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Exclusive: Adobe Systems Inc. on friday will make available for download an early public beta of its next-generation graphics editor, Photoshop CS3, but will otherwise abstain from delivering pre-release copies of other Creative Suite 3.0 applications.

People familiar with the matter tell AppleInsider that Adobe chief executive Bruce Chizen will formally announce plans for the beta release during the company's fiscal fourth quarter conference call with analysts and members of the media on Thursday.

On the other hand, those same people say that the San Jose, Calif.-based software developer does not plan to release or discuss details of other Creative Suite 3.0 applications, such as Illustrator, Dreamweaver and InDesign.

The Photoshop CS3 beta, which will be posted to the Adobe Labs website on friday, will include Adobe Bridge and Device Central components, and be available simultaneously for both the Mac and Windows operating systems.

People familiar with the Macintosh version of the editor confirm it to be a Universal Binary which "simply screams" on Apple Computer's new Intel-based hardware. However, they tell AppleInsider that this week's beta will include only the standard version of Photoshop CS3.

In its labs, Adobe has also been developing an "Advanced" version of Photoshop CS3 -- geared towards the video and science markets -- with enhanced capabilities for the most demanding and specialized images.

Among the many features expected in Photoshop CS3 Advance, due alongside Creative Suite 3.0 in March, are: Vanishing Point 2, HDR support, rotoscoping, Dicom support, 3D file support, and a fast fourier transform filter.

In order to download the Photoshop CS3 beta, users will need a valid serial number to one of the various Creative Suite 2.0 distributions. The release will be made available exclusively in English, AppleInsider has been told, but that will not preclude users of international distributions from participating in the beta test.

Although Adobe will welcome feedback on Photoshop CS3 beta through the Adobe Labs forums, it will not be providing technical support on the release.

Word of Adobe's intentions to hold an early CS3 beta was reportedly exclusively by AppleInsider this past weekend.
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How exactly does someone get a hold of one of these public betas? Is it available for free on their website?
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Originally Posted by icfireball

How exactly does someone get a hold of one of these public betas? Is it available for free on their website?

You download from Adobe labs, just like Lightroom.
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APPLE SHOULD buy adobe
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Sweet!!!!
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APPLE SHOULD buy adobe

Not gonna happen in our lifetime I bet...just like Intel buying Nvidia, which would seem more realistic actually..
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post #7 of 63
It is not fast fourier transform.

It is fast Fourier transform.
See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Fourier
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You know I used Fourier Transform IR Spectrometer today but don't have a clue how it worked. all i did was put my cell in the machine and got a high resolution spectrograph from it. Other then working vibrational and rotational data (force constants etc) from the graph it is just a name to me.

but your right it should be a capital F since it is named after someone.
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Interesting news about the advanced version. What will the price diff be anyway? I plan on getting the standards, but forget about the web tools. I'll never use that and I don't wanna pay for it.

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Originally Posted by hypoluxa

Not gonna happen in our lifetime I bet...just like Intel buying Nvidia, which would seem more realistic actually..

AMD and ATI are buddies, why wouldn't Intel by Nvidia? I think that could very easily happen.

I think Apple SHOULD buy Adobe, but it aint guna happen soon I agree.
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"People familiar with the Macintosh version of the editor confirm it to be a Universal Binary which "simply screams" on Apple Computer's new Intel-based hardware. However, they tell AppleInsider that this week's beta will include only the standard version of Photoshop CS3."
So, they are going to let you download the crippled version? Why not just wait until Vista is out for cripes sakes?! Oh no, don't let Mac users get the good taste first.
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"drop"

Wow.
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Originally Posted by kcmac

"People familiar with the Macintosh version of the editor confirm it to be a Universal Binary which "simply screams" on Apple Computer's new Intel-based hardware. However, they tell AppleInsider that this week's beta will include only the standard version of Photoshop CS3."
So, they are going to let you download the crippled version? Why not just wait until Vista is out for cripes sakes?! Oh no, don't let Mac users get the good taste first.

i don't think that's what it's saying. I agree that it's a poorly worded explaination, but I think what was being said is as follows:

Photoshop CS3 will be Universal. Assumedly the public beta will also be.

