One of the more obscure facts listed in the Photoshop CS3 Beta FAQ page was information that Adobe is breaking from a long standing tradition of allowing anybody with a registered version-even back to Photoshop 1.0-to upgrade to the current version for the same price. From the FAQ: “Adobe will not offer upgrade pricing more than three versions back on Photoshop CS3.”
What this means is that people who are using Photoshop version 7 and above -WILL- get to upgrade to Photoshop CS3 for the upgrade price (which will be announced next week in New York City). But users of Photoshop 6 and earlier will not. At this point there is no information regarding whether earlier users will get any upgrade discount pricing.
SEATTLE (Reuters) – Software maker Adobe Systems Inc. (Nasdaq:ADBE – news) posted on Tuesday a rise in quarterly net profit despite declining sales ahead of an upgrade to its Creative Suite software bundle for Web, video and mobile device content.
Users of Adobe Systems’ digital publishing products, including Photoshop, InDesign, and Dreamweaver, will have to shell out for new versions of the software if they want to run them without glitches on Microsoft’s new Windows Vista operating system, Adobe says.
Adobe will be webcasting live from New York City an event to celebrate their milestone launch of Adobe Creative Suite 3 on March 27, 2007 at 3:30 p.m. EDT at http://www.adobe.com/go/cs3launch.
Adobe has also teamed up with Apple to present Creative Suite 3 at select Apple Stores in several major cities the day after the announcement.
(Editor’s note: we originally stated, incorrectly that the launch event was going to be broadcast live. Actually, the events at Apple stores will be live presentations of Creative Suite 3 including demos of Photoshop CS3).
How’s your Mac Intel migration going?
Interested in new APIs for CS3?
Here’s a great opportunity to make sure your plug-ins are ready to go for CS3. Members of the Photoshop engineering team will be flying out to Photoshop World (in Boston) on April 3rd and hosting a developer workshop to assist with writing CS3 plug-ins.
That’s right, each year Photoshop World opens the Tech Expo floor to the public for free just one day, and this year it’s Thursday, April 5th, 2007 at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston.
The Tech Expo show floor is completely sold out this year (every single booth was sold out in advance), and you’ll see exhibits with the latest Photography, graphics, and photography gear from the leading vendors in the industry including Canon, Epson, Wacom, and many more. Go to Photoshop World.com to get your free pass (if you wait, and show up at the door, it’s $25).
After 14,000+ total air miles and over 3,200 nautical miles, I’ve returned from Antarctica only to get back on a plane Friday, March 9th to go south again. This time however, I’m stopping in the Florida Keys for a week of vacation. Boy, do I need it – Antarctica was a lot of work!
Last week, Adobe hosted a “virtual” launch party for Adobe Photoshop Lightroom. I was invited to attend in person at Adobe’s Minnesota offices in Shoreview, MN. As you can see, the weather was very, uh, Minnesotan. Listed in the story are Lightroom Resource URLs as well as links to movies of the Lightroom “Virtual” Launch Party.
A suite of photo-authentication tools under development by Adobe Systems could make it possible to match a digital photo to the camera that shot it, and to detect some improper manipulation of images, Wired News has learned.
John Nack, Photoshop Product Manager talks about the two flavors of Photoshop CS3 on his blog. So, is it vanilla and chocolate? Or Rocky Road? Only time will tell, but there is no Photoshop “Standard” or Photoshop “Pro”. Just Photoshop CS3 and Photoshop CS3 Extended.
From John’s post “I’m extremely excited about this evolution in the history of Photoshop, and I wish we could give you a demo of exactly what’s coming, but we’ll be there soon enough.”
Adobe has announced that Photoshop CS3 will be released in two versions; Photoshop CS3 and Photoshop CS3 Extended.
Since Adobe is not releasing the exact feature set and pricing (both features and pricing are expected to be announced March 27th.), Adobe has provided the following FAQ to explain exactly what is being announced at this time.
Q. What’s the big news?
A. Adobe will expand its Photoshop product line in Spring 2007, to better meet the needs of its users. There will soon be two editions of Photoshop® CS3 software for both the Macintosh and Windows platforms: Adobe Photoshop CS3 and Adobe Photoshop CS3 Extended. We want to share this exciting news so you could stay abreast of our upcoming product release plans and better understand which Photoshop will be the right one for you. Pricing and availability information will be provided at our announce in the Spring.
