Adobe Systems Incorporated 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 ground-breaking 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
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
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.
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 and doctors.”
Advanced Tools for
Digital Photographers in Photoshop CS3 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 analyses
details and moves, rotates or warps layers to align them perfectly,
and the Auto-blend Layers command blends the colour and the shading
to create a smooth, editable result.
With the latest version of
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
in Photoshop CS3 Extended Photoshop CS3 Extended software includes
everything in Photoshop CS3 plus additional specialised 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.
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
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 image-editing workflow.”
New to Photoshop CS3 and
Creative Suite 3 family, Adobe Device Central radically boosts the
productivity of creative professionals who develop content for mobile
Adobe offers the right
all types of users. Photoshop CS3 and Photoshop CS3 Extended are at
the heart of the Photoshop family. The portfolio also includes Adobe
Photoshop Lightroom, which provides a complete digital darkroom
for professional and serious amateur photographers; Adobe Photoshop
Elements with editing and sharing options for photography
enthusiasts; and the free Adobe Photoshop Album Starter Edition,
which meets the needs of the casual photographer.
Adobe Photoshop CS3 and
Extended will begin shipping in April 2007 to customers in the United
States and Canada, and will be available through Adobe Authorised
Resellers and the Adobe online store. Estimated
street price for Adobe Photoshop CS3 is £485 and
Photoshop CS3 Extended. Upgrade pricing is available.