Photoshop CS3 will come in two flavors - standard and advanced. Only the standard is available as a beta download. It has nothing to do with platform, but feature set.
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Originally Posted by OBJRA10

Photoshop CS3 will come in two flavors - standard and advanced. Only the standard is available as a beta download. It has nothing to do with platform, but feature set.

So we're gonna get Photoshop in two versions now, like After Effects.
Does anyone know what the differences between Standard and Advanced will be ? More video features in Advanced ?
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Originally Posted by theGAR

So we're gonna get Photoshop in two versions now.

Photoshop had two versions since Elements came out. It is missing some high end features like 16-bit support I think.

I like this news because it gives hope that the CS3 suite may be launched sooner than expected. That's classic marketing. Convince everyone that it's still 6 months away and then release it in 1 month creating some illusion that it's early when in fact it's still nearly a year late.
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Does anyone know what the differences between Standard and Advanced will be ? More video features in Advanced ?

RTFA
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Hmm, I'm somewhat happy, but man, I could sure use an Illustrator CS3 beta right now.
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RTFA

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Originally Posted by icfireball

How exactly does someone get a hold of one of these public betas? Is it available for free on their website?

RTFA too....! "In order to download the Photoshop CS3 beta, users will need a valid serial number to one of the various Creative Suite 2.0 distributions. The release will be made available exclusively in English, AppleInsider has been told, but that will not preclude users of international distributions from participating in the beta test."
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Frack! ...Time to look for one of those "valid serial numbers" I have floating around
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Oh wait, I don't have a MacIntel.
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I'll just quietly wait for some site to offer the beta without needing to get it right from adobe thank you.
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post #23 of 63
I only have PS CS1. It runs like absolute crap on my Mac Pro.

I'm not just talking about speed, either. There are bugs up the wazoo

CS3 beta requires a CS2 key to download (according to this article.

I wonder how illegal it would be to torrent the CS3 beta, since they're technically giving it away 'free'.

I need to do something, because I'm certainly not buying CS2 just to use CS3 for a few months (until the beta expires). CS1 works JUST well enough not to shell out all that scratch (which I wont have until February).
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Originally Posted by Matthew Yohe

"drop" Wow.



Exactly. I understand the Intel users drooling, but I'm sticking with CS2*
And what will really be so new about it besides that?
Incorporation of Macromedia's features/software?
Seems to get more bloated with each version.
* I own an eMac.

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......Exactly. I understand the Intel users drooling, but I'm sticking with CS2*
And what will really be so new about it besides that?
Incorporation of Macromedia's features/software?
Seems to get more bloated with each version.
* I own an eMac.

CS3 Photoshop non-destructive filter layers is big. CS2 Photoshop was good with draggable masks. CS2 Photoshop on PC was not too bloated at all compared to CS1. On PC. CS3 Dreamweaver and Flash should be good, Macromedia writes lean and mean code. I was going to say something mean about y'all not being real pro users, but neither am I. Heh.

Adobe CS3 Universal will be good, overall. No software is perfect, and Adobe/Macromedia are not to be treated as the hallowed saviours of the Mac world, but this will be interesting.
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Exactly. I understand the Intel users drooling, but I'm sticking with CS2*
And what will really be so new about it besides that?
Incorporation of Macromedia's features/software?
Seems to get more bloated with each version.
* I own an eMac.

