Adobe heeft vandaag Photoshop 5.5 aangekondigd:
Adobe Systems Incorporated today announced the newest version of Adobe(R) Photoshop(R), the world's leading professional image editing software. Photoshop 5.5 software once again sets the standard--providing the first integrated solution for professionals who need to produce the highest quality images for both Web and print. Photoshop 5.5 includes Adobe ImageReady(TM) 2.0 software, the cutting-edge Web production component that interacts seamlessly with Photoshop software to provide a complete creative environment. This eliminates the need for customers to use multiple applications, which restricts both creativity and productivity. Adobe Photoshop 5.5 is part of Adobe Systems' complete family of digital imaging products, which includes Adobe Photoshop LE, Adobe PhotoDeluxe(R), and Adobe ActiveShare.(TM)
Consistent Adobe Tools
"Photoshop 5.5 really helps me transport my print designs to the Web," said Andy Makely, a Senior Graphic Designer for USWeb/CKS in Atlanta. "With one click, my design jumps from Photoshop into ImageReady and I'm ready to slice it up, optimize the images and save everything as HTML. Being able to preview my work in a browser from ImageReady is the icing on the cake. This kind of integration really streamlines the Web design process."
Create Superior Web Graphics
Expand Creative Possibilities
Adobe Photoshop 5.5 software addresses the tedious and time-consuming task of image-masking with the new Background Eraser and the Extract Image command. Users can quickly create instant transparency with the color decontamination capabilities of these tools so images can be cleanly composited on another background, saving hours of working with complex selections. Photoshop 5.5 software's new creativity features extend even further with the new Art History Brush, which allows users to create an entirely new genre of images by interactively applying realistic paint strokes.
Adobe Photoshop 5.5, when paired with Adobe GoLive(R) software, provides a complete professional Web solution. Photoshop also features tight integration with the family of award-winning Adobe solutions--including Adobe After Effects(R), Adobe Illustrator(R), Adobe InDesign(TM), and Adobe Premiere(R)--to enable users to create compelling designs, digital imagery and motion graphics for the Web, multimedia and print.
Pricing and Availability
Adobe Photoshop 5.5 is expected to ship in July for an estimated street price of $609 (U.S.). Registered Photoshop 5.0 and ImageReady 1.0 users in North America will be able to upgrade for the special estimated promotional price of $129 (U.S.) after rebate until May 2000. All other registered users of previous versions of Adobe Photoshop will be able to upgrade for an estimated street price of $199 (U.S.). For more information customers can call 1-800-492-3623 or visit http://www.adobe.com/prodindex/photoshop/main.html.