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Adobe to Release Two Versions of Photoshop CS3; Will Not Offer Vista Upgrades for Creative Suites

Adobe earlier this month announced it will release two versions of Photoshop CS3.

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March 21, 2007 - Adobe earlier this month announced it will release two versions of Photoshop CS3. The all new Photoshop

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CS3 Extended will broaden Photoshop’s audience to include a variety of creative professionals.

Photoshop CS3 makes improvements on Adobe Bridge and introduces Adobe Device Central, which is designed for creating and testing mobile content. The Extended version incorporates 3-D and motion graphics, image measurement and analysis.

'We never imagined that Photoshop would someday help make major motion pictures, let alone save lives,' said John Loiacono, senior vice president of the Creative Solutions Business Unit at Adobe, in a March 8 company press release. 'Whether it's a video producer texture editing the backdrop of a movie or a researcher counting hundreds of cancer cells, diverse industries are already relying on the professional standard in digital imaging.'

Both Photoshop CS3 and Photoshop CS3 Extended will be available March 27, 2007. A beta version of Photoshop CS3 is available for download at: http://labs.adobe.com

In other Adobe news, the company does not plan to offer upgrades for its previously released Creative Suites to ensure full compatibility with Windows Vista.

According to Adobe’s website, "Adobe is already preparing to release the next versions of its professional creative products, including Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Dreamweaver, Flash, and After Effects, in the Spring and Summer 2007 and does not plan to issue updates to current versions of those products for Windows Vista compatibility."

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Adobe has already released upgrades for Photoshop Elements (version 5.0.2) and Premiere Elements (version 3.0.2) and plans to release updates for Acrobat 8 and Reader 8.

For more information about Adobe products’ compatibility with Windows Vista, visit: http://www.adobe.com/support/products/pdfs/adobe_products_and_windows_vista.pdf

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