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Adobe Photoshop CS5 Update

Adobe Photoshop CS5 Update

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  • Latest Version

    Adobe Photoshop CS5 12.0.4 Update LATEST

  • Review by

    Sophia Jones

  • Operating System

    Windows (All Versions)

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Adobe Photoshop CS5 Update is a raster graphics and photo editor that was released to the public around the year and a half after CS4, the first Photoshop editor that natively supported 64-bit processing and large project sizes used by professional users from all around the world.

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The most notable addition introduced in Adobe Photoshop CS5 were tools such as Content-aware Fill that uses advanced image scanning and algorithms to fill out parts of the images with appropriate content, new Warp and Brush tools, drastically expanded support for RAW file manipulation, new Blend moves (Subtract and Divide) Automatic Lens Correction and novice-ready HDR toning, and more.

The app even received a named update called Adobe Photoshop CS5.1 that introduced a subscription model pricing for the first time in the history of this program.

In addition to that, developers from Adobe also offered users a free update that aimed to remove some notable bugs, ensure error-free stability, enhance security, and even extend the base functionality of the suite with few additional tools. One of the most notable new services added in Photoshop 5 Update was integration with mobile devices.

More specifically, users who preferred to design on the move on their smartphones and tablets got the option to effortlessly activate the remote connection between CS5 and supported mobile apps and import their projects to PC.

Adobe Photoshop CS5 Update is a useful free add-on for all users of the CS5 suite, and especially so for both home and professional users who want to take full advantage of their portable devices in their artistic endeavors. With a wide array of both big and minor tweaks, stability fixes, and enhanced security, this update makes the entire CS5 work experience much better.

It comes with an automated installer that will verify the presence of a fully activated version of the CS5 suite.


Familiar Interface: If you're already familiar with older versions of Photoshop, CS5's interface will be similar, making it easier for longtime users to adapt.

Powerful Features: It includes a range of powerful image editing tools and features, including advanced selection tools, layer styles, and filters.

Stability: Since CS5 is a mature product, it's relatively stable and may not have as many bugs or compatibility issues as newer versions.

Offline Usage: CS5 does not require an internet connection to function, which can be advantageous for those in remote locations or who prefer not to rely on cloud-based software.

One-time Purchase: Unlike Adobe's Creative Cloud subscription model, CS5 is a one-time purchase, which means you don't have to pay ongoing subscription fees.


Outdated: The most significant drawback of Photoshop CS5 is that it's outdated. Adobe has released several newer versions with more features, improved performance, and better compatibility with modern hardware and operating systems.

No Updates or Support: Adobe has stopped providing updates, bug fixes, and customer support for CS5. This means that if you encounter issues or need new features, you won't receive any official assistance.

Compatibility Issues: As newer operating systems and hardware are released, CS5 may not work properly or at all. Compatibility issues can be frustrating and limit your ability to use the software effectively.

Limited Features: CS5 lacks many of the features and enhancements found in newer versions of Photoshop, such as Content-Aware Fill, improved 3D tools, and better performance optimization.

Security Risks: Since CS5 no longer receives updates, it may be vulnerable to security risks and exploits. Using outdated software can pose a security threat to your computer and data.

Limited File Compatibility: Newer file formats and standards may not be fully supported in CS5, which can be problematic if you need to work with files created in more recent versions of Photoshop.

What's new in this version:

For convenience and reliability, we highly recommend that you apply this update directly from within Photoshop. To do so, choose Help > Updates in Photoshop CS5 and apply all of the updates listed under Adobe Photoshop CS5 in the Adobe Application Manager.

This update applies to all languages EXCEPT Middle Eastern, North African French and Greek.

The 12.0.4 update enables specially designed apps on tablets, smartphones, and PCs to communicate with and control interaction with Photoshop CS5 (Located in the Edit menu: Remote Connections). Now you can be creative on other devices and instantly incorporate what you create into Photoshop. You must install the 12.0.4 update to activate a remote connection between Photoshop CS5 and any apps that Adobe or third-party developers create to interact with Photoshop. For example, Photoshop CS5 must be updated to 12.0.4 to interact with three new iPad apps that Adobe has designed to work with it - Adobe Nav, Adobe Color Lava, and Adobe Eazel. These apps will be available in the future on the App Store.

The 12.0.4 update also fixes liquify performance, type related crashes, and other top customer issues. The most significant fixes include the following:
- A number of potential security vulnerabilities have been addressed.
- Liquify save mesh now works as expected.
- An issue with Sharpen crashing has been fixed.
- An issue with Quick Selection crashing has been fixed.
- The Orphea Studio File Info issue has been resolved.