Adobe Photoshop CS6 Beta is No More Mere Photoshop; Can Handle Videos Too

March 22, 2012, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Did you know Photoshop was not mere ’photo’shop when it was reborn with the CS5 incarnation? Yes, it had some elementary video editing tools inside. But now, with the CS6 beta coming out, Adobe tries to say that Photoshop is more on its way to become a modest ‘video’shop too. If you want to have this ‘video’shop experience, you need to be superstitious today.

We are not joking; the open beta version of Adobe Photoshop CS6, dubbed Superstition, has been released and it carries interesting video editing options, which help you play not only with the still pictures but also your video files.

The video editing option, which was available with the Extended version, has now become a part of the standard version of the software. It allows you to apply the Photoshop color adjustments and tone adjustments and other editing features to videos too.

As per research conducted by Adobe, with popular point and shoot cameras and DSLRs started giving video recording functionality, everyone who own a device is shooting videos, even with their smartphones, in Full HD.

However, most of these videos are just left the way they were shot, mainly due to the complexity of video editors and also because the users think it is only for pros.

So bringing more versatile video editing features to the standard version of a popular photo editor like Photoshop will enrich user experience , thinks Adobe.

So now you can add cross fades and other basic transition effects, and composite multiple videos in Photoshop. Now fill patches with more sophisticated tools, use more precise blur effects and enjoy better automatic corrections on your videos too.

Go ahead and get a beta copy from their labs and tell us how you feel about it.

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