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MacBytes
Aug 24, 2005, 09:44 PM
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Link: Photoshop CS3 details emerge, two new Adobe apps set for release (http://www.macbytes.com/link.php?sid=20050824214441)

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Daveway
Aug 24, 2005, 09:51 PM
Hell on CS3, we're just getting CS2. What I'm more interested in is this Apple "Photo Pro" app. :D

G5Unit
Aug 24, 2005, 09:53 PM
Finaly something besides iPhoto.

puckhead193
Aug 24, 2005, 09:57 PM
Finaly something besides iPhoto.
seems likely they have programs for video and sound, but not photo's . I'm interested to see what iphoto on steroids means...
i don't think apple will go after adobe photoshop, unless they will change the industry like what they did with final cut

runninmac
Aug 24, 2005, 10:01 PM
Whoo why not mentioning iPhoto pro on the headlines?

I'm interested to see what iphoto on steroids means...


I have know idea but im very interested in it.

iMeowbot
Aug 24, 2005, 10:01 PM
For reference, here is the blurb for the supposed Apple product from http://www.gmi-mr.com/se_images/203319-101.HTML

Photo Pro is a breakthrough in digital photography workflow. It delivers a sophisticated new digital photography solution designed for serious photographers. Photo Pro provides the essential tools that photographers need and streamlines the art of digital photography without the complexity and breadth of all-in-one professional compositing software. With Photo Pro, you'll spend more time focused on your art from capture to print. Photo Pro includes fast one-click import from cameras and cards, high-quality integrated camera raw processing, innovative tools for selecting, comparing, and refining your best shots, and unmatched contact sheet creation and multi-image output capabilities. (Contains similar functionality to Adobe Full Frame)

Key features include:



Import
- Control metadata on import (batch re-name, add copyrights, etc.)
- One click import
- Automatic backup to secondary location

Manage
- Loupe & compare
- Compare/refine
- Lights out viewing
- Rapid image browsing (performance)

Process
- Multiple RAW settings per image
- High-quality integrated camera raw processing
- Unified Raw, JPEF, and TIFF processing controls
- Comprehensive camera support

Print
- Customizable nameplates on all selected output
- Automated multi-page prints
- Flexible contact sheet creation

Dr. Dastardly
Aug 24, 2005, 10:15 PM
I think the idea of Apple Photo Pro is more interesting than some features in CS3. Obviously they its not going to come close to competeing with Photoshop but it would kinda fill the gap between iPhoto and Photoshop.

The iPhoto on roids remark makes me think this will be like the digital rebel for photo manipulation.

nagromme
Aug 24, 2005, 10:40 PM
Adobe Full Frame... Framemaker reborn? I bet THAT would please some people.

simX
Aug 24, 2005, 11:58 PM
Personally, I wouldn't mind if Apple tried to make a competitor to Photoshop. Adobe is seemingly alone in the advanced image-editing market, and Photoshop's interface shows that -- they just add features and don't make the application user-friendly at all. Apple could really kick Photoshop's butt in this area, and Core Image could already provide many of the filters for the advanced image-editing product from Apple, using the GPU rather than the CPU, to boot!

nagromme
Aug 25, 2005, 01:32 PM
Photoshop needs competition--and CoreImage support--and an interface overhaul. I bet it gets at least 2 of the 3 in the next year. But I will be hard pressed to dump Photoshop for something from Apple--Photoshop has earned its place in my toolbox many times over.

But Photo Pro (if it really ships) sounds more like iPhoto than a Photoshop replacement anyway.

Alkard
Aug 25, 2005, 02:23 PM
Adobe Full Frame... Framemaker reborn? I bet THAT would please some people.

As a technical writer myself, I'd say HELL YEAH! :D

Heck, I'd be plenty happy if they simply fixed the current bugs (my own pet peeve is the Times font reformat bug).

Alkard

Dahl
Aug 26, 2005, 11:34 AM
Any idea when CS3 will come out ?

I just ordered CS2 YESTERDAY and if CS3 is coming soon, I think I'll return my CS2.

leachy
Aug 30, 2005, 04:03 AM
I reckon the article may well be accurate about the features of CS3 but it's timescale is way off. Adobe have been making software long enough to plan their release and development schedules well enough to avoid two releases so close together.

Photo Pro does however have me very interested. As someone in the process of switching from PC to Mac for pro photgraphy the one application I will miss is RAW Shooter Essentials and this sounds like its equivalent. I can't wait to see if it's genuine.