Adobe has “officially” released the Photoshop 6.0.1 update. The company says if you’ve applied a previous, unofficial 6.0.1 updater — which is any one released before today — you’ll have to uninstall and reinstall Photoshop 6.0, then apply the officially 6.0.1 updater in order to update successfully.
Adobe says the painting tool brush picker has new usability improvements including the following:
Enter brings up and dismisses the preset picker at the current mouse location.
Double-clicking a brush in the picker selects the brush and dismisses the picker.
The current brush is always highlighted in the preset picker.
The current brush indicator always displays the brush size.
The First Brush and Last Brush keyboard shortcuts (> and <) work regardless of whether the current brush exactly matches a preset brush.
What’s more, image-clipping paths in EPS and TIFF files saved from Photoshop 6.0.1 have been modified so that software, such as QuarkXPress, is able to read them. ImageReady is able to save and preview animations under constrained memory conditions. There’s now no slow-down of performance when files in the Open Recent list are unavailable. With the 6.0.1 update, batch file naming works correctly, and “Export Paths to Illustrator” retains path scaling. The Contextual Menu system extension no longer needs to be installed in order to use the toolbar flyout menus.
Photoshop 6.0.1 will remove old Photoshop temporary or scratch files if the operating system hasn’t done this. Selecting a single color in Color Range now works correctly. And new Japanese character map (CMap) files are included to resolve conflicts with ImageStyler 1.0 and PageMaker 6.5.2 Plus. Finally, showing and hiding edges for a selection no longer requires pressing Command+H twice.
Photoshop 6.0.1 requires a Power Mac running System 7.5.5 or higher. You can
download the updater from Adobe’s Web site.