Feeds

Supermodel-fiddling tool Photoshop CS6 flinged in free beta

Hide those blemishes, play with video editing

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

Adobe has lobbed out its latest refresh of Photoshop as a free download for Windows and Mac users. Photoshop CS6 beta will run for a limited time until the product launches in the summer.

It's not first time Adobe has released a major product as a free public download - Lightroom and a few previous versions of Photoshop have come out as public betas.

"We're really keen to get people's feedback on this," the Adobe spokeswoman told El Reg.

The beta of CS6 comes a month after the company posted a drop in quarterly profits from its products division, and six months after Adobe announced plans to lay off 750 employees. CS5.5 had lower take-up than expected, and Adobe attributed the disappointing sales figures to customers choosing to wait for CS6.

Photoshop CS6 has a new interface, boasts enhanced "content-aware" Patch capability for blending pixels to disappear blemishes, and what it describes as "blazingly fast performance" on key tools such as Liquify, Warp and (believe it or not) Crop, speeded up by a new Mercury Graphics engine in the software. New design tools enforce consistent formatting with type styles and there's medium video editing capabilities and a search option for layers.

Several features that will end up in Photoshop CS6's Extended version, but not Photoshop CS6 standard, have been packed into the beta version, including 3D image editing and quantitative image analysis capabilities.

You can grab it here. ®

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

Whitepapers

Why cloud backup?
Combining the latest advancements in disk-based backup with secure, integrated, cloud technologies offer organizations fast and assured recovery of their critical enterprise data.
A strategic approach to identity relationship management
ForgeRock commissioned Forrester to evaluate companies’ IAM practices and requirements when it comes to customer-facing scenarios versus employee-facing ones.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Internet Security Threat Report 2014
An overview and analysis of the year in global threat activity: identify, analyze, and provide commentary on emerging trends in the dynamic threat landscape.
Top 5 reasons to deploy VMware with Tegile
Data demand and the rise of virtualization is challenging IT teams to deliver storage performance, scalability and capacity that can keep up, while maximizing efficiency.