Adobe has released their new version of Photoshop dubbed Photoshop CC (Creative Cloud). Don’t go looking for this version to buy however because it is only available for those who have signed up for the Adobe Creative Cloud subscription.
The most notable new feature to Photoshop CC is the Shake Reduction filter, which is found in in the Sharpen menu of Filters. This feature allows you to remove some of the blur that comes from shooting at a slow shutter speed and moving your camera ever so slightly. Another new feature is Adobe Camera Raw can now be used as a filter. This lets you access the Raw control panel for your jpeg images.
Other notable features are Smart Sharpen upgrade, Dynamic round corners for shapes, smart object liquify, 3D layer enhancements and more. For a full list of new features, or to join Adobe Creative Cloud, go to Adobe.com.
Adobe has just released Lightroom 5, the latest version of its professional photography software for OS X and Windows. Biggest editing features of this version are radial gradients, a new healing brush, and automatic straightening of distorted images (a feature called Upright).
$149 for a new license, $79 for an upgrade from any version of Lightroom, and, naturally, free as part of its Creative Cloud subscription service.
Digital Imaging Evangelist for Adobe, Julieanne Kost walks you through new features, workflows and enhancements in this latest release of Lightroom 5 in this series of videos.
Adobe just announced several major changes to their software. To take advantage however, you need to subscribe to their Creative Cloud.
In Adobe’s transition from Creative Suite to Creative Cloud, subscribers get a slate of extra services for their $50 monthly subscription. Access to Sync services, 20GB of online storage, automatic cross-platform downloading and updates to all programs in the suite, and training are some of the benefits built into subscriptions.
Photoshop CC (Creative Cloud) is the first version unilaterally tied to Adobe’s Creative Cloud subscription service. There’s no numbering system — at least for now. It’s just called Adobe CC.
Another major change is that Photoshop Extended, the more expensive Photoshop package that included 3D capability and sophisticated image analysis tools has now been merged into Photoshop CC. Now, there is just one Photoshop.
Although not released until June, here are some of the new features you can expect in the new Photoshop CC :
- All-new Smart Sharpen: Photoshop CC analyzes image data to maximize clarity and minimize noise and halo. A range of new editable options lets you fine-tune images to get richer textures, crisper edges and more distinct details.
- Intelligent Upsampling: Preserve detail and sharpness while enlarging images for different print sizes. The new upsampling tool retains edge detail and reduces the noise and artifacts normally associated with enlarging images.
- Camera Shake Reduction: Save shots you thought were lost due to camera motion. Whether your blur was caused by slow shutter speed or a long focal length, Camera Shake Reduction analyzes the trajectory of the camera shake and helps restore sharpness.
- Editable Rounded Rectangles: Creating shapes has never been so flexible. The ability to resize and re-edit shapes after they’ve been created is one of the most-requested features added to Photoshop CC. Web designers will also be able to export CSS data from files to use later.
- Adobe Camera Raw 8 and ACR as a filter: Apply new effects to your images with ACR’s new Advanced Healing Brush, Radial Gradient and Upright tools. Adobe Camera Raw’s powerful tools can now be used as a filter, allowing you to use controls like Clarity, Noise reduction and Temperature on any layer at any time.
If you are currently using Lightroom, Adobe will continue support without cloud subscription.
More info on Adobe.com.
Adobe announced the release of Lightroom 4.4 and DNG converter 7.4 software updates. The updates add support for new lenses and over 20 new cameras, including the Nikon D7100 and Coolpix A, Sony Alpha SLT-A58, Fujifilm X100s and X20, Canon EOS Rebel T5i (700D) and SL1 (100D), and the new Leica M rangefinder. They’ve also improved RAW image conversions for Fujifilm X-Trans and EXR sensor cameras.
Lightroom 4.4 – Windows
Lightroom 4.4 – Mac
Adobe Camera Raw is 10 years old today and the folks over at Adobe are celebrating. Read more here.