Adobe Photoshop CS5 software redefines digital imaging with powerful new photography tools and breakthrough capabilities for complex image selections, realistic painting, and 3D extrusions. Achieve superior results in fewer steps when you remove noise, add grain, create vignettes, correct lens distortions, sharpen, and create HDR images, and enjoy better-than-ever raw file conversion. Paint naturally and realistically with on-canvas colour blending and textured brush strokes and warp or stretch graphics, text, or image elements to create unique looks. Adobe Photoshop CS5 allows you to easily select intricate image content, such as hair, for refinements, compositing, or placing in layout, or remove an image element and see the space fill in almost magically. This Extended version also allows you to Create and enhance 3D and motion-based content and prepare still images and text for all your projects. Work fast with cross-platform 64-bit support, and create stunning HDR images for video backdrops.
Adobe Photoshop CS5 Extended Upgrade details
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Adobe Photoshop CS5 Extended main features
Innovate in 3D
Go beyond traditional image editing by bringing 3D elements to your 2D artwork directly within your favorite digital imaging application, which now offers an easy on-ramp to 3D image creation.
- 3D editing
- 3D extrusions with Adobe Repoussé
Create stunning 3D logos and artwork from any text layer, selection, path, or layer mask with Adobe® Repoussé technology. Then twist, rotate, extrude, bevel, and inflate these designs to get the look you want.
- Rich 3D materials library and picker
Explore different looks for your 3D objects by applying materials like chrome and gemstones from a rich materials library. Select and apply materials using intuitive tools, and add to your library by downloading materials from the web.
- Ability to wrap 2D data around 3D geometry
Use convenient presets to wrap 2D images around common 3D geometric shapes, such as cylinders and spheres.
- 3D mesh creation
Quickly generate 3D objects from grayscale depth maps.
- Depth of field for 3D
Experiment with different focus points in your 3D scene by previewing and adjusting the range for depth of field.
- Easy shadow creation
Enhance the realism of your 3D designs by generating shadows in a few clicks with the shadow catcher.
- Image-based lighting
Use HDR images or panoramas to light your 3D scene.
- Better 3D performance and workflow
Take advantage of a new ray tracer for immediate progressive feedback on rendering states. And experience superior 3D performance with improved import, interaction speeds, and merging of 3D objects into a single scene.
- OBJ file import
Import Object (OBJ) files up to 50% faster.
- 3D object painting
Paint directly on 3D models or their unwrapped textures. Edit your textures directly using all the power of Adobe Photoshop®, and even view UV overlays on flattened textures for guidance.
- 3D object and property editing
Edit, enhance, and manipulate 3D scenes in a streamlined interface without dialog boxes. Enjoy a single, easy-to-use panel that contains all your 3D controls for meshes, materials, and lights.
- Volume rendering
Add depth to pixel layers, text, 2D shapes, and DICOM frames with volume rendering.
- 3D and 2D image compositing
Combine 3D layers into a single scene, or incorporate 3D content into 2D composites. Support for popular 3D formats lets you import and export Collada, OBJ, U3D, and KMZ models, as well as import 3DS models.
- Navigating and moving 3D objects
Use the new 3D axis to position objects, cameras, lights, and meshes. Use bounding overlays to easily identify which material or mesh is targeted, and toggle these on or off along with the ground plane and lights.
- 3D animation
Create 3D animations by mapping object movement, camera position, render settings, and cross sections to keyframes in your timeline. Take this further by using video layers to animate your textures, and include image-based lights.
- File roundtripping
Roundtrip common 3D file formats, including COLLADA, OBJ, U3D, and KMZ. Import 3DS.
- Integration with Adobe Acrobat 9 Pro and After Effects
Collaborate on 3D content easily through tight integration with Adobe Acrobat® 9 Pro Extended and After Effects®. Convert to the robust COLLADA interchange format, enhance models, and embed 3D models into PDF files for review. Use 3D layers from Photoshop Extended in After Effects projects.
