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April 12, 2010

Adobe announces Photoshop CS5

photoshop_cs5ext-kl.pngAdobe today announced the latest version of its Photoshop Creative Suite 5. New features include full 64 bit support for PC / Mac and the ability to address more than 4 GB memory which increases performance.

Also new are 3D functions (Extended version only) and new refinement tools which allow easier and more concrete selections.

Photoshop_5_bckgrnd.jpgContent aware fills make things disappear by considering the surrounding when parts of the image get deleted or added.

As well, the functions for HDR images were improved, new painting brushes were added and an automatic lens correction (distortions, chromatic aberration, and vignetting) was implemented.

The handling of the software is easier, now that the workspace can be customized. Photoshop CS5 and Photoshop CS5 Extended are available as stand-alone applications or components of the Adobe Creative Suite 5 family.

The software is expected to ship mid-May. The US Dollar prices are $699 (Photoshop CS5) / $999 (Photoshop CS5 Extended) for the full versions; $199 (from Photoshop CS4 to Photoshop CS5) and $349 (from Photoshop CS4 Extended to Photoshop CS5 Extended) for the upgrades. Please check for different prices for upgrades from older Photoshop versions or from the standard version to the Extended version.

Details and pre-order information is available at the homepage of Adobe. At AdobeTV;you will find Videos on the new features.

Posted by joef at April 12, 2010 2:54 PM