Thanks to Drexthepimp for writing to Neowin about this one. Seems as though Google indexed this Adobe press release a few days ago, even though Adobe has not made it public yet. (Scheduled for release on April 4th) Photoshop CS2 is scheduled to ship for OSX and Windows users sometime in May.
This press release for Photoshop 9 is scheduled for April, but it came thick and fast when I searched for this anticipated App. Improved file browser, HDR image support and firewire preview look cool for us digital video fans, but there are changes to the layers pallete, instancing etc. Not everything i wanted/wished for or even heard rumoured, but good none the less.
A few highlights from the leaked release:
Photoshop CS2 integrates a new set of intuitive tools, including an enhanced Spot Healing Brush, for handling common photographic problems such as blemishes, red-eye, noise, blurring and lens distortion. Smart Objects allow users to scale and transform images and vector illustrations without losing image quality — as well as create linked duplicates of embedded graphics — so that a single edit updates across multiple iterations.
Photoshop CS2 users will test the limits of creativity with new tools like Vanishing Point and Image Warping. Vanishing Point cuts tedious graphic and photo retouching tasks by allowing users to clone, paint and transform image objects while retaining visual perspective. Reinventing workflows such as product packaging development, Image Warping makes it easy to fold, stretch, pull, twist and wrap an image into shape by selecting an on-demand preset or dragging custom control points.