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Old 09-30-2003, 05:10 PM
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Thanks Doug!
I noticed that in those screenshots, the dialog boxes were huge (my only real peeve about v7). Is that really how big they are?
If so, can they be resized?
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Old 09-30-2003, 08:39 PM
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The Histogram Palette, Keyboard Shortcuts, Lens Blur, and Filter Gallery are resizeable. I don't think the rest are. Remember that I had them all showing every possible option. Some get smaller when you turn off options.
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Old 10-03-2003, 03:58 AM
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Hi Doug,Do you think its worth the cost of the upgrade from version 7? I'm still learning PS version 7 and forgetting approximatally one half tomorrow of what I learn today and only really using PS for restoring old and damaged photo's. I realise its a personal thing but wonder if it wouldn't be better to wait for the next upgrade in my particular case.I just had a thought ,I suppose that you can upgrade through two or more versions of PS ?
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Old 10-03-2003, 08:20 AM
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You can upgrade from any version of Photoshop to the current version. You can even upgrade from one OS to another, though it is slightly more complicated.

As for whether it is worth upgrading, as you say that is a personal decision. For some the ubiquitious 16bit support would be a life-saver, but to most it's probably irrelevant. My own personal favorite is the Healing brush's new multi-layer support, but I can't say if it would be worth the $150 upgrade cost.

I'd say generally that if you make money off Photoshop, it's probably worth the investment, since it will repay the cost soon enough in time-saving. However, for the hobbyist it would need some additional examination to cost-justify.

The new inclusion of Camera RAW would make the decision easy for many, since it is close to $100 separately.
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Old 10-03-2003, 11:54 AM
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Last year at the NAPP PhotoshopWorld in LA, they talked a lot of an improved extract tool. Did they do it?
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Old 10-03-2003, 12:21 PM
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I can see no obvious improvements, but that doesn't mean they haven't improved the internal workings. There is a new option checkbox for textured backgrounds, but that's the only "new" thing that catches my eye (can you tell I never use Extract?).
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Old 10-04-2003, 12:33 AM
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>>The only new filter that comes to mind is Lens Blur

I read that there is also a fiber filter under the Render group.

Did they happen to add any sliders to Stylize|Diffuse|Anisotropic?
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Old 10-04-2003, 10:09 AM
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No to sliders, sorry.

And here's the Fiber dialog from the beta version
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Old 10-04-2003, 10:10 PM
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Speaking of which, someone already posted a tutorial that uses the fiber filter to make curtains.
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Old 10-08-2003, 10:00 PM
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There's another nifty feature (suggested by Katrin Eismann) that, if you have more than one image or more than one version of an image open, you can select one and have all the others set to the same zoom level, display area, or both.
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