no fraud.

It will still probably show up someday.

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CNY_AP
By CNY_AP (Apr 24, 2012)

How could it ever be fraud unles it was printed on the box or their website for the final product's specs.

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Gothmoth
By Gothmoth (Apr 24, 2012)

fraud....? not for people with an IQ above an egg.

it was an preview of a feature that MAY make it into a future PS version.. not more not less.

no word about that feature in CS6....

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Joseph S Wisniewski
By Joseph S Wisniewski (Apr 24, 2012)

"it was an preview of a feature that MAY make it into a future PS version"

No. It was a preview of a feature that will NEVER make it into a future version. It "works" in such a limited number of real-world examples that you have pretty much zero odds of ever encountering one.

Lofi summarized it correctly.

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stonemik
By stonemik (Apr 23, 2012)

Anyone notice that if you upgrade from any of the Master Suite CS5 to CS5.5 you'll get CS6 free (until May 6) BUT if you want to upgrade to CS6 from CS5 now it's almost double the price?

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ProtoPhoto
By ProtoPhoto (Apr 24, 2012)

Where do you see that?

I have Master Collection CS5 and Adobe shows my upgrade to CS6 as being $1049. Adobe's site also shows upgrades from CS5 to CS5.5, and then CS5.5 to CS6 as being $550 each, so $1100 total, or $50 more.

Incidentally, there is no Master Suite, there are Creative Suites and there is the Master Collection...

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stonemik
By stonemik (Apr 24, 2012)

sorry for my wording - Go here:
https://store1.adobe.com/cfusion/store/html/index.cfm?store=OLS-US&event=displayProduct&categoryPath=/Applications/ProductionPremiumCS55&distributionMethod=FULL
Look on the left hand side in blue:
"Buy CS5.5 now and get CS6 at no additional cost. Offer ends May 6, 2012"
I did a chat session with them to make sure it works with upgrades - "griffin" said it did-made sure and printed out the chat just to be safe.

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Downpour
By Downpour (Apr 24, 2012)

So presumably loyal customers who upgraded early get nothing?

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ProtoPhoto
By ProtoPhoto (Apr 24, 2012)

Thanks for your help Stonemik, your link was for Production Premium, but I assume I will be able to get it for Master Collection.

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nonuniform
By nonuniform (Apr 23, 2012)

Hmm, seems like you can no longer upgrade to the suite from the single product - i.e.: Photoshop upgrade to Design Suite.

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unknown member
By (unknown member) (Apr 26, 2012)

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Neodp
By Neodp (Apr 23, 2012)

The fact that the Gimp does these things better, how to easily do them, links, and how it easily translates over to Gimp, with silly words like "Clarity", and "Vibrance", is RELEVANT! (Also easier, open, and free.)

They are called OPINIONS! Facts, not diminished; in any case.

Deleting several peoples posts, shows a complete lack of journalistic integrity. Now, trust is the issue.

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HowaboutRAW
By HowaboutRAW (Apr 24, 2012)

There's the big problem that GIMP doesn't open raw files.

Also printing from within GIMP on a Windows 7 machine causes unavoidable resizing--this problem may have been fixed.

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mister_roboto
By mister_roboto (Apr 24, 2012)

I always tell my photoshop students to go for Gimp if they don't have the cash (for a student discount)- but a lot of them have the learning curve of going from Adobe to Gimp, but when it's over come - it's totally worth it.

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Neodp
By Neodp (Apr 24, 2012)

It's an old (very old) myth that Gimp can't effectively do 16bit, or Raw files. Basically ufraw does your Raw, you can even have gimp pull the raw file, and automatically go through ufraw. Ufraw can automatically transition to Gimp, without todo (other than turning that on, an easy install). I prefer to save; from ufraw, to a *.PNG file, and as a working file. I always retain my original Raw files, as untouched. I can keep the *.PNG work-file, for making many versions, or even testing other editors (passing it through many different apps, but not necessary.) I can completely delete the work file, because ufraw is so fast, developing raw, once you color profile your camera. Lesser photos, or great ones that will be downsized to small, web size anyway, may simply be pulled (quite instantaneous; in groups) from it's embedded Raw. Once you insert "dcraw -e" into your 'open as' list, in you file browser, just right click; to open in ufraw, or to pull the JPEG out. It could not be easier.

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Neodp
By Neodp (Apr 24, 2012)

Last lines; edited

Once you insert "dcraw -e" into your 'open as' list (file browser), just click, to open in ufraw, or right click, for the embedded JPEG. It could not be easier.

