Imaging giant Adobe has announced Adobe Photoshop CS4, promising enhanced features to help boost photographers? productivity.

Claimed improvements include more refined, natural results using the Dodge, Burn and Sponge tools, enhanced Auto-Align and Auto-Blend and new 360 degree panoramas.

Adobe claims the new software will unleash ?unrivalled editing power?.

?New Adjustments and Mask panels slash the time it takes to make non-destructive colour and tone adjustments and create and re-edit feathered, density controlled pixel and vector masks,? claims the firm.

A more advanced version, CS4 Extended, adds features such as 3D editing and multi-media workflows, including ?richer motion graphics capabilities?.

UK prices had yet to be announced at the time of writing.