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Adobe Photoshop CS5 (PC)

Platform : Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows XP
4.4 out of 5 stars 35 customer reviews

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  • 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
  • HDR Toning: 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
  • 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
  • Colour decontamination: Eliminate background colour around the edges of your selection with the Quick Selection tool's automatic colour decontamination capabilities
  • 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

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System Requirements

  • Platform:   Windows Vista / 7 / XP
  • Media: DVD-ROM
  • Item Quantity: 1

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  • Item Weight: 41 g
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  • ASIN: B003DZ0DVA
  • Release Date: 1 May 2010
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,123 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)
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Product Description

Remove noise with state-of-the-art photography tools.

Create images with instant impact with Adobe Photoshop CS5--the industry standard in digital imaging software. Adobe Photoshop CS5 redefines digital imaging with powerful new photography tools and breakthrough capabilities for complex image selections, realistic painting and intelligent retouching. Easily select and mask intricate image content such as hair. Remove any image element and watch the space fill in almost magically. Create stunning high dynamic range (HDR) images. Paint with realistic strokes and colour blends. Remove noise, add grain and create vignettes with state-of-the-art photography tools. Benefit from more memory and experience massive speed gains with native cross-platform 64-bit support, and full optimisation for Windows 7.
  • Easy access to core editing power
  • Extraordinary creative tools for photographers and designers
  • Industry-leading raw image processing
  • Efficient media management with Adobe Bridge CS5 software
  • Broad file format support
  • Tight Adobe Photoshop Lightroom integration

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Top reasons to buy Adobe Photoshop CS5

Easy access to core editing power-- Make the most of the tools you need exactly when you need them as you perform common editing activities. Adjustments and Masks panels guide you in making precise adjustments and masks.

Extraordinary creative tools--Achieve realistic painting effects with the ability to mix colours on canvas and create natural brushstrokes. Merge multiple exposures into stunning high dynamic range (HDR) images. Move, remove, warp or stretch any image element.

State-of-the-art photography-- Easily merge multiple exposures to extend the dynamic range with more power, precision and fidelity than ever before. Convert to black and white in new ways. Use Dodge, Burn and Sponge tools to intelligently preserve colour and tone details.

Industry-leading RAW image processing-- Enjoy superior results when you convert RAW images with the Camera RAW 6 plug-in, which offers support for over 275 camera models, plus non-destructive editing--experiment without harming your original photo.

Automated compositing tools-- Easily create a single image from a series of shots with different focal points, smoothly blending colour and shading and extending your depth of field. Take advantage of accurate, automatic layer alignment.

Create photorealistic or surreal HDR images with unprecedented speed, control and accuracy.

Save time with automatic correction of lens distortions, chromatic aberration and vignetting.

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom integration-- Easily move files from Lightroom to Photoshop CS5 to create HDR images, panoramas and multi-layered Photoshop documents. Roundtrip your files back to Lightroom.

Efficient media management--Manage your media visually with Adobe Bridge CS5 software. Enjoy more flexible batch renaming, plus the ability to access files in the context of your work using the customisable Adobe Mini Bridge panel.

Powerful printing options-- Get outstanding prints in less time with automation, scripting and an easy-to-navigate print dialogue box.

Broad 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, and video formats including 3G, FLC, MOV, AVI, DV Stream, Image Sequence, MPEG-4 and FLV.

New or enhanced for Adobe Photoshop CS5

Complex selections made easy--Get precise results in fewer clicks when selecting intricate image elements such as hair, and eliminate background colour around selection edges. Automatically vary selection edges and perfect masks using new refinement tools.

Content-Aware Fill--Remove any unwanted 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 as if the removed content never existed.

Superior HDR imaging--Create photorealistic or surreal 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 HDR look.

State-of-the-art raw image processing--Use the Adobe Photoshop Camera Raw 6 plug-in to non-destructively remove image noise while preserving colour 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 natural and realistic painting effects with the Mixer Brush, which offers on-canvas colour blending and Bristle Tips, letting 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 used.

