Another Adobe Photoshop Preview: The "Just Do It" Project
Adobe keeps rolling out the Sneak Peeks for Photoshop CS6.
The short video (# 5) presented by Photoshop product manager Stephen Nielson focuses on small enhancements, but the main thrust is to let Photoshop users know that Adobe listens to them. Nielson says members of the Photoshop team are given time off to ponder and develop what are called JDIs — which refers to the Just Do It Project — in response to user requests.
For example, Photoshop CS6 brings back the ability to create Contact Sheets and PDF presentations that will enable photographers to better share their work with clients. Users can also duplicate layers ad layer groups with one click. Along those lines, layer stacks can be assigned new color labels, also with one keyboard command. Power users who routinely work with what may seem like a gazillion layers will appreciate these small but useful enhancements.
What's most interesting to those in workgroups is the ability to share presets and settings between software versions, computers, and coworkers. At the core is Auto Migration that lets users transfer personal settings to a new software version. The migration applies to preferences, workspaces, and any kind of setting that you've created that's tailored to your own work habits. You can also share these settings with another computer, your own or someone else's. That means workspaces you've customized on your desktop computer can be easily moved tot your laptop as well. This feature could also streamline the workflow in an environment where designers collaborate on the same project.
Psd.tuts also scoured the video for other hints as to what's in Photoshop CS6 and discovered hints for additional features to come in the Layers panel. It's an interesting conjecture.