In the better late than never category, I’ve reached out to my partners to find out how their products will work with Adobe Photoshop CS6 and the general consensus has been that the products are mostly working well. This is a huge improvement over CS5 which seemed to wreak havoc for months.
It is recommended that you completely uninstall the beta before installing the retail bits of Photoshop CS6. This may require you to re-install your plug-ins in some cases.
No issues with the current versions. Here’s a full statement from Nik.
The current versions are:
- Dfine 2: Mac – 2.110; Windows – 2.110
- Viveza 2: Mac – 2.007; Windows – 2.007
- HDR Efex Pro: Mac – 1.204; Windows – 1.203
- Color Efex Pro 4: Mac – 4.002; Windows – 4.002
- Silver Efex Pro 2: Mac – 2.004; Windows – 2.004
- Sharpener Pro 3: Mac – 3.008; Windows – 3.008
No major issues, but updates are available. Visit http://www.ononesoftware.com/support/2689/ for more info.
The updates are posted near the top of each page on the following links.
- Perfect Photo Suite 6 – Update to Perfect Photo Suite 6.1 here
- Perfect Resize 7 Professional Edition – Update to Perfect Resize 7.0.7 Professional Edition here
- Perfect Resize 7 Standard Edition – Update to Perfect Resize 7.0.7 Standard Edition here
- Perfect Effects 3 – Update to Perfect Effects 3.0.2 here
- Perfect Portrait 1 – Update to Perfect Portrait 1.1 here
- Perfect Mask 5 – Update to Perfect Mask 5.1 here
- Perfect Layers 2 – Update to Perfect Layers 2.02 here
- FocalPoint 2 – Update to FocalPoint 2.0.9b here
- PhotoFrame 4.6 Pro – Update to PhotoFrame 4.6.7 Professional edition here
- PhotoTools 2.6 Pro – No time line currently available for this update
There should not be any issues with compatibility with CS6.
For setup, try this....
Please go to your preferences menu in Photoshop and select Plug-ins. Check / enable the Additional Plug-ins Folder option then click Choose. After that, please navigate to: C: \ Program Files and select the Topaz Labs folder. Then click Choose (or it may say Save / OK) to save this back to Photoshop. Back in Photoshop click OK to save your changes, then restart Photoshop. Once Photoshop opens, go to your Filter menu and you should be able to access Topaz.
Please go to your preferences menu in Photoshop and select Plug-ins. Check / enable the Additional Plug-ins Folder option then click Choose. After that, please navigate to: Macintosh HD -> Library -> Application Support and select the Topaz Labs folder. Then click save / OK to save this back to Photoshop. Back in Photoshop click OK to save your changes, then restart Photoshop. Once Photoshop opens, go to your Filter menu and you should be able to access Topaz.
Here’s their reply:
All of our products work great with CS6. The one caveat is that the Bokeh installer doesn't recognize CS6, so you have to show it which folder to install into. We will update that before the end of May.
Learn more here:
Photoshop CS6 Printing
Windows had some issues that frustrated me in CS5, but there’s a workaround to help get the best results that Adobe offers for that product. While I still prefer the results I get from CS4 the best, things won’t be changing in Photoshop so it’s probably time to just accept the difference and adjust my workflow for the new print engine.
According to my Adobe contact for CS5, the "right way" to do things for printing in Photoshop is:
- Set the correct printer.
- Set the color management settings in the PS print dialog
- Select "Print Settings" to get the to the driver's print dialog
- Verify that the driver color management settings are correct, and correct them if needed
- Double-check the settings in the Photoshop print dialog. The Color Management settings MAY have changed, depending on what changes you made in the driver settings.
- If the driver settings were correct in step 6, print and you should be good. If something had changed in 6, it's probably safest to select "Done" in the Photoshop print dialog, and then File > Print a second time. No changes should be needed at this point, but we'll re-send the color settings to the driver and things will definitely work correctly if you "Done" and come into the dialog a second time.
In CS6, steps 6 and 7 should be un-needed, and overall the printing experience should be better.
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