After the first look videos of Photoshop CS6 were released – not to mention the leaked tutorial video – expectation for some new, powerful software went through the roof. Luckily, that anticipation is being met with a tiny bit of relief.
Earlier today, Adobe released a sneak peak video of their new Camera RAW 7 to YouTubers everywhere, showing off the new, darker CS6 interface, along with (more importantly) a glimpse of some of the new features coming our way. In the video Photoshop Project Manager Bryan O’Neil Hughes shows you just how much control the new software gives you by editing a highly compressed, lower resolution photo taken with his phone.
Some notable features of ACR7 include a new basic panel; new adjustment brush options for touching up things like temperature, noise and sharpness; and a chance to see the rewritten processing engine in action. Fortunately, as PetaPixel points out, although the new engine is not yet available to the public, you can still give it a whirl by getting in on the free public beta of Lightroom 4, which uses the same engine.