Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/04/04

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Re: Photoshop Versions
From: Johnny Deadman <>
Date: Wed, 04 Apr 2001 12:29:53 -0400

on 4/4/01 11:37 AM, Douglas Cooper at wrote:

> I too am Photoshop, but version 5.5.  I'm wondering if those of you who am
> 6.0 find it infinitely superior, and in what way?  I'm trying to decide
> whether to upgrade.

I think 6 is much better, though not infinitely. They did a lot of stuff.
The biggest improvements for me were in the way color is managed -- TOTALLY
revamped and a lot, lot better -- and importantly for us photographers, they
massively extended the number of functions that work in 16-bit mode. So much
so that about 90% of my image editing can now be done in 16-bit. I only have
to convert into 8-bit to use channels and adjustment layers. This last was
definitely worth the price of the upgrade.

There are also a lot of incremental improvements that just make life nicer.
- -- 
Johnny Deadman