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The professional standard now comes in two versionsPhotoshop CS3, and Photoshop CS3 Extended with additional features and enhancements for specialized image professionals.
The Clone Stamp and Healing Brush tools now feature an overlay preview of the source areas.
The Loupe tool in Adobe Bridge CS3 lets you easily zoom into the fine detail of any image.
Zoomify export allows you to efficiently display even the highest resolution imagery over low bandwidth web connections.
Edit 3D and motion-based images
Adobe Photoshop CS3 Extended includes key new capabilities that let you incorporate 3D and motion-based content into your image editing workflow. Now you can render 3D content into your 2D composites, edit existing textures on 3D models, and embed your edited models into Adobe PDF files for easy collaboration with colleagues. Plus, you can animate video frames, paint and clone over multiple video frames, and import and export video files in a wide range of formats.
Analyze images with precision
Photoshop CS3 Extended helps professionals in manufacturing, medicine, architecture, engineering, and scientific research gain more insight from images. Measurement and counting tools enable analysis of 2D and 3D images. MATLAB users can pull image data from Photoshop Extended into MATLAB and visualize results of MATLAB algorithms back in the software. And medical professionals can correct, annotate, and analyze DICOM files.
Adobe Bridge for Photoshop CS3 Extended features faster performance, the Filters panel to quickly narrow your view, the new Loupe tool for close-up inspection of any image, and much more.
Photoshop CS3 Extended enables you to open native 3D file formats, manipulate the models in 3D space, open and edit textures applied to the models, and then easily composite the results with 2D images.
New features for motion graphics professionals in Photoshop CS3 Extended include cloning and healing over time with the help of the new Clone Source palette and preview overlays, the enhanced Animation palette for time-based editing, and native video layers in color depths from 8- to 32-bit.
Brushes, layers and selections are just three of the core editing features now available for 32-bit HDR images, exclusively in Photoshop CS3 Extended.
Work more productively
With improved performance throughout the editing workflow, Photoshop CS3 Extended helps you work more productively--even when editing the most specialized images. Experience native performance on both Intel and PowerPC based Macs and on Microsoft Windows Vistaª systems. Maximize your workspace with a streamlined interface, process raw images with increased speed and quality, and manage assets more efficiently in the revamped Adobe Bridge CS3.
Composite and edit with unrivaled power
Leverage the power of the industry standard for the utmost creative control in image editing and compositing. Now you can apply filters nondestructively, manage and correct color more easily, convert color images to rich black-and-white with one click, and retouch images with more powerful cloning and healing tools. Plus, you can enjoy advanced compositing with breakthrough tools for aligning and blending layers automatically and making image selections with one brush stroke.
Film, video, and multimedia professionals and graphic and web designers using 3D and motion--With Adobe Photoshop CS3 Extended software, you can now leverage the power of the Photoshop image-editing toolset and paint engine when editing 3D and motion-based content for film, video, the web, and mobile devices.
Manufacturing and design engineers--With Adobe Photoshop CS3 Extended software, you can easily import, rotate, and create different rendering modes and edit existing textures on 3D models to enhance 3D content or create compelling composites of 2D and 3D content.
Medical professionals--Adobe Photoshop CS3 Extended software helps you improve patient care with powerful tools for documenting and analyzing treatment and visualizing potential outcomes.
Architects and engineers--Adobe Photoshop CS3 Extended software helps you communicate your vision clearly and make an impact with all of your drawings and designs.
Scientific researchers--Adobe Photoshop CS3 Extended software delivers new tools for analyzing and extracting data from images, and offers powerful presentation capabilities to help you communicate your discoveries.
Students and educators--With features designed for professionals in video and motion graphics production, manufacturing, medicine, architecture, engineering, and scientific research, Adobe Photoshop CS3 Extended software is a key new tool for students pursuing careers in these fields, and for their instructors.
Get everything in Adobe Photoshop CS3 software and more with Photoshop CS3 Extended, which enables you to edit 3D and motion-based content and perform image analysis.
Edit 3D and Motion-Based Images
3D image editing
3D compositing and texture editing
Easily render and incorporate rich 3D content into your 2D composites--even edit textures on 3D models directly within Photoshop Extended and immediately see the results. Photoshop Extended supports common 3D interchange formats, including 3DS, OBJ, U3D, KMZ, and COLLADA, so you can import, view, and interact with most 3D models.
Integration with Adobe Acrobat 8 software
Create, modify, and collaborate on 3D content more easily through tight integration between Photoshop CS3 Extended and Acrobat 3D software. Convert myriad 3D CAD formats to the robust U3D interchange format, enhance models and create composites with Photoshop Extended, and easily embed 3D models created in Photoshop Extended into PDF files to distribute for review.
Enhanced Vanishing Point with 3D support
Edit in perspective on multiple surfaces--even those connected at angles other than 90 degrees--with the enhanced Vanishing Point, which also lets you measure in perspective; wrap graphics, images, and text around multiple planes; and output 2D planes as 3D models.
