Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Photoshop Facebook poll

A recent poll on Facebook illustrates my point about Adobe's direction with Photoshop.

Here's the post from Photoshop's Facebook page:

"On Friday you shared with us more than 750 features you would add to Photoshop! We greatly appreciate your feedback and want you to know that the most requested feature is already a newly added feature in Photoshop CS6. You can find it under Preferences>File Handling.


Also added to Photoshop CS6:
Type styles is a newly added feature in CS6: http://bit.ly/LsqPV4
Relight: You can relight images using the brand new Lighting Effects in CS6: http://bit.ly/JPvJv3
Bokeh blur: The new Blur Gallery in CS6, in addition to the Lens Blur filter, can also achieve bokeh effects: http://bit.ly/OdetU2


The following features have been available in Photoshop for multiple versions:
Longer history: Choose Preferences>Performance to add up to 1000 undos/history states
Spell check: Spell checking is already there. Edit>Check Spelling.
Canvas rotation: http://adobe.ly/LKUy9R
Remove dust: You can open multiple raw images in Camera Raw, remove dust from the same location via the spot healing brush and synchronizing the setting across all images to batch spot remove.
Edit keyboard shortcuts: You can add a shortcut to any command you like. Edit>Keyboard Shortcuts.
Comment tool: http://adobe.ly/NevWZp
Easy button: Try Photoshop Elements, which has options for "Full" "Quick" and "Guided" ease levels."

You see, the types of features most demanded by its fans aren't really applicable to forensic work. Still and all, I'm taking a wait and see approach to this.

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