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unknown member
By (unknown member) (Apr 26, 2012)

"I always tell my photoshop students to go for Gimp if they don't have the cash (for a student discount"

Why, when there is Paint Shop Pro? Gimp is a joke in comparison.

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Neodp
By Neodp (Apr 30, 2012)

Did you catch the inference, that Gimp must be less, because it's free. If you don't know why Gimp is better, and still free, you might want to read about how, and why, open software sharing is WORKING so well. I doubt many intelligent people have not figured that one out, by now.

Gimp is progressing, and still, older versions are better than what we see, as pathetic, copy cat, closed-up, lock-in software stamped as "PRO", today. The pros know Gimp is POWERFUL. Why don't you?

What we see, from some here folks, is extreme prejudice. Motives will vary. Since Gimp is free, what's mine? If I can't post my opinion here, you can all, just go straight to.....(Microsoft Hades) LOL.

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unknown member
By (unknown member) (May 1, 2012)

"Gimp is progressing, and still, older versions are better than what we see, as pathetic, copy cat, closed-up, lock-in software stamped as "PRO", today. The pros know Gimp is POWERFUL. Why don't you?"

For well less than $50 you can buy Paint Shop Pro and get a much more powerful program than GIMP and one that is much easier to use. Free is fine if you don't factor in other important issues like capability and ease of use.

Gimp is fine for what it is but to compare it to either Paint Shop Pro or Photoshop is laughable.

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Neodp
By Neodp (May 4, 2012)

You are welcome to your opinion. It just sounds like you are bias against Gimp. All this fuss of "hard to use", is simply, and reasonably, untrue. I find gimp to be the easiest to use, without limiting the benefits, that may be done. In fact, one of the things I'm trying to say, is one can go all out, geek manual, with it, OR simply select one of the very many instant treatment plug-ins. You see for example, it doesn't just have one treatment available for a Dreamy Lomo look, it has at least 3, and among those, you have slider easy options, to get the look YOU want, and per picture; which as you know, vary. That doesn't count numerous other things one could do, to effect a Lomo look. Nor, does it count a million other treatments that have little, or nothing, to do with Lom, That's just one example. The other end of the scale, could use one of the Enhancements in GMIC, to actually make your sensor look far more detailed, than it is! So really, Gimp is the most unlimited. Just +ufraw.

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Bartek
By Bartek (Apr 23, 2012)

misspelling in the article:

"[...] tools brought to Adobe Camera Raw 7 and Photoshop 4 as part of the 'Process Version 2012' update. [...]" - should be "Photoshop Lightroom 4" in my opinion not "Photoshop 4"

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Richard Butler
By Richard Butler (Apr 23, 2012)

Fixed. Thanks for pointing it out.

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landscaper1
By landscaper1 (Apr 23, 2012)

Well, if you don't already own PS, at $600 for the new package versus 20/month, with new versions issued every 24 months, subscription begins to look like a sensible deal.

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Pat Cullinan Jr
By Pat Cullinan Jr (Apr 23, 2012)

I think everyone in this forum already owns Photoshop.

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Pat Cullinan Jr
By Pat Cullinan Jr (Apr 23, 2012)

You certainly have a point.

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Neodp
By Neodp (Apr 23, 2012)

I think everyone in this forum knows the poo, Abobe is trying to pull. LOL.

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Pat Cullinan Jr
By Pat Cullinan Jr (Apr 23, 2012)

$19.99 per month. Another accursèd recurring monthly charge. Plus, I mistrust cloud computing, for a plethora of reasons. But my real complaint is the fact that, after whipping us up to a lather last October with their "Sneak" peek at their near-supernatural deblurring tool, they pull the rug out by not including it in CS6. What are they thinking?? On the whole, CS6 is for me a dud. Outside of the dark-tone UI (which took them DECADES to roll out), I have no reason whatsoever to upgrade at this time.
The deblurring demo is at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OyOSDcfME1U.

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Mandude
By Mandude (Apr 24, 2012)

That article was a hoax...They used the blur tool they have embedded in PS and added motion blur, then used some fake process that suddenly deblured a photo? I'm come on, You simply don't have the image date there to make a blurred photo as sharp as if it was taken sharp. You need lots of computer power and even at that I'm sure they could tweak and make look better then did before, but their demonstration was fake!

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Sugyn
By Sugyn (Apr 23, 2012)

Maybe I'm alone on this but I think Adobe greed is out of control.
Let's face it there is a core of useful tools which we have to keep paying for again and again with a little added fluff. It's not that the additions aren't nice but the updates are to little, to much, to often.

