Adobe Photoshop 5.5

(Originally published September 1999)

With the release of Photoshop 5.5, Adobe has once again ensured its position as the world-standard for image editing. Not to be left behind, Adobe has tightly integrated two great programs, Photoshop 5.0 and ImageReady 2.0, to produce a software package that is the Web developer’s dream, allowing you to take your images from creation to print to the Web while achieving the highest quality in both media.

The joining of these two great programs empowers Web developers to perform advanced Web-production tasks such as JavaScript rollovers, animations, sliced images and image maps with the advanced features of ImageReady. Not only that, but ImageReady will write the JavaScript and HTML to make your task even easier!

Adobe-standard User Interface

Photoshop and ImageReady are seamlessly integrated. The menu structure, tool boxes and palettes common to all of Adobe’s professional graphics programs are present. This eases the learning curve, thus allowing the user to concentrate on creating graphics.

Workflow is enhanced with the addition of a nifty little Jump To icon on the toolbox of both programs. The Jump To button whisks both you and your graphic between programs while preserving all edits, effects, layers, attributes and history. Edits in one program may be easily undone in the other via the preserved history palette.

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