Sneak peak #5 – Settings export and – lot’s of other stuff

They’re getting like Vice Presidents in an American bank… just how many “Product Manger’s for Adobe Photoshop” does Adobe need ? Anyway, I digress. In this Sneak Peak Stephen Neilsen – ‘Product Manger for Adobe Photoshop’ – takes us through one useful feature, the ability to migrate settings, and hints at a whole host of other minor improvements – JDI’s – or just do its.

If you’ve recently been to SpecSavers, you may be able to squint and decipher the text in the video, but to save you the trouble, here is the JDI list in readable text. Let’s hope your favourite bug-bear is fixed:

  • Contact Sheet II has been restored as an Automate option
  • PDF Presentation has been restored as an Automate option.
  • HUD brush resize and hardness can now change opacity (CTRL-OPTION up/down)
  • Increase brush size to 5000px
  • User option per tip for color dynamics
  • Brush tip cursor reflects brush pose and jitter for round and captured tips
  • Brightness/Contrast slider for textures when painting
  • Brush projection for static tips
  • Add ability to record brush strokes in actions with “Allow Tool Recording” option
  • Enable Split Channels for documents with layers
  • Select Hex field by default and allow clip-board past with # in contents (i.e. #ffffff)
  • She the sample size for pop-ups for the various eyedropper tools (block point, white point, etc.)
  • Add ignore adjustment layers options bar item for the eyedropper
  • New mode for eyedropper to select layers current and below
  • Read common stereo image pair formats (JPS, PNS)
  • Allow for more bit depths in TIFF files
  • Read BIGTIFF format
  • Give the user the choices regarding how they want transparency treated in Open
  • EXR on file open
  • Increased GPU stability by pre qualifying GPUs on the fly before use
  • Grammar policed throughout app
  • Use consistent grammar style in the title of dialog windows (no commands such as “Choose a color:”)
  • Auto select the best re-sample method based on type of resize
  • Import images from devices provides Image
  • Kit scanning and camera acquisition support
  • Add a contextual menu item that deletes a layer effect not just disables it
  • Add dither options to Layer Styles for Gradient Overlay and Gradient Stroke
  • Allow 00 or Shift 00 to work when setting layer/fill opacity when free transforming layers
  • Allow changing of blend modes for multiple layers at once
  • Allow locking of multiple layers
  • CMD+J to duplicate selected layers and layer groups (in addition to layers)
  • Allow changing color labels to multiple layers at once
  • Layer tootips to include layer name (If defined)
  • Opt-click to toggle arrows (groups and effects) in layers panel should close all targets
  • Show blend if/blending effect badge on layer
  • Show correct opacity and blend mode values for hidden layers
  • Tab goes to next layer on inline layer rename, SHIFT+TAB goes to previous
  • When creating a shape layer, the layer name should not be like ‘Shape 1″ but instead reflect the tool names such as “Rectangle 1”
  • New command to raster layer effects into layer, merging the selected layers into themselves
  • Reorder effects in the layers palette to match the Z-Order style/blend mode (bottom most effects in terms of blending order, drop shadow is below the other effects)
  • Resize Liquify brush with shortcuts
  • Increase maximum Liquify brush size
  • Add options to load last mesh
  • Enable Invert and Threshold adjustments for mask in 32-bit
  • Hold SHIFT during startup to disable 3rd party plugins
  • Add new Gradient Map presets for toning and split toning
  • Add new documents presets for common devices (e.g iPhone, iPad, etc.)
  • Sticky reorganization of tools presets (changes persist after relaunch)
  • Add “Edit” button for the description field in the print dialog
  • Hide color profiles that are inappropriate for currently selected printer when using “Photoshop Manages Color”
  • Allow user to change the “preview well” background color in print dialog
  • Allow print dialog and print preview to be resized
  • Allow users to manually position the printed area on the page
  • Reintroduce “Print selected area”, allow user to modify selection in print dialog
  • Add warning message that 16 bit images cannot display their file size in the Save as JPEG dialog
  • Add ability to access tool name associated with tool preset name via scripting
  • Add the ability to return an array of guides in a document from the scripting SDK
  • Make the marquee, lasso, and mask panel feather values support decimal places like the feather dialog
  • Remember feather radius when showing dialog for selection from a path
  • Don’t hide smart object icon when transforming a layer
  • Rotate 90 with even x odd pixel dimension to be smooth (bjango.com)
  • Improved dragging of vector curves
  • Undo or disable auto-rotate on open
  • Add command to insert “lorem ipsum” for type
  • Remove the app bar and reduce the drag/app bar of 30% (Windows)
  • New/Open document to context click on a document tab (has always been on MAC, now on Windows too)
  • Add “Don’t show again” checkbox to purge warnings
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