For everyday snapshots of your kids, your dog, and your road trip to see the world’s largest ball of twine, your Mac comes with iPhoto, a simple way to organize and edit your photos. But pro shutterbugs and photography enthusiasts need far more serious tools to manage ever-growing libraries of tens of thousands of images. Adobe’s latest iteration of Lightroom aims to answer that call with pro-level organization and photo management, as well as robust editing tools for perfecting your shots.
It’s summer, so that must mean heat, humidity--and, in 2010--time for a new update to the Adobe suite of apps, including the flagship of the fleet, Photoshop. The CS5 iteration is a significant step forward, for reasons big and small, and overall, it’s one of the strongest upgrades in the 20 years that Photoshop has graced hard drives around the world.
Billed as the most significant Photoshop update in years, and coming on
the heels of the 20th anniversary of the release of Photoshop 1.0,
expectations are high for the star pupil of the CS5 roster, and in the
last couple of months, we’ve had the chance to put the program through
Software comes and software goes, but some releases make every Mac user
sit up and pay attention. Nothing commands the attention of designers,
photographers, and anyone else with an artistic bent like the release of
Adobe’s next Creative Suite. We’ve been putting the beta versions of
CS5 through their paces for a couple months now, and the results of our
rigorous testing will be in your hands in next issue’s reviews. To whet
your appetite, our reviewers put together a list of the most
interesting, useful, and impressive new features in Photoshop,
Illustrator, InDesign, and Premiere. They also dove into what’s new in
the other key apps of CS5.
Barely a week after Adobe gave us a sneak peek at its revolutionary
"Content-aware Fill" feature, sources inside the company pointed to
another feature slated to arrive in the next version of Photoshop.