Adobe® Photoshop® CS4 software provides improved access to its unrivaled power through a more intuitive user experience, greater editing freedom, and significant productivity enhancements.
Adjustments panel Simplify image adjustment by easily accessing every tool you need to nondestructively adjust and enhance the color and tone of your images; on-image controls and a wide variety of presets are also included in the live and dynamic Adjustments panel.
Masks panel Quickly create and edit masks from the new Masks panel. This panel offers all the tools you need to create editable pixel- and vector-based masks, adjust mask density and feathering, easily select noncontiguous objects, and more.
Content-Aware Scaling Use the revolutionary Content-Aware Scaling feature to automatically recompose an image as you resize it, smartly preserving vital areas as the image adapts to the new dimensions. Get the perfect image in one step without time-intensive cropping and retouching.
Improved Adobe Photoshop Lightroom workflow Select multiple photos in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom® software (sold separately) and automatically open them in Photoshop CS4 to merge them into a panorama, a high dynamic range (HDR) photo, or a multilayered Photoshop document. And seamlessly roundtrip back to Lightroom.
There's a lot under the hood
If you're a Photoshop power user, or aspiring to be one, check out these in-depth feature spotlights that offer useful tips and explain important, often overlooked new capabilities of Photoshop CS4. Learn about panel customization, optimizing performance, printing enhancements, and more. Images can be adjusted in half the time
According to independent third-party research, making several adjustments in Photoshop CS4 using the new Adjustments panel is more than twice as fast as using Adjustment Layers in previous versions to achieve the same results.
Photoshop supports the DNG raw format The DNG format helps promote archival confidence, since digital-imaging software solutions will be able to open your raw files more easily in the future.