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Adobe Photoshop CS3 [Mac] [OLD VERSION]

by Adobe
Platform : Mac OS X Intel, Mac OS X

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  • Builds on Photoshop CS2 with dozens of improvements
  • Boost your productivity with a streamlined interface, enhancements to raw-image processing and asset management workflows, and more
  • Experience unrivaled editing power with nondestructive filters, more precise color-correction controls, and more powerful cloning and healing tools
  • Easily create rich composites using new tools for automatically aligning and blending layers and making quick selections
  • Ideal for photographers, graphic designers, Web designers, and print service providers

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  • Platform:   Mac OS X Intel, Mac OS X
  • Media: DVD-ROM
  • Item Quantity: 1

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Adobe Photoshop CS3 software accelerates your path from imagination to imagery. Ideal for photographers, graphic designers, and web designers, the professional standard delivers new features such as automatic layer alignment and blending that enable advanced compositing. Live filters boost the comprehensive, nondestructive editing toolset for increased flexibility. And a streamlined interface and new timesaving tools make your work flow faster.



Boost your productivity with a streamlined interface.


The Loupe tool in Adobe Bridge CS3 lets you easily zoom into the fine detail of any image.


The new overlay preview and Clone Source palette let you preview, transform, and precisely position cloned areas in a single fluid process.


Zoomify export allows you to efficiently display even the highest resolution imagery over low bandwidth web connections.

Work more productively
Take advantage of a wide range of improvements designed to boost your productivity. Experience native performance on Intel based and PowerPC Macs and on Microsoft Windows XP and Windows Vista 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. And enjoy complete compatibility with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom software (sold separately), so the changes you make to an image in one product will automatically appear in the other.

Edit with unrivaled power
The comprehensive image-editing toolset in Photoshop CS3 lets you correct and enhance your images with unmatched creative control. Experiment more freely with nondestructive filters. Manage and correct color more easily, and convert color images to rich black-and-white with one click. Retouch images with more powerful cloning and healing tools. And count on higher fidelity conversion when you merge a series of exposures into a 32-bit high dynamic range (HDR) image.

Composite with breakthrough tools
Photoshop CS3 offers a wealth of features that make compositing multiple images easier than ever before. Create more accurate composites with new tools that automatically align and blend layers or images based on similar content. Make an image selection with one brush stroke. Perfect any selection edge in an easy-to-use, intuitive dialog box. And merge multiple photos into a panorama with superior results.

Product highlights

  • Boost your productivity with a streamlined interface, enhancements to raw-image processing and asset management workflows, and more.
  • Experience unrivaled editing power with nondestructive filters, more precise color-correction controls, and more powerful cloning and healing tools.
  • Easily create rich composites using new tools for automatically aligning and blending layers and making quick selections.

Audience benefit

Professional photographers--With Adobe Photoshop CS3 software, you can perfect all of your images with nondestructive filters and more powerful color-correction, cloning, and healing tools, and you can create sophisticated composites more easily than ever with breakthrough tools for automatically aligning and blending layers, making quick selections, and more.

Serious amateur photographers--Adobe Photoshop CS3 software delivers everything you need to edit images with professional-quality results, and offers a simplified user interface that makes learning and working in the program easier.

Print and web designers--Adobe Photoshop CS3 software delivers unrivaled power to edit images, breakthrough capabilities for creating sophisticated image composites, and the ability to output your final files to a broad range of formats for print and the web.

Photography students and educators--From raw-image processing, retouching, and compositing to final image output, professional-standard Adobe Photoshop CS3 software offers a powerful solution for digital photography workflows.

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 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.

Streamlined Workflow

Better raw image processing
Process raw images with increased speed and superior conversion quality using the Adobe 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; 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 support
Jump from Photoshop Lightroom software to Photoshop CS3 in one click for advanced editing of your digital photos. 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.

Presets
Make sophisticated color adjustments automatically with one-click presets in Curves, the Channel Mixer, and the new Black and White conversion dialog box.

Peak performance
Experience native performance on Intel and PowerPC based Macintosh computers, and on Microsoft Windows XP and Windows Vista systems.

Automated production
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.

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.

Wide range of supported formats
Import and export a wide range of file formats, including PSD, BMP, Cineon, JPEG, JPEG2000, OpenEXR, PNG, Targa, and TIFF.

