Adobe Photoshop CS6 Beta Released as Free Download

Mar 22, 2012 - 18 Comments

Adobe Photoshop CS6

A free public beta of Photoshop CS6 has been released by Adobe. The beta features some pretty major changes to Photoshop, including a new graphics engine that dramatically speeds up performance of some tools and an all new darkened user interface.

In terms of features, Photoshop CS6 includes a new content-aware patch, blur gallery, type styles, custom strokes to shapes, layer searching, video editing tools, a new crop tool, auto-select interpolation, and improved camera RAW support.

Anyone is free to download and install Adobe Photoshop CS6 Beta and no serial number is needed, although you will be required to enter an Adobe ID and activate online within seven days of first launching the application. From then on, the software is free to use until the final release of Photoshop CS6, which is due out sometime later this year.

If you’re at all interested in Photoshop or image editing, it’s worth a look. Free downloads are available for Mac OS X and Windows, with the Mac version requiring at least 2.5GB of available disk space to install.

Watch the video below for a demonstration, or check out Adobe Labs for more info.

Pricing hasn’t been announced, but typically Photoshop is the same price as a new iPad or more. For that reason, many alternatives like Pixelmator or even iPhoto can be good enough for many users photo editing needs.

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Posted by: Paul Horowitz in Mac OS X, News

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  1. Carlos says:

    CS6 is fast, I am impressed! If only Adobe would make the price more reasonable, $699 for software is on the verge of insanity in this day and age.

    • reemz says:

      Yes, I agree. The pricing is just too high. I’ll hunt in our local markets and see if here it is cheap or not. Because the earlier versions of photoshop that I bought were hardly for two or 3 dollars. one of the reasons i love my homeland.

  2. Brage says:

    I am agree, the pricing is massive compared to other software products.

    But CS5 & 6 have some features we couldĀ“t live without ;)

  3. Richard says:

    Oh please, “evangelist”? Give me a break. This type of over exaggerated hype will never get people to buy this, all these “new” features, that let me do my work “faster” and ” more creatively” and ” easier” represent re inventing the wheel. Please don’t take us for morons, give your potential customer a bit more intelligence.

  4. icebreaker says:

    Looks good and great explenation, is the image deblur feature going to be in CS6 as well? I know they showed it in a presentation once.

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  6. Jake says:

    Hm, what kind of “MacBook Pro” is she using there? Looks more like a MacBook Air with “Pro” printed on it…

  7. InvictusHB says:

    @Jake
    It is the a Macbook pro with the anti-glare screen.

    Downloading it now! I’m not a big Photoshop user so it will be interesting to see if its easy to use for new comers.

  8. Tracy Brewer says:

    Why is it you can all download this and oh no not me. It gets to about 58% and has 29 min left then up comes Can’t download this file try again. I have tried it 9 times now and no luck. Can someone tell me how to get this to work. Doesn’t make me want to rush out and buy it about now ay? Please can someone out there help me here. getting just a little pissed now. Thanks heeps if you reply.

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  10. […] like the dark user interface and color scheme of the Photoshop CS6 beta? You can easily change it by cycling through four different theme choices, ranging from the default […]

  11. AK AHMED KLASH says:

    Well……there is a problem with the software!
    when i Clicked [Download for Mac] i cant get that!
    the Download stops!! :/

  12. Sam says:

    No matter what version is released, I am with GIMP.
    GIMP rocks.
    I have become a die hard fan of GIMP though i used PS for more than 6 years.

    Its Great
    Its FREE :)
    Such great things are FREE and I love it

  13. alain says:

    wow im impressed…. i hope i can have this,,cs6. on my computer. love it…
    its so easy to use,,
    i can save a lot of time using this ..

    • er says:

      It looks like only the rich can have it .$s are too short at moment .
      Ive seen a few links to free download but none have worked for me

  14. User says:

    Amazing I love it as an advanced user myself. I hate the new crop sytem though.

  15. Sunny says:

    the download link for windows is not responding……please help

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