Adobe Photoshop CS5, PS CS5 Extended released


Link Posted 12/04/2010 - 13:34
OK - this has been lifted from the USA from Adorama's Site - thought it might be useful


Native 64-bit application, content-aware fill tool, new HDR capabilities, and lifelike brush strokes are among more than 30 new features and enhancements in this landmark release.
SAN JOSE, Calif., — April 12, 2010 — Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced Adobe® Photoshop® CS5 and Photoshop CS5 Extended software, must-have releases of the professional industry standard for digital imaging. With millions of users celebrating the product’s 20th anniversary this year, Photoshop CS5 builds upon a rich history of innovation and leadership with groundbreaking features and performance gains that boost creativity and workflow efficiency. Packing in more technological advancements from Adobe Labs than any other release and incorporating enhancements to everyday tasks requested by the Photoshop community, the software has greater intelligence and awareness of the content within images, allowing for complex and magical manipulation in just a few clicks. Adobe Photoshop CS5 Extended delivers everything in Photoshop CS5, as well as advanced tools for 3-D which address the unique needs of the video, Web, medical, manufacturing and engineering industries.

Photoshop CS5 and Photoshop CS5 Extended will be available as stand-alone applications or key components of the Adobe Creative Suite® 5 family (see separate releases).

“The past two decades have demonstrated an amazing interplay between customers who want to push the limits of their personal creativity and a passionate team of Adobe engineers who make those visions a reality,” said Kevin Connor, vice president of product management for professional digital imaging at Adobe. “We experienced this firsthand when we posted a ‘sneak peek’ video of the team’s work on the Content Aware Fill feature a few weeks ago. It quickly became the number one viral video online, with close to 2 million views and its ‘magic’ was one of the top trending Twitter topics of discussion. This version of Photoshop has some of the most innovative and extraordinary technologies to ever come from our labs and clearly customers are already clamoring for it.”

Redefining the Image-Editing Experience
Now a native 64-bit application on both Mac and Windows®, Photoshop CS5 delivers superior tools and creative control so users can perform advanced image manipulations and compositing with ease. Revolutionary image intelligence behind Content-Aware Fill magically removes any image detail or object, examines the surroundings and seamlessly fills in the space left behind. Lighting, tone and noise of the surrounding area match perfectly, looking as if the removed content never existed. New Refine Edge makes nearly-impossible image selections possible. This innovative technology precisely detects and masks the trickiest types of edges, such as hair and foliage, while eliminating background color contamination.

For photographers, Photoshop CS5 now offers next-generation high dynamic range (HDR) capabilities. When combining multiple exposures into a single HDR image, Photoshop CS5 preserves the full tonal range of a scene with unprecedented speed and accuracy. The new HDR Pro offers exceptional ghost artifact removal and greater tone mapping and adjustment control. With HDR toning, users can emulate the striking look of an HDR image with any single-exposure image.

Photoshop CS5 provides revolutionary tools that maximize users’ creative impact. Breakthrough painting capabilities include a Mixer Brush that blends an infinite combination of colors onto a single paintbrush tip, and Bristle Tips that offer lifelike brush strokes. Puppet Warp gives users the power to precisely reposition or warp any image element, such as straightening a bent arm in a photo or manipulating the landscape to generate a new perspective.

“Since its inception, Adobe Photoshop has been a key tool for pre-and post-production work in the motion picture industry,” said Jon Landau, Academy Award winning producer of Avatar and Titanic. “With Photoshop CS5 Extended, Adobe gives filmmakers new painting, HDR and 3-D tools that will help them push the limits of creativity. Faster performance with cross-platform 64-bit support and tight integration with other Adobe Creative Suite 5 software makes Photoshop CS5 an even more powerful tool in a filmmaker’s arsenal. Photoshop empowers filmmakers and creative professionals in virtually every other industry to turn their imagined ideas into onscreen reality.”

