Photoshop CS5 Review

4.0
June 8, 2010 | Jon Canfield | Software Reviews |

4 stars

Ratings (out of 5)
Features 4.5
Ease-of-use 3.5
Value for money 4

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#1 Steven Brooke

From these photos at least, the “improved” HDR still looks horribly unnatural and amateurish. It’s far better to use multiples exposures, local selections, and “paste in” for overblown windows and/or underexposed dark regions.

1:34 pm - Tuesday, June 8, 2010

#2 Alaric

Thanks for this review!
My untrained can’t see any difference in figure 8a and 8b, aside from the crop. Is there really distortion there? :-)

1:37 pm - Tuesday, June 8, 2010

#3 Jon Canfield

The HDR composite is over processed in part to avoid the reason the second question came up - There’s a place for the “HDR Look” and one for the more realistic look. It’s personal preference. Would I print the HDR shown here? Not a chance. Can HDR Pro create natural looking composites? It can. I still think Photomatix does the best job of a shipping HDR solution, but this one works well too.

On the distortion question, toggling between the lens correction on and off shows a fairly pronounced correction of lines in the image. Perhaps I should have selected an image with stronger distortion for this.

5:13 pm - Tuesday, June 8, 2010

#4 mohan

while instaling photoshop cs5 its showing 720 min required fir complet. last one hour its showing 18% completed.

2:41 pm - Monday, January 10, 2011

#5 Charles

The masking tools have really been improved. you can even easily mask hair now

12:17 am - Wednesday, September 7, 2011