Video and Animation Design
Enhance video directly within Photoshop Extended. Now you can paint, add text, and clone over multiple frames of an imported video sequence.
Smooth animation workflow
Easily create animations from a series of still images or video frames with a new Animation palette that enables onion skinning.
Broad video format support, including QuickTime
Import QuickTime movies and most AVI and MPEG files, and output video and animations to MOV, AVI, MPEG-4, FLV, 3G, FLC, H.264 (iPod), and DV Stream.
Create and edit images for video with maximum quality and a broader range of color models. Edit and enhance grayscale, RGB, CMYK, and LAB models at 8-, 16-, and 32-bit depths with color management.
Analyze Images With Precision
Measurement, counting, and edit-tracking tools
2D and 3D measurement tools
Extract quantitative information from images with new measurement tools. Easily calibrate or set the scale of an image, and then use any of the Photoshop Extended selection tools to define and calculate distance, perimeter, area, and other measurements. Record data points in a measurement log and export data, including histogram data, to a spreadsheet for further analysis.
Show scale in images destined for presentation or publication using the Scale Marker, which lets you easily add a scale graphic to any image.
Use the Ruler and Count tools to quickly tally image features and measure size and distance.
Open, annotate, remove identifying patient metadata, prepare for analysis, convert to JPEG for presentation, and more, with new, native DICOM file support in Photoshop CS3 Extended.
Easily and accurately count objects or features in scientific images with the Count tool, which eliminates the need to perform manual calculations or rely on visual assessments of changes from image to image.
History palette and Edit History log
Undo and redo any set of editing steps in an open image with the History palette, and automatically track all editing steps within your files with the Edit History log. Export steps to a text file or save them as part of image metadata for easier documentation of your work, file audits, and more.
Support for Manufacturing, Medical, and Scientific Workflows
Quickly combine a series of related images and render them into a single view using a wide variety of rendering options, such as median and maximum. Photoshop Extended automatically analyzes and combines the images while preserving the originals. Image Stacks are extensible, so third parties can write their own render modes.
Use the comprehensive Photoshop Extended toolset to import, correct, annotate, analyze, and create animations from DICOM images. Even automatically remove patient information from DICOM metadata and batch save JPEG files for presentation purposes.
Pass image data directly between Photoshop Extended and MATLAB with the ability to call Photoshop Extended directly from the MATLAB command line. Visualize results of MATLAB algorithms in the software, and combine MATLAB processing with Photoshop Extended image editing to render, test, and refine algorithms for image processing, analysis, and more.
Work More Productively
Efficient and flexible work environment
Streamlined interface and palette management
Maximize screen space for editing while keeping essential tools accessible. Palettes are now arranged in convenient, self-adjusting docks that can be widened to full size or narrowed to icons or even a thin, self-revealing strip at the edge of your monitor.
Faster, more flexible asset management with Adobe Bridge CS3 Organize and manage images more efficiently with next-generation Adobe Bridge CS3 software, which now delivers improved performance, a Filter panel for easier searching, the ability to group multiple images under a single thumbnail, the Loupe tool, offline image browsing, and more.
Custom menus, shortcuts, and workspaces
Set up and save custom menus, keyboard shortcuts, and workspaces for quick access to what you need.
Better raw-image processing
Process raw images with increased speed and superior conversion quality using the Photoshop Camera Raw plug-in, which now adds support for JPEG and TIFF formats; new tools including Fill Light and Dust Busting; compatibility with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom software; and support for over 150 camera models.
Enhanced PDF support
Work more easily with Adobe PDF-based content. Precisely control the size of PDF pages opened in Photoshop Extended; add security controls and metadata, such as copyright and exposure details, to images within PDF presentations; and create a richer image display in PDF presentations and documents.
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom
Jump from Adobe Photoshop Lightroom software to Photoshop CS3 Extended in one click for advanced editing of your digital images. Lightroom (sold separately) offers an efficient, powerful way to import, manage, and present large volumes of digital images.
Improved printing experience
Experience better control over print quality with color management, a larger print preview window, and more controls in one place so you can print in fewer steps. Improved printing controls, co-developed by Adobe and HP, make printing easier and more predictable, and streamline setup options via integration with select printers from HP, Epson, and Canon.
Make sophisticated color adjustments automatically with one-click presets in Curves, the Channel Mixer, and the new Black and White conversion dialog box.
Experience native performance on Intel and PowerPC based Macintosh computers, and on Microsoft Windows XP and Windows Vistaª systems.
Automate common production tasks in a variety of ways. Set up event-based scripts, record a series of steps as an Action for efficient batch processing, and design repetitive graphics faster with Variables.
Wide range of supported formats
Import and export an even greater range of file formats, including PSD, BMP, DICOM, Cineon, JPEG, JPEG2000, OpenEXR, PNG, Targa, and TIFF.
Adobe Device Central CS3
Visually emulate how your dynamic content will render on mobile devices using the built-in Adobe Device Central CS3.
