It’s been two years since Adobe unveiled a new version of Photoshop, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the company’s engineers have been toiling away behind the scenes on a major update. The outfit’s clearly ready to start showing off the fruits of its labor, though, as it just unveiled the beta version of CS6. All told, the outfit’s added 65 user-feedback-inspired features, including a new crop tool, expanded video editing options, auto recovery and the ability to search for specific layers. Fans of the dotted lines in Illustrator now get the same vector tools in Photoshop. Additionally, every slider for the Camera Raw 7.0 plug-in (exposure, contrast, etc.) has a freshly tweaked algorithm. And for anyone who’s ever looked on helplessly as Photoshop locked itself up during a long file save, projects can now save in the background while you work on other things. Looking for more info? A brief rundown of the beta and a full list of new features awaits just past the break.
Gallery: Adobe Photoshop CS6 beta screenshots
Adobe unveils Photoshop CS6 beta with redesigned UI and 65 new features, download it for free today originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 22 Mar 2012 00:01:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.