Photoshop Extended uses a powerful layer-based approach for image editing. Using layers allows you to make adjustments to images without modifying aspects of an original. You can modify layer opacity and order, aiding in compositing tasks. Photoshop keeps track of each change you make to an image, allowing you to undo actions with ease. With CS6 you can now search layers, and use layers to modify vector graphics (adding gradients, for instance) in the same ways you use layers with photographic imagery.
Image editing is now accelerated by the Mercury Graphics Engine, which leverages technology from the playback engine that drives the video-editing application Premiere Pro. The Mercury Graphics Engine of Photoshop Extended CS6 powers the blur gallery, the crop tool, 3D rendering, and the Lighting Effects Gallery. Other performance enhancements include background saving, which allows you to continue working while large files are being saved, and auto-recovery, which automatically saves your work every 10 minutes to safeguard it against any system crashes.Of course Photoshop Extended CS6 includes all the familiar features that you've come to expect from this ubiquitous program, including HDR image creation, color-correction tools, support for a broad range of file types including RAW images, and 2D & 3D compositing. Tightly integrated with Adobe Lightroom, Photoshop Extended is a must-have program for any serious photographer, designer, or digital artist.
|System Requirements||Intel Pentium 4 or AMD Athlon 64 processor Microsoft Windows XP with Service Pack 3 or Windows 7 with Service Pack 1 1GB of RAM 1GB of available hard-disk space for installation; additional free space required during installation (cannot install on removable flash storage devices) 1024 x 768 (1280 x 800 recommended) resolution display with 16-bit color and 256 MB (512 MB recommended) of VRAM OpenGL 2.0-capable system DVD-ROM drive This software will not operate without activation. Broadband Internet connection and registration are required for software activation, validation of subscriptions, and access to online services. Phone activation is not available.|