Adobe CS5 now shipping, trials available for download

Adobe on Friday announced that their flagship production and design software collection, Creative Suite 5, has reached RTM and is now shipping. Adobe has also posted 30-day trial downloads for every application and suite in CS5.

Creative Suite 5 has been touted to include major updates to over 14 of their applications and over 250 new features for the entire suite. See our previous articles to get a quick glance at all the major new features and changes to expect.

Users can either download trials of the different suite editions or choose individually between different applications. Trial downloads require a free Adobe ID registration.

Adobe has posted a comparison table of the various editions, what they include, and how much they will cost:

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Anyone using CS5 with a pen tablet? It seems to limit the pen screen range to a small portion in the top left.

Kerm said,
Anyone using CS5 with a pen tablet? It seems to limit the pen screen range to a small portion in the top left.

No such issues here. Pen works as before, across two screens.

DARKFiB3R said,

No such issues here. Pen works as before, across two screens.

Seems to work fine here too, using Intuos 4.

Anarkii said,

Seems to work fine here too, using Intuos 4.

I also have the Intuos4 and no problems with PS CS5. There was no problem with CS5 either.

Downloaded and tested. Content aware fill is so-so. They must have worked hard to find a pic to show off the great results on the videos!

DrJens said,
Downloaded and tested. Content aware fill is so-so. They must have worked hard to find a pic to show off the great results on the videos!

+1

Wow, I need to download an app to download an app. Akamai Client to download Photoshop CS5 trial… :-\

PsykX said,
Wow, I need to download an app to download an app. Akamai Client to download Photoshop CS5 trial… :-\
You can use the two links at the bottom of that pop-up page to download directly.

I did that earlier today and the speed was great.

SputnikGamer said,

No reason to believe it will be any different than it always has been.

Microsoft's prices have gone up, as has Autodesk. Matlab remains the same. I guess I'll wait and see, but I do not see anything about it.

Edited by ObiWanToby, Apr 30 2010, 3:54pm :

ObiWanToby said,

Microsoft's prices have gone up, as has Autodesk. Matlab remains the same. I guess I'll wait and see, but I do not see anything about it.

Microsoft's pricing went up? Windows 7 was less than $50 for students when it came out. Their prices went down. Don't know about autodesk and its student pricing.

Edited by SputnikGamer, Apr 30 2010, 7:25pm :

Jose_49 said,
WOW, now Adobe is requiring 64 bit OSes for Premiere and After Effects! (No, there's no 32 bit version)
You will need to use Premiere Elements or the CS4 version.

Maybe the next vesion of Premiere Elements does support x86.

I kind of agree with Adobe dropping support for x86 in these applications and they need a lot of power.

Creative Suite 5 has been touted to include major updates to over 14 of their applications

So 15 apps then?

Works great with stuff on grass was able to remove a garden gnome completely. Still pretty much the same tool tho (type of quirks).

Timan said,
Works great with stuff on grass was able to remove a garden gnome completely. Still pretty much the same tool tho (type of quirks).

LOL thats the important thing

Does anybody else thinks content aware is crap?
I don't know what they used to create those feature videos but it's not what i just downloaded.

Kerm said,
Does anybody else thinks content aware is crap?
I don't know what they used to create those feature videos but it's not what i just downloaded.

Agreed. Tested it on an image I pulled off the web - horrible results.

Kerm said,
Does anybody else thinks content aware is crap?
I don't know what they used to create those feature videos but it's not what i just downloaded.

It only works when the images are extremely basic, in every other case it's complete crap.

Kerm said,
Does anybody else thinks content aware is crap?
I don't know what they used to create those feature videos but it's not what i just downloaded.

Quite honestly, I can't seem to get it to work... er... not like what they said to do. I have the Trial... and in the video he just says click delete, I push delete and it's just gone... so I have no idea how to even use it and I've been trying to figure it out! So anyone know? I don't see any option for it.

Sethos said,

It only works when the images are extremely basic, in every other case it's complete crap.

That is so disappointing... Someone should do a real review of these new features...

I was under the impression upon watching those videos that at least half the demonstrations well blatantly fake. I've seen some 'actual' hands-on before and afters and they make much more sense.

In the videos, photoshop was basically making out information that wasnt there and that couldn't be there based on the knowledge of the rest of the picture.

boogerjones said,
How many gigs is the download? Somehow, I've managed to push 240 GB this month, which approaches Comcast's limit trigger.

It's 980 MB. Kind of amazing to think that Photoshop 7 was only around 50.

What on earth is using up so much space?

Saburac said,

It's 980 MB. Kind of amazing to think that Photoshop 7 was only around 50.

What on earth is using up so much space?

Legacy?

Saburac said,

It's 980 MB. Kind of amazing to think that Photoshop 7 was only around 50.

What on earth is using up so much space?


980? What are we talking about the suite or one program?

alfaaqua said,

980? What are we talking about the suite or one program?

Just Photoshop. The Mac version is 1.14 GB.

Edited by Saburac, Apr 30 2010, 9:19pm :

boogerjones said,
How many gigs is the download? Somehow, I've managed to push 240 GB this month, which approaches Comcast's limit trigger.

the ken master collection is 4.452mb.

DrScouse said,
MACS crash, really.. wow...
Haven't had OS X itself crash in a looooooong time (and that was due to faulty memory that I had installed after the fact). Adobe products on OS X, however, yes. A lot.

Edited by Elliott, Apr 30 2010, 11:51am :

Elliott said,
Haven't had OS X itself crash in a looooooong time (and that was due to faulty memory that I had installed after the fact). Adobe products on OS X, however, yes. A lot.

I've been having issues with CS4 on my Mac. Had to go back to CS3 just to finish up my projects for school. Seems the more objects I put in the library, the more crashes CS4 has.

InsaneNutter said,
The content aware feature in Photoshop, i carnt wait to try that out! Its still hard to think its real!

I have tried it out and it does work but it isn't as smooth as shown in the video. - but that's just me.

Ishanx said,

I have tried it out and it does work but it isn't as smooth as shown in the video. - but that's just me.

Yeah, it seems you need really high res/large images.
I tried on a photo I pulled from Facebook. Horrible.
Tried on one I took myself; pretty good.

InsaneNutter said,
The content aware feature in Photoshop, i carnt wait to try that out! Its still hard to think its real!
I use it to remove noses from cats faces.

Ishanx said,

I have tried it out and it does work but it isn't as smooth as shown in the video. - but that's just me.

That's depressing... It looked really good... Well, I look forward to playing around with it myself at some point, but I'll probably wait for the new laptop...