Adobe Photoshop CS5*: Software Evaluation Guide
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Software Description: Adobe* Photoshop* CS5 software is a professional image-editing tool. It helps the user to work more efficiently, explore new creative options, and produce the highest quality images for print, and the web. It creates imagery with easier access to file data, streamlined web design, faster and professional quality photo retouching.
Test Workflow/Workload Description: Sarah is a student taking a digital photography class. She has taken several photographs using a Canon PowerShot S50* camera and is beginning to explore the use of filters in Adobe* Photoshop* CS5 on one of the photo lab computers. For her assignment, Sarah has chosen 5 TIFF images, and the photos have a resolution of 2592x1944 and vary in sizes from 11.3MB to 14.4MB. This is Sarah’s first experience using Photoshop and the editing session consists of applying a filter to each photo, taking notes of how the filter changes the appearance of each photo, and removing the filter before trying another filter. By the end of the testing, Sarah has experimented with several different filters, and has created a web photo gallery with 5 pictures to share with her social media friends.
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