Adobe Systems has released a new update for their industry-standard image editing application, Photoshop. The new version, 6.0.1, is available for download from Adobe’s FTP site.
Photoshop should need no introduction to most Mac users — it’s the de facto standard industrial-strength image editing application favored by countless Mac users involved in graphic arts, prepress, publishing and other industries.
Versiontracker.com, the new version, 6.0.1, incorporates the following changes: The painting tool brush picker has new usability improvements including: 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 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 is no slow-down of performance when files in the Open Recent list are unavailable Batch file naming works correctly 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 has failed to do so Selecting a single color in Color Range now works correctly New Japanese character map (CMap) files are included to resolve conflicts with ImageStyler 1.0 and PageMaker 6.5.2 Plus Showing and hiding edges for a selection no longer requires pressing Cmd-H twice
Adobe Photoshop 6.0.1 requires a PowerPC-based Mac; System 7.5.5 or higher; 32MB RAM; 80 MB available HD space; and a CD-ROM drive. This patch can be applied to Photoshop 6.0. To upgrade from versions prior to 6.0, users need to purchase a full upgrade.
The patch below is available for anonymous public download from Adobe’s FTP server. In order to grab it you’ll need to have your FTP client software configured to log you in using the userid “anonymous” and your e-mail address as a password. If your software fails to download the patch, please reconfigure it as indicated.
Update: The Photoshop update has been removed from Adobe’s servers.