Customer Reviews

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Despite me having bought this in May 2012 and used it wonderfully, i had suddenly ran into problems in December 2013. I suddenly had to type in my serial number again, but this time said it was invalid and i got put into a 30 day trial mode. Since the trial ended i have not been able to use it. I had contacted Adobe about it and they were baffled if this was a legit piece of software, so they told me to contact the seller i got it from. So i did, and i am still waiting a week later to hear from them. Not happy at all, wanting to get my money back. I shouldn't have to be going through this, especially when its something as costly as this.
Giving it 2 stars instead of 1 because of how useful the product was when i was able to use it.
Despite how good the product was, all i can say to anyone who reads this is: I wish i had never got it from here now!!!
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Given the major improvements within Photoshop CS4 over previous versions it seemed Photoshop had fully matured into the de facto industry standard image editing software, and any further releases would be more about tweaking the interface. So it's a bit of a surprise that the latest version Photoshop CS5 [now shipping] has proved to be a major update, with impressive new features that save more time and further boost productivity, leading to techie magazine 'PC Shopper' rating Photoshop CS5 a maximum 5 stars. Although Photoshop CS5's myriad of image editing features require considerable effort for newcomers to master, particularly compared to the cheaper cut-down consumer version 'Adobe Photoshop Elements 9', there is plenty of on-line help and even videos to aid you.

Major new features in CS5 include better intelligent edge detection for selecting, cutting out and pasting complex shapes [i.e. hair, and it blends the pasted bit in for you], the 'puppet warp tool' which imposes a mesh onto objects to do sophisticated transformations [to say curl up an elephants trunk], and 'context aware fill' added to the spot healing brush to greatly improve removal of dust/hairs, blemishes, unwanted objects etc from photos and replace them with colour and shade matched pixels derived from nearby regions of the image. You could do all of this manually with older versions of Photoshop, but it could take ages. Context aware fill doesn't always work perfectly, although the results with the likes of natural scenes with lakes, clouds and woodland are impressive - plus carefully reselecting the object to be deleted often helps. There's a new `mixer' brush which mimics natural paint brush shapes and produces various `painting' effects (although it's still no match for Corel Painter 11).
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But in a good way! They said it would be at least about 7 days before it arrived, it arrived within 3. I had ordered a discounted CS5 with a damaged box but instead got a pristine boxed CS5 Extended edition (they upgraded me free of charge). The software installed and authenticated itself as expected and ran fine.

I did have issues with trying to read the DVD on my laptop (desktop worked fine), but I suspect that it doesn't have a very good DVD reader. It's not the first time that this has happened with a commercial DVD.

I highly recommend this reseller :-).

Also as a side issue. PhotoShop states as a minimum requirement that it must have a graphics card with 256 MB of RAM on it. I only have 128MB. A number of people online were asking about how much this mattered. All that happens is that certain hardware acceleration features are disabled, causing it to fall back on software or disable some cosmetic application effects. If you want to touch up your pictures then don't worry it works fine as far as I can tell.
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I ordered CS5 but got CS5 extended instead, so thanks to the supplier for this. I have since been told this is what happens now, as they are both selling at the same price, so why not give out the extended version instead. I will never use the extended aspect of the software, but a nice touch none the less, so thanks again.

Over £600 for a software package is a big bill to swallow and a large chunk of money, but it is the industry standard and quite simply cannot be beat - if you are serious about imaging in what ever form, then there are no ifs or buts, you need this software.

However there are at least two major bugs I have found in this version, after using it for only a few days (the PC version), that I now find I have no other choice than to use a less than acceptable work around:

Major bug 1 - with the wizzy Open GL graphics mode set on by default if you have a supported graphics card - which all modern PC's do, then you can do all sorts of wonderful things, such as flick the image on screen from side to side and up and down, or load up a virtual colour wheel, or see the image zoom in and out smoothly on screen like a Mac, or even use a zoom loupe to get straight into close up views of part of the image you wish to inspect at 100% detail, which would be great, except...

When using the highly vaunted Open GL aspect of CS5 with my brand new i7 Dell PC, with 22 inch screen, I find the full screen image review mode (Ctrl, 0) after tapping F several times to also get the black backdrop, now fills the screen with a very soft and blurry preview image. Very disconcerting, I thought my eyes were on the blink or my camera focusing was off, but I knew the image was crisp, as I'd already worked on the image before.
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