Adobe Delivers Two Editions of Photoshop CS3
Photoshop CS3 and Photoshop CS3 Extended Push the
Boundaries of Digital Imaging
SAN JOSE, Calif. — Adobe Systems Incorporated
(Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced Adobe® Photoshop® CS3 and Photoshop CS3
Extended, two new editions of the professional industry standard for
digital imaging. Photoshop CS3
software is a major upgrade, offering new innovations in editing power and
productivity for designers and photographers. The addition of an entirely new
version of Photoshop, Photoshop CS3 Extended, means creative professionals can
now discover new dimensions in digital imaging,
harnessing everything in Photoshop CS3 plus groundbreaking tools for 3-D, motion graphics,
image measurement and analysis. Photoshop CS3 Extended expands the boundaries
of digital imaging, simplifying the workflows for professionals in
architecture, engineering, medicine, and science.
Photoshop CS3 and Photoshop CS3 Extended will be available as
stand-alone applications or key components of Adobe’s expanded Creative Suite®
3 family, also announced today (see separate press releases). The software will
be available as a Universal application for both PowerPC and Intel-based Macs
and will support both Microsoft® Windows® XP and Windows Vista. Customers will
experience increased levels of performance and speed running Photoshop CS3 on
Intel-based Macintosh systems and the latest Windows hardware.
“This is the year in which Photoshop reinvents itself,"
said Deborah Whitman, vice president of product management for Digital Imaging
at Adobe. “In this landmark release, we took the professional industry standard
and greatly expanded the possibilities for designers and photographers, while
challenging it to shine across a whole new set of tasks. We’re delivering
Photoshop CS3 and Photoshop CS3 Extended to a new breed of cross-media creative
professional and stretching the limits of what can be done by architects, scientists
Advanced Tools for Designers and Digital Photographers in
Photoshop CS3 beta testers have confirmed the release as a
must-have for designers and photographers. With new features for advanced
compositing, designers can automatically align multiple Photoshop layers or
images based on similar content.
The Auto-align Layers command quickly analyzes details and moves,
rotates or warps layers to align them perfectly, and the Auto-blend Layers
command blends the color and the shading to create a smooth, editable
With the latest version of Camera Raw, photographers can
process raw images with increased speed and superior conversion quality, with
its support for over 150 raw formats, JPEG and TIFF files, compatibility with
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom™, and new tools such as Fill Light and Dust Busting.
Image Analysis, 3-D and Motion Support in Photoshop CS3
Photoshop CS3 Extended software includes everything in
Photoshop CS3 plus additional specialized features such as support for 3-D and
video workflows, animation and in-depth image analysis. With support for
popular 3-D formats, creatives can render and incorporate rich 3-D content into
their 2-D compositions, including texture editing on 3-D models.
Using the Enhanced Vanishing Point, designers can measure in perspective and
also export from Enhanced Vanishing Point to a 3-D model. For video
post-production, Photoshop CS3 Extended now includes video-format and layer
support to edit video
files frame by frame. The resulting video can then be exported to a variety of
formats including Flash®.
Pioneering new uses in areas such as manufacturing and medicine, the
Measurement Log palette calculates a range of values within an image, the Scale
Marker easily adds a scale graphic to any image, and the new Count tool tallies
features in an image simply by clicking on them.
“We estimate that 98 percent of all video games on the shelf
were created with Photoshop,” said Michael Casalino, senior environment artist
for Electronic Arts Sports. “The enhancements in Photoshop CS3 and Photoshop
CS3 Extended will make the software even more indispensable to us, with
functionality like the new 3D editing
tools allowing users to seamlessly incorporate 3D content into the
New to Photoshop CS3 and the Adobe Creative Suite 3 family,
Adobe Device Central (see separate release) radically boosts the productivity
of creative professionals who develop content for mobile handsets.
Adobe Photoshop Family
Adobe offers the right Photoshop for all types of users.
Photoshop CS3 and Photoshop CS3 Extended are at the heart of the Photoshop
family. The portfolio also includes the free Adobe Photoshop Album Starter
Edition, which meets the needs of the casual photographer; Adobe Photoshop
Elements with editing and sharing options for photography enthusiasts; and
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, which provides a complete digital darkroom for
professional and serious amateur photographers.
Pricing and Availability
Adobe Photoshop CS3 and Photoshop CS3 Extended will begin shipping
in April 2007 to customers in the United States and Canada, and will be
available through Adobe Authorized Resellers and the Adobe Store at www.adobe.com/go/gn_store. Estimated
street price for Adobe Photoshop CS3 is US$649 and US$999 for Photoshop CS3
Extended. Upgrade pricing is
available. For more detailed information about features, upgrade policies,
pricing, and International versions please visit: www.adobe.com/go/photoshop.