Adobe Photoshop CS5 for Windows upgrade from CS2/C
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Adobe Photoshop CS5 for Windows upgrade from CS2/CS3/CS4
New and Enhanced Features
· Adobe Repoussé w
· 3D materials library and picker
· Depth of field for 3D
· Easy-to-use shadow catcher
· Image-based lighting
· 3D object painting
· Adobe 3D Forge engine
· 2D and 3D compositing
· Truer Edge selection technology
· Color decontamination for selections
· Selection and mask refinement tools
· Content-Aware Fill
· Mixer Brush new
· Bristle Tips new
· Puppet Warp new
· Additive grain in Adobe Camera Raw
· Automatic lens correction
· Straighten Image tool
· GPU-accelerated features
· Post-crop vignetting
· Noise removal in Adobe Camera Raw
· HDR imaging
· B&W conversion
· Creative content (shapes, styles, swatches, and so on)
· Adobe Mini Bridge
· Adobe CS Review, part of Adobe CS Live online services
· Paste in place
· Custom panels
· Adobe Photoshop Lightroom® integration enhanced
· Powerful printing options
· Broad file format support
· Powerful extensibility
Quick Image Corrections
Automatic lens correction
Save time with automatic correction of lens distortions, chromatic aberration, and vignetting. Adobe® Photoshop® CS5 uses an image file's EXIF data to make precise adjustments based on the type of camera and lens you used.
Lens Correction filter improvements
Work more intuitively with the Lens Correction filter. The Grid display is now off by default; chromatic aberration correction sliders allow decimal point adjustments; a third slider has been added to correct common green/magenta aberrations; and more.
Straighten Image tool
Quickly straighten any crooked image. Simply drag a straight line from the Ruler tool onto your image, and the image will snap to the line.
Gradient tool preset for neutral density
Use the Neutral Density preset to emulate a neutral density filter, clicking once to have the Gradient tool darken an overexposed patch of a photo while leaving the rest unaltered.
Professional color and tone control
HDR Pro enhanced
Create either photo-realistic or wildly surreal high dynamic range (HDR) images with unprecedented speed, control, and accuracy. Get stunning results thanks to automatic ghost removal and greater control with tone mapping and adjustments.
HDR Toning new
Give any single-exposure image the photo-realistic or wildly surreal look of an HDR image. The HDR Toning feature offers an easy way to bring the rich aesthetic of high dynamic range to your 8-bit images.
Black-and-white conversion enhanced
Explore an endless variety of black-and-white looks. Use the integrated Lab B&W Action to interactively convert color images; create gorgeous HDR black-and-whites with greater ease and speed; and experiment with new presets.
Industry-leading color correction
Use Dodge, Burn, and Sponge tools that intelligently preserve color and tone details, Curves controls that let you make automatic adjustments with included presets or those you create, a histogram, color channel lines, and more.
Intelligent image editing and enhancement
Better selections with Truer Edge
Get better edge detection and masking results in less time with the Quick Selection tool — even when you're selecting the trickiest image elements, such as hair.
Eliminate background color around the edges of your selection with the Quick Selection tool's automatic color decontamination capabilities.
Selection and mask refinement tools
Automatically vary selection edges and perfect masks using new refinement tools.
Remove any image detail or object and watch as Content-Aware Fill magically fills in the space left behind. This breakthrough technology matches lighting, tone, and noise so it looks as if the removed content never existed.
Precisely reposition or warp any image element. Swing a raised arm to a person's side in a photo, stretch text to create new effects, and more.
Automatically recompose an image as you resize it, smartly preserving vital areas as the image adapts to the new dimensions. Get the perfect image in one step without time-intensive cropping and retouching.
Retouch images easily and precisely by previewing source pixels within the cursor of the Clone Stamp and the Healing Brush. Set multiple source points, scale, and rotate in the Clone Source palette.
Create packaging mockups and more with Vanishing Point, which lets you create multiple planes in an image; connect them at any angle; and then wrap graphics, text, and images around them.
Experiment by adding, adjusting, and removing filters from an image without resaving the image or starting over to preserve quality. Nondestructive Smart Filters allow you to see the changes without altering original pixel data.
Perform nondestructive scaling, rotating, and warping of raster and vector graphics with Smart Objects. Even preserve the editability of vector data from Adobe Illustrator® software.
