Adobe Photoshop CS6 delivers magic that helps you bring your creative vision to life. Edit raw image files and other photos with state-of-the-art photo editing. Create compelling HDR images, black-and-whites, and panoramas. Retouch images with astonishing ease and control. Design anything you can imagine—at amazing speed. Paint and draw naturally and expressively. Even put your ideas in motion by intuitively creating stunning videos.
Adobe Mercury Graphics Engine provides fast performance when editing with key tools.
Photoshop CS6 Highlights
- Experience imaging magic—Correct, refine, and composite images with remarkable ease and control. New Content-Aware features take image retouching to a new level. Get superior results when you crop, correct wide-angle lens curvatures, auto-correct, and more.
- Maximize your creativity—Experience creative breakthroughs with features that expand your visual language. Intuitively create videos within the familiar Photoshop environment. Work more fluidly with new and reengineered design tools. Create custom photographic blurs, and paint and draw more expressively.
- Achieve peak performance—Take full advantage of your hardware’s power and save significant time. Edit at blazingly fast speeds with the new Mercury Graphics Engine. Boost your productivity with new preset migration and sharing, new auto-recovery and background save options, and a modern user interface.
|Adobe Photoshop Features Comparison ||CS5 ||CS6 |
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|Support for Photoshop companion apps ||x ||x |
|Superior HDR imaging and HDR toning ||x ||x |
Quickly enhance your images with powerful Auto Curves, Levels, and Brightness/Contrast controls.
Precisely reposition any image element to create a more visually appealing photo.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and does it work with Photoshop CS6?
A: Photoshop Lightroom software helps you quickly import, process, manage, and showcase volumes of photos. Its tight integration with Photoshop CS6 lets you easily take advantage of unrivaled pixel-level retouching and compositing, giving you a complete professional photography solution.
Q: I use Photoshop. Should I consider stepping up to Photoshop Extended?
A: Adobe Photoshop CS6 Extended software delivers everything in Photoshop CS6 plus tools for creating and editing 3D images and performing quantitative image analysis.* Consider Photoshop Extended if your images are used across a variety of media or if you work in film/video production, architecture, engineering, medicine, scientific research, or manufacturing.
Q: Should I buy Photoshop CS6 or Adobe Creative Suite 6 Design Standard?
A: Photoshop CS6 is the professional standard for digital image editing. If your work involves creating and sharing images within page layouts, you may want to consider Creative Suite 6 Design Standard, which includes Photoshop CS6 as well as Adobe Illustrator CS6, InDesign CS6, and Acrobat X Pro. Smooth integration among the components provides an efficient workflow.
Top New CS6 Features
Content-Aware Patch—Patch images with greater control using Content-Aware Patch, which allows you to choose the sample area Content-Aware will use to create your patch.
Mercury Graphics Engine—See near-instant results when editing with key tools such as Liquify, Puppet Warp, and Crop. The new Mercury Graphics Engine delivers unprecedented responsiveness for a fluid feel as you work.
Bring out the best in your JPEG and raw files with improved processing and an enhanced control set.
New and reengineered design tools—Create superior designs faster. Get consistent formatting with type styles, use vector layers to apply strokes and add gradients to vector objects, easily create custom strokes and dashed lines, quickly search layers, and more.
Intuitive video creation—Bring Photoshop editing power to your video footage. Easily enhance video clips using the full range of familiar Photoshop tools and create movies using an intuitive set of video tools.
All-new Crop tool—Crop images faster and with greater precision using the all-new, nondestructive Crop tool. Rapidly manipulate your images on canvas and see your adjustments happen live thanks to the Mercury Graphics Engine.*
New Blur Gallery—Quickly create photographic blur effects using a simple new interface with on-image controls. Create tilt-shift effects, blur everything and then sharpen one focal point, or vary the blurriness between multiple focal points. The new Mercury Graphics Engine delivers immediate results.*
Quickly create photographic blur effects using a simple new interface with on-image controls.
Preset migration and sharing—Easily migrate your presets, workspaces, preferences, and settings so you can experience Photoshop in the same way on all your computers, share your setup, and bring your customizations from past versions into Photoshop CS6.
Improved auto-corrections—Quickly enhance your images with improved Auto Curves, Levels, and Brightness/Contrast controls. Intelligence from thousands of hand-retouched images is built in to give you a better starting point for making adjustments.
* Some GPU-enabled features are not supported on Windows XP.