To follow the proper protocol....
I am a beta (prelease) tester for Photoshop CS5, I like to wear womens underwear ... (Bad Monty Python insert)
I can't be specific.
I can't explain how things work and what their name is.
I can't show you screen shots.
I can't talk about that one night I blacked out in college.
I won't admit if those 1998 underwear model shots for Hanes was me.
I'm not a program/computer tech analyst so take all this with a grain of salt.
I can say on my Mac 2 x 3 GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon 10 Gb 800 MHz DDR2 1 TB WD Caviar Black OSX 10.6.2 64bit that...
I had fewer crashes in the CS5 Beta then I do with CS4! (exempting known features of CS5 Beta that are/were known to crash the program) Yes, I just said fewer crashes!
The program was noticeably quicker in almost all operations. The new features I found to be quite ... hey, what a minute, I can't say that.
Remember this is a Beta and things could change.
Ok, how about some imagery that can tell some sort of story. I think I can put some dialouge that will make a little sense of what your seeing without Adobe KGB coming to visit.
Note, clicking on the images will open a new window with a larger version for your inspection.
I like to print big. Much of my fine art gets printed to a 42" (on the long end) print. Nailing the details and settings in post processing is just as important as nailing it in camera. Details makes daddy happy. Fractal formulas are so ... 1990ish. Twice I cut myself on images, while working on Canon 5D Mark II image files in CS5.
I wish I had more free time.
It's Friday at 4:59:50. One file left to post process and I can start the weekend. Man I wish I could have this file finished and hit the road by 5:00:00 p.m. I don't want to miss Happy Hour. Nothing says weekend like a New Glarus Spotted Cow cold one at Happy Hour...
I call this picture "Future Disclaimers"...
I think you have a little bit to chew on here.
Many of you want to know what are the new features. Well, you'll find out soon enough.
Many of you want to know is it worth the new/upgrade price. Well, you 'll find out soon enough.
Many of you want to know was the Photoshop CS5 Beta fun to play with. Look close, you can see me grinning ear to ear...
More coming soon...