- Vanishing Point with 3D support
Edit in perspective on multiple surfaces — even those connected at angles other than 90 degrees — with Vanishing Point. Measure in perspective; wrap graphics, images, and text around multiple planes; and output planes as 3D models to use in After Effects projects.
- 32-bit file support enhanced
Create a layer mask directly from the transparency in your 32-bit file.
Maximize creative impact
Explore new creative possibilities with tremendous precision and freedom. Easily select intricate image elements, such as hair. Create realistic painting effects. Remove any image element and see the space fill in almost magically.
- 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.
- Colour decontamination
Eliminate background colour around the edges of your selection with the Quick Selection tool's automatic colour decontamination capabilities.
- Selection and mask refinement tools
Automatically vary selection edges and perfect masks using new refinement tools.
- Content-Aware Fill
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.
- Puppet Warp
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.
- Content-Aware Scaling
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.
- Expert 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.
- Perspective-based editing
Create packaging mock-ups 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.
- Smart Filters
Experiment by adding, adjusting, and removing filters from an image without resaving the image or starting over to preserve quality. Non-destructive Smart Filters allow you to see the changes without altering original pixel data.
- Smart Objects
Perform non-destructive 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
- Mixer Brush
Define multiple colours on a single Mixer Brush tip to paint with realistic colour blends. Or use a dry Mixer Brush to blend a photo's colours and transform it into a beautiful painting.
- Bristle Tips
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 colour hue, saturation, or brightness from an onscreen colour picker.
- Rich drawing toolset
Create or modify images with a wide assortment of professional, fully customizable drawing tools.
- Advanced compositing
- 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.
- Multi-layer Opacity
Save time with the ability to adjust the opacity of many layers at once.
- Multi-layer Fill
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, colour, and focal point — with options to preserve tones and colours — into a single, colour-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.
- 360-degree panoramas
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 colour and shading and even extends your depth of field, automatically correcting vignettes and lens distortion.
- State-of-the-art photography tools
- Noise removal
Remove the noise common to high-ISO images and consumer-camera shots while preserving color and detail. You won't need more than this reengineered noise removal technology to maintain a photo's natural look, avoiding an oversharpened feel as you maximize quality.
- Additive grain
Make a digital photo look more organic or film-like by using a simple slider to add grain. Save grain settings as presets that you can apply to other photos to achieve a consistent look.
- Post-crop vignetting
Enjoy more control when performing post-crop vignetting, and save favorite vignette effects as presets.
- Better conversions with new demosaicing
Process raw images with the industry-leading Adobe Photoshop Camera Raw 6 plug-in, which offers new demosaicing technology for unmatched conversion quality.
- Support for more cameras and Adobe Photoshop Lightroom
Enjoy tight integration with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom® software as well as support for over 275 camera models.
- Automatic lens correction
Save time with automatic correction of lens distortions, chromatic aberration, and vignetting. 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
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.
- Professional color and tone control
- Preview and export of audio content and frame comments
Move through and edit video layers quickly and precisely using single-key shortcuts, and preview and export audio tracks in addition to exporting frame comments.
- Single-key shortcuts
Edit motion graphics on video layers efficiently with single-key shortcuts.
- Movie Paint
Paint, add text, and clone over multiple frames of an imported video sequence using Movie Paint.
- Smooth animation workflow
Easily create animations from a series of still images or video frames with the Animation panel, which enables onion skinning.
- Broad video file format support
Work with video files thanks to support for 3G, FLC, MOV, AVI, DV Stream, Image Sequence, MPEG-4, and FLV formats.
- Video color management
Create and edit images for video with maximum quality and a broad range of color models. Edit and enhance grayscale, RGB, CMYK, and LAB models at 8-, 16-, and 32-bit depths with color management.
- Familiar editing workflow
Edit video images quickly using familiar frame- and timeline-based editing tools.
