Adobe today has announced Photoshop CS, the upgrade formerly known as Photoshop 8. The new version sports a revamped File Browser, a live Histogram palette, comprehensive 16-bit Layers support, an easy-to-use Shadow/Highlight correction tool, a feature for matching colours across a series of photographs, customizable keyboard shortcuts and more.
Included with Photoshop CS is a new version of the Photoshop Camera Raw plug-in that provides greater control over colour as well as the ability to correct for chromatic aberration and vignetting. It also adds support for RAW files from the Canon EOS 10D (Kodak cameras remain officially unsupported).
Photoshop CS, which will run on Mac OS X (10.2.4 or later), Windows 2000 (SP3 and later) and XP only, is expected to ship by the end of November 2003 at an expected street price of US$649, or US$169 if upgrading from an earlier version of Photoshop. This release of Photoshop will be the first to require product activation, similar to that of some of Microsoft's products, though only in the Photoshop CS version for Windows initially.