Film and Video Professionals Hail New Adobe Photoshop CS2
Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced that Adobe® Photoshop® CS2, a major upgrade to the professional industry standard for digital image editing and creation, will be showcased at the National Association of Broadcasters conference in Las Vegas, April 16-19. Announced on April 4 and available in May 2005, Photoshop CS2 builds on the software’s role as an essential tool for film and broadcast production. Industry professionals are already hailing Photoshop CS2 software’s advanced film and video features (see quote sheet addendum) and improved power, precision and control for creating high-impact, broadcast-quality images and effects. At NAB, Adobe will give live demos and offer free 30-day trials of Photoshop CS2.
Photoshop CS2 includes powerful new creativity tools and productivity enhancements that allow production teams to get impressive results while minimizing tedious graphic and photo retouching time. The new Vanishing Point tool allows users to clone, paint and transform image objects while retaining visual perspective, dramatically reducing the number of steps needed to create realistic effects. Photoshop CS2 software’s ability to create and edit 32-Bit High Dynamic Range (HDR) images is ideal for those users doing compositing of 3D rendered scenes for motion pictures.
“When it comes to creating entire digital worlds for film, we already can’t imagine life without Photoshop CS2,” said Stu Maschwitz, co-founder and chief technology officer at The Orphanage, one of the nation’s premiere mid-sized production companies. “The Vanishing Point feature in Photoshop CS2 is the best thing to happen for digital matte painters since the introduction of Photoshop itself. Painting in true perspective is essential for this kind of work, and Vanishing Point makes that a snap.”
Adobe Photoshop CS2 introduces numerous other features designed to address the need to work as creatively and efficiently as possible. FireWire Previews are now available so projects can be viewed on a television monitor through a new direct export feature during the creation process. Smart Objects allow users to scale and transform images and vector illustrations without losing image quality – as well as create linked duplicates of embedded graphics – so that a single edit updates across multiple iterations. In addition, the new Adobe Bridge, included with Photoshop CS2, makes it easy to organize, find and preview a wide range of media formats, including video.
“Adobe Photoshop CS2 offers a number of key enhancements tailored for motion graphics professionals. Among the most unique improvements are the ability to use 32-bit High Dynamic Range (HDR) editing that lets filmmakers immediately incorporate images from standard digital cameras, and Smart Objects,” said Rob Legato, visual effects supervisor, The Aviator. “Adobe continues focusing its development efforts on the needs of professional filmmakers with each new version.”
Adobe Photoshop CS2 Makes Public Debut at NAB
Photoshop CS2 can be seen ahead of its availability, April 16 – 19 at NAB 2005 in Las Vegas. Adobe product representatives will be on hand to demonstrate the new features and answer questions. Please visit the Adobe booth (#SL313) for live demos and to receive a free 30-day trial version of Photoshop CS2. In addition, Adobe vice president of digital video and audio, Steve Saylor, will present a Super Session on Tuesday, April 19 at 10:15 a.m., discussing the latest trends in global business and consumer demand for video content.
Pricing and Availability
Adobe Photoshop CS2 for Mac OS X version 10.2.8 through 10.3.8, Microsoft® Windows® 2000 with Service Pack 4 or Windows XP with Service Pack 1 or 2, will begin shipping in May to customers in the United States and Canada, and will be available through Adobe Authorized Resellers and the Adobe Store at www.adobe.com/store. International versions are expected to begin shipping in late May and early June. Adobe Photoshop CS2 will be available for an estimated street price of US$599 and licensed users of any previous version of Photoshop can upgrade for US$149. For more detailed information about new features, upgrade policies and pricing, please visit: www.adobe.com/photoshop. Adobe Photoshop CS2 is also available as part of Adobe Creative Suite 2.
About Adobe Systems Incorporated
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- Posted at April 14th, 2005 07:00pm
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