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Always an unmissable update,
This review is from: Adobe Photoshop CS 2 (PC) (CD-ROM)
If there was any question Photoshop had left its competitors in the dust CS and CS2 leave no doubt. Yet again this update includes new features and reworking of old tools which predicatbly, make it very hard to go back to using earlier versions.
The file browser has had a mjor overhaul, long overdue, and now becomes adobe bridge, and indeed it is a much better interface for browsing image libraries, even incorporating an inbuilt feature for searching images on online stock image libraries, or even searching for a photographer for a specific project. its now very easy to see meta data alongside the images, but interestingly all meta data fields except keywords can be edited in adobe bridge, which would be a very data to edit there.
Again trying to move users away from some of the excellent noise reduction software available, Photoshop cs2 has upgraded its noise woeful reduction filter, but the results are still nowhere closes to the noise reduction available in some 3rd party applications.
The blur tools have also had a major reworking and indeed has become a much more capable, and vast suite of different blur filters.
The spot healing brush needs serious tweaking to get acceptable results, and its far easier to get excellent results with the healing brush, but this has now become a very well rounded and essential photoshop tool.
Again a well rounded update with a plethora of new tools, filters and capabilities which will be welcomed by the professional photographer or designer.