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Significant enhancements since Photoshop 7 for my usage?

Aug 30, 2013 3:30 PM

I stopped upgrading Photoshop once I reached version 7. The simple reason is that v7 has handled all my needs just fine. I use it almost every day for a variety of purposes. Everything from Web development to cleaning up hi-res scans of photographs (BW and color) and art. I don't use it at my full-time job, so there's not really any production pressure. I'm starting to wonder if I can find a list of new features and major enhancements associated with each release in case I have a reason to upgrade. (The only time I've hit a barrier with v7 was discovering that its grayscale mode had a limit on what degree of bit depth it would handle.)


Unfortunately the Adobe info I've seen is far too wordy. I would prefer a simple table or list. Have not found one on the Web. Tips?

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    Aug 30, 2013 4:21 PM   in reply to HealthcareHelper

    We're on version 14.  There are too many improvements to simply list.


    Try for a (still incomplete) list of the features added with each version.

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    Aug 31, 2013 1:33 AM   in reply to HealthcareHelper



    Just download the trial and see for yourself.

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    Aug 31, 2013 3:18 AM   in reply to HealthcareHelper

    Good advice from the previous posters, but I would like to point out two items:

    Smart Objects and Smart Filters

    Those have been significant improvements.


    But you may want to consider whether you want the Cloud License that goes with Photoshop CC or a Perpetual License for Photoshop CS6.

    The Cloud License seems to be perceived as odious by some …

    And as you have not been a each-version-up-grader regular payments may not be in your interest at all.

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  • JJMack
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    Aug 31, 2013 6:12 AM   in reply to HealthcareHelper

    If you download a trial version of CS6 be sure to install the CS6 updates, CS6 is not stable without them.  Adobe introduce some nasty bugs in CS4  which have not been fixed todate. If you use Photoshop Automation be careful when using automated processes that add Adjustment layers.  They may not always work as they should.

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