For Immediate Release
Adobe Reinvents Image Editing With Adobe Photoshop 6.0
Powerful New Vector Support, Web Functionality, and Usability Improvements Introduce the Next Generation of Image Editing with Benefits For Every User

San Jose, Calif., (August 28, 2000) (Nasdaq: ADBE)--Adobe Systems Incorporated, the leader in digital publishing for the Web, print and dynamic media, today announced Adobe® Photoshop® 6.0, a major upgrade to the world's leading professional image editing software. Adobe Photoshop 6.0 delivers dozens of powerful new features including integrated vector functionality, improved Web workflow, and a streamlined interface to help every level of user master its power and flexibility more efficiently than ever before. Now including ImageReady® 3.0, the advanced Web component, Adobe Photoshop 6.0 provides an unbeatable combination of tools that maximize user creativity, precision and control, while helping them work more quickly without the need for other image editing and Web graphics products.

"Using Photoshop 6.0, I know I'm working twice as fast as I could before—it's that much more integrated and intuitive," said Jeff Dorgay, owner of Wallwerks, a design firm in Phoenix, Arizona. "The bottom line with Photoshop 6.0 is I can work faster and have more creative options at my fingertips. With Adobe Photoshop 6.0, Adobe has delivered the Mercedes-Benz of image editing."

Key Photoshop 6.0 Benefits

Adobe Photoshop 6.0 software maximizes creative possibilities with a wealth of innovative new tools. For Web designers, the combination of new vector drawing tools with powerful rollover styles allows for quick creation of buttons and other Web graphics. And now users can easily create sophisticated, multi-state JavaScript rollovers by saving custom button shapes in libraries then selecting rollover styles in ImageReady 3.0 to automatically slice the buttons and apply a variety of new layer effects. Tighter integration between Photoshop 6.0 and ImageReady 3.0 further speeds the process. When exporting files for the Web, weighted optimization—an industry first — allows designers to use grayscale channels to smoothly vary compression settings across an entire image.

The new vector functionality in Photoshop 6.0 has equally powerful applications for print designers as well. By applying vector clipping paths to each layer in a photo composition, designers can combine crisp resolution-independent text and graphics with soft-edged photos in ways that were previously possible only with expensive, high-end systems. In addition, users can format and output these images as Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) files or directly to PostScript® printers while maintaining the text as crisp, vector type.  Adobe Photoshop 6.0 also opens new artistic possibilities with new content layers, layer styles, warping controls, and other powerful creative features.

Additionally, Adobe Photoshop 6.0 features a more streamlined interface with hundreds of subtle enhancements, including layer management capabilities and an intuitive new context-sensitive tool options bar, that make it much easier for design professionals or new users to explore the power of its comprehensive toolset more deeply.

New Features in Photoshop 6.0 Include:

• Vector shape drawing with resolution-independent output
• Tighter integration with ImageReady 3.0
• On-canvas text entry and advanced formatting
• Layer styles and new effects
• Image warping and distortion
• Interface enhancements including a new context-sensitive tool options bar and preset manager
• Extensive PDF workflow including shared PDF annotations
• Consistent color management with Adobe Illustrator®
• Streamlined Web workflow with Adobe GoLive®

For information on all of Photoshop 6.0 new features, please visit: :


Seamless Adobe Integration

Adobe Photoshop 6.0 integrates tightly with Adobe's family of professional graphics programs for Web, print and dynamic media, including: Adobe Illustrator®, Adobe InDesign®, Adobe GoLive®, Adobe LiveMotion™, Adobe Acrobat®, Adobe After Effects®, and Adobe Premiere®. These solutions enable users at every level to produce high quality images for any medium..

Special GoLive 5.0 Offer for Photoshop 6.0 Customers

As a special promotion, Photoshop 6.0 will include a 30-day, fully functional trial version of Adobe GoLive 5.0 and the Adobe GoLive QuickStart Guide for Adobe Photoshop Users. Photoshop 6.0 customers can take advantage of a limited time offer to purchase GoLive 5.0 for just $99 (U.S.) — a savings of $200 (U.S.) from the average estimated GoLive street price — until March 1, 2001. This price will only be available to customers who purchase GoLive through the installed trial software.

Pricing and Availability

In the United States and Canada, Adobe Photoshop 6.0 for Macintosh OS 8.5, 8.6, and 9.0, Windows 98, Windows NT 4.0, Win Me and Windows 2000 is expected to ship in the third quarter of 2000. The estimated street price for Adobe Photoshop 6.0 is $609 (U.S.) for all platforms. Registered users of earlier versions of Adobe Photoshop can upgrade to version 6.0 for $199 (U.S.). This upgrade pricing does not apply to Limited Edition versions. French, German, and Japanese versions of Photoshop 6.0 will be available shortly after the initial release. Information about other language versions, as well as pricing, upgrade and support policies for other countries, is available on For more information customers can call 1-800-492-3623 or visit

About Adobe Systems Incorporated

Founded in 1982, Adobe Systems Incorporated ( builds award-winning software solutions for Web and print publishing. Its graphic design, imaging, dynamic media, and authoring tools enable customers to create, publish and deliver visually rich content for various types of media. Headquartered in San Jose, California, Adobe is the third largest PC software company in the U.S., with annual revenues exceeding $1 billion.


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