Adobe Photoshop CS5.5 New Features – Upgrade – Price – Download


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Photoshop CS6 has been launched by Adobe.

CS6 and the Creative Suite 6 are shipping and available for download and free trial downloads.

Also, check out the Live Webcast Launch Event. A recording of the event is now available.


When will Photoshop CS6 and the entire Creative Suite 6 be shipping? People who pre-order are reporting that their credit cards are showing the estimated date that they’ll be charged of May 7, 2012. Could that be a shipping date?  Hmmm….

As of this writing, the Photoshop CS6 Beta is still happening.  – – The long-awaited release of Adobe Photoshop CS6 is here in a FREE Beta ready for download.
Official Photoshop CS6 Beta

More information can be found in this post of collected references:
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Get Adobe CS6 FREE If You Buy CS5.5 Now – Official Complimentary Upgrade to CS6
Adobe is offering a complimentary copy of CS6 if you buy CS5.5 now!

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Updated: This post is specific to Adobe Photoshop CS5.1, Creative Suites 5, and all Adobe CS5.5 applications. All info on the next version of Photoshop (CS6) and the Creative Suites 6, is being collected in this area: Adobe CS6

Adobe has announced that users will need a current version of the Creative Suite (5, 5.5 CS5, CS5.5) or copies of individual apps, such as Photoshop CS5, to be eligible for upgrade prices to CS6. There has been a lot of confusion about the new Adobe upgrade policy, so has verified the facts (with Adobe) in another post: Adobe Creative Suite 6 and Photoshop CS6 Availability and Upgrade Policy Clarified

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What is New in Adobe Photoshop CS5.1 Photoshop CS5.1 Extended ?

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What’s new in this post

This dates from before the official announcement of CS5 by Adobe.

(for our dedicated readers)
Apr. 12, 2010: Adobe Announces CS5 in Press Releases Just Posted
Check oout this link for much of the info we’ve been waiting for!!!

Apr. 2, 2010: When Will Adobe Ship Photoshop CS 5 Creative Suite and CS 5 Master Collection

Mar. 29, 2010: John Nack Post – Photoshop CS5 Content-Aware Fill — New Lens Correction

Mar. 28, 2010: Confessions – Adobe Beta Tester – I Was an Adobe Photoshop CS5 Beta Tester

Mar. 25, 2010: Yet Another Adobe Photoshop CS5 Sneak Peek Video of Amazing Technology

Mar. 23, 2010: Official Adobe CS5 Announcement

Mar. 19, 2010: The New Adobe Desktop Brand – Reinventing the Logo Design System for CS5

Mar. 5, 2010: Just What the Hell is JDI – Just Do It CS5 – Adobe Photoshop CS 5

Feb. 25, 2010: Adobe Photoshop CS5 Sneak Peeks  – JDI – Just Do It Video – CS 5 Painting Video

Feb. 25, 2010: Adobe CS5 Release Date Announcement Leak?

Feb. 6, 2010: New Selection Technology – Photoshop Masking Refine Edge Extract CS5 or CS6

Feb. 1, 2010: Adobe Will Have HTML5 Features in Adobe Creative Suite CS5 from John Dowdell

Jan. 9, 2010: Adobe Photoshop CS5 Save For Web Dialog Changes Feedback Wanted

Jan. 8, 2010: Adobe CS5 Creative Suites + Apps Require Firefox to be Closed During Installation


The important questions, the latest Adobe Photoshop CS5 News, and the real truth about Photoshop CS5, can be summed up in a few areas.

For Adobe Photoshop CS5 News, Info + Answers, Click on these questions:


This is actually Adobe Photoshop Version 5.0 (not CS5)

  • When will CS5 be out?

    • Official Adobe CS5 Announcement April 12 is the official announcement date
    • The life cycle of Adobe Photoshop is usually 18 months between releases
    • This is generally true except:
      • When Adobe acquired Macromedia
      • Whenever Apple changes their game plan, and makes everyone jump

    For the latest in ‘Adobe ‘official’ details about Photoshop CS5 New Features and release dates, the following links will take you directly to that section:

    • See What Adobe Says – Adobe Photoshop CS5 64bit Carbon – Cocoa Multiple GPUs
    • See Adobe’s Russell Brown Sneak Peak of Photoshop CS5 New Features
      • This is a ‘sneak peak’ video from Adobe’s official Photoshop labs! IT’S COOL!
    • Note: Adobe officially announced the shipping release of Photoshop CS4 in September 2008
      • If you need Photoshop now, well, you need it now, so buy Photoshop at a discount now!
      • This puts the projected release of Photoshop CS5 between March and June 2010
      • Best guess (along with others out there) is April‘ish 2010 – Note: this is not fact, it is a guess based on publicly available info. Everything else on this page is actual, however.
        • It’s Official – the date is April 12 Official Adobe CS5 Announcement
      • The Lightroom 3 Beta (see next section below) will expire April 30, 2010
        • (You decide what that means for Photoshop!)


