May 16, 2006 – Adobe Systems Incorporated announced an update to Photoshop CS2 yesterday, improving the immensely popular photo editing software. The version 9.0.1 update is available free from the company web site for current CS2 users. It can be downloaded to run on Windows and Macintosh platforms.
The previous version of Adobe Photoshop CS2 had several problems that are fixed in the update. When making quick strokes with painting tools, the old version would pause for a few seconds. The update eliminates the hang time and speeds up other processing times as well. Documents with multiple text layers can be opened faster and toggling layer visibility can be performed faster too.
The upgrade fixes several errors in the original CS2; the problems that come when some TIFF and PSB files larger than 2 GB are opened have been resolved. TIFF files from certain scanners can now be imported and viewed correctly. The run-time error that sometimes appears when using the Brush tool to scroll over a high-resolution document has been fixed.
Users who have been frustrated with the palettes will be happy to know the issues have been resolved. Consumers complained about slow performance and the program crashing, but this shouldn’t happen with the Photoshop CS2 version 9.0.1 upgrade. The annoying repositioning of an image after touching it up in Adobe Acrobat with CS2’s tools has been fixed. Adobe also announced that the Merge to HDR command now works when high-ASCII characters are used in the login process.
Other changes include keeping the XMP metadata from AI and PDF files in the Photoshop software program, and displaying and updating informational palette numbers when moving within the Curves tool.