I would actually expect CS3 to be less bloated. It is a complete overhaul and users who do a lot of web stuff won't need to have as many programs open at once. The package should be much more tightly integrated. I can see Adobe having 3 main products:

Photoshop/After Effects style program for video and image manipulation
Illustrator/Flash program for vector and motion graphics
Dreamweaver/Indesign for page layout and web publishing

It should be more optimized for GPUs and especially the Intel Dual Core CPUs so it's going to make you eMac look very old. In terms of raw processing, a native optimized Intel app is really 4-5 times faster than the equivalent on a G4.
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Gooooo Apple! Adobe CS3 Universal will *definitely* spur further sales of Macs, so that is one thing I am definitely thrilled about. It could be as significant as 300,000 extra units of Mac sales globally *per quarter*. 8) Beware of course of analysts saying this *alone* would be HUGE for Apple... but if you own stock and the analyst-speak pushes AAPL past $110, more power to the shareholders. I'm not gonna player-hate... unless the analysts push the share price down.
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I would actually expect CS3 to be less bloated. It is a complete overhaul and users who do a lot of web stuff won't need to have as many programs open at once. The package should be much more tightly integrated...

Hopefully there was a huge amount of legacy stuff thrown out the window. I wouldn't expect hardcore Core Image GPU stuff though, but the talk of non-destructive filters may mean that. We'll have to see... iPhoto Core Image non-destructive image filter adjustments is heavily CPU-bound on my parents' iBook G4 933mhz, and it is quite slow. But for the latest MacBookPro, iMacCore2Duo, and MacPro, damn....... as long as bugs are ironed out over the next few months, CS3 full suite should really friggin' screeeeam. And bring back those that "defected" to PC over the past 2-3 years. Over the course of 2007 and 2008.

And as mentioned, there's good synergy with studios and general users (pro, hobby, consumer, whatever) upgrading from PPC to MacIntel and CS1/CS2 to CS3. Maybe all this talk of Adobe CS3 will remind the general/ business public that Apple actually makes computers, too...
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...CS3 Dreamweaver and Flash should be good, Macromedia writes lean and mean code...

Should be noted though that with Flash ActionScript 2.0/ 3.0 becoming a full-on object-oriented programming language besides the animation stuff... Hope they work out some of those bugs too. AFAIK there's a lot of workarounds that need to be done in very full-on (yes that word again), complex ActionScript-driven Flash *applications*.

*Sigh* I am quite out of the loop these days though, but I'm sure I'll find my feet again sometime over the next few years. Maybe I'll start a winery or something... Not in Australia, because of the drought... Maybe... hmm... somewhere else. I guess I've always been a dreamer.

Yes, okay, last time I repeat it though, I'm happy for Apple. It's great that before Spring (Northern Hemisphere) hits (before Christmas 2006!!) we have Photoshop CS3 MacIntel beta.
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And it's official: http://blogs.adobe.com/jnack/2006/12...ncing_the.html

Good catch mate.
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Yes, okay, last time I repeat it though, I'm happy for Apple. It's great that before Spring (Northern Hemisphere) hits (before Christmas 2006!!) we have Photoshop CS3 MacIntel beta.

I'll give Adobe that good move. I don't want to rain on the MacIntel parade. And maybe they did trim it down. But right now I've got what I need and it's working out for me. I might download the Windows version at work for the hell of it. They're not letting unregistered users with much time to kick the tires though (2 days?).

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Hey Artman (as in Artman from Philly right?), how the hell are ya? Long time no see. Hey my condolences about the Flyers.
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Any Idea how it will run on a Macbook?

I need it mainly for Web Design, and some Graphics for those Web Designs...

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Any Idea how it will run on a Macbook?

I need it mainly for Web Design, and some Graphics for those Web Designs...

Sebastian

it'll run great.

but for those of you with windows installed on your macbook, just download Paint.NET . It has nearly all the functionality of photoshop and its free. Looks and works identical. $659 for photoshop my goodness....

http://www.getpaint.net/index2.html
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it'll run great.

Thanks

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Or if you cannot wait try this

Code:

http://www.adobe.com/cfusion/entitlement/index.cfm?e=labs%5Fphotoshop
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Or if you cannot wait try this

Code:

http://www.adobe.com/cfusion/entitlement/index.cfm?e=labs%5Fphotoshop

Thanks...

The DMG is Huge !_! and I thought the InDesign Trial was large...

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Do you know if they are going to release Indesign CS3 beta at all?

Yeah I was slightly shocked at the size of the dmg myself
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