Excerpt: The release of Photoshop CS ($649 direct when bought separately, or $169 to upgrade) offers truly useful file management functions and pre-processing tools to jump-start the digital image workflow. Photoshop 7.0 introduced a visual browser, which was really a limited-function lightbox. In this release, most of the browser's limits have been removed.
Adobe Photoshop CS5 adds enhancements to the image-editing software that enable smoother workflow and boost creativity.
Good Gear Guide.au
13 October 2006
Summary: Adobe Photoshop CS5 has lots of little tweaks, enhancements, and improvements that add up to smoother workflow, greater convenience, and more creative potential for those who use Photoshop day in and day out. If you're still using CS3, combining the advances of CS4 with CS5 makes upgrading an easy decision. If you are currently using CS4, moving up to CS5 could save you some time and effort - especially if your regular tasks include masking and cloning.
Pros: Fun Mixer Brush offers creative potential, Refine Mask and Content Aware tools save time in selecting and cloning
Cons: HDR Toning works only on a single-layer image, Refine Edge dialog box doesn't have Undo/Redo options