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MrPetkus
By MrPetkus (Apr 24, 2012)

This is probably the case but we'll have to see. The LR4 upgrade is absolutely phenomenal IMHO...

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meon64
By meon64 (Apr 24, 2012)

I agree on LR4. Phenominal value!. As good as CS6 appeears to be I just cannot justify the ££££'s it costs in the UK for the few features I use it for. My employers run it so any editing I need I do at work.

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unknown member
By (unknown member) (Apr 26, 2012)

I wish Apple would enter the market with a Photoshop alternative.

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Sugyn
By Sugyn (Apr 26, 2012)

Why it would be more not less. You need a hungry third party.

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Andrew_WOT
By Andrew_WOT (Apr 23, 2012)

Upgrade from CS5 is $199

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schuschu24
By schuschu24 (Apr 23, 2012)

well in Europe it is € 272,51 ($ 357,91)

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unknown member
By (unknown member) (Apr 26, 2012)

"well in Europe it is € 272,51 ($ 357,91)"

There are other countries in "Europe" that do not use the Euro. Europe isn't a country.

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Barso
By Barso (Apr 23, 2012)

How can you release something that still has loads of bugs and a list of unanswered problems that grows everyday.

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Mandude
By Mandude (Apr 23, 2012)

Cool. I'm more interested in ACR 7.0...

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W5JCK
By W5JCK (Apr 23, 2012)

Somewhat misleading announcement IMHO: Adobe LAUNCHES CS6 today, but you cannot actually buy it for up to 30 days from today????!!???? It is still PREORDER only.

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W5JCK
By W5JCK (Apr 24, 2012)

I was using Lightroom 4 and Photoshop CS4. I decided to Pre-order but they had a link saying I could upgrade now (until May 6) and get Photoshop CS6 for no extra charge when it is released. That probably seems like an unnecessary step too most people, but since I just bought a Sony NEX C3 and CS4 cannot open the RAW (ARW) files I decided to first upgrade to Photoshop CS5.1. Now I don't have to wait a week or more to directly edit my NEX C3 RAW in Photoshop. Lightroom 4 already opens them, but then I had to export to TIFF to edit in Photoshop.

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jmmgarza
By jmmgarza (Apr 23, 2012)

Great news for the Photoshop junkie. This software keeps getting better and better and I still only use a few of the tools. Too bad my software and computer budget requires that I wait six months before I upgrade and send my cash to Silicon Valley.

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unknown member
By (unknown member) (Apr 26, 2012)

If you only use a few tools then maybe you should save your money and buy Paint Shop Pro.

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Jon Lewis
By Jon Lewis (Apr 23, 2012)

Rip off I upgraded before the December 31 deadline now they want another £190 for the up grade to CS6 .
You had to upgrade or Adobe said that you wouldn't be able to upgrade to 6 from 3 or 4 so I did ,now the want another £190 disgraceful .

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DWR0082
By DWR0082 (Apr 23, 2012)

Why did you upgrade to a version you knew was out for months? It's not like the upcoming CS6 release was a well kept secret.

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Jon Lewis
By Jon Lewis (Apr 23, 2012)

Because At that time Adobe said that you wouldn't be able to go from 3 to 6

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raincoat
By raincoat (Apr 23, 2012)

And so you thought you would upgrade before the December 31 deadline because Adobe would give you this upgrade for free now, right?

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rickio
By rickio (Apr 24, 2012)

Contact Adobe Customer Service. There was a big flap about the upgrade policy flip-flop, and in January John Nack had a post about it on his blog:

http://blogs.adobe.com/jnack/2012/01/new-upgrade-options-for-cs3-and-cs4-customers.html#comments

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Chaitanya S
By Chaitanya S (Apr 23, 2012)

user interface looks impressive.

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garyknrd
By garyknrd (Apr 23, 2012)

The best. No doubt. Too bad I only use the basics. It will take me years to figure out the CS5. A great program for birders.

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Sinan Tarlan
By Sinan Tarlan (Apr 23, 2012)

It looks very similar to CS5 to me, but in charcoal.

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Mollysnoot2
By Mollysnoot2 (Apr 24, 2012)

I think there's a bit more to it than just a new interface colour.

M

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unknown member
By (unknown member) (Apr 26, 2012)

"The best. No doubt. Too bad I only use the basics. It will take me years to figure out the CS5. A great program for birders."

You are the second person I am recommending Paint Shop Pro to considering you both only use basic tools. It's a waste of money otherwise.

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