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Photoshop CS6 To Be Available In May

4/23/2012 10:05:30 AM Eastern

San Jose, Calif. -
Adobe Systems officially launched Monday its Adobe Photoshop CS6 and Photoshop
CS6 Extended imaging software, along with its new Creative Cloud system.

Adobe said its Photoshop CS6, Photoshop CS6
Extended, Creative Suite 6 editions and Creative Cloud are available for
pre-order now and will be available within 30 days. The estimated street price
for Photoshop CS6 is $699 and Photoshop CS6 Extended is $999. Upgrade pricing
is also available to eligible customers.

Subscription
pricing for Photoshop CS6 Extended is $19.99 per month for an annual contract
and $29.99 for a month-to-month contract.

 Photoshop CS6 Extended integrates the 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.

Photoshop CS6 generated
an Adobe record of nearly 1 million downloads when the public beta of the
software was released on March 22 for Mac OS and Microsoft Windows platforms,
the company said.

 The final version launches of Photoshop CS6
and Photoshop CS6 Extended can be purchased as stand-alone applications, key
components of the Adobe Creative Suite 6 family, and as part of Adobe's newly
announced Creative Cloud offering.

Photoshop CS6 and
Photoshop CS6 Extended feature significant improvements in speed and power,
which is necessary to engage a slate of new features, including advanced image
manipulation, design, motion�based content editing, and
compositing.

The software
provides more tools and control for the Content Aware Patch system; provides real-time
interaction editing and a more fluid feel using a powerful new Mercury Graphics
Engine; enables easily editing video; performs automatic tone mapping and
sharpening; and uses improved design tools for better results with fewer steps.

Also included is a
more efficient, modern user interface that puts all focus on images, and sync
settings and preferences for consistent workflows across multiple devices via
Adobe Creative Cloud.

Other features
include:

  • New and re-engineered
    design tools with type styles that enable consistent formatting; vector layers that
    apply strokes and add gradients to vector objects; custom strokes and dashed
    lines that are easily created; and quick layers search.

  • Intuitive video creation
    offering a full range of familiar Photoshop tools and an intuitive set of new
    video tools to create and enhance video clips.

  • A blur gallery
    interface provides on-image and in-context controls 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:

  • a Mercury
    Graphics Engine for 3D;

  • 3D controls with
    UI improvements for more efficient 3D workflows; and

  • 3D effects, including
    reflections and "drag-able" shadows to enhance images.

The new Adobe
Creative Cloud provides a new option for purchasing and experiencing Adobe
software, including Adobe Photoshop CS6. A Creative Cloud membership provides
designers with access to download and install every new Adobe CS6 application
and two new HTML5 products, Adobe Muse and Adobe Edge preview.

The Creative Cloud
powers the integration of creative tablet applications, such as Photoshop Touch,
into everyday work -- seamlessly synchronizing 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.

Adobe Creative Cloud
membership for individuals is $49.99 per month based on annual membership and
$74.99 per month based on month-to-month membership and includes access to
Photoshop CS6 Extended.

A special
introductory offer of $29.99 per month for CS3, CS4, CS5 and CS5.5 individual
customers is also available.