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Adobe has released a new version of Photoshop, and this time it's free folks — at least for a little while.

Photoshop CS 6 is available as a free download at labs.adobe.com and is billed as a "preview" of what's to come in the full version, which is expected to be released in the first half of 2012. (The full-featured Photoshop CS 5 currently sells for $699.)

-- A new interface. It sounds like a small one, but to users, this is big. The familiar white background of Photoshop is now black, similar to Adobe's Lightroom software, helping your images pop. "It's like changing the paint on the walls," says Photoshop product manager Zorana Gee. "It just looks more modern." Traditionalists who don't like it can switch back to classic.

-- Video-editing tools. Sure, Adobe has Premiere Pro, which competes with Apple's Final Cut Pro, and on the consumer side, the entry-level Premiere Elements, but now it's adding simple video-editing tools to Photoshop as well. You get the basics here — you can trim a clip, add transitions and titles, and that's about it. More and more photographers are now shooting video along with stills, since cameras — from the iPhone 4S to the DSLR Canon 5D Mark II — offer high-definition video along with high-quality stills. Video is being added to Photoshop because "our photographers don't want to use the hobbyist software," says Gee. "They're more comfortable in Photoshop." It's targeted to folks who don't want to switch between programs for simple edits.

sounds exciting!! iAmA gonna give it a try! thumb.gifthumb.gifthumb.gif

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actual download page: http://labs.adobe.com/downloads/photoshopcs6.html smile.gif
Edited by triarii3 - 3/22/12 at 10:45am
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Downloading now!

I have CS3 and CS4, I skipped CS5 because no one was buying it for me, but I might be able to wrangle a CS6 license if the contracts I'm working on require it.
    
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Made the designer here happy.
Thanks.
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when is the actual release?
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when is the actual release?

in the article it said "sometime in june" thumb.gif
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I'm getting this biggrin.gif

I like PS but I don't like the £1000 price tag lol. Even though this is beta.
    
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Actual Download Page

This is great news, wish I had the time to try it out, let us know what you think guys!
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So it doesn't have that unblur tool they demonstrated some time ago? frown.gif
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so after the release you cant use it anymore?

unless you pay $$$ of course
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Is there a time-limit to the use of the beta? I can't see anything about it from the article or the Adobe page.
    
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