Adobe Systems Incorporated will introduce a beta version of
Adobe Photoshop CS3 software, the next release of the world standard in
digital imaging, on Friday, December 15th. Adobe is delivering a widely
available Photoshop CS3 beta to enable customers to more easily
transition to the latest hardware platforms, particularly Apple's new
Intel-based systems. The beta is available as a Universal Binary for
the Macintosh platform, as well as for Microsoft Windows XP and Windows
Vista computers. The final shipping release of Adobe Photoshop CS3 is
planned for Spring 2007. The software can be downloaded at: http://labs.adobe.com
in the early hours Pacific Standard Time on December 15.
Packed with new features, Photoshop CS3 beta also includes a
pre-release version of a major upgrade to Adobe Bridge, as well as a
preview release of the all-new Adobe Device Central. Photoshop
customers can use Adobe Device Central to design, preview, and test
compelling mobile content, created specifically for smaller screens.
This new tool, integrated in the Photoshop CS3 beta, simplifies and
accelerates the creation of mobile content through a preview
environment and built-in device profiles.
"This is an exciting time for the Mac, and Adobe wanted to
ease the move to new Intel-based systems with a preview release of
said John Loiacono, senior vice president of
Creative Solutions Business Unit at Adobe. "We didn't want to
leave Windows customers out of the party, so the beta is available to
everyone in the creative industry's most passionate user community --
no matter what their platform choice. We still have some surprises in
store, but this beta gives customers an early chance to see the power
of another great Photoshop release, optimized and tuned to run natively
on the latest hardware and operating systems."
To utilize Adobe Photoshop CS3 beta, customers require a serial number
from either Adobe Photoshop CS2, Adobe Creative Suite 2, Adobe Creative
Suite Production Studio, Adobe Design Bundle, Adobe Web Bundle or Adobe
Video Bundle. Adobe Photoshop CS3 beta is available in English only.
Customers who have a valid serial number for all other language
versions of qualifying Adobe products can download the software.
Without a serial number, users can still download Adobe Photoshop CS3
beta, with the product expiring after two days. Customers must register
online with Adobe or have an existing Adobe.com membership account to
access the software.