Community Involvement Drives Enhancements
In addition, more than 30 features and enhancements requested directly by the Photoshop community have been added to this release, including automatic image straightening, rule-of-thirds crop tool, color picker and the ability to save 16-bit images as JPEGs. The goal of this engineering effort was to address seemingly minor enhancements that directly impact everyday workflow, but aren’t always at the top of the development list for a new release. A new customizable Adobe Mini Bridge panel is also available directly in the software for faster file browsing and management.

Taking 3D and Motion to the Next Level
Photoshop CS5 Extended includes everything in Photoshop CS5 plus tools for editing 3D and motion-based content. With new Adobe Repoussé technology, users can easily create 3D logos and artwork from any text layer, shape or mask, as well as twist, rotate and extrude designs for different looks. To mirror the realism and appearance of 3D objects, a new materials library offers a breadth of rich options, including chrome, glass and cork. Users can also enhance the appearance of 3D objects by quickly creating shadows with the new shadow catcher. For motion content, tools including paint, text and clone can be used directly over multiple frames of a video sequence with ease using single-key shortcuts.

Adobe Photoshop Family
Building upon the 20-year history of Photoshop innovation and leadership, Adobe offers a line of Photoshop solutions for every level of user. Photoshop CS5 and Photoshop CS5 Extended software are at the heart of the Photoshop family, providing unrivaled power and editing freedom. Adobe Photoshop Lightroom® addresses the workflow needs of serious, amateur and professional photographers, helping them find, manage, enhance and showcase images in powerful ways. Adobe Photoshop Elements software provides accessible tools and sharing options for photo enthusiasts. Snap-shooters can quickly and easily share and edit photos with simple gestures using the free Mobile application on their iPhone or Android™ devices. completes the Photoshop line providing an online photo sharing, editing and hosting resource for all.

Pricing and Availability
Adobe Photoshop CS5 and CS5 Extended are scheduled to ship within 30 days with availability through Adobe Authorized Resellers, the Adobe Store and Adobe Direct Sales. Estimated street price for Adobe Photoshop CS5 is US$699 and US$999 for Photoshop CS5 Extended. Upgrade pricing and volume licensing are available

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Last Edited by techno-terminator on 12/04/2010 - 13:36


Link Posted 12/04/2010 - 14:32
There's an illustrated discussion on DPR link
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Link Posted 12/04/2010 - 14:45
Finally seems they have a worthy upgrade after sometime

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Last Edited by Anvh on 12/04/2010 - 14:46


Link Posted 12/04/2010 - 21:00
Some Adobe premier dealers are running a promotion this month for CS3 creative suite users, I managed to purchase a CS4 creative suite Design Premium upgrade for £100 less than I would have paid with a guarantee of a free CS5 upgrade when it's finally released.
Last Edited by Technoblurb on 12/04/2010 - 21:00


Link Posted 12/04/2010 - 22:01
Check out this impressive video showing the content aware fill routines in action. Amazing stuff.
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Link Posted 13/04/2010 - 11:16
Yeah, sadly, in a few of the demos where you can actually see any detail, the duplicated texture would be totally unacceptable by any but the most novice of users. For something like the desert road scene, I'd say it was a total disaster making the job more difficult to fix if anything at all.

Although I do a lot of cloning out of solid backdrops. I have higher hopes the content aware fill/cloning and the even smarter selections will add a big benefit for that...

Not real happy with the upgrade pricing. For those that did upgrade to CS4, you'll pay the same as those who sat back and waited for CS5. It makes me really want to save my money and decide if Adobe is really going in a forward motion in the grand scheme of things. i.e. what other functionality have they crippled or removed from CS5 and moved into Extended or into the full Suite in order to up-sell other products?


Link Posted 13/04/2010 - 13:44
Amoringello what else would you use...

And for what do you need extended, for the 3D and movie support?

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Link Posted 13/04/2010 - 15:24
Will check to see what the price is in the US for the upgrade version...

