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New Photoshop features or improvements

Photoshop CC

  • Multiple shape and path selection
  • Photoshop merged to include "Extended"
  • Conditional actions
  • Camera shake reduction
  • Improved min and max filters
  • System anti-aliasing for type
  • All-new smart sharpen
  • Mercury graphics engine
  • Intelligent up-sampling
  • Adobe camera raw 8 & Adobe camera raw as a filter
  • Editable rounded rectangles and other shapes
  • Improved 3D painting
  • Smart object support for blur gallery and liquify
  • Seperate installation for Bridge

Photoshop CS6

  • Redesigned interface
  • Darker interface (optional)
  • Improved performance in multiple areas
  • New crop tool
  • New filter: Oil Paint
  • More advanced video editing, all Photoshop effects can now be applied to video
  • Improve Camera Raw, plus two new controls (highlight and shadows)
  • New blur gallery: field blur, iris blur, tilt-shift blur
  • Bridge rewritten for 64-bit
  • Background Save and Auto-recovery
  • Adaptive Wide Angle
  • Improved Filter Gallery
  • New Content Aware Move
  • Improvements to paint engine
  • Improvements to working with Shapes
  • New Type menu
  • New Type Styles
  • Vector strokes
  • Dashed lines
  • Skin Tone-Aware selections and masking
  • 3D improvements (Photoshop Extended only)
  • New Search Tool in Layers Palette
  • Performance improvements for Liquify Filter
  • Patch tool now has Content Aware (optional)
  • New Properties panel
  • Improved and expanded GPU acceleration
  • Improved Lighting Effects filter

 

Photoshop CS5

  • Content aware fill
  • Improved painting with new mixer brush, bristle tips and color blend
  • Puppet warp
  • 3D extrusions with Repoussé (only Photoshop Extended)
  • Improved selections with Edge detection
  • Improved HDR with HDR Pro
  • Automatic lens correction
  • Improved sharpen tool with option "protect detail"
  • Camera raw 6
  • Improved eyedropper tool
  • Mini Bridge
  • 64 bit version now also available for Mac
  • Several smaller improvements

 

Photoshop CS4

  • Tabbed document viewing
  • Auto blend for stitched image
  • Adjustments panel
  • Mask panel
  • Vibrance adjustment
  • Content-Aware Scaling
  • Improved Color Range selection tools
  • Improved Dodge, Burn, and Sponge tools
  • Ability to adjust the density (opacity) of a layer mask
  • Ability to add non-destructive feathering to a layer mask
  • CUDO support
  • Smoother painting performance
  • Eyedropper option to sample all layers or just the current layer
  • Flash panels
  • Kuler panel
  • Support for sampling color from fill layers
  • Improved use of video card to improve zoom, pan and rotation
  • Ability to take advantage of OpenGL video processing
  • 3D painting and compositing (only in Photoshop Extended)
  • 3D object and property editing (only in Photoshop Extended)
  • Camera Raw 5
  • 16-bit printing (Mac only; requires OS X 10.5)
  • 64-bits version available (only for Windows)

Photoshop CS3

  • Auto align layers
  • Auto blend for stitched images
  • Device Central 1.0
  • Smart filters (non-destructive filters (including Shadows and Highlight) which you can combine with a mask)
  • Quick selection tool
  • Adjustable Cloning and Healing with preview overlay
  • Zoomify (Google maps style zoom interface for web based images)
  • Improved curves
  • Refine Edge (to modify the edge of any selection)
  • Refined interface (see examples below)
  • Enhanced Brightness/Contrast
  • New advanced Black and White conversion tool
  • Improved print window
  • 2 new blend modes: Lighter Color, Darker Color
  • Enhanced Photo Merge function
  • Enhanced Merge to 23-Bit HDR
  • Enhanced Channel Mixer (filter presets)
  • New Bridge version
  • Improved vanishing point with multiple, adjustable angle perspective planes
  • Camera Raw 4.0

Photoshop CS2

  • Adobe Bridge
  • Vanishing Point
  • Multiple layer control
  • Smart Objects
  • Multi-image digital camera raw file processing
  • Advanced noise reduction
  • 32-bit High Dynamic Range (HDR) support
  • Customizable workspaces and menus
  • Spot Healing Brush
  • Warp Tool
  • One-click red-eye correction
  • WYSIWYG font menu
  • Smart Guides
  • High-capacity RAM compatibility
  • Digital camera and Digital Negative (DNG) support
  • Smart Sharpen
  • Optical lens correction (distort)
  • Spot Healing Brush
  • Help improvements
  • Box, shape and surface blur
  • Reduce Noise
  • Animation (was Imageready)
  • Variables
  • Expanded ability to edit 16-bit files
  • Layer Sets renamed to Layer Groups
  • Enhanced Info Palette
  • Exposure (Image/adjustements)
  • Visible Cursor on 50% gray layers

Photoshop CS

  • Custom Keyboard shortcuts
  • History Log
  • Camera Raw Plugin
  • Match Color
  • Live Histograms
  • Photo Filters
  • Color Replacement Tool
  • Shadow/Highlight
  • Text On Path
  • Layer Comps
  • Large Document Format (PSB) Supporting 300,000x300,000 pixels and 54 channels
  • Non-square pixels
  • Enhanced File Browser
  • Expanded ability to edit 16-bit files
  • Lens Blur filter
  • Customizable help
  • Improved Photomerge
  • Auto-cropping and straightening of multiple images
  • Extended 16-bit support
  • New image interpolation methods: Bicubic Sharper/Smoother
  • Hard mix blending mode

Photoshop 7

  • Context sensitive options bar
  • Tool presets
  • Healing Brush
  • Patch Tool
  • Auto Color
  • Brushes palette
  • Spell check
  • Pattern Maker
  • Redesigned tool bar (colors)
  • Large filter previews
  • Liquify improvements
  • Improved Web-Gallery
  • Improved Picture Package

Photoshop 6

  • Droplets
  • Annotations
  • Docking palettes
  • Type Tool makeover
  • Warp Text

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