Photographers are going to love this little ditty. If you don’t work in raw, which has been described to me as the numbers and science behind digital photos, you aren’t missing out on some amazing editing capabilities.
Adobe posted a YouTube video named “Sneak Peek #1″ on Photoshop’s official channel last week. In the video, senior product manager Bryan O’Neil Hughes gives viewers a glimpse of CS6′s Camera Raw 7.
The first thing you’ll notice is the new Lightroom-like dark theme and the updated tool icons. While the dark theme might be welcomed by some, others can still revert back to the lighter theme (at least for now). Many commenters on Apple Insider and PetaPixel have stated that the new theme makes the software look like Photoshop Elements, the inexpensive, feature-reduced version of the software. While it may share the same darker look, the user interface is still essentially unchanged from previous versions of Photoshop – all the professional tools and elements you have become used to are still in the same locations.
The CS6 Camera Raw feature gives you a massive amount of tools to adjust your not-quite-perfect photos. You can even sharpen images you took on your phone with this tool! And with the camera on the iPhone 4GS capable of capturing images in 8 megapixels, you can make your phone work harder for you.
The video (pointed out by Mashable) is narrated by Adobe senior product manager Brian O’Neil Hughes, and gives a nice look at some new tools that the company expects to include in the next major version of Photoshop. I must say, it’s pretty amazing what he was able to do with the original picture of the Eiffel Tower that he shot with his phone.
In speaking of the new darker interface, Hughes states: “We have a darker interface that allows for a more immersive experience. We’re able to focus on the image and not on the interface itself. Although, fear not, if you want to change the interface to look as it did before, you can do that.”