Extraordinary painting and drawing toolset
Define multiple colors on a single Mixer Brush tip to paint with realistic color blends. Or use a dry Mixer Brush to blend a photo's colors and transform it into a beautiful painting.
Easily paint with lifelike, naturally textured brush strokes using defined bristle properties like shape, length, and stiffness, and experiment away by adding Bristle Tips to a variety of Photoshop brush tools.
GPU-accelerated painting tools
Click to smoothly resize brushes; adjust bristle hardness; or choose your color hue, saturation, or brightness from an onscreen color picker.
Rich drawing toolset
Create or modify images with a wide assortment of professional, fully customizable drawing tools.
Paste in place
Paste an element into a Photoshop file in the same position it held in the original file, for example, when you create something on the wrong layer and need to move it to the exact same place on a new layer.
Save time with the ability to adjust the opacity of many layers at once.
Save time with the ability to adjust the fill of many layers at once.
Sticky layer styles
Save your individual layer-style settings as defaults.
Auto-blending of images
Combine a range of images, each with a different exposure, color, and focal point — with options to preserve tones and colors — into a single, color-corrected image.
Easier layer management
Drag and drop a file onto an open PSD document to create a layer; nest up to ten layers; move a selection while the active layer is hidden; and delete all empty layers with one command.
Count on Photomerge® technology to automatically stitch horizontal or vertical photos to create amazing panoramas — and even 360-degree spheres.
Auto-alignment of layers
Create accurate composites with the Auto-Align Layers command, which lets you move, rotate, or warp layers to align them accurately. Or use spherical alignment to create breathtaking spherical panoramas.
Extended depth of field
Create an image from a series of shots that have different focal points with the Auto-Blend Layers command, which smoothly blends color and shading and even extends your depth of field, automatically correcting vignettes and lens distortion.
Easy access to core editing power
Use the convenient Adjustments panel to easily access every tool you need to nondestructively adjust and enhance color and tone. Open the On-image Adjustment tool with a keyboard shortcut.
Quickly create and edit masks from the Masks panel. This panel offers all the tools you need to create editable pixel- and vector-based masks, adjust mask density and feathering, easily select noncontiguous objects, and more.
Efficient and flexible work environment
Faster performance across platforms
Speed up day-to-day imaging tasks and process very large images up to ten times faster by taking advantage of cross-platform 64-bit support. (Requires a 64-bit-capable computer with a 64-bit version of Mac OS, Microsoft® Windows 7, or Windows Vista®. Actual performance varies depending on amount of RAM, driver types, and other factors.)
Efficient tile sizing and caching
Easily control tile size and use presets for simultaneously setting cache and tile size based on whether your output is for print or web.
Adobe Bridge CS5 and Adobe Mini Bridge
Easily manage media with more flexible batch renaming, and access your assets in the context of what you're working on by using the customizable Adobe Mini Bridge panel in Photoshop.
Use the new, collapsible Workspace Switcher to quickly navigate and choose among your favorite user interface configurations.
Let Photoshop automatically record changes you make to a task-specific user interface so that if you switch to a different configuration and then switch back, your panels will be exactly where you left them.
Powerful printing options
Get outstanding prints in less time with automation, scripting, and a print dialog box that's easier to navigate.
Crop with Rule of Thirds or Grid layouts, which draw smoothly thanks to GPU acceleration.
Fluid canvas rotation
Just click to smoothly turn your canvas for nondestructive viewing at any desired angle — no more tilting your head when painting and drawing.
Smooth panning and zooming
Gracefully navigate to any area of an image with ultrasmooth zooming and panning. Maintain clarity as you zoom to individual pixels, and easily edit at the highest magnification using the Pixel Grid.
Maximize screen space while keeping essential tools accessible. Arrange panels in convenient, self-adjusting docks that can be widened to full size or narrowed to icons or even a thin strip at the edge of your monitor.
File display options
Easily work with multiple open files by using tabbed document display or n-up views.
Set up and save custom menus, keyboard shortcuts, and workspaces for quick access to exactly what you need.
One-click color adjustments
Make sophisticated color adjustments instantly with one-click presets in Curves and the Channel Mixer.
Multi-Touch support on Mac laptops
Pinch, swipe, and rotate images using the Multi-Touch trackpad on newer MacBook Pro and MacBook Air laptops (requires Mac OS X v10.5 or later). And now, easily turn off Multi-Touch support if you wish.
Profiles to support the color-blind
Design with sensitivity for color-blind individuals by creating soft proofs of your images using built-in Color Universal Design Organization profiles.
