Adobe adds new features to almost its entire software suite

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Adobe MAX kicked off on Tuesday, and as expected, the company has announced a slew of new features and tools coming to its flagship products.

Image Credit: Adobe
Image Credit: Adobe

While many of Adobe's products will get new features added during and shortly after Adobe MAX, here are some of the most noteworthy.

Photoshop Desktop

Adobe's photo-editing software saw plenty of updates at the event, including several geared at the Selection tool.

The Object Section tool now has an expanded base of types of objects that it automatically recognizes, making it easier for one-click object selection. In addition, it now identifies complex objects and regions, including the sky, buildings, water, plants, flooring, and more.

One Click Delete and Fill is a new feature that combines the Object Selection tool, Content-Aware Fill, and the Shift+Delete shortcut. It allows users to remove objects from images in one step.

Adobe has improved its Object Selection tool in Photoshop
Adobe has improved its Object Selection tool in Photoshop

Adobe is also adding additional features to the beta of Content Credentials. Content Credentials is a tool that allows Photoshop owners to attach attribution information to images when exporting from Photoshop.

The new features include multi-user and multi-device workflows, cloud features, and global preferences for exporting, including per-document opt-in improvement to smart objects.

Photoshop on iPad

The iPad version of Photoshop has also gained a few new features, including time-saving features like One-tap Remove Background and One-Tap Content-Aware Fill.

An improved Select Subject leverages Adobe's AI technology to identify more objects. It also can select finer details like foliage, fur, and hair with greater accuracy.

Additionally, users can make quick photo edits using one-tap Auto Tone, Auto Contrast, and Auto Color commands.

Adobe Fresco

Adobe Fresco is celebrating its third birthday with new features, including Motion Tools, that allow users to add animation to artwork created within Fresco.

Multicolor Swatches | Image Credit: Kyle T. Webster/Adobe
Multicolor Swatches | Image Credit: Kyle T. Webster/Adobe

Multicolor Swatches is a feature that allows artists to sample multiple colors to create unique brush strokes. An update to the feature now boasts updated swatches, allowing users to paint 3D strokes and lettering.

Fresco also gained two popular features from Photoshop, free transform and liquify, allowing for greater image manipulation.

Collaboration Features

Photoshop and Illustrator gained new collaboration tools designed to make working on projects easier, no matter where you are.

Share for Review now allows creators to share specific versions of design work with clients and stakeholders and fine-tunes the process of getting feedback.

Adobe MAX takes place from October 18 through October 20, with many of its sessions available to view online.

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  • Reply 1 of 3
    AniMillAniMill Posts: 164member
    Really all I want is proper memory allocation and reliability fixes. After Effects on Apple Mx is very wonky: first the app screams, crazy fast and powerful, but after a minute or two of compilation, it runs at a crawl claiming “Out of memory” when diagnostics there’s tons left.

    Great to see big advances in function, but they’ve got to focus on functionality.
  • Reply 2 of 3
    The new HDR support in ACR v15 is a game-changer for photography, I posted a demo at

    And samples of HDR images at (best viewed on an M1 MacBook Pro or XDR display using Chrome)

    There are a massive number of HDR-capable Apple computers, iPhones, and iPads. The rapidly growing software support for HDR is very exciting to see. 
  • Reply 3 of 3
    Adobe products are so over priced. Take adobe acrobat. Buggy but so expensive for what you get. For the same monthly cost, I get the whole Microsoft Office Suite, plus OneDrive storage. WIth adobe, I get a piece of ordinary buggy PDF software for the same cost or just about. Simply awful. No wonder people source alternatives.
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