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Adobe Ships Photoshop 7.0

Adobe Photoshop 7.0, the latest version of Adobe's image-editing software, is now available. Major enhancements to the new version include the File Browser, an image organization tool that allows users to browse image thumbnails, quickly rotate, sort, rank and batch rename images as well as view EXIF (Exchangeable Image File) information from digital cameras. The new Healing Brush feature simplifies the photo retouching process by allowing users to remove flaws while preserving the shading, lighting and texture of the original image. Photoshop 7.0 also offers many creative tools including the new Painting Engine, which allows users to simulate traditional painting techniques. According to Adobe, the new Scripting Support plug-in enables Photoshop 7.0 users to automate repetitive tasks, from basic manipulation of single objects to complex control of multiple documents and completely replace manual workflows across multiple Adobe applications. In addition, Photoshop 7.0 now incorporates ZoomView technology, provided by Viewpoint Corporation, which will allow customers to link to a site and deploy large, print-quality images online. Shipping with Photoshop 7.0 is ImageReady 7.0, Adobe's Web-production software. Adobe Photoshop 7.0 is now available in the United States and Canada for an estimated street price of U.S. $609. Registered users of earlier versions of Photoshop can upgrade to version 7.0 for U.S. $149. For more information visit Adobe's Website at www.adobe.com/products/photoshop.

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