Adobe Stretches the Limits of Digital Imaging with Photoshop CS3 Extended
Press Release: SAN JOSE, Calif. and LAS VEGAS, Nevada – March 8, 2007 – Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced at the Photo Marketing Association (PMA) show that it will expand its digital imaging product line, offering two editions of Adobe(r) Photoshop(r) CS3. In addition to the highly anticipated 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.
Photoshop CS3 Extended includes everything in Photoshop CS3 plus a new set of capabilities for integration of 3-D and motion graphics, image measurement and analysis. Photoshop CS3 Extended also simplifies the workflow for professionals in architecture, engineering, medical and science.
Both Photoshop CS3 and Photoshop CS3 Extended software will be formally introduced on March 27, 2007 – as part of the company’s launch of Creative Suite 3, where further details will be disclosed. The software is expected to ship in Spring 2007.
Press Release: Las Vegas, NV – March 7, 2007 (Booth #H251) – Nik Software Inc. today announced the latest upgrade to its award-winning noise reduction tool Dfine 2.0. Designed to improve image quality, Dfine 2.0 now includes Nik Software’s patented U Point technology for selective editing control and a completely new user interface that is easier to use and improves workflow for busy photographers.
Written by Mike Ricciuti and Martin LaMonica
This is part two of an interview with Bruce Chizen, CEO of Adobe Systems.
Adobe Systems may have a clear lead in the market for so-called creative software: things like photo editing, Web page design and layout tools. But the world has changed. People no longer assume that packaged software from big companies is best, and an ever-growing number of applications are available for free.
Michael Reichmann of The Luminous Landscape writes about some of the hits and misses–equipment wise–that 3 weeks on an Antarctic Expedition might bring. I had my own equipment problems; losing 2 lenses due to moisture and an LCS on a camera.
From Michael: I traveled on this shoot with three camera systems – a Hasselblad H2 with a Phase One P45 back and three lenses (35mm, 50-110mm & 210mm); a Canon 1Ds MKII with three lenses, a 24-105mm IS, a 70-210mm f/2.8L IS and 100-400mm f/5.6 L IS; and a Leica M8 with a couple of lenses. In addition I had along a Macbook and four portable hard drives totaling 250 GB of storage. My software of choice for raw processing and editing was Adobe Lightroom.
X-Rite i1Display Products Unveil Affordability With Uncompromised Color Accuracy To Broader Audience at PMA 07
Press Release: LAS VEGAS, NV – Photo Marketing Association (PMA®) International Trade Show – March 1st, 2007 – X-Rite Incorporated, a global leader and internationally known name in color technology, unveils its dynamic X-Rite i1®Display hardware/software monitor calibration solutions for the growing digital imaging market – including a first-ever look at the latest X-Rite i1Display monitor calibration offering for enthusiasts, X-Rite i1®DisplayLT – at the Photo Marketing Association (PMA®) International Convention Trade Show, March 8 – 11, 2007 in Las Vegas.
From John Nack’s Adobe Blog comes John’s view of the whole “Photoshop on the web thingie” that Adobe announced last week.
John says: “By now you’ve probably seen a wholebunch of stories about how Adobe is planning to put a version of Photoshop online in the next six months or so, based on remarks from CEO Bruce Chizen. Here’s the original CNET story, as well as a distillation of the quotes from Bruce.”
He goes on to say “I view this evolution of Adobe imaging as a logical (and exciting) extension of what we’ve been doing for several years.”
Press Release: AKVIS LLC announces the release of AKVIS Retoucher plug-in v.2.5 for Windows and Macintosh. New to version 2.5 of this photo restoration plug-in: compatibility with Windows Vista, new installation and activation method on Macintosh. Upgrade for registered users is free.
Source: USA Today
Written by Mike Ricciuti and Martin LaMonica for News.com
Hoping to get a jump on Google and other competitors, Adobe Systems plans to release a hosted version of its popular Photoshop image-editing application within six months, the company’s chief executive said on Tuesday.
The new online service is part of a larger move to introduce ad-supported online services to complement its existing products and broaden the company’s reach into the consumer market, Adobe CEO Bruce Chizen told CNET News.com.
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