Adobe to release Photoshop CS3 beta on Friday

by admin December 15, 2006 at 6:56 am

Adobe Systems plans to release on Friday a beta version of Photoshop CS3, an update of the company’s photo-editing application written to run natively on Intel-based Macs.

The software will be available from Adobe Labs, Adobe said on Thursday. People need a serial number from Photoshop CS2 or other Adobe bundles, including Creative Suite 2, to access the Photoshop CS3 beta.

The final version of Photoshop CS3 is due in spring 2007, according to Adobe.

Adobe will make the beta available as a universal binary–meaning it will run on both PowerPC- and Intel-based Macs–for the Macintosh, as well as for Microsoft Windows XP and Windows Vista.

The release will include an early version of an upgrade to Adobe Bridge, an application for managing files. The beta will also include a new tool, Adobe Device Central, for creating content for mobile devices.

Full story: CNET