Adobe Photoshop Extended CS6 Image Editing Software for Macintosh

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About Adobe CS6

Adobe® Photoshop® CS6 Extended delivers all the imaging magic in Photoshop CS6 plus 3D graphic design and image analysis tools.* Easily create rich 3D artwork, and enhance your 3D scenes with shadows, lighting, and animation. Retouch images with utter precision, control, and speed. Create vibrant videos and design anything you can imagine using intuitive tools. Paint and draw naturally and expressively. And get blazingly fast performance with the Mercury Graphics Engine.

* 3D features and some GPU-enabled features are not supported on Windows XP.

TOP NEW FEATURES IN ADOBE® PHOTOSHOP® CS6 EXTENDED

Content-Aware Patch Patch images with greater control using Content-Aware Patch. Simply choose the patch area and Content-Aware technology will fill in the missing area.

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.*

3D controls at your fingertips Intuitively create 3D artwork with a vastly simplified user interface that eliminates the need for tools.* Use in-context, on-canvas controls to manipulate cages for 3D extrusions, change scene and object orientation, and edit lights.

New and reengineered design tools Create superior designs faster. Get consistent formatting with type styles, usevector layers to apply str okes and add gradients to vector objects, easily create custom strokes and dashed lines, quickly search layers, and more.

All-new Crop tool Crop images faster and with greater precision using the all-new, nondestructive Crop tool. Manipulate your images on canvas, and take advantage of the Mercury Graphics Engine to see your adjustments happen live.

New reflections and draggable shadows Quickly achieve 3D realism by adding and enhancing shadows and reflections on your ground plane.* Drag a shadow to reposition the light source, and easily edit ground reflections, shadows, and other effects.

Background save Keep on working even while saving the largest of Photoshop files in the background a performance improvement that can help your productivity soar.

Auto-recovery Let the auto-recovery option work behind the scenes to save your edits without interrupting your progress. A copy of your work is saved every 10 minutes and recovered in the event of an unexpected shutdown.

Easy alignment and distribution of 3D objects Create rich 3D scenes in less time now that you can automatically align 3D objects to the vanishing point in your image and manipulate a group of 3D objects at one time using a new multiselect option.*

3D performance boost Experience enhanced performance throughout your 3D workflows.* View shadows and reflections in all editing modes; quickly render final work in Adobe RayTrace mode thanks to the Mercury Graphics Engine; and much more.

Intuitive video creation Bring Photoshop editing power to your video footage. Easily enhance any clip using the full range of familiar Photoshop tools, and create entire videos using an intuitive new set of video tools.

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.

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 Mercury Graphics Engine delivers immediate results.*

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.

Adobe Photoshop Camera Raw 7 plug-in Bring out the best in your JPEG and raw files with improved processing and an enhanced control set; reveal every detail in the highlights of an image while still retaining rich detail in the shadows; and much more.

Adaptive wide angle Easily straighten objects that appear curved in panoramas or photos shot with fisheye or wide-angle lenses. New on-canvas tools use the physical characteristics of individual lenses to automatically correct curvatures, and the Mercury Graphics Engine gives you near-instant results.*

Dozens of user-inspired improvements Save time with more than 65 new creativity and productivity enhancements thatoriginated as suggestions from Photoshop users via Facebook, Twitter, and more.

Modern interface Work with a fresh, elegant Photoshop interface featuring dark background options that make your images pop, and benefit from hundreds of design touches that create a smoother, more consistent editing experience.

Skin tone aware selections and masking Create better selections and masks with a new option that isolates skin tones and faces in your photos, enabling you to easily adjust skin tones or, conversely, preserve them while you adjust the color ofeverything else.

Compatibility with Adobe mobile apps Extend your creativity beyond Photoshop CS6 with Adobe Touch Apps and Photoshop companion apps (sold separately). Intuitive touchscreen features provide ease of use and precise control for a variety of creative tasks.?

Flexible render modes for shadows Work more fluidly now that you can preview shadows in both GL and Adobe RayTrace render modes.*

Accurate 3D object merge Accurately merge multiple 3D objects in a single scene so they can interact with the same lighting and cameras.*

Alternate views Easily view your 3D artwork from multiple angles while editing.*

Enhanced 3D animation Animate all 3D properties including cameras, lights, materials, and meshes using the Animation timeline. Final rendering performance is now much improved during export of your 3D animation.*

3D stereo viewing and printing Easily import common stereo formats, such as JPS and MPO, into the 3D pipeline, and make simple adjustments to set depth and range. View a stereo image on stereo monitors or TVs, or print it as a lenticular 3D image.*

Adobe Flash® Professional 3D export Easily export 3D artwork in Adobe Flash Professional 3D format for viewing inweb browsers.* Also export 3D artwork assets for use in Adobe Flash Builder® software.

3D sketch and cartoon presets Click once to give your 3D objects the look of sketches or cartoons, and automatically create sketch presets by creating any brush stroke.*

Improved 3D extrusion engine Create stunning 3D logos and artwork from any text layer, selection, path, or layer mask with the improved 3D extrusion engine, which offers faster editing, on-canvas controls, and better beveling options.*

Type styles Save time and ensure a consistent look with type styles, which let you apply formatting to selected characters, lines, or paragraphs o f text with a single click.

Vector layers Use vector layers to apply strokes and even add gradients to vector objects.

