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Adobe Photoshop 7.0 Review
Adobe Photoshop 7.0 Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: Adobe Photoshop 7.0 is the industry standard graphics editing software package.
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External Mfg. Website: Adobe Jan 14 2003   Max Page  
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Final Opinions and Conclusions

We remain very impressed with Adobe's Photoshop 7.0. This update adds several solid new features, some of which we've already found we can't live without. The Autocolour and Healing Brush tools particularly impressed us, as did the new Liquify tool additions and the increased integration with Adobe ImageReady.

Photoshop 7 also adds two excellent automatic creation tools for beginners, and a pattern creation tool for those who... like patterns.

Users who create graphics with text in Photoshop will rejoice at the addition of a spellchecker, and unlike the add-in dictionaries often found in other products, this one appears to be entirely functional and effective. These users will also benefit from the addition of PDF file security options to reflect those available in other Adobe products. Web designers will benefit from the new 'save for web' optimizations to wrangle in image weight, and benefit from the ability to see up to four different quality scales. The new rollover pallete in ImageReady makes designing interactive buttons and image maps much easier.

The return of the paintbrush pallete is matched by Adobe's introduction of a new painting engine, enabling custom brush and canvas texture creation as well as a huge list of paint options.

As far as the interface is concerned, not much has changed with the exception of the new file browser (a feature that was long overdue). The ability to create and save custom workspaces will be welcomed by those who use Photoshop for highly specialized tasks or several different ones.

All in all, it's tough not to recommend Adobe Photoshop 7.0, which retails for approximately $600 USD. As an upgrade, it adds several worthy features, including one which can really reduce the time you spend making your images look better. As a retail purchase, it's the most successful and effective photo editing software available.

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Contents of Article: Adobe Photoshop 7.0
 Pg 1.  Adobe Photoshop 7.0 Review
 Pg 2.  Auto Colour and the Healing Brush
 Pg 3.  The Healing Brush and patch tool
 Pg 4.  File Browser, Workspaces, and other goodies
 Pg 5.  Custom Workspaces and Brushes
 Pg 6.  Pattern Maker, new liquify effects and a spell checker!
 Pg 7.  Automatic features
 Pg 8.  Additions to save for web dialog
 Pg 9.  — Final Opinions and Conclusions

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