Compare Adobe Photoshop CS5 Extended and Photoshop CS5 Standard Versions

Comparison of Adobe Photshop CS5 + Photoshop Extended CS5 New Feature Versions

Compare Adobe Photoshop CS5 Standard and Photoshop CS5 Extended

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Photoshop CS5 and Photoshop CS5 Extended new feature comparison


New + enhanced features Photoshop CS5 Photoshop CS5 Extended
Maximum creative impact ——————————————————————————————
Mixer Brush and Bristle Tips

Adobe Camera Raw 6 plug‐in with support for more than 275 camera models

Re-engineered noise removal and additive grain

Enhanced post‐crop vignetting

Enhanced sharpening

Automated lens correction

HDR Pro for high dynamic range imaging

HDR Toning

Puppet Warp

Content‐Aware Fill

LAB B&W Action

New black‐and‐white presets

Boost Productivity —————————————————————————————————-
Intelligent edge-selection technology

Color decontamination

Refine Radius and Erase Refinements tools

Adobe Bridge CS5 and Adobe Mini Bridge

Integration with CS Review, a new CS Live online service.*

Cross‐platform 64‐bit support

More flexible custom panels

Workspace Switcher and Live Workspaces

More powerful printing options

GPU‐accelerated Crop Guides, on-screen Color Picker, Eyedropper, and color sampler ring

Broader file format support

More than three dozen user‐inspired features and enhancements

Creative exploration in three dimensions ———————————————————————
Adobe Repoussé technology

Shadow catcher

3D materials library and picker

Overlays for materials and mesh boundaries

Depth of Field for 3D

Enhanced ray tracer with progressive rendering

Image‐based light option

Context‐sensitive widget for easy control of objects, cameras, meshes, and lights

3D merging and scene compositing improvements

3D workflow improvements

Preferences that allow for the customization of 3D features

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Photoshop CS5 Extended Photoshop CS4 Extended Photoshop CS3 Extended
3D creation and editing
Adobe Repoussé new yes no no
3D materials library and picker new yes no no
Depth of field for 3D new yes no no
Easy-to-use shadow catcher new yes no no
Image-based lighting new yes no no
3D object painting enhanced yes yes yes
Adobe 3D Forge engine enhanced yes yes yes
2D and 3D compositing enhanced yes yes yes
Maximum creative impact
Truer Edge selection technology new yes no no
Color decontamination for selections new yes no no
Selection and mask refinement tools new yes no no
Content-Aware Fill new yes no no
Mixer Brush new yes no no
Bristle Tips new yes no no
Puppet Warp new yes no no
Additive grain in Adobe Camera Raw new yes no no
Automatic lens correction new yes no no
Straighten Image tool new yes no no
GPU-accelerated features enhanced yes yes no
Content-Aware Scaling yes no
Extended depth of field yes no
Post-crop vignetting enhanced yes yes no
Noise removal in Adobe Camera Raw enhanced yes yes yes
HDR imaging enhanced yes yes yes
B&W conversion enhanced yes yes yes
Creative content (shapes, styles, swatches, and so on) enhanced yes yes yes
Motion-based content editing yes yes yes
Industry-leading color correction yes yes yes
Auto-alignment of layers yes yes yes
Auto-blending of images yes yes yes
Quick Selection tool yes yes yes
Productivity boosts
Adobe Mini Bridge new yes no no
Adobe CS Review, part of Adobe CS Live online services* new yes no no
Paste in place new yes no no
64-bit support Mac OS and Windows® Windows only no
Multitouch support Mac OS only Mac OS only no
Custom panels enhanced yes yes no
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom® integration enhanced yes yes yes
Powerful printing options enhanced yes yes yes
Broad file format support enhanced yes yes yes
Mobile device support yes yes yes
High-resolution web display yes yes yes
Powerful extensibility enhanced yes yes yes
Advanced image analysis
Quantitative data extraction yes yes yes
Scale markers yes yes yes
Count tool yes yes yes
Edit tracking yes yes yes
DICOM volume rendering and file support yes yes yes
MATLAB support yes yes yes
Image Stacks yes yes yes

*CS Live services are complimentary for a limited time.

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4 thoughts on “Compare Adobe Photoshop CS5 Extended and Photoshop CS5 Standard Versions

  1. Nice feature comparison!!! I was trying to compare on earlier today and it was not near as simple as this. Thanks!

    1. Hi Kevin,

      Glad you found this of help.
      It takes some effort to gather this kind of info.

      Sometimes it’s easy to find such on the Adobe site, other times, not so much!


  2. Hi,
    in my last question i asked for comparisons using ps cs5. i really wanted the latest edition of 5.5 comparing the full extended version vs. the teacher/ student version.
    i’m sorry for any confusion.

    Thanks again

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