Adobe Photoshop CS6 for Windows is the industry-standard tool for professional digital image editing. Greatly expanded for this CS6 version, the software's tool set now includes a Content-Aware Patch, which lets you pick a sample area to be used to fix problem areas, with sophisticated pixel blending to keep everything looking natural.
Photoshop uses a powerful layer-based approach for image editing. Using layers allows you to make adjustments to images without modifying aspects of an original. You can modify layer opacity and order, aiding in compositing tasks. Photoshop keeps track of each change you make to an image, allowing you to undo actions with ease. With CS6 you can now search layers, and use layers to modify vector graphics (adding gradients, for instance) in the same ways you use layers with photographic imagery.
Image editing is now accelerated by the Mercury Graphics Engine, which leverages technology from the playback engine that drives the video-editing application Premiere Pro. The Mercury Graphics Engine of Photoshop CS6 powers the blur gallery, the crop tool, and the Lighting Effects Gallery. Other performance enhancements include background saving, which allows you to continue working while large files are being saved, and auto-recovery, which automatically saves your work every 10 minutes to safeguard it against any system crashes.
Of course Photoshop CS6 includes all the familiar features that you've come to expect from this ubiquitous program, including HDR image creation, color-correction tools, support for a broad range of file types including RAW images, and compositing. Tightly integrated with Adobe Lightroom, Photoshop is a must-have program for any serious photographer, designer, or digital artist.
|Minimum System Requirements||
Intel Pentium 4 or AMD Athlon 64 processor
Microsoft Windows XP with Service Pack 3, Windows 7 with Service Pack 1 or Windows 8
1 GB of RAM (3 GB recommended) for 32 bit; 2 GB of RAM (8 GB recommended) for 64 bit
8.5 GB of available hard-disk space for installation; additional free space required during installation (cannot install on removable flash storage devices)
1024 x 768 display (1280 x 800 recommended) with 16-bit color and 256 MB of VRAM
OpenGL 2.0-capable system
DVD-ROM drive compatible with dual-layer DVDs
Adobe Flash Player 10 software required to export SWF files
This software will not operate without activation. Broadband Internet connection and registration are required for software activation, validation of subscriptions, and access to online services. Phone activation is not available.
Note: Microsoft Update KB930627 is required for Adobe Acrobat for Windows XP with Service Pack 2 (64 bit).