New Look for Photoshop

The new CS6 interface looks very similar to Apple’s Aperture interface

While still in early beta stages, Adobe appears to be working on a new interface for the next version of Photoshop. In addition to the new appearance, Photoshop CS6 will feature new 3D tools, healing brush and red-eye reduction enhancements, and a perspective cropping tool. AppleInsider has more details and screenshots.

New Firmware for Nikon D7000, D5100

New “B” firmware for the Nikon D7000, v1.03, as well as firmware v1.01 for the D5100, corrects several bugs, most notably problems recognizing certain memory cards.

Important Adobe News

Adobe has just announced substantial changes in upgrade pricing and policies for their very popular Creative Suite software.

For several years, the company has offered a “three-versions-back” upgrade policy – meaning anyone who owned a prior CS product up to three major versions back would be eligible for discounted upgrade pricing when moving up to the latest release.

Adobe now says that will be ending.

Starting in 2012 when CS6 comes out, Adobe will be changing to a “one-version-back” policy – meaning to receive a price break when upgrading to CS6, you need to already be on either CS5 or CS5.5.

So, what does this mean for anybody still running CS2, CS3, or CS4?  Basically, if you want to upgrade later or have been waiting for CS6, it will cost you full price.

If you want to stay current and do not have CS5 or 5.5, Adobe is offering a 20% discount through December 31, 2011, which will qualify you for upgrade pricing when CS6 is released.