Just hope it's not as impossible to install as CS3..
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Link Posted 13/04/2010 - 22:06
Not much I'd need Extended for, but I see that they crippled the Stacking feature in the standard PS CS4 so that it is unable to remove or keep objects that may not exist in veery frame (remove moving people, or keep all people to make it look like more were there over the course of merging several photos)
No reason this feature needs to be crippled.

Also, some of the features that used to be in PS have been removed and lumped into other products or into Extended.

I am just hoping we don't see only a partial version of the new selection or context fill features included with the Non-Extended versions of PS. I also hope we don't see current features get moved out of standard PS or crippled because Adobe wants to further up-sell to a higher level product.

I don't need 3D ability, but I may need to pay for those features in order to get some tiny aspect that has been crippled out of the standard version.

What else would I use? Well, I might take another look at Paint Shop pro. Or Gimp.
PSP is so much more powerful in some aspects (simplifying standard functionality such as un-skewing a photo simply by drawing a box around what *should* be square, or having true paint-like brushes.)
Sadly, it lacks some features I've grown accustomed to in PS.

So I guess I'm stuck, eh?


Link Posted 13/04/2010 - 22:16
The stacking was also the same in CS4 so they didn't change that one with CS5.
As for the other features I haven't found them yet, maybe when trying the trial version they become apparent

Yeah same here I'm stuck as well, I could jump to Pain Shop and I tried once but with every photo I was swearing why they didn't do it like photoshop

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Link Posted 13/04/2010 - 22:26
Sorry, thats what I meant. In CS4 that feature was crippled. It just leads me to believe there is no reason that Adobe would not feel the need to cripple the new features across product levels.

Dunno of others, but when I need something, do a search and find a solution, only to find that I cannot do it because the product is crippled, I get a bit bummed out.

I think it was with CS2 when I started wanting to do some sort of web work. I recalled some features being available in prior versions of Photoshop. They removed the whole set of web tools and moved them into another product. Bad timing on my part I guess, but I don't recall anyone advertising how the product was being neutered and features being removed at that time.

I guess I've just been a bit behind the eight ball on things I find useful. It really is not that big of a deal I guess, but it leaves me with distrust that Adobe will find some way screw with my life again. (Yeah, its all about "me" )

Love it: "Pain Shop". How fitting.
Nice product in Theory... way too slow and they totally screwed up color management in v10. Never seriously looked back.


Link Posted 13/04/2010 - 22:58
amoringello wrote:
Love it: "Pain Shop". How fitting.
Nice product in Theory... way too slow and they totally screwed up color management in v10. Never seriously looked back.

did that by mistake but it's indeed true and it's very sad. Some competition wouldn't hurt my wallet and would make Adobe more serious.

I wonder if Autodesk/Discreet might be able to venture into photoshop waters?

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Link Posted 13/04/2010 - 23:23
As a student I can get the education or student versions (they are different, believe it or not!), and the context-sensitive thing is making my SBA (software buying addiction, a common affliction in geeks!) tingle. Catch being I doubt 2Gb of RAM is enough to run it on Vista.


Link Posted 14/04/2010 - 09:31
I found 2Gb of RAM wasn't enough to run anything serious on Vista!

The good news is that memory is very very cheap (just buy 4/8gb and toss the old sticks away), or alternatively there may also be a student discount on Windows 7, which is a vast improvement on Vista especially when it comes to memory...

As for Adobe - well, they've been ripping people off with their pricing and deliberate function splitting for years... GIMP will get there in the end hopefully...
Still shooting in the dark (literally and metaphorically)...


Link Posted 14/04/2010 - 11:12
flossie wrote:
As for Adobe - well, they've been ripping people off with their pricing and deliberate function splitting for years... GIMP will get there in the end hopefully...

Quite a lot of programs know two or more versions so sadly it isn't just Adobe

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