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Adobe Photoshop Now Retina-Friendly, Creative Cloud Sees Major Updates

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A couple of weeks ago we shared a rumor that today would be the day Adobe officially announced a few major improvements to Photoshop CS6, including support for Apple’s Retina display. Well, as luck (or good sources) would have it, we weren’t wrong. This morning Adobe announced several exciting updates to Photoshop and Creative Cloud.

With the exception of Retina support, which is being offered as a free update to perpetual license (e.g. boxed copy) customers as well, the rest of the improvements are rolling out to Adobe’s 300K+ paid Creative Cloud customers first.

These exclusive updates include Smart Object support for Blur Gallery and Liquify, workflow time-savers (e.g. crop tool refinements), improved live previews of shadow effects, support for conditional actions (i.e. if this, then that), and additional control over illumination using 32-bit color picker to create glow effects.

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Additionally, those photogs sharing physical studio space can now share the virtual kind as well. Today’s update also makes team subscriptions a reality, allowing you and and your work buddies to jump in together and create a virtual workgroup.

The service will run each team member $70 per month, and for the extra $20 (individual memberships are still $50/month if you don’t qualify for any of their discounts) you’ll get access to admin tools, expert support, 100GB of cloud storage per team member (instead of 20GB), and centralized controls.

All of the updates essentially come “free,” meaning that you won’t have to pay any more today to jump on the Creative Cloud bandwagon than you did yesterday. If you’re a new individual user you’ll pony up $50/month with an annual contract, active CS3 and above users get the first year for only $30/month, and students can subscribe for that same price indefinitely.

Of course, there were more updates announced than we covered here, so if you want all of the juicy details, check out the entire release for yourself here.

P.S. Adobe Creative Cloud is on a tear. At a press event we attended recently, Adobe revealed that the Creative Cloud signed 200,000 paid members in just 4 months, with 80% of the members opting for the annual plan. The service is seeing 8,000 new subscriptions every week.

Rumor: Retina Display Support Coming to Photoshop on December 11

Rumor: Retina Display Support Coming to Photoshop on December 11 retina1

Back in August, Adobe announced that HiDPI display support — including for Apple’s Retina displays — would be coming to Photoshop CS6 sometime this fall. If the rumors floating around are true, we may only be about two weeks away from the official announcement date.

Adobe will be holding a special Create now event on December 11 to unveil new updates to Photoshop. The company released this teaser video yesterday that offers a sneak peek at the things that will be announced:

Tech blogs immediately began pointing out that the person in the video appears to be using Photoshop CS6 on an Apple MacBook Pro that’s equipped with a Retina display, and that the program appears to be taking advantage of the high resolution — at least in the brief moments in which the camera zooms in at the screen.

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Here’s a screen grab that shows various Photoshop icons with what appears to be Retina resolution:

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You might remember that earlier this month Adobe already released a tester version of Lightroom that has partial Retina support.

The upcoming support will be great news for photographers who have been frustrated over the lack of fine detail when post-processing photos in CS6, with some calling the software “unusable” on HiDPI displays for many common edits (e.g. sharpening).

(via Macotakara via 9to5Mac)


Windows 7 to be the Min. Requirement for All Future Photoshop Versions

This news might not be very relevant to most of you, but Adobe has announced that future versions of Photoshop will not be compatible with Windows XP. In a post published to its blog late last week, the company writes,

The Photoshop team would like to provide advanced notice that Photoshop CS6 (13.0) will be the last major version of Photoshop to support Windows XP. (Photoshop CS6 does not support Windows Vista.) In addition, all subsequent Photoshop feature updates specifically for Creative Cloud members will no longer support Windows XP. Leveraging advances available on newer operating systems and hardware allows us to deliver significantly better performance, and focus our innovation efforts around the areas of the greatest benefit to our customers.

As the post states, CS6 already doesn’t support Vista, so you’ll need to have at least Windows 7 from here on out. It says that relying on the latest operating systems allows the software to receive better improvements in its features, since the eliminating backwards compatibility gives the developers one less thing to worry about.

