Photoshop CS5 has many new, exciting features for Photographers. It will be available very soon, so pre-order your upgrade or full version now, so you can play right away. As a beta tester, I have gotten to play with some of the fun new toys. My favorite two are content aware fill (which you will see in a minute) and the crop guides. You can actually see the rule of thirds overlaid on your images as you crop.
I just finished editing vacation snapshots and decided to play with the content aware so you can see what I was able to do in under a minute. And while my play was not perfect, for a 4×6 in a family photo album, it was amazing, fast, and simple. If you are looking to make random objects disappear, or clean up distractions in your images, you are going to buy Photoshop CS5 right away. I would say it alone is worth the upgrade price.
Are you going to upgrade? Which features are you most excited for? What version of Photoshop or Elements are you using now.
Click on the image to see results using Content Aware Fill in CS5.
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