Adobe Photoshop has strong connections with other Adobe software for media editing, animation, and authoring. Files in Photoshop's originating format, .PSD, can be exported to and from Adobe ImageReady, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects, and Adobe Encore DVD to make professional grade DVDs and make available non-linear editing and special effects services, such as backgrounds, textures, etc, for the Web, film, and television. Photoshop CS largely supports making menus and buttons for DVDs as one such example. Adobe Encore DVD can read as buttons or menus those .PSD files exported as buttons or menus also, needing only layers, nested in layer sets with a cuing format.

Photoshop can utilize the color models RGB, lab, CMYK, grayscale, binary bitmap, and duotone. It has the ability to read and write raster and vector image formats such as: .EPS, .PNG, .GIF, .JPEG, Fireworks, etc. Photoshop also has several native file formats:

• The .PSD (Photoshop Document) format holds an image while supporting most imaging options available in Photoshop. These include layers with masks, color spaces, ICC profiles, transparency, text, alpha channels and spot colors, Clipping paths, and duotone settings. This is different to many other file formats (e.g. .EPS or .GIF) that restrict content to provide streamlined, predictable functionality. Photoshop's positive reputation means that the .PSD format is widely used, and it is supported to some extent by most competing software.

• The .PSB (Large Document Format) format is a newer version of .PSD designed for files over 2 gigabytes. The .PDD (PhotoDeluxe Document) format is a version of .PSD that only supports the features found in the discontinued PhotoDeluxe software.

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