Photoshop CS5 Now Available For Instant Download!

April 11th, 2010

Get Photoshop CS5 Now

[UPDATE (May 2012)Adobe CS6 is now shipping! See all the differences between CS6 vs. CS5.5 vs. CS5…]

Create powerful images with the professional standard.

Industry-standard Adobe® Photoshop® CS5 delivers breakthrough capabilities to help you create images with impact. Easily select and mask intricate image content, such as hair. Remove any image element and see the space fill in almost magically. Create stunning high dynamic range (HDR) images. Paint with naturally textured brushstrokes and realistic color blends. Remove noise, add grain, and create vignettes with state-of-the-art photography tools. Enjoy fast performance with full cross-platform 64-bit support and dozens of other time-savers.


[UPDATE (4/12/2011) – See the differences between Photoshop CS5.1 (CS5.5) and CS5.]

Top 13 reasons to upgrade to Adobe Photoshop CS5

  • Complex selections made easy – Get precise results in fewer clicks when selecting intricate image elements, such as hair, and eliminate background color around selection edges. 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.
  • Superior HDR imaging – Create photorealistic or surreal high dynamic range (HDR) images with unprecedented speed, control, and accuracy. Get better-than-ever results thanks to automatic ghost removal and greater control with tone mapping and adjustments, and even give single-exposure photos the look of HDR.
  • State-of-the-art raw image processing – Use the Adobe Photoshop Camera Raw 6 plug-in to nondestructively remove image noise while preserving color and detail; add grain to make digital photos look more organic; enjoy more control as you perform post-crop vignetting; and more.
  • Extraordinary painting effects – Achieve artistic results with the Mixer Brush, which offers on-canvas color blending, and Bristle Tips, which let you create lifelike, textured brush­strokes. 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.
  • 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.
  • Efficient workflow – Enjoy productivity and creativity boosts thanks to dozens of features and enhancements requested by Photoshop users. Straighten images automati­cally, pick colors from an onscreen color picker, adjust the opacity of many layers at once, and more.
  • Better media management – 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.
  • Faster performance across platforms – Speed up day-to-day imaging tasks and process very large images up to 10 times faster by taking advantage of cross-platform 64-bit support. (Requires a 64-bit version of Mac OS, Microsoft® Windows® 7, or Windows Vista®.)
  • Streamlined creative reviews through integration with CS Live services – Use Adobe CS Review, part of new 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 those comments appear automatically on your screen.
  • New GPU-accelerated features – Take advantage of GPU-enabled enhancements to everyday tools. Crop with the Rule of Thirds grid; zoom with click-and-scrub functionality; and sample colors with better visualization and an onscreen color picker.
  • Easier user interface management – Use the collapsible Workspace Switcher to quickly navigate and choose among favorite user interface configurations. Live workspaces automatically record your user interface changes so panels will remain in place even if you switch away for a while.
  • Superior black-and-white conversion – Explore an endless variety of B&W 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.

* CS Live online services are complimentary for a limited time – see details.


‘Get Extended’ and discover new dimensions in digital imaging.

Adobe Photoshop CS5 Extended is the ultimate solution for advanced digital imaging, delivering all the editing and compositing capabilities of Photoshop CS5 plus breakthrough tools that let you create and edit 3D and motion-based content. Create 3D logos and artwork from any text layer, selection, path, or layer mask with new Adobe Repoussé technology. Twist, rotate, extrude, bevel, and inflate your designs. Enhance 3D objects and designs with easy shadow creation, image-based lights, and materials like glass and chrome. Explore with different focus points in your 3D scene by adjusting the range for depth of field.

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.


Video: Photoshop CS5 Feature Tour

Photoshop CS5 / Photoshop Extended CS5 System Requirements

Photoshop CS5 runs 64-bit native on Mac OS X, Microsoft® Windows Vista®, and Windows® 7 platforms. It can also run in 32-bit mode across all platforms, including Windows XP. 64-bit users should realize noticeably greater gains in performance, in some cases as much as ten times the previous speed.

Windows

  • 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)
  • 1024×768 display (1280×800 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

Mac OS

  • 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)
  • 1024×768 display (1280×800 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

See Also

The CS5 Product Matrix and CS5 Price Sheet. Or, download a free trial.

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