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Even old master Photoshop can learn new tricks

Photoshop CS5 greatly expands the tool set that Adobe offers in its flagship product, charting new ways to make image manipulation easier while making older tools work better than before.

Adobe Photoshop CS5

Unlike its predecessor, which didn't really offer much in the way of new features but overhauled its look, Photoshop CS5 (Windows | Mac) leaves the interface practically untouched to focus on major feature improvements.

The big changes include automatic lens correction, better high dynamic range processing, content-aware filling, "intelligent selection", and enhanced tools for 3D image creation in Photoshop Extended (Windows | Mac). More than three dozen minor tweaks were also made, small improvements--such as building a "straighten" function into the Ruler tool and pumping up Raw image noise management--that nevertheless dramatically cut down time-consuming procedures.

Take a video tour of what's new, browse the Photoshop CS5 Extended slideshow, or dive in-depth with our full reviews linked above.

Photoshop CS5 Extended (screenshots)

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