Adobe has today published a significant update for Photoshop 9 (CS2).

Two versions of the update are available, one for English language installations (24.2MB), the other for all languages (12MB). The updates are available from the Adobe download website.

Adobe has released information pertaining to what the company considers to be the "most significant" fixes contained within the update. These mainly relate to boosting performance, and are listed below:

  • Photoshop no longer hangs for several seconds when using painting tools with quick strokes;
  • A runtime error that could appear when mousing over a high-res document with the Brush tool has been fixed;
  • Documents containing a large number of text layers now open more quickly;
  • Problems related to palettes (slow redraw, palettes go white, possible crash) have been addressed;
  • TIFF files from certain scanners can now be opened correctly;
  • After editing an image in Photoshop CS2 via the TouchUp tool in Adobe Acrobat software, the image no longer gets repositioned;
  • XMP metadata from AI and PDF files is now retained in Photoshop;
  • Slow performance when toggling layer visibility has been fixed;
  • Info palette numbers are now displayed and updated when moving a curve point in Curves via the cursor keys;
  • Problems opening certain TIFF and PSB files greater than 2GB have been resolved.