Zoomify export for high-resolution web display
Take advantage of Adobe Flash and Zoomify technology to export high-resolution images to the web for viewing through Adobe Flash Player software. Flash Player displays your images quickly and efficiently, letting viewers zoom in on details with minimal delay.
Improved integration with other Adobe tools
Enjoy better support for Photoshop files in your other Adobe software applications (sold separately). Copy and paste Photoshop files directly into Adobe Dreamweaver CS3 software projects, import them into Adobe Flash CS3 Professional software with high fidelity, and preserve layer effects and video layers when you import them into Adobe After Effects CS3 Professional software.
Third-party solutions and resources
Take advantage of a wealth of additional resources--including software plug-ins, books, and training--from the longstanding community of expert Photoshop developers, authors, and trainers.
|Auto-Align Layers can automatically connect a series of photos into a panorama (left). Auto-Blend Layers can then seamlessly blend lighting and texture to complete the perfect composite image (right).|
Composite and Edit With Unrivaled Power
Maximize screen space for editing while keeping essential tools accessible.
Faster performance, highest quality conversion, and new lighting controls are some of the new hallmarks of Camera Raw in Photoshop CS3.
Simple, intuitive, point-and-click monochrome conversion is yours with the new Black and White adjustment.
The new Print interface in Photoshop CS3 gathers all of the options you need in one easier-to-use dialog box.
Add, adjust, and remove filters from an image without having to resave the image or start over to preserve quality. Nondestructive Smart Filters allow you to visualize changes without altering original pixel data.
Perform nondestructive scaling, rotating, and warping of raster and vector graphics with Smart Objects. Even preserve the editability of vector data from Adobe Illustrator software.
Professional Color and Tone Control
Take advantage of precision color correction made faster and easier. Brightness/Contrast now provides better results from the same intuitive interface, and enhanced Curves controls let you make automatic adjustments with included presets or those you create; convert to black-and-white with point sliders; and use a histogram, color channel lines, and a clipping preview.
Easily convert color images to rich black-and-white and adjust tonal values and tints with a new tool. Experiment with the included black-and-white presets, or create and save your own custom presets to achieve the best results.
Improved Channel Mixer
Take advantage of new functionality and a host of presets that make the Channel Mixer easier to use for black-and-white conversion.
Enhanced 32-bit high dynamic range (HDR) support
Create and edit 32-bit images and combine multiple exposures into a single, 32-bit image that preserves the full range of a scene--from the deepest shadows to the brightest highlights. New image-processing and alignment algorithms deliver superior results. And with Photoshop CS3 Extended, you can even edit 32-bit images using brushes, filters, blending modes, transformations, selections, tools, aspect ratios, and more.
Intelligent Image Editing and Enhancement
More powerful cloning and healing tools
Experience greater control when retouching images with cloning tools and the Healing Brush. Clone images over time; see source pixels under your tool or brush for more precise positioning; preview changes to source content live; and set multiple source points, scale, and rotate in the new Clone Source palette.
Rich painting and drawing toolset
Create or modify images with a wide assortment of professional, fully customizable paint settings, artistic brushes, and drawing tools.
|The faster route to perfect compositesAuto-Align Layers takes the effort out of perfectly lining up the contents of multiple layers, while Auto-Blend Layers completes the task of blending together the texture and lighting from many layers into one.|
Easy Compositing and Selecting
Create more accurate composites by automatically aligning multiple Photoshop layers or images based on similar content. The Auto-align Layers command quickly analyzes details and moves, rotates, or warps layers to align them perfectly, and the Auto-blend Layers command blends the color and shading to create a smooth, editable result.
Improved Photomerge technology
Take advantage of refined Photomerge technology, which uses new layer-alignment and layer-blending capabilities to let you automatically stitch horizontal or vertical photos into seamless panoramas.
Quick Selection and Refine Edge tools
Make selections in a snap. Loosely draw on an image area, and the Quick Selection tool automatically completes the selection for you. Then preview and fine-tune your selections with the Refine Edge tool.
Composite images, text, and effects on hundreds of layers for extraordinarily sophisticated results. Organize layers with up to five levels of nesting, and save them in different combinations as layer comps.
|Which edition of Photoshop CS3 is right for you?|
Photoshop CS3 is available in two editions--Photoshop CS3 and Photoshop CS3 Extended--to meet the diverse needs of professionals in a wide range of fields.
|Adobe Photoshop CS3||Adobe Photoshop CS3 Extended|
|Builds on Photoshop CS2 with dozens of improvements|
|Increased productivity with a streamlined interface, Camera Raw enhancements, next-generation Adobe Bridge CS3, and Zoomify export|
|Unrivaled editing power with live filters, more precise color correction, easier black-and-white conversion, and more powerful cloning and healing tools|
|Breakthrough compositing with automatic layer alignment and blending capabilities, easier selections, and improved Photomerge® technology|
|3D and motion support with the ability to edit 3D content and incorporate it into 2D compositions, paint and clone over multiple video frames, and more|
|Comprehensive image analysis with new image measurement and counting tools|