A number of bugs have been squashed and rather quickly squashed by Adobe today with this release. I found it cool that the majority of these bugs were fixed based on how many crash reports were generated by users. So next time that window pops asking of its OK to send the crash report…check yes!

  • A number of issues that could cause slow performance have been addressed.
  • Top crashers found in the field have been addressed.
  • 3D refractions, Ray Tracing and IBL workflows have been improved.
  • Out of memory error opening some TIFFs has been addressed.
  • A crash in Content-Aware Fill has been addressed.
  • Font related crashes have been addressed.
  • A number of user interface and workspace issues have been fixed.
  • A number of painting-related problems have been addressed, including video layer issues.

We also addressed several issues that were result of the major architectural changes on the Mac side in the move to Cocoa/64-bit:

  • Right-click correctly selects the layer clicked on in the context menu.
  • Right-click to bring up the brush picker displays the picker under the cursor on the correct monitor.
  • Slow performance when using the Liquify filter has been fixed.
  • An issue where menus become disabled has been fixed.
  • Scrolling speed using Apple Mighty and Magic Mouse mouse wheel has been improved.
  • Double-clicking the document title bar now correctly minimizes the document.
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when generating font previews. Note: We continue working with Apple to address remaining issues related to fonts and font caches.
  • Fixed an issue with batch processes on open documents.
  • Droplets are now Intel-native to improve compatibility in 64-bit mode and to remove the requirement to run droplets using Rosetta.
  • Fixed an issue where a white pixel would show up on screen after invoking certain dialogs.

Windows-specific issues of note:

Fixed an issue running on older AMD processors that prevent Photoshop from launching. (Application failed to initialize properly (0xc000001d))

If the auto updater does not fetch this for you, you can get the Mac update…HERE. And Windows…HERE.

If you have not upgraded your software yet…you should. Remember that Adobe has changed the upgrade rules. You can only upgrade from 3 generations past. So if you are using CS2 this is the last year you can upgrade at the discount price.

Adobe Photoshop CS5 Upgrade

Adobe Photoshop CS5 Upgrade [Mac]

Adobe Photoshop Extended CS5 Upgrade

This is a terrific version and offers a ton more features than have been updated in a few years. So if you have an old photoshop or have never bought it, why not now?