Adobe Photoshop CS2
With Photoshop CS2 software, the popular File Browser has been upgraded to
Adobe Bridge, which functions as a hub for productivity, imagery and creativity,
providing multi-view file browsing and smooth cross-product integration across
Adobe Creative Suite 2 software. Adobe Bridge also provides access to Adobe
Stock Photos, a new stock photography service that offers users one-stop shopping
-- across five elite stock image providers -- to deliver high-quality,
royalty-free images for layout and design (see separate press release).
The new Camera Raw 3.0 workflow allows settings for multiple raw files to be simultaneously modified. In addition batch processing of raw files, to JPEG, TIFF, DNG or PSD formats, can now be done in the background without launching the main Photoshop executable. Integrated, non-destructive cropping and straightening controls allow raw files to be easily prepared for final output.
Simplifying Photoshop's rich interface, task-based menu presets make it easier to find the features needed for specific work. Users can create their own custom presets, highlighting favorite items and now have the ability to define event-based scripts and time-saving operations that execute automatically when triggered by actions, such as saving or printing a file. Multiple Layer Controls speeds editing, enabling the simultaneous selection and manipulation of numerous layers within a file.
Adobe Photoshop CS2 for Mac OS X version 10.2.8 through 10.3.8, Microsoft Windows
2000 with Service Pack 4 or Windows XP with Service Pack 1 or 2, will begin
shipping in May to customers in the United States and Canada, and will be available
through Adobe Authorized Resellers and the Adobe Store at www.adobe.com/store.
International versions are expected to begin shipping in late May and early
June. Adobe Photoshop CS2 will be available for an estimated street price of
US$599 and licensed users of any previous version of Photoshop can upgrade for
For more detailed information about new features, upgrade policies and pricing, please visit: www.adobe.com/photoshop.