While past versions of Adobe's products have offered a decent spectrum of support for existing operating system and computing environments, new features and development directions in the program suite have had Adobe making some adjustments to the platforms that will support the new software.
Adobe announced 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 Windows platforms. The final release is expected in the first half of 2012.
Adobe released its Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 software for Mac OS and Windows which is their essential digital photography workflow solution helping amateur and professional photographers quickly import, manage, enhance and showcase their images. In this version of Lightroom the company added new capabilities and innovations like the new adjustment controls maximize dynamic range from cameras, recovering exceptional shadow details and highlights.
Adobe launched its new software Adobe LeanPrint, which is a technology that solves printing pain points in the enterprise and home by automatically optimizing document layouts and managing toner output to reduce resource consumption and costs by an average of 40 percent for typical office documents. The Adobe’s first partner to distribute the LeanPrint technology will be Toshiba America Business Solutions.
Adobe presented the industry’s first fully integrated video technology platform, called Project Primetime, that enables smooth, TV-like experiences for ad-supported videos across Web-connected devices and delivers premium content videos and adds across all major operating systems, including Apple iOS, Google Android, desktop OS and connected TVs.
Today Adobe announced that Photoshop Touch is now available for iPad 2, via the iTunes App Store. Adobe Photoshop Touch offers core Photoshop features, as well as new capabilities for creating and sharing in an app custom-built for tablets. The app is a central component of Adobe Touch Apps, a family of six intuitive touch screen applications, inspired by Adobe Creative Suite software. iPad versions of the other Adobe Touch Apps are expected later this year.
Adobe announced its plans for the Adobe Flash Player and Adobe AIR development in the next one to two years. According to the company Flash is still better for the gaming and premium video markets, and with some architectural and language changes to the runtimes they will become well placed to enable the richest experiences on the web for another decade. At the same time Adobe AIR will focus on incorporating features from the core Flash Player runtime. Also in the future Adobe AIR and Flash Player browser plug-in releases will be increasingly synchronized and released simultaneously.
In a new sneak preview of the Photoshop CS6 Adobe showed a content-aware move tool that enables users to easily move complicated objects around an image without having to fill the pixels in the original place of the object. The new technology automatically fills in the hole left when a portion of the image was excised and will be further improved in the upcoming version of the software.
New features of the upcoming Photoshop CS6 were revealed in videos posted on YouTube. The most recent of them was that with the new version of Photoshop users will be able to easily add a dashed and dotted line like the ones in Illustrator. In the previews were also shown a new graphics-chip boost for the liquify filter, a darker user interface, a background save option, and new raw-image processing controls.