Conclusion: This is a milestone release. What we are seeing here with Content Aware Fill is sort of a completion of many years of development from such tools as the Spot Healing Brush (it sure seems to me that they share the same technology).
Summary: Each new version of Photoshop has one thing in common, it touts some new feature set which will change the way you use the application. With CS3 it was smart filters, with CS4 Photoshop gained support for 3D painting, compositing, and manipulation, and introduced content aware scaling, in CS5 Adobe...
Conclusion: Digital Media Page 2 of 2 Until now, Photoshop's paint engine hadn't been touched in any significant way since version 7 (five full versions ago). But with CS5, it gains an entire new category of brushes--bristle brushes--and a whole new way to apply paint to a canvas.
Adobe’s Photoshop CS5; Faster & More Features, But Is It Worth The Upgrade?
1 September 2001
Excerpt: If a computer is part of your photographic workflow, then you’re probably already using Adobe’s Photoshop. The program has become standard for serious pros, erstwhile amateurs, and even those who just want to add some flair to their Facebook profile.
Excerpt: Hans Weichselbaum runs his rule over the latest iteration of Adobe’s ubiquitous program In February this year Photoshop quietly celebrated its 20th birthday, and Adobe just released the 12th generation of Photoshop. Yes, CS5 does indeed contain Photoshop version 12.
Pros: Some great new features, particularly content-aware fill, automatic lens correction and artistic brushes, Improved selection tools, Interface remains familiar
Cons: A pricey upgrade from the already good CS4 — though worth the outlay if your income depends on Photoshop