Adobe Systems will offer two editions of Photoshop CS3 when the software is formally introduced on March 27, 2007 as a component in the company’s launch of its Creative Suite 3 software suite.
March 9, 2007: Adobe Systems will offer two editions of Photoshop CS3 when the software is formally introduced on March 27, 2007 as a component in the company’s launch of its Creative Suite 3 software suite.
As well as the standard Photoshop CS3 software for designers and professional photographers, Adobe will also deliver Photoshop CS3 Extended, a completely new edition of Photoshop which allows cross-media creative professionals to stretch the limits of digital imaging. With Photoshop CS3 Extended, film, video and multimedia professionals, and graphic and web designers can leverage the power of the Photoshop image-editing toolset and paint engine when editing 3D and motion-based content. Film and video specialists can perform 3-D model visualisation and texture editing, paint and clone over multiple video frames. Animators can render and incorporate rich 3-D content into their 2-D compositions. Graphic and web designers can create an animation from a series of images – such as time series data – and export it to a wide variety of formats, including QuickTime, MPEG-4 and Adobe Flash Video.
Photoshop CS3 Extended also enables users to extract valuable quantitative and qualitative data from images. In addition to measurement and analysis tools, architects, medical professionals and scientists will enjoy increased support for specialised image formats so they can easily view, annotate and edit images in their native format. Radiologists can closely monitor a patient’s progress over time, scientific researchers can create animations from medical images for presentation purposes and architects can make accurate measurements of objects in their 3-D images.
Announced in December 2006, a beta version of Adobe Photoshop CS3 for Macintosh and Windows is currently available for download for Photoshop CS2 users on the Adobe Labs Web site: http://labs.adobe.com. Both Photoshop CS3 and Photoshop CS3 Extended software will be formally introduced on March 27, 2007. Available as Universal Binary for the Macintosh platform as well as for Microsoft Windows XP and Windows Vista computers, the final shipping releases of Adobe Photoshop CS3 and Photoshop CS3 Extended for Macintosh and Windows are planned for the second quarter of 2007. For more information, visit the Adobe Web site: http://www.adobe.com/go/photoshop.