Adobe Device Central CS3
Create compelling mobile content, such as wallpapers and screensavers, and then visually preview how it will render on mobile devices using the built-in Adobe Device Central CS3. Tune your designs for mobile screen sizes and lighting conditions.

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 image quickly and efficiently, letting viewers zoom in on details with minimal delay.

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).

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.

Nondestructive editing

Smart Filters
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.

Smart Objects
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

Color-correction enhancements
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.

Black-and-white conversion
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.

Intelligent Image Editing and Enhancement

More powerful cloning and healing tools
Experience greater control when retouching images with cloning tools and the Healing Brush. 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.

Enhanced Vanishing Point
Take perspective-based editing to a new level with the enhanced Vanishing Point, which lets you create multiple planes in an image, connect them at any angle, and then wrap graphics, text, and images around them to create packaging mock-ups and more.

Composite With Breakthrough Tools

Easy compositing and selecting

Advanced compositing
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 fine-tune your selections with the Refine Edge tool.

Flexible layers
Composite images, text, and effects on hundreds of layers for extraordinarily sophisticated results. Organize layers with up to five levels of nesting, and save 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

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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
A huge step up from Elements July 30 2007
By DigitalMan - Published on Amazon.com
I had a hard time convincing myself to shell out over $600 for this product. I downloaded the 30 day trial and worked with it for a few days, but the price was still a sticking point for me. So I decided if it ever went below $600 I would buy it, and fortunately Amazon put it on sale for a couple of days for $585. I took the leap and am glad I did. Now that I have worked with it seriously for about a week the performance gains from native Intel support and automation of workflows has made me very productive. Keep an eye out for occasional deals, they will pop up.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Quick review if you've never used Photoshop June 15 2008
By Jamey Key - Published on Amazon.com
I'm not going to attempt to give an extensive review because I'm not a power user. However, if you are considering using Photoshop for the first time, and you can get past the high price, and you have some time to invest in learning it, and a lot of time to invest using it...it's an amazing piece of software. I just do occasional nick nac graphics work and I can't live without it. Ive been using Photoshop for about 10 years and probably don't use 20% of it's power or features, but it is indispensable. I use it to create web graphics and save, touch up and modify all kinds of graphic files. The best thing about Photoshop is that you work in layers and can save and view any number of layer combinations which keeps your graphic alive and oh so usable. If you're even considering paying the high price for this AND you are going to actually use it, go ahead and buy it. You will never regret owning Photoshop.

When I upgraded to Snow Leopard, I did have problems with CS3. I ended up turning off all of the type options and it seems to be working.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Regarding CS3 purchase March 18 2013
By Patti Collier - Published on Amazon.com
Verified Purchase
This product was sold as a complete version of Photoshop CS3. However, it is actually and upgrade version. No one can purchase this product and use it without having the underlying version and serial number to match. This should be taken off the market, as, according to Adobe, no one would be able to use it without the corresponding serial number. It was a huge disappointment, and I would never order from this company again.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Big Difference Oct. 27 2007
By Carlton Ward - Published on Amazon.com
I was going to skip CS3 (since I have CS2) and wait for the next version they come out with, but I just recently bought an Imac and decided to download the trial version of CS3 (with intentions of transitioning my CS2 licence from PC to mac) but the new ACR and Bridge are so much better, I decided to buy it and keep my CS2 version for my backup PC. Adobe Raw Converter is now functional enough that once you make your edits and save as .tif & you are done with it. I usually made some changes in ACR (on CS2) saved and then tweaked the .tifs again to get my images where I wanted them. Sometimes, I do very slight changes and the image really blossums into a beautiful photograph. I have only had this for a couple of weeks and am still learning about the differences so I am a little premature in my ability to cover all of its capabilities, but I will say that what I see so far is very impressive. Adobe Bridge is also easier to work with and I like the new layout of it as well.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
The latest and greatest... Feb. 25 2008
By mashny - Published on Amazon.com
It's almost pointless to review Photoshop: If you need a high-end photo editor, there's really no competition to it. That being said, I'm very happy with CS3: it runs quickly on my Intel Macintosh (no lag, as someone else has pointed out), has all the features I could want, and is robust enough that I'm always learning new ways to use it.