Streamlined creative reviews
Use Adobe CS Review, part of new Adobe CS Live online services, to initiate a more secure review without leaving Photoshop. Reviewers can add comments to your images from their browsers, and you see the comments appear automatically on your screen. CS Live services are complimentary for a limited time.
Adobe PDF file support
Precisely control the size of PDF pages opened in Photoshop; add security controls and metadata, such as copyright and exposure details, to images within PDF presentations; and create a rich image display in PDF presentations and documents.
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom integration enhanced
Enjoy tight integration with Photoshop Lightroom (sold separately), easily moving files from Lightroom to Photoshop CS5 to create HDR images, panoramas, and multilayered Photoshop documents. Roundtrip your files back to Lightroom.
Automate routine production tasks in a variety of ways. Set up event-based scripts, record a series of steps as an Action for efficient batch processing, and design repetitive graphics faster with Variables.
Undo and redo any set of editing steps in an open image with the History panel.
Edit History log
Let Photoshop track all editing steps within your files with the Edit History log. Export steps to a text file or save them as part of image metadata for easier documentation and file audits.
Image file format support
Import and export hundreds of image file formats, including PSD, AI, PDF, NEF, CRW, TIFF, BMP, Cineon, JPEG, JPEG2000, FXG, OpenEXR, PNG, and Targa.
Video file format support enhanced
Work with video files thanks to support for 3G, FLC, MOV, AVI, DV Stream, Image Sequence, MPEG-4, and FLV formats.
Mobile device support
Create compelling mobile content, such as wallpapers and screen savers, and then preview how it will render on mobile devices using built-in Adobe Device Central CS5. Tune your designs for mobile screen sizes and lighting conditions.
High-resolution web display
Take advantage of Adobe Flash® and Zoomify technology to export high-resolution images to the web for viewing via the Adobe Flash Player runtime. Flash Player displays images quickly and efficiently, letting viewers zoom in with minimal delay.
16-bit to JPEG conversion
Let Photoshop CS5 automatically downsample your 16-bit image files so you can save them as 8-bit JPEG files.
File closing enhancement
Save clicks with the ability to close all open images without saving.
Add a preference that helps ensure you'll save all open images to the last folder to which you saved an image.
Easy reversing of clone source images
Clone any image element, and then click once to reverse the cloned element so it faces in the opposite direction.
Shadow/Highlight default change
Get more natural-looking results from the Shadow/Highlight command's default setting, which now decreases shadows by 35% instead of 50%.
Maximize Compatibility dialog box improvement
Check the "Don’t show this message again" box to avoid repeat appearances of the Maximize Compatibility dialog box.
Get and share custom panels that developers create to accomplish specific tasks — and easily create your own panels of tools, menu items, actions, and more — with Adobe Configurator software.
DNG Profile Editor
Create your own color profiles using the publicly available DNG Profile Editor.
Adobe Pixel Bender
Develop and/or share filters with publicly available, GPU-accelerated Adobe Pixel Bender® technology.
Adobe Photoshop Marketplace
Explore Adobe Photoshop Marketplace for a huge range of third-party plug-ins and resources.
Adobe Community Help
Access the power of an online search engine from within Photoshop, but with more targeted results. Searchable content includes the in-depth Photoshop Help, plus additional Adobe and third-party content chosen by Adobe and community experts.
Adobe ConnectNow from Acrobat.com
Share ideas and discuss project details with clients and colleagues — all online — using Adobe ConnectNow, an Acrobat.com web conferencing service. Acrobat.com is part of CS Live online services.
· Intel® Pentium® 4 or AMD Athlon® 64 processor
· Microsoft® Windows® XP with Service Pack 3; Windows Vista® Home Premium, Business, Ultimate, or Enterprise with Service Pack 1 (Service Pack 2 recommended); or Windows 7
· 1GB of RAM
· 1GB of available hard-disk space for installation; additional free space required during installation (cannot install on removable flash-based storage devices)
· 1024x768 display (1280x800 recommended) with qualified hardware-accelerated OpenGL graphics card, 16-bit color, and 256MB of VRAM
· Some GPU-accelerated features require graphics support for Shader Model 3.0 and OpenGL 2.0
· DVD-ROM drive
· QuickTime 7.6.2 software required for multimedia features
· Broadband Internet connection required for online services
· Broadband Internet connection required for online services
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