Adobe has released on Wednesday the beta version of Photoshop CS6 completely free to download. It is the first major update to Photoshop in two years as the last update with Creative Suite 5 was released in April 2010.
The free beta version for Mac is about 984 MB in size and that for Windows is 1.7 GB in zip format.
[hana-code-insert name=’StumbleUpon’ /][hana-code-insert name=’Reddit’ /] After downloading the preview, users will be directed to select “Try. I want to try Adobe Photoshop CS6 for a limited time.” Users will then have seven days period to activate the beta version with an Adobe ID login.
Photoshop CS6 has a new 3D editing capabilities and a redesigned dark background user interface. The company has reported that the upcoming version of the photo editing application is composed of a new content-aware patch and re-developed design tools. The software has an improved performance and will be powered by a new Adobe Mercury Graphics Engine, which ensures “near-instant results” from editing tools.
“Photoshop CS6 will be a milestone release that pushes the boundaries of imaging innovation with incredible speed and performance,” Winston Hendrickson, Adobe’s vice president products, Creative Media Solutions, said in a statement.
The final release of the software is “expected” to be released in the first half of this year.