- Creative tools and content
- New shapes, swatches, and gradients
Give your images and designs fresh looks using a variety of custom shapes, colour swatches, styles, and gradients.
- New Actions and brushes
Quickly try out different editing effects and techniques using new Actions for black-and-white conversion and surreal Stars effects, and paint with a new set of brushes.
Accelerate your workflow with fast performance on 64-bit Windows® and Mac hardware systems, smoother interactions thanks to more GPU-accelerated features, and dozens of time-savers requested by Photoshop users.
- Easy access to core editing power
- Adjustments panel
Use the convenient Adjustments panel to easily access every tool you need to non-destructively adjust and enhance colour and tone. Open the On-image Adjustment tool with a keyboard shortcut.
- Masks panel
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 non-contiguous 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.
- Workspace Switcher
Use the new, collapsible Workspace Switcher to quickly navigate and choose among your favourite user interface configurations.
- Live workspaces
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.
- Smoother cropping
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 non-destructive 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 ultra-smooth zooming and panning. Maintain clarity as you zoom to individual pixels, and easily edit at the highest magnification using the Pixel Grid.
- Panel management
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.
- Customized workspaces
Set up and save custom menus, keyboard shortcuts, and workspaces for quick access to exactly what you need.
- One-click colour adjustments
Make sophisticated colour 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 track-pad 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 colour-blind
Design with sensitivity for colour-blind individuals by creating soft proofs of your images using built-in Colour Universal Design Organization profiles.
- Streamlined workflow
- 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
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.
- Automated production
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.
- History panel
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
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.
- New time-savers
- 16-bit to JPEG conversion
Let Photoshop CS5 automatically down-sample 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.
- Saving shortcut
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.
- Powerful extensibility
- Adobe Configurator
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 colour 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.
Analyze images with precision
Work with specialized images for architecture, manufacturing, engineering, science, and medicine. Extract quantitative data from images, and experience support for DICOM images and MATLAB processing routines.
- Measurement, counting, and edit-tracking tools
- Quantitative data extraction
Easily calibrate or set the scale of an image, and even set measurements to the scale information in the header of DICOM files. Use selection tools to define and calculate distance, perimeter, area, and many other measurements. Record data points in a Measurement Log and then export the data — including histogram data — to a spreadsheet for further quantitative analysis.
- Scale markers
Easily add scale markers to any image or series of images for presentations or publication
- Count tool
Easily and accurately tally objects or features in any image with the Count tool, which eliminates the need to perform manual calculations or rely on visual assessments of changes from image to image. Save time by performing multiple counts in a single image. Use separate colors for each count and save your counts in the PSD file.
- Edit tracking
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 of your work, file audits, and more.
- Support for manufacturing, medical, and scientific workflows
- Image Stacks
Quickly render a stack of related images into a single view using a variety of rendering calculations, such as median and maximum. Adobe Photoshop Extended automatically analyzes and combines the images while preserving the originals. Image Stacks are extensible, so third parties can write their own render modes.
- DICOM image support
Import, correct, annotate, analyze, and create animations from DICOM images. Have confidential patient data automatically removed from DICOM metadata, and batch save JPEG files for presentations.
- DICOM volume rendering
Volume render a DICOM image stack into a 3D anatomical image that can be viewed and explored from all angles and depths.
- MATLAB support
Pass image data directly between Photoshop Extended and MATLAB with the ability to call Photoshop Extended directly from the MATLAB command line. Visualize results of MATLAB algorithms in the software, and combine MATLAB processing with Photoshop Extended image editing to render, test, and refine algorithms for image processing, analysis, and more.
Adobe Photoshop CS5 Extended full system requirements
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- Multicore Intel processor
- Mac OS X v10.5.7 or v10.6
- 1GB of RAM
- 2GB of available hard-disk space for installation; additional free space required during installation (cannot install on a volume that uses a case-sensitive file system or 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
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||Mac OS X v10.5.7 or v10.6