File metadata search and edit • Quickly find images
without opening files by searching metadata and new customizable
keywords in the File Browser. Even add custom panels and fields
Onscreen light box
• Easily sort, compare, and flag images—even view
large, high-quality previews—in the File Browser’s
onscreen light box. New sharing options
• Automatically share batches of images from the File
Browser in Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) presentations,
Web photo galleries, online print services, Picture Packages,
and more. Unparalleled efficiency
Saved Edit Log • Automatically track editing steps
and time spent on Photoshop files for easier client billing,
file audits, and more.
Filter Gallery • Browse Photoshop filters from the
Filter Gallery, where you can preview stacked effects. Scripting
• Save time by automating tasks, such as outputting
layers as individual files and saving Layer Comps as separate
pages of an Adobe PDF file. Use built-in or custom scripts.
History palette • Experiment freely, knowing you
can instantly undo or redo multiple steps with the History
palette. Actions palette and Droplets • Automate
common production tasks by recording editing steps in the
Actions palette and then processing batches of files with
Droplets. Options bar • Instantly access setting
options for each tool from the context-sensitive Options bar.
Flexible measurement systems • Enter precise numeric
values in inches, pixels, and other measurement systems. Even
enter different measurements on-the-fly without changing global
settings. Customized workspace
Customizable keyboard shortcuts • Customize, save,
and print a summary of your ideal set of keyboard shortcuts,
so the functions you use most are always at your fingertips.
Customizable How-to Help • Learn basic Photoshop
concepts without having to search the Help system. Even create
your own topics to be listed in the Help menu. Workspace and
tool presets • Customize and save your workspace
and tools to instantly access your personalized Photoshop
settings each time you sit down to work. Palette Well
• Arrange your desktop to suit the way you work with
the easy-to-access Palette Well. Top-quality
Color management guidance • Improved color management
help will guide you in setting up your printers and monitor
display for precise and consistent color.
Welcome Screen • Easily discover what’s new
and get more out of Photoshop by accessing tutorials, tips,
and tricks from the convenient Welcome Screen. Adobe PDF security
• Protect your images by assigning passwords to your
Photoshop PDF files, including multipage presentations. Multilingual
spelling checker • Avoid typos with the built-in
spelling checker, which supports multiple languages and includes
convenient search-and-replace functionality.
Cross-platform support • Enjoy a smooth workflow
with complete file compatibility across Macintosh and Windows®
platforms. Creative options
Professional toolset • Create original images or
modify photos using a full assortment of painting, drawing,
and retouching tools. Extract Image • Automatically
isolate and mask complex areas of an image using the smart
highlighting and cleanup tools of the Extract Image feature.
Pattern Maker • Create a background pattern from
any image with the Pattern Maker, which automatically generates
• Distort images easily with the Liquify feature.
Graphic Design Features:
Enhanced layer control
Layers • Achieve sophisticated results by compositing
images, text, and effects on hundreds of layers that you control
by grouping into sets, color coding, and locking.
Nested layers • Organize your work on up to five
levels of nested layers and maintain them when importing Photoshop
files into Adobe Illustrator®.
Layer Comps • Create design variations for clients
more efficiently by saving different combinations of layers
within the same file as Layer Comps. Superior
Support for extremely large images • Create for
billboards, bus wraps, technical imaging, and more by working
with images up to 300,000x300,000 pixels and up to 56 channels
Vector output • Output bitmap images with resolution-independent
text and vector shapes in the same file. Annotations •
Add written or voice annotations for colleagues to review
in either Photoshop or Acrobat® so?ware. Design
Special effects filters • Easily experiment and
achieve amazing results by accessing more than 95 special
effects filters. Preview and apply more than one filter at
a time with the new Filter Gallery.
Vector shapes • Easily create vector-based lines,
rectangles, ellipses, and polygons that you can combine and
edit to use as masks and share with colleagues. Artistic brushes
• Simulate traditional fine-art techniques with dry
and wet brush effects, pastel, charcoal, and more. Even use
brushes to add special effects such as grass and leaves.
Painting • Create and save custom brushes with dozens
of precise settings, including size, shape, tilt, spacing,
scatter, jitter and more. Even simulate canvas textures.
