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Photoshop CS6 available for free

Photoshopcs6No, this is not a scam. Adobe Photoshop CS6 is free.

For now, at least.

So far, more than 500,000 users have downloaded the beta version of Adobe's powerful photo editing software without paying a cent to the man. Why?

Well, it's not perfect. It's the pre-release beta.

Adobe wants the masses to discover bugs and try to break the software.

That way, when you have to pay anywhere from $699-$1,000 for the 'real' version, you're getting a product as perfect as a royal palace.

Those who download Photoshop in the meantime won't have it for free forever-the free software will cease to operate once it finally launches.

New features in CS6 include better, smarter patching, so ugly photos will look better when you patch them up like an amateur.

The next version of Photoshop will also offer better hardware support, able to better squeeze out every ounce of performance from your PC.

So, will you download the beta version of Photoshop CS6?

- Maurice Cacho, MSN Tech & Gadgets




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Danny BradburyDanny Bradbury

Danny Bradbury is a technology journalist with 20 years' experience. He writes regularly for publications including the Guardian, the Financial Times, the Financial Post, and Backbone magazine. Danny also writes and directs documentaries.

Maurice CachoMaurice Cacho

Maurice Cacho is a Toronto-based journalist mixing his love for tech with a passion for news. He's also CP24's Web Journalist and appears daily on CP24 Breakfast and weekly on the channel's tech show, Webnation, discussing tech news and trends.