As of the date of publication, Photoshop CS5 and Photoshop CS5 Extended are the most recent versions of the desktop publishing software. Although these two versions of Photoshop share much in common, a few differences deserve a closer look. Similarities Photoshop CS5 and Photoshop CS5 Extended share a lot of the image-editing tools and capabilities to which users have become accustomed, including automatic lens correcting, cropping, color correcting and image enhancing. Both programs enable users to perform major image-editing tasks, such as removing backgrounds, inserting content and altering an image taken during the day to look as if it was captured at night. CS5 Extended offers a variety of 3D-based capabilities and tools, including an enhanced ray tracer with progressive rendering, 3-D materials and library, 3-D overlays and depth of field tools. The Extended version also allows users to create and manipulate moving 3-D images, such as those used in computer animation.
Get precise results when making complex selections. Remove any image element and see the space fill in almost magically. Paint on 2D and 3D images with naturally textured brushstrokes and realistic color blends. Create 3D extrusions for logos and artwork. Also work fast with cross-platform bit support and dozens of time-savers. Automatically vary selection edges and perfect masks using new refinement tools. Content-Aware Fill—Remove any image detail or object and watch as Content-Aware Fill magically fills in the space left behind. This breakthrough technology matches lighting, tone, and noise so it looks as if the removed content never existed. Photoshop CS5 and Photoshop CS5 Extended provide unparalleled editing and enhancement control with powerful new selection-refinement tools that produce superior results with complex subjects and state-of-the-art noise removal, sharpening, and raw-image processing with Adobe Camera Raw 6.