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[Guide]ImageReady and Photoshop cs3


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Adobe ImageReady has been discontinued. Most of its core features have been included in Adobe Photoshop CS3. This document is provided as a guide to help you locate ImageReady CS2 features that have been included in Photoshop CS3. In cases where a feature is not available in Photoshop CS3, the location of equivalent features in Adobe Fireworks CS3 is listed.

 

 Location of Adobe ImageReady CS2 features in Adobe Photoshop CS3

 

Note: To view a visual demonstration of the location of these features, see the Adobe Captivate demo at the bottom of this page.

Slice tool/Slice Select tool

These tools are available on the Photoshop CS3 Toolbar.

Image Map tool

This feature is not available in Photoshop CS3. It is available in the Fireworks CS3 Toolbar as the Hotspot Tool.

 

Tab Rectangle tool/Pill Rectangle tool

This functionality is available in Photoshop CS3 through the Rounded Rectangle Shape tool. It is also available in Fireworks CS3 through the Rounded Rectangle tool in conjunction with the Auto Shape Properties panel.

Slice palette

Available in Photoshop CS3 in the Slice Options dialog box. To bring up Slice Options, do one or more of the following:

 

    * Double-click a slice with the Slice Tool selected.

    * Right-click (Windows) or Ctrl-click (Mac OS) a slice with the Slice tool selected and choose Edit Slice Options from the menu.

Optimize palette

This functionality is available in Photoshop CS3 in File > Save for Web & Devices.

 

Animation palette

Available in Photoshop CS3 as the Animation palette. The Animation palette in Adobe Photoshop CS3 Extended has two modes: Frames and Timeline. Frames mode corresponds to the Animation palette in ImageReady.

 

Edit Animated GIF files

Photoshop CS3 can create animated GIF files. It does not preserve animation data when you open an existing animated GIF file. For more information, refer to "Animated GIF files do not open with editable layers in Photoshop CS3" (TechNote kb400887).

Import > Folder as Frames

In Photoshop CS3, do the following steps:

 

   1. Select File > Scripts > Load files into Stack.

   2. In the Load Layers dialog box, select Folder from the Use menu. Browse to the folder that contains the images you want to include and click OK.

   3. Select Make Frames from Layers in the Animation palette menu.

Export > Layers as Files

This functionality is available in Photoshop CS3 under File > Scripts > Export Layers to Files.

Export > Macromedia Flash SWF

This functionality is not available in Photoshop CS3. You can create SWF animations from image sequences in Fireworks.

 

To export an animation to a sequence of images in Photoshop CS3, do the following steps:

 

   1. Choose File > Export > Render Video.

   2. In the Render Video dialog box, enter a name for the video or image sequence.

   3. Click the Select Folder button, navigate to the location you want to save your video, and then click Choose.

   4. Under File Options, select Image Sequence, then choose a file format from the pop-up menu.

 

To open a sequence of images in Fireworks CS3, do the following steps:

 

   1. Choose File > Open

   2. In the open dialog box, select the files in your image sequence, and click Open As Animation. Your images will appear as frames in the Frames panel.

 

To export an animation to SWF in Fireworks CS3, do the following steps:

 

   1. Choose File > Save As

   2. In the Save As dialog box, choose Flash SWF from the Save Copy As pull-down menu.

   3. Click Options and change the Flash SWF Export Options according to your preference.

   4. Type a file name and click Save.

 

Web Content palette/Rollovers/Image Maps

This feature is not available in Photoshop CS3. It is available in both Fireworks CS3 and Adobe Dreamweaver CS3. For more information, refer to the Fireworks CS3 Help chapter "Slices, Rollovers, and Hotspots." In Dreamweaver CS3, refer to the Help documents "Create a rollover image" and "Insert client-side image maps."

Variables

This functionality is available in Photoshop CS3 under Image > Variables.

Group Slices Into Table

This functionality is not available in Photoshop CS3. However, you can select a subgroup of slices in your image and export them as a table.

 

To export a group of slices as a table, do the following steps:

 

   1. Choose File > Save For Web & Devices.

   2. In the Save For Web & Devices dialog box, use the Slice Select tool to select the slices that you wish to export as a table and click Save.

   3. In the Save Optimized As dialog box, choose HTML And Images from the Save As Type menu, and then choose Selected Slices from the Slices menu and click Save.

HTML options in Output Settings

In Photoshop CS3, do the following steps:

 

   1. Select File > Save For Web & Devices, then click Save.

   2. In the Save Optimized As dialog box, select Other from the Settings menu.

   3. In the Output Settings dialog box, select HTML from the menu.

 

I found that because I couldnt find it in cs3....

 

 

FRom: http://kb.adobe.com/selfservice/viewContent.do?externalId=kb400899&sliceId=1

 

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