(via John Nack)

Adobe Says Retina Support is Coming to Photoshop CS6 and Lightroom 4

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New uber-high-resolution HiDPI displays like Apple’s Retina display are amazing to look at, but aren’t very useful unless 3rd party software makers optimize their programs to support the technology. If you’re a photographer that has already shelled out a few G’s on a Retina-equipped Macbook Pro, you’re probably disappointed with the fact that Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom aren’t optimized for the display. In fact, some photographers are finding the display unusable for professional photo editing due to the difference in detail between apps optimized for Retina and those that aren’t.

If that’s you, Adobe’s announcement today will be music to your ears: Photoshop CS6 will support HiDPI displays in the next few months, and Lightroom 4 support is on the way as well.

After testing the Macbook Pro’s Retina display with Adobe Photoshop CS5 earlier this year, photographer Brian Hawkins wrote,

[...] I experimented with Photoshop CS5 instead. I opened a full-resolution JPG in Preview and then opened the same photo in CS5. I compared how the CS5 (non-Retina) looked to the Preview (Retina) version in the background. The Preview version was a 100% crop and the CS5 version was viewed at 50% to match scale. The difference in fine detail is very noticeable. Have a look for yourself at the full resolution version of this upload. In my opinion, it will not be possible to do detailed photo editing such as sharpening on a Retina display until Adobe updates its products for Retina graphics.

Photoshop and other non-Retina-capable applications think they’re working with a 1440×900 display, so that is the graphic the program is generating. Meanwhile, the Mac knows it needs to scale all that up to 2880×1800. This is done by taking each pixel and expanding it to a four pixel area on screen (called pixel-doubling, since each linear dimension is doubled). That’s why it looks pixelated. Adobe is working to update this for CS6, but no word on when. I hope Lightroom isn’t far behind.

Here’s the side-by-side comparison Hawkins is referring to (we don’t need to tell you which is Preview and which is Photoshop):

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Huge difference, right?

Adobe says that CS6 will support Retina come fall, that Lightroom isn’t far behind, and that support for a wide range of CS6 products will arrive in the coming months as well.

Image credit: MBP Retina CS5 Test by BrianHawkins

Adobe CS6 Released Today, Creative Cloud Coming May 11th

The big news spreading across the internet is that Adobe CS6 officially released today. The announcement, which confirms previous rumors of a May 7th ship date, came late last night and means that we can all finally get our hands on Content-Aware Move and all of the other features we’ve been dying to try.

Those who want to opt for Creative Cloud will have to wait a few more days, however, as Adobe has announced that it won’t be going live with the subscription version of its service until May 11th.

Adobe Announces CS6, $50/Month Cloud-Based Subscription Service

Adobe is currently holding the launch event for the highly anticipated Creative Suite 6 in San Francisco today, making it a big day for Photoshop enthusiasts everywhere. Official release will be coming “within 30 days” according to Adobe, but the event has revealed enough to whet our appetites and give us some pricing options we can chew over.

Regular pricing for CS6 held no surprises. Photoshop CS6 will run you the usual $699 while Photoshop CS6 Extended weighs in at $999; the full master collection price also remains unchanged at $2,599.

The biggest announcement of the day, however, has to do with Adobe Creative Cloud. The subscription service came as a surprise when it was first announced last year, and now that the details have been released it looks to be a better deal than many of us thought. For only $50 per month — $30 for students, teachers, and for a limited time CS3 users and above — Creative Cloud users get unlimited access to every CS6 Master Collection application, including Photoshop Extended. Creative Cloud doesn’t stop there either. It also comes with 20GB online storage and has been integrated with Photoshop Touch, allowing users to pull up and work on projects on their iPad and then continue them later on their computer.

Of course, there is a catch. In order to cash in on the $50 monthly rate (or $30 educational/limited time discount rate) you’ll have to sign up for an entire year in advance, bringing your total to $600. It’s still cheaper than buying even the regular version of Photoshop, but if it’s the only Master Collection app you’ll be using — and you plan to use it for a long time — then it might be a good idea to go ahead and shell out the grand it’ll take to buy Extended outright. Those who don’t want to be tied town to a year-long commitment can also opt for the $75 month-to-month plan.

If you’re interested (and let’s be honest, aren’t we all?) pre-orders start today, with estimated delivery on May 7th.

(via Adobe via The Verge)