Photoshop CS5 and CS5 Extended From Adobe

Adobe Systems Incorporated 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

Photoshop CS5 and Photoshop CS5 Extended will
be available as stand-alone applications or key components of the Adobe
Creative Suite 5 family.

“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

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 Repousse
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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