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Photoshop CS6 beta hits 500,000 downloads

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Adobe has announced that the beta version of Photoshop CS6 was downloaded more than 500,000 times in its first week of release.

The final version of the image editing software will cost $699 (£439) for the standard edition or $999 (£627) for the extended build, but users can take part in the beta for free.

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"It's not often that we provide an advance preview of the next release of Photoshop and we're grateful for all the support and buzz the beta has received. We're glad you're as excited as we are to see all of your requests come to life," said Adobe in a statement.

Adobe also confirmed that the Photoshop CS6 beta has received more than 12,000 Facebook likes with some 2,000 comments attached, and over 110,000 tweets. A sneak preview video uploaded to YouTube hit 3 million views shortly after it was uploaded.

Photoshop CS6's new features include hardware acceleration, video editing tools in the standard version, improved vector editing, new raw-image editing controls, selective blurring tools, and an enhanced system for automatic image adjustments.

The final version of the software will be available during the first half of 2012.

Watch user reactions to Photoshop CS6 below:

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