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Adobe Photoshop CS3 Extended Upgrade [Mac] [OLD VERSION]

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  • 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
  • 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, MATLAB integration, and DICOM file support

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  • UPGRADE INFORMATION: You can upgrade to Adobe Photoshop CS3 Extended from Photoshop 7.0, CS, or CS2.

System Requirements

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

Product Details

  • Release Date: May 4 2007
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #8,920 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)
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Product Description


Note: This is the upgrade version of Adobe Photoshop CS3 Extended.

Ideal for film, video, and multimedia professionals and graphic and web designers using 3D and motion, as well as professionals in engineering and science, Adobe Photoshop CS3 Extended Upgrade software delivers everything in Photoshop CS3 and more. Render and incorporate 3D images into your 2D composites. Stop time with easy editing of motion graphics on video layers. And probe your images with measurement, analysis, and visualization tools.

The professional standard now comes in two versions—Photoshop 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.

Product highlights

  • Experience smooth handling of 3D and motion-based content.
  • Gain deeper insights from your images with new measurement and analysis tools.
  • Boost your productivity with a streamlined interface, enhancements to raw-image processing and asset management workflows, and more.
  • Achieve your vision with unrivaled power to edit, composite, and experiment.

Audience benefit
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.

Product overview
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

Movie Paint
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.

Video layers
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.

Scale Marker
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.

Count tool
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

Image Stacks
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.

DICOM support
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.

MATLAB support
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.

Streamlined Workflow

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.

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

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.

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. 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 composites—Auto-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

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 preview and 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 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

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews on (beta) HASH(0x9a55a7c8) out of 5 stars 7 reviews
14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9a3e390c) out of 5 stars Upgrading is a TOTAL NIGHTMARE... July 19 2007
By Dustin Williams - Published on
I have been very excited about upgrading to the new Photoshop -- well, until now...

As a college-level educator, I wanted to buy the new Photoshop so that I could help my students with their assignments. I had the Creative Suite CS2 edition on my computer and wanted to upgrade my Photoshop portion to CS3. I called Adobe's sales department on two different occasions to see if this type of an upgrade was possible. Their response was that everything was good-to-go. In other words, you shouldn't have any problems upgrading. Also, just to be on the safe side, I checked their website, carefully read the requirements for upgrading, etc -- and they all say that upgrading is possible. "If you have a copy of the Photoshop software installed on your computer, you qualify!", they say...

Unfortunately, it's NOT TRUE... Here's what I found out:

1) Academic editions do not qualify for upgrading -- and no, they will not upgrade them either, even if you beg and plead... "I've spent 339 dollars on this product from Amazon, which I cannot return - and you say that I cannot use it, even though I have Photoshop CS2 legitimately installed on my machine?"

2) Also, to my surprise, I found out that Adobe insists that once you buy the suite edition, you have to STAY with the suite -- even if you hear that the new version is considerably buggy and constantly crashes. This is the reason why I wanted to only buy Photoshop. However, Adobe does not allow for this to happen.

As you can probably tell, I'm quite frustrated, as I have spent several hours on their technical support line battling with them over what my options are -- even though their sales department told me I was "good to go"... They finally worked things out for me, but it was NOT FUN.

P.S. - If you love a good challenge, call their technical support line -- their tech people are from India. This should say plenty about how easy it is to get someone who understands your problem.
11 of 14 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9ae80294) out of 5 stars Adobe Installer PAIN July 8 2007
By Foxboy - Published on
Forget putting this on two of your computers, they require you to now buy 2 copies. This is a real pain. Sure you can go back and forth and authorize it each time, what a bother; Adobe has gone greedy and given us a pain to use their products. Hey Adobe, I know it's a single license, but you make it a bother...I can really only use one computer at a time! NO TRUST!
I will skip every other version to get even! TRUST ME PLEASE! I think you guys are doing okay at the bank!
The product is good but takes more resources every version, filled with glut. I have not tried the video features yet, but they look very cool.
6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9aae71d4) out of 5 stars Concerns about Adobe Sept. 2 2007
By Kindle Customer - Published on
I have not upgraded yet from CS2 to CS3 and was just checking out the pricing on amazon and read the reviewer who said Adobe would not let him install his Photoshop software on two computers at the same time. This is in direct contradiction to what I've been told previously by Adobe and that is that Photoshop can be installed (and used) on both your desktop and laptop.

I called Adobe customer service and the person who answered was not equipped to answer this simple question about the software so she transfered me to Adobe SALES who told me that I can do this. When I tried to ask how and explain that my concern came from reading a review that said Adobe did not allow it he told me I would have to talk to Customer Service.

So Sales says this can be done, Customer Service cannot communicate.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9a5099f0) out of 5 stars Significant upgrade from CS2. Sept. 17 2008
By Michael Wazowski - Published on
I found CS3 to be a really worthy upgrade. It runs faster than CS2 on same machines - even including older G4/G5 Macs. For Intel Macs, the speed gain is even more significant. The Bridge interface has improved a lot. There is a nimber of other improvements, and at the same time, the interface has been kept consistent, so there is no downtime looking where the buttons are now, etc., even if you are upgrading from Photoshop 7.

CS1 was the upgrade to skip, but CS3 I recommend.

The Extended version's extra features are very handy for what we do in our biomedical microscopy research. Now we can make measurements in Photoshop directly, and tally up and export those measurements.
HASH(0x9aa120b4) out of 5 stars Load and evaluate the demo before purchasing! April 23 2008
By Roy S. Miller - Published on
I recently installed Photoshop CS3 Extended on a Mac G5 2 Ghz x 2 machine with 2 GB of memory.

1) The machine has slowed to a crawl using Adobe products. To me, at least, who expects productivity and not wasted time, this is not acceptable. It is not just slow, it is painfully slow.
2) There must be some sort of interaction between Acrobat Reader and this product. After I installed PS CS3 E, everytime I wanted to look at a pdf file, Adobe would attempt to update - I would get the "enter password" box from the updater. Often a couple of times. This was extremely annoying to say the least. I want to look at a document, not continually update Adobe products.
3) I finally uninstalled Adobe Reader and reinstalled it. It wanted to update but it couldn't? Just a total pain. I finally ended up updating all Adobe products - several hundred megabytes of update. Still had problems updating. Get the point? Now after hours, maybe everything is working?

Software is to use; to increase productivity. Software that is incompetently designed and implemented which therefore adversely influences productivity is, well, counterproductive. Another reviewer commented on receiving support from someone on the other side of the planet. I suspect that ousourcing IS the cause of the poor software. I remember a friend of mine comment upon outsourcing - it did not work and they had to return to the states.

Also, if you cannot install this on a notebook without purchasing a second license, what a ripoff. I have a windows notebook so I don't know. All in all, just an IV from your wallet to Adobe's bank account.

This product is barely usable on this machine. This Mac is scheduled for the dumpster as it is and no more Macs.