Well, there’s a few prices depending on which version you get and whether it’s an upgrade or the full version. Here’s the list:
Adobe generally announces an upgrade and, from past experiences, they’ll starting shipping within a month or so after the announcement. So if that is the case you can be looking for it to ship perhaps late April or early May.What’s the main difference between the Extended version of Photoshop CS5 and the standard version?
The main differences between the two are the extended version had some really neat features for video and 3D professionals in it. However, don’t let the word professional throw you off. For me, if you’re somewhat into those features (say a graphic designer) I think those features can be huge because they make working in that field a lot easier. There’s also an Analysis menu in the extended edition that is geared primarily toward medical and scientific professions so if you fall into that category you’ll probably want to grab the extended version as well.So are there any new changes to the 3D features in Photoshop CS5?
Absolutely. We now have the new Repouss� feature which allows us to apply extrusions, revolving, bevels to shapes and even text. Yes we can now create 3D text directly inside Photoshop. Now, of course, these features are only available in the Extended version of Photoshop but definitely worth checking out. It might be worth the upgrade.
I see you’re trying your best to get me in trouble here. Personally, if I were just using Photoshop to edit my photos I’d probably skip the extended version. If you use Photoshop for graphic design, special effects, or illustration in any way though, I’d get extended in a heartbeat. Basically, if you find 3D or video of any interest, then go ahead and grab the extended version. Cost-wise, it’s not that much more then the standard version, and if you use it once on a job then you’ll have paid for it.I keep hearing (and reading) about this JDI feature. What is it?
JDI is short for Just Do It. The story goes like this: the developers over at Adobe stopped work on all new features for an entire week and dedicated that time to just going back through Photoshop and improving the little things. This meant fixing tiny little nuances and overall, just working on those little things that make using Photoshop easier. An example is layer styles. The Layer Style dialog never remembered your settings. So every time you went to add a layer style (even if it was the same every time), the dialog always defaulted back to the original factory settings. Now, there’s a button that let’s you set your own style settings as the default. That’s just one example though. There are literally dozens of them in CS5.Once I install CS5 upgrade do I need to keep CS4 still on my machine?
This is a very common question around upgrade time. When you install Photoshop it will leave the previous version on. I would say not to delete the previous version until you make sure that you have transferred any presets or plug-ins you have in your previous version. Unless you absolutely need the disk space I would hold off a week or two. Just to make sure all is well with the newest version.
Yes. Photoshop CS5 runs in 64 bit mode on both Mac & PC versions. Though you may find a couple of features that are no longer in Photoshop. Like fir instance the Lighting Effects filter is not supported in 64 bit. Therefore you would need to go to the application folder and open the Get Info on the application. There is a checkbox to open in 32 bit mode. Check that on, quit Photoshop then re-launch. Then simply go back and uncheck the item and re-launch again to return to 64 bit mode.What if I didn’t upgrade from CS3 to CS4 – am I going to see a lot of difference between CS3 and CS5?
You sure will! Between Photoshop CS3 and CS5 there have been well over 70 new and enhanced features – everything from the interface to working with layers to new selection techniques. We’ve created a chart that summarizes the key new and enhanced features in both CS4 and CS5 (What you Missed if you skipped cs4).Did they just make changes to Photoshop or did Camera Raw and Bridge get some enhancements?
A. The upgrade to Photoshop CS5 also includes an updated version of Adobe Camera Raw and Bridge – plus Photoshop now has Bridge available right inside Photoshop as a panel. There have been some significant additions to both Camera Raw and Bridge.Adobe released some sneak peeks of new technology for “future versions of Photoshop” – did these make it into Photoshop CS5?
A. If you’re talking about Content Aware Fill, Content Aware Heal, Puppet Warp and new Brush and painting options, then yes, yes, yes, yes and yes!Are there any discounts available on the upgrade to Photoshop CS5?
One of the many benefits of a NAPP membership is discounts. With leading suppliers like Adobe. Currently NAPP members have been offered a 15% discount on most Adobe products. Here’s a link to the Discounts page on the NAPP member website to find out more.