Adobe has officially begun shipping its Creative Suite® 5 products today, and I’m looking forward to getting my hands on the latest version of Photoshop. I passed on upgrading to CS4 from CS3; I just didn’t see enough benefit at the time to justify the cost of the upgrade. Between the combined enhancements of CS4 and CS5, however, there were enough significant changes to convince me to make the leap.
I’ve had a chance to play with the cloning tool in CS4, and the alignment feature in that tool is a huge time saver in and of itself. Add to that the new Content-Aware Fill feature in CS5 and my life just got a whole lot easier.
Having pre-ordered my copy, I hope to have it in my hands some time next week. In the mean time, my workstation is ready – I’m running Windows 7 Professional 64-bit on a machine equipped with a Q6600 (overclocked to 3.4GHz) and 8GB RAM. I have a feeling this is going to be fun.