Sharper vector rendering Get sharper rendering by clicking once to snap the edges of vector objects to pixels.

Custom strokes and dashed lines Easily create custom strokes and dashed lines.

Layer search Use layer search capabilities to quickly zero in on the layer you need.

Lighting Effects Gallery Get better performance and results with the new, 64-bit Lighting Effects Gallery. The plug-in is powered by the Mercury Graphics Engine and offers on-canvas controls and previews that make it easier to visualize your lighting enhancements.*

Scripted Patterns Generate geometric pattern fills faster with Scripted Patterns.

Revolutionary erodible brushes Draw more naturally and realistically using drawing tips that erode as you work. Endlessly wear down and sharpen a charcoal pencil or pastel to create different effects, and save favorite blunted tips as presets.

Oil painting filter Quickly give your work the look of an oil painting with the Mercury Graphics Engine accelerated Oil Painting filter.* Control the style of your brush as well as the direction and shine of your lighting for a superior look.

Enhanced airbrush tips Create realistic airbrush effects using fluid, lifelike controls and granular paint particles.

New painting presets Simplify painting with new presets that offer a good starting point for creating realistic painting effects.

Brush enhancements Paint more naturally by manually changing the rotation of your paint brush with your mouse. Dynamically resize your brushes with shortcuts, and take advantage of the Mercury Graphics Engine to fluidly adjust opacity or hardness.*

10-bit deep color support Get a more accurate representation of how your images will appear in film with 10-bit monitor support. See just the pixels you've captured, reduce or eliminate the need for dithering, and reduce contouring or banding.?

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Accurate colors (6),Easy to install (4),Good power output (4),Versatile (4),Easy to navigate (3)
Cons:
Difficult to navigate (3),Pricey / poor value (3)
Best Uses:
Professional quality (6),Home use (4)
Reviewer Profile:
Quality oriented (10)

Adobe CS6 Features

  • 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.
  • Create 3D graphics with ease: Dive into 3D graphics creation with a vastly simplified workflow that offers intuitive on-canvas and in-context scene editing.* Easily drag shadows into place, animate 3D objects, and create and render artwork more quickly with the new Mercury Graphics Engine.

Adobe CS6 Reviews

Review Snapshot®

 
3.8

(based on 13 reviews)

61%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

Reviewed by 13 customers

 
2.0

hard 2 use

By

from pinetop az

photo

 
5.0

Photoshop CS6 Rocks!

By

from St. Louis, MO  -  Quality Oriented

New tools like Content Aware make this version worth the $$$. I don't care if Lightroom can do 90% of what CS6 can do. I care about the LAST 10% (and I use Lightroom). Plus, I got the REAL version of CS6, not the Cloud.

 
5.0

cs6 hot item great price

By

from harrisburg,pa.  -  Quality Oriented

best photo software on market. you get what you pay for the best isn't cheap.

 
5.0

Excellent for Photgraphers and Artists

By

from Private  -  Quality Oriented

Great product for business and professional photographers, adds speed to your work while helping you improve as a photographer and quality in your finish images. Easy to navigate and to understand many tutorials out there to help you learn the product. Have been a fan of photoshop since version 3.0

 
5.0

Complicated, but incredibly powerful.

By

from Everett, WA  -  Quality Oriented

Only used it for a week,but it has turned average shots into very nice show pics. Beyond the surface it's very powerful, more than I could even scratch the surface of in a week. I would highly recommend it!

 
5.0

This is an excellent product!

By

from Hawaii  -  Quality Oriented

Photoshop is the best! I hope they don't forget the huge user base of non-cloud people.

 
5.0

Everything I Expected

By

from Seattle, WA  -  Quality Oriented

Photoshop CS6 is the standard, bar none! I used Photoshop about 7 years ago than started using open source, thinking it was a better way to go. However, using CS6 has shown why this tool is the industry standard. A real selling factor is its Wacom tablet integration. Works right out of the box. The hundreds of brushes and learning videos on-line are a plus too. This is a full featured product and as such is not the easiest tool to learn if you have not used it before. However, the tool does have UI settings that emulate Photoshop Essentials, as well as other settings for painting, etc. Start with the Essentials settings and you cannot go wrong. Finally, this is an expensive piece of software, but you get a fantastic, solid application that is industry standard. Adorama offered a great price and fast shipping right to my door. Great service!

 
5.0

Great program

By

from Wenatchee,Washington  -  Quality Oriented

A great program but a little high in price. Mostly I use it for pulling elements out to use in aftereffects and photo editing but I find myself leaning more to lightroom4 for my photos. Still I love using it and all the new features of 6

 
4.0

Lightroom delivers

By

from CO  -  Quality Oriented

Great software. Delivers what i expected, however for first time users it wasnt exactly the easiest to set up properly to interact with external editors. There is a relatively steep learning curve, definitely take your time getting comfortable with it before you jump in with any sort of business use.

 
5.0

Perfect companion to LR4

By

from Forest Grove, OR  -  Value Oriented

I use this product as a compliment to LR4. It allows me to do HDR photography, panoramas, brenizer method, etc. I don't get very into post processing(I believe you should get it right in the camera), so I enjoy the automatic features because it doesn't require me to take a photoshop class. The main complaints with this program is the price. Even for the student price, it still hurts the pockets.

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