Showing posts with label CS5. Show all posts
Showing posts with label CS5. Show all posts

Thursday, May 13, 2010


Adobe says they are now shipping Adobe Photoshop CS5 but Amazon says they shipping May 25th.  I am not sure when Adobe is actually putting the boxes in the mail.

This is major upgrade with the easy to use and controversial CONTENT AWARE FILL feature.  This is a powerful new feature that makes editing faster and smarter.  The downside is that it has lots of implications for retouching such as EASILY removing your watermark from photos you want to protect.

At the recent NAPP seminar at Javitz Convention center, they told us that Noise reduction in Camera Raw is improved and hopefully we will not have to rely on plug-ins like Noise Ninja.  This improvement will also affect the performance of Lightroom as it uses Camera Raw as its processing engine too.

There is improved full HDR functionality, so Photomatix may no longer be necessary For the HDR crowd.  Adobe giveth, Adobe taketh away.   And, so cool, there is now a mini-Bridge built into Photoshop.

In addition to new features, Adobe put their development team to attack over three dozen "annoyances" or fixes.

Click here for the Abobe site for CS5   Adobe upgrade is $199, full version $699

Note there is a Student and Teacher edition for $199 at Amazon if you meet their criteria.  This has ALL the features of the regular version.

Windows Student & Teacher Version

Mac Student & Teacher Version

Ugrades from Amazon are $191.  You can upgrade from the following versions:
  • Photoshop CS2, CS3, & CS4
  • Photoshop CS3 & CS4 Extended
For more information on eligibility, visit

Windows Upgrade

Mac Upgrade

Full Version from Amazon is $661.

Windows Full Version

Mac Full Version

Check out my fine art gallery which was made possible by Photoshop.