Spot color and duotone support • Produce Adobe PDF
files that support duotones and spot-color channels. Advanced
Text on a path • Create eye-catching typography
by placing text on paths or within shapes. Edit the text at
any time, even in Adobe Illustrator so?ware. Editable text
• Type vector-based text that you can quickly edit on
canvas at any time. Format paragraphs with automatic hyphenation,
optimal line breaks, and more.
Text to outlines • Convert text to shapes that can
be used as masks or for other special effects.
Text warping • Quickly warp, bend, and make text
conform to a variety of shapes.
Full image data support
Integrated digital camera raw file support • Get
truer, higher quality output by working with the complete
raw data files from most major digital camera models.
Comprehensive 16-bit support • Perform more precise
editing and retouching with expanded support for 16-bit images
in core features, including layers, brushes, text, shapes,
and more. Color control
Color correction • Improve the color, contrast,
and dynamic range of any image with a comprehensive set of
professional color-correction tools.
Match Color command • Achieve a consistent look
between package shots, fashion photos, and more by instantly
matching the color scheme of one image to another.
Replace Color Brush • Easily change the color of
any image area while retaining the original texture and shading. Expert manipulation
Histogram palette • Monitor changes to your image
in the Histogram palette, which dynamically updates as you
Shadow/Highlight correction • Quickly improve the
contrast of over- or underexposed areas of an image while
preserving the overall balance of the photo using Shadow/Highlight
Crop and Straighten command • Scan multiple images
at once and let Photoshop automatically straighten and save
each image as an individual file.
Lens blur • Simulate real-world blurring techniques
with Lens blur.
Photomerge® • Automatically assemble multiple
images into a seamless panorama with Adobe Photomerge technology.
Photo filters • Achieve dramatic results by applying
photo filters that mimic the effects of traditional camera
Healing Brush • Effortlessly remove dust, scratches,
blemishes, wrinkles, and other flaws with the Healing Brush.
Crop tool • Easily correct the perspective of a
cropped area or distorted image. Professional
Customizable Picture Packages • Easily showcase
your images in an expanded set of professional-looking Picture
Package templates, which you can now customize.
Web photo galleries • Quickly display your photos
online in Web photo galleries that can now gather feedback
File Browser tagging • Protect your images by adding
key copyright information in the editable metadata panel of
the File Browser.
Online services • Explore new ways to share your
work with direct access to online services.
Video and film imagery
Non-square pixel support • Create and work with
different aspect ratios to accommodate non-square pixels without
Guide presets • Easily design using video-specific
presets that show action-safe and title-safe areas of the
Enhanced 16-bit compositing • Perform more precise
matte painting, 3D rendering, and other advanced film compositing
with expanded support for 16-bit images in core features,
including layers, brushes, and more.
Layers-to-files export • Quickly integrate layered
Photoshop artwork with a variety of video editing and compositing
systems using the built-in Export Layers to Files command.
Advanced Web capabilities
Macromedia® Flash™ (SWF) file export
• Use ImageReady CS to create SWF animations, complete
with vector artwork and variable text.
Streamlined HTML output
• Create leaner, more easily edited HTML with new
controls for nested tables, XHTML, and more.
• Slice complex, layered images and apply appropriate
format and compression settings to each area before exporting
as an HTML table.
Sharp vector output for the Web
• Automatically ensure sharp-looking vector art and
text when optimizing images for the Web.
• Smoothly vary compression settings using channels
to display higher quality results in critical image areas.
Animated GIF creation
• Turn layered Photoshop or Illustrator files into
compact GIF animations in a few quick steps.
• Instantly make Web page elements transparent by
simply knocking out one or more colors, which can easily
be restored to their original settings.
• Easily apply dithered transparency to Web graphics
for seamless edges that blend into any Web background. Intuitive environment
Enhanced ImageReady user interface
• Create and modify Web designs faster with multiple
object selection, object grouping, and smart guides.
Improved Photoshop integration
• Enjoy quicker, more seamless integration between
Photoshop and ImageReady, plus automated file saving and
common commands, tools, and shortcuts.
Web Content palette
• Create and edit rollovers and other interactive
Web elements more easily using the new Web Content palette. Timesaving automation
Variable data support
• Easily import database and spreadsheet information
to automate the production of Web graphics.
• Use if/then statements to make smarter, more powerful
Actions in ImageReady.
• Optimize and export individual layers as separate
files for use in SWF animations and dynamic HTML.
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