Adobe Creative Suite 5 announced

Adobe, the company best-known for its Photoshop image manipulation software, has announced the latest version of Creative Suite.

The Master Collection, which is a big box of tools for digital designers, has now reached version five and includes some 15 applications which boast something like 250 new features over the last iteration.

If you want the full works you'll have to stump up an eye-watering $2600 but there are cut-down version, price breaks for students and discounts for volume licensing, all of which will become clearer in about 30 days when the software finally ships.

Flagship App Photoshop contains some fancy new toys including content aware fills which we showed you some time ago.

Beleaguered Internet video streaming standard Flash is also expected to get a major overhaul with the new release, but we're not sure if that will be enough to save it from the Wrath of Steve, especially now that one high ranking Adobe employee has publicly told Apple "Go screw yourself".