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Old 04-29-2002, 10:15 AM
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New in PS7

We know the healing and patching is new in PS7. We know there's a new look to the tool palette, and the brush engine has been re-done. We know there's a new image browser. And tool improvements such as the extraction tool. And of course the OSX and WinXP support.

But what else is new? I've heard there is a laundry list of little things, but I've not seen a comprehensive list. Now that some of our members have had a chance to drive it around the block, surely we can get such a list started.
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Old 04-29-2002, 10:33 AM
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Whilst I realise that in essence the question that you are asking is more personal than this response, it at least gives me a little time to formulate my personal response to the new features.

However to answer some of the broader questions regarding the new 'stuff', heres a link to the official adobe site, there is a PDF containing a comprehensive list of changes - subtle and not so

hope this helps for now

maybe would help if I provided the link eh? (doh!)

http://www.adobe.com/products/photos...wfeatures.html
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Old 05-06-2002, 10:10 AM
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I just started using a few of the new features in PS7. The results were good, but care should still be taken.

I like the file manager, which replaces the need for Thumbs Up, which I have been using. The only drawback that I have seen so far is that of the group renaming feature. It allows you to choose a number of photos and rename them with one name and a two digit number extension. I would like to keep the same number that is on the original image, which is four digits.

The picture package is a good idea, but I feel that it is too limiting. They provide a series of default setting, but most of them are not what I would choose. For example, they do not give you 2-4x6’s. Others give you more copies than you might want. They say that you can customize it in a text program; it looks too cumbersome for me. They should allow you to scale the sizes that you want in a blank file, etc.

Also, I did a print of 2-5x7’s and the two were not exactly the same, so I question the accuracy of the capying.

The healing brush was fine, but you must make sure that you apply it over dissimilar details that should be kept, such as a fold in shirt, etc. The areas that I did were cleaner than when I used the stamp.

I usually do not like the auto correct features, but the auto color worked just fine. I think that you can use the three auto correct tools and then do some fine-tuning if necessary.

These opinions are based on a very limited trial.

Alan
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Old 05-06-2002, 02:46 PM
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Also, I did a print of 2-5x7’s and the two were not exactly the same, so I question the accuracy of the capying.

Alan, can you expand on this a bit more? Do you mean that you had one photo open in PS7 and used the picture package feature to print two 5x7's (on one sheet) - and the two photos looked different? In what way? Color? Sharpness? Noise?

Thanks, Jeanie
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Old 05-06-2002, 04:10 PM
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Jeanie,

I opened an image and then chose 2-5x7's in picture package.

The top image was fine, but the lower one was slightly off in its color.

I think that we should report this to Adobe.

Alan
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Old 05-10-2002, 03:31 PM
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I have been fooling around with the new version of PS 7.0. I have not even begun to explore it in depth, but one thing I discovered that I have not seen mentioned, is the liquify window now has a zoom tool which makes me a happy camper.

I was using Katrin Eismanns tutorial in her book on how to open a partially closed eye using the liquify tools but I was frustrated that I could not zoom in with PS 6.0. It made it almost impossible to do unless you had a very close up shot of the person. I am really glad Adobe decided to add this feature.

I'll chime back in if I discover anything else that I haven't seen mentioned yet.

Carl
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Old 05-14-2002, 08:59 AM
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I finally broke down and ordered the PS7 upgrade (couldn't pass up the rebate offer), so now I'll be able to see for myself what all the new stuff is
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Old 05-14-2002, 12:17 PM
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Although I can't see how I lived without the healing brush and patch tool, it's the file browser that is really one of my favorites. I love seeing the thumbnails side by side and all the information on each file listed on the side. I just drag and drop the files on my screen rather than double click. It keeps the file browser open and I can retrieve multiple files without having to reopen it each time.
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Old 05-18-2002, 03:33 AM
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PS 7 flaws

Hey, guys!

I got PS 7 recently too, and I love it. However, I have noticed that it hangs pretty often whenever I do little things like duplicating a layer or something similar, and I know that does not require that much resources to hang like that... So, what could be the problem? Any ideas?

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Pavel
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