Archive for the 'CS3 Beta' Category

Dec 15, 2006

Do Camera Raw 4 and Lightroom B4.1 settings work together?

As the release of Photoshop CS3 and Camera Raw 4 gets into the wild, there are some questions regarding whether the Camera Raw 4 settings-which look a lot like Lightroom’s raw settings-are interoperable with Lightroom beta 4.1. No says Lightroom product manager Tom Hogarty in this Lightroom forum thread.

Dec 15, 2006

It’s Alive! Photoshop CS3 Site is up


The Labs.Adobe.Com web site for downloading the Adobe Photoshop CS3 beta is live.

Dec 15, 2006

Russell Brown Releases CS3 Video Tutorials

The Mad Doctor is at it again-producing Adobe Photoshop CS2 video tutorials.

Dec 15, 2006

Minimum System Requirements to run the Photoshop CS3 Beta

To run the CS3 beta on Mac, you will need to have Mac OS X 10.4.8. To run the beta on Windows, you’ll need to have Windows XP SP2 or Vista. Read on for full minimum system requirements…

Dec 15, 2006

Known Issues with the CS3 Beta

There are some known issues with the Adobe Photoshop CS3 beta. For example running under MacIntel natively older non-Universal Binary plug-ins will not load into CS3. Also under MacIntel the normal brush size cursors are not working. The new UI can also “test” some Windows XP video drivers. Also, all plug-in filters will need to be updated to be used as Smart Filters in CS3. Read more info regarding issues on Scot Byer’s blog.

Dec 15, 2006

Is the CS3b Download Ready Yet? Not quite

As of this morning-Dec. 15th at 10:00am Central, the main pages for Photoshop CS3 on Labs.Adobe.Com are not yet up. There are some links that have been floating around that will allow you to actually download the installer, but so far the page for obtaining a CS3 beta is not yet working according to John Nack.

Dec 14, 2006

PixelGenius to release beta updates for Photoshop CS3

PixelGenius, the makers of PhotoKit, PhotoKit Sharpener and PhotoKit Color 2.0 has announced plans to offer beta updates of their plug-ins to run natively on the MacIntel version of Adobe Photoshop CS3.

Dec 14, 2006

Adobe Photoshop CS3 at a glance

With the release of the Adobe Photoshop CS3 public beta, users who already have a Photoshop CS2 serial number will be able to download and install the brand new version of Photoshop-at least in its current beta form.

One of the things users will notice is a new application icon which heralds the beginning of the new Creative Suite 3 icon art.

Be aware also that it will take some time to get it downloaded-the Mac version is 684MB (including Bridge and Camera Raw 4) and the Windows version is 355MB. The larger Mac file size is due largely because it’s a Universal Binary that includes both the PPC as well as MacIntel optimized code.

Dec 14, 2006

Closeup with John Nack


John Nack, senior product manager for Adobe Photoshop, photo by George Jardine.

Dec 14, 2006

What’s new in Photoshop CS3 for Photographers

cover-versioncs3-low.jpgTo coincide with the announcement and availability of Photoshop CS3 as a public beta, Martin Evening has released a sample chapter from his forthcoming book: Adobe Photoshop CS3 for Photographers, published by Focal Press.

The new edition of this best selling book should be hitting the streets in Spring of 2007, shortly after the official release of Photoshop CS3.

As a special perk for PhotoshopNews readers, Martin has made his Chapter 1: What’s New in Photoshop CS3 available for free download.

The 21 page PDF, outlines all the new features of Photoshop CS3 and Bridge 2, written from a user’s perspective. It offers an honest appraisal of what will be on offer in this new version of the program, if you really want to know what’s NEW!

Dec 14, 2006

Photoshop CS3 Beta Q&A

Got questions about the Adobe Photoshop CS3 beta release?
These are the official answers from Adobe…

Dec 14, 2006

NAPP Launches Photoshop CS3 Learning Center


CS3 Learning Center Offers Tutorials, New Feature Overviews, Exclusive Interviews and More for the Newly-Released Adobe(R) Photoshop(R) CS3 Public Beta Preview

The National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP) is excited to announce the launch of their most comprehensive online learning center ever in conjunction with the release of the Adobe® Photoshop® Creative Suite 3 public beta preview. The CS3 Learning Center is now live and available at

Dec 14, 2006

Adobe Releases Beta Version of Photoshop CS3

Company Also Previews Adobe Bridge and All-New Adobe Device Central

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Dec. 14, 2006 — Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) 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:, in the early hours Pacific Standard Time on December 15.