  • What number Photoshop will CS5 be?

    • Adobe® Photoshop® CS5 (Creative Suite 5), will be version 12.0 in the Photoshop series




    • Should I upgrade?

      • If you have a need for the New Features, then definitely upgrade to CS5
      • If you are in a competitive business, CS5 will likely improve your efficiency and work flow
      • Will I be eligible for an upgrade?
      • I’m not a pro, should I spend the money?
        • If you are still fumbling with the version you have, and aren’t really using all it’s features, then I recommend:
          • Stay with the version you have
          • Learn about the CS5 New Features
          • Buy CS5 only when you are ready to use it




  • What Adobe says about Photoshop CS5 New Features

    • People who know any actual details are legally bound by an NDA (non-disclosure agreement)
    • They can’t really talk about things that haven’t been officially announced. Therefore:
      • People who make public pronouncements don’t really know anything
      • People who know the truth can’t legally make public pronouncements or they will be:
        • Excommunicated from the ‘in-the-know’ Adobe community
        • The subject of a lawsuit or two
    • See the Russell Brown Interview on Adobe Photoshop CS5, a true Adobe insider
      • Dr. Brown discusses the timing and New Features including:
        • The approximate release date of CS5
        • Digital Photography Features
        • 64 bit processing for Apple Mac computers
        • Porting Photoshop CS5 from Carbon to Cocoa
        • Support for Multiple GPU’s
    • See a ‘sneak peak’ video from Adobe’s official Photoshop labs
    • New Content Aware Technologies shown in a video from Adobe Labs
    • See New GPU Video Acceleration Technologies that Adobe is developing, theoretically to be incorporated in Adobe CS5 Photoshopare being demo’ed by Adobe video specialist Dennis Radeke
  • Adobe Creative Suites CS5 will have HTML5features.

Now let’s get a few last things straight:

  • Nothing is ‘Free’ when it comes to Photoshop. Anyone offering you a ‘free copy’ is breaking the law
  • A ‘cracked’ version may not function correctly, or worse, may damage your system.
  • Holding out for the impending next release may not be the best plan.


If you have a need for the features of CS4, and expect to be using it right away, Buy Photoshop NOW and use it. The up-to-date version, Photoshop CS4, has some improved tools and has been well reviewed.

Like everything in the tech world, things are progressing all the time. If you aren’t ready to use new software, or a new gadget, I say…wait. There will be a ‘new something’ available whenever you decide to buy, and probably with more features for the money, too. will report any official announcements – immediately.

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44 thoughts on “Adobe Photoshop CS5.5 New Features – Upgrade – Price – Download

  1. Will be a little while yet. Seeing as there are issues with CS4 on OS X Snow Leopard (10.6), Adobe should be pushing to release this instead of working on a patch for CS4. Lets hope we aren’t waiting too long.


    1. With another Apple OS switch looming, I’m sure the code warriors of major software makers are putting lots of resources into porting their puppies to the new platform.

    1. also…i like that i found this and am subscribing. this is a must read. thank you so much for putting the time in.

      1. Podakayne,
        Yeah, we’re all pretty excited about the possible features!

        “i like that i found this and am subscribing. this is a must read. thank you so much for putting the time in.”

        It takes a lot of time and work. Glad you like it, and find it useful.


  2. That warping technology is already found in After Effects known as the Puppet Tool but it’s cool they are adding it to Photoshop as well so now you don’t need to open up AE to use this technology.

    1. I like having multiple ways to access a particular tool or work method. Adding it to PS will make some things easier for the user who needs it.

      Thanks for the Comment.

  3. Any idea whether the Photoshop + Lightroom bundle discount price (save 30% on Lightroom) will still be available once CS5 and Lightroom 3 are released?

    1. Caleb,
      I don’t know where you found this offer, but offers change all the time.
      I would expect, that after any official announcement, that old offers would expire and new ones would take their place. There is generally a delay between the ‘announcement’ and the ‘release’.

      But, no one knows till it happens.

  4. Pingback: Official Adobe CS5 Announcement – All Things + Thoughts PhotographyUncapped – Digital Photography – Adobe Photoshop CS5 – Ken Storch

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