Adobe Photoshop CS4

Adobe Photoshop CS4 Review

Photoshop CS4 is the 11th version of Adobe's venerable and industry-standard imaging application. It's hard to imagine that Adobe can continue to make large changes to Photoshop. It seems that just about everything but the kitchen sink is already in the application, but once again, Adobe has found ways to take a mature application and improve it. In this review, I'll give you a first look at the new features you'll find in Photoshop CS4.

Photoshop CS3 had some mixed reviews. It didn’t have quite as many features of interest to photographers as say, previous versions of the program. I think such responses may also have been influenced by the introduction of Lightroom 1, which was definitely designed with photographers in mind. It is probably fair to say that there was a certain amount of envy among the Photoshop team to the ‘new kid on the block’. Well, Photoshop CS4 has arrived, hot on the heels of Lightroom 2 and it’s time to see how the new version of the ‘mother ship’ program shapes up.

As far as Photoshop CS4 itself goes, I think photographers will be very pleased with some the new changes here. Photoshop now has a smart dark gray interface and adopted a task-based approach to image editing and this can be seen in the way image adjustments are now accessible within their own panel. When you combine this with the ability to non-destuctively edit a layer mask, you’ll discover that the Photoshop CS4 image editing system offers the most flexible yet for pixel image editing.

Key Features of Adobe Photoshop CS4

  • User Interface Changes
  • Masks & Adjustments Panel
  • Rotating, Panning, Zooming
  • Compositing
  • Seam Carving
  • Printing
  • Camera Raw
  • Bridge CS4


  • About Adobe Photoshop

    Adobe Photoshop is a photo-editing and designing software, which is mainly used for correcting image imperfections and for adding effects to photos. With an intuitive user interface, Adobe Photoshop makes creating 3D images easy. With this software, it is also possible to modify various image properties. While editing a photo, the user can change its orientation, crop it, or adjust the color balance. A patching function can also be used to correct photo imperfections and to erase parts of the image. With Adobe Photoshop, users can save their work in several different file formats, including BMP, JPG, KMZ, and PDF, making sharing fast and easy.