Adobe Photoshop CS5 Extended Software for Mac

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Adobe Photoshop CS5 Extended Software for Mac
Key Features
  • 3D Animation Support
  • Robust Photo Editing
  • RAW & DNG Support
  • HDR Creation
The Photoshop CS5 Extended Image Editing Software from Adobe adds 3D rendering and animation support to the industry-standard photo editing application. The software, compatible with Mac operating systems, gives you all the tools necessary to edit digital images, create 3D objects, and create breathtaking 3D animated movies.
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Adobe Photoshop Overview

  • 1Description
  • 23D Editing
  • 3Intelligent Image Editing and Enhancement
  • 4Extraordinary Painting and Drawing Toolset
  • 5Advanced Compositing
  • 6State-of-the-Art Photography Tools
  • 7Professional Color and Tone Control
  • 8Video and Animation Design
  • 9Creative Tools and Content
  • 10Easy Access to Core Editing Power
  • 11Efficient and Flexible Work Environment
  • 12Streamlined Workflow
  • 13New Time-Savers
  • 14Powerful Extensibility
  • 15Measurement, Counting, and Edit-Tracking Tools
  • 16Support for Manufacturing, Medical, and Scientific Workflows

The Photoshop CS5 Extended Image Editing Software from Adobe adds 3D rendering and animation support to the industry-standard photo editing application. The software, compatible with Mac operating systems, gives you all the tools necessary to edit digital images, create 3D objects, and create breathtaking 3D animated movies.

Photoshop's 3D tools will let you create artwork for logos, buttons, and web graphics. You'll be able to warp graphics and extrude objects to suit your needs. You can add a 3D object to any image, moving it to suit your needs. When working with 3D animations, you can move objects, cameras, lights, and meshes along any axis.

Photoshop uses a powerful layer-based approach for image editing. Using layers allows you to make adjustments to images without modifying aspects of an original. You can modify layer opacity and order, aiding in compositing tasks. Photoshop keeps track of each change you make to an image, allowing you to undo actions with ease.

Photographers will appreciate Photoshop's robust photographic toolset and tight integration with Adobe's Photoshop Lightroom application. You'll be able to adjust image curves, remove noise from digital photographs, simulate film grain, add vignettes, and sharpen images. The software can open all types of images captured by digital cameras, including RAW images.

You'll also be able to correct lens distortions and image perspective. This is a powerful tool for architectural photographers who need to remove keystone effects from images and anyone shooting with ultra-wide angle rectilinear of fisheye lenses who would like to remove distortions.

Photoshop also supports the creation of High Dynamic Range (HDR) images. It can create an HDR image from multiple images of different exposures. It can remove ghosting created by slight camera movement between exposures, and you'll be able to tone images via intuitive slider controls.

Creatives will appreciate the tight integration with Adobe InDesign and Illustrator. Photoshop features a number of artistic image filters that can dramatically transform images. You'll be able to simulate different canvas types and brush strokes to create digital paintings. You can warp or stretch graphics, or move elements in images using the Puppet Warp tool.

Designers will appreciate the ability to isolate parts of images. You can cut out a model from a background with ease for use in a brochure. Photoshop is intelligent enough to correctly select complex parts of an image, including hair. You can go the opposite way as well -- you can remove a subject or object from an image and use the Content-Aware Fill to fill in the background with ease.

It is not without reason that Photoshop has become a verb in popular culture today. It's common to hear about someone who has "Photoshopped" a picture. Photoshop is the premiere application for image editing; it is a tool that every professional photographer and designer should have available.

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 than in previous versions
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
Create a layer mask directly from the transparency in your 32-bit file
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
Color Decontamination
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
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 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
Smart Filters
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
Smart Objects
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
Mixer Brush
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
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 color hue, saturation, or brightness from an onscreen color picker
Rich Drawing Contest
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, 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
360° Panoramas
Count on Photomerge technology to automatically stitch horizontal or vertical photos to create amazing panoramas -- and even 360° 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
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. Even save grain settings as presets that you can apply to other photos to achieve a consistent look
Post-Crop Vignetting
Enjoy more control as you perform 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. 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
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
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
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
Video and Animation Design
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, color 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
Easy Access to Core Editing Power
Adjustments Panel
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
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 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
Workspace Switcher
Use the new, collapsible Workspace Switcher to quickly navigate and choose among your favorite 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
Better Crop Guides
Use Rule of Thirds or Grid layouts for better guides while cropping
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
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 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 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 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
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 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
Share ideas and discuss project details with clients and colleagues -- all online -- using Adobe ConnectNow, an web conferencing service. is part of CS Live online services
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

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