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Get superior results faster with industry-standard
Adobe Photoshop 8 CS software and its integrated Web
production application, Adobe ImageReady CS software.
Graphic and Web designers, photographers, and video
professionals can take advantage of indispensable
features that include improved file management, new
design possibilities, a more intuitive way to create
for the Web, and support for 16-bit images, digital
camera raw data, and non-square pixels. Now you can
create the highest quality images more efficiently
than ever before.
- File metadata search and
Quickly find images without opening files by searching
metadata and new customizable keywords in the File
Browser. Even add custom panels and fields to metadata.
- Onscreen lightbox
Easily sort, compare, and flag images — even
view large, high-quality previews — in the
File Browser's onscreen lightbox.
- New sharing options
Automatically share batches of images from the File
Browser in Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF)
presentations, Web photo galleries, online print
services, Picture Packages, and more.
- Saved Edit Log
Automatically track editing steps and time spent
on Adobe® Photoshop® files for easier client billing,
file audits, and more.
- Filter Gallery
Browse Photoshop filters from the Filter Gallery,
where you can preview stacked effects.
Save time by automating tasks, such as outputting
layers as individual files and saving Layer Comps
as separate pages of an Adobe PDF file. Use built-in
or custom scripts.
- History palette
Experiment freely knowing you can instantly undo
or redo multiple steps with the History palette.
- Actions palette and Droplets
Automate common production tasks by recording editing
steps in the Actions palette, and then processing
batches of files with Droplets.
- Options bar
Instantly access setting options for each tool from
the context-sensitive Options bar.
- Flexible measurement systems
Enter precise numeric values in inches, pixels,
and other measurement systems. Even enter different
measurements on-the-fly without changing global
- Customizable keyboard shortcuts
Customize, save, and print a summary of your ideal
set of keyboard shortcuts, so the functions you
use most are always at your fingertips.
- Customizable How-to Help
Learn basic Photoshop CS concepts without having
to search the Help system. Even create your own
topics to be listed in the Help menu.
- Workspace and tool presets
Customize and save your workspace and tools to instantly
access your personalized Photoshop settings each
time you sit down to work.
- Palette Well
Arrange your desktop to suit the way you work with
the easy-to-access Palette Well.
- Color management guidance
Improved color management help will guide you in
setting up your printers and monitor display for
precise and consistent color.
- Welcome Screen
Easily discover what's new and get more out of Photoshop
8 CS by accessing tutorials, tips, and tricks from
the convenient Welcome Screen.
- Adobe PDF security
Protect your images by assigning passwords to your
Photoshop PDF files, including multipage presentations.
- Multilingual spelling checker
Avoid typos with the built-in spelling checker,
which supports multiple languages and includes convenient
- Cross-platform support
Enjoy a smooth workflow with complete file compatibility
across Macintosh and Windows® platforms.
Enhanced layer control
Achieve sophisticated results by compositing images,
text, and effects on hundreds of layers that you
control by grouping into sets, color coding, and
- Nested layers
Organize your work on up to five levels of nested
layers and maintain them when importing Photoshop
files into Adobe Illustrator® software.
- Layer Comps
Create design variations for clients more efficiently
by saving different combinations of layers within
the same file as Layer Comps.
- Support for extremely large
Create for billboards, bus wraps, technical imaging,
and more by working with images up to 300,000x300,000
pixels and up to 56 channels per file.
- Vector output
Output bitmap images with resolution-independent
text and vector shapes in the same file.
Add written or voice annotations for colleagues
to review in either Photoshop or Adobe Acrobat®
- Special effects filters
Easily experiment and achieve amazing results by
accessing more than 95 special effects filters.
Preview and apply more than one filter at a time
with the new Filter Gallery.
- Vector shapes
Easily create vector-based lines, rectangles, ellipses,
and polygons that you can combine and edit to use
as masks and share with colleagues.
- Artistic brushes
Simulate traditional fine-art techniques with dry
and wet brush effects, pastel, charcoal, and more.
Even use brushes to add special effects such as
grass and leaves.
Create and save custom brushes with dozens of precise
settings, including size, shape, tilt, spacing,
scatter, jitter, and more. Even simulate different
- Spot color and duotone
Produce Adobe PDF files that support duotones and
- Color correction
Improve the color, contrast, and dynamic range of
any image with a comprehensive set of professional
- Match Color command
Achieve a consistent look between package shots,
fashion photos, and more by instantly matching the
color scheme of one image to another.
- Replace Color Brush
Easily change the color of any image area while
retaining the original texture and shading.
- Customizable Picture Packages
Easily showcase your images in an expanded set of
professional-looking Picture Package templates,
which you can now customize.
- Web photo galleries
Quickly display your photos online in Web photo
galleries that can now gather feedback from viewers.
- File Browser tagging
Protect your images by adding key copyright information
in the editable metadata panel of the File Browser.
- Online services
Explore new ways to share your work with direct
access to online services.
Web production with ImageReady
CS Advanced Web capabilities
- Macromedia Flash file export
Use Adobe ImageReady® CS to create Macromedia® Flash™
(SWF) animations, complete with vector artwork and
- Streamlined HTML output
Create leaner, more easily edited HTML with new
controls for nested tables, XHTML, and more.
- Image slicing
Slice complex, layered images and apply appropriate
format and compression settings to each area before
exporting as an HTML table.
- Sharp vector output to
Automatically ensure sharp-looking vector art and
text when optimizing images for the Web.
- Weighted optimization
Smoothly vary compression settings using channels
to display higher quality results in critical image
- Animated GIF creation
Turn layered Photoshop or Illustrator files into
compact GIF animations in a few quick steps.
- Web transparency
Instantly make Web page elements transparent by
simply knocking out one or more colors, which can
easily be restored to their original settings.
- Dithered transparency
Easily apply dithered transparency to Web graphics
for seamless edges that blend into any Web background.
- Enhanced ImageReady user
Create and modify Web designs faster with multiple
object selection, object grouping, and smart guides.
- Improved Photoshop integration
Enjoy quicker, more seamless integration between
Adobe Photoshop and ImageReady, plus automated file
saving and common commands, tools, and shortcuts.
- Web Content palette
Create and edit rollovers and other interactive
Web elements more easily using the new Web Content
- Variable data support
Easily import database and spreadsheet information
to automate the production of Web graphics.
- Conditional Actions
Use if/then statements to make smarter, more powerful
Actions in ImageReady.
- Layers-as-files export
Optimize and export individual layers as separate
files for use in SWF animations and dynamic HTML.
Video and film imagery
- Non-square pixel support
Create and work with different aspect ratios to
accommodate non-square pixels without distortion.
- Guide presets
Easily design using video-specific presets that
show action-safe and title-safe areas of the screen.
- Enhanced 16-bit compositing
Perform more precise matte painting, 3D rendering,
and other advanced film compositing with expanded
support for 16-bit images in core features, including
layers, brushes, and more.
- Layers-to-files export
Quickly integrate layered Photoshop artwork with
a variety of video editing and compositing systems
using the built-in Export Layers to Files command.
- Intel® Pentium® III or
- Microsoft® Windows® 2000
with Service Pack 3 or Windows XP
- 192MB of RAM (256MB recommended)
- 280MB of available hard-disk
- Color monitor with 16-bit
color or greater video card
- 1,024x768 or greater monitor
- CD-ROM drive
- Internet or phone connection
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as this purchase.