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MacRumors
Mar 5, 2007, 11:20 AM
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Adobe has confirmed to Macworld.co.uk (http://www.macworld.co.uk/procreative/news/index.cfm?newsid=17399) that it will launch Adobe Creative Suite 3 on March 27th at a special event in New York.

The long-awaited suite of creative tools is expected to kick-start Mac Pro sales, and will be the first release of CS3 that is optimised to run natively on Intel-based Macs.

Adobe calls the 27 March announcement "the largest software release in Adobe's 25-year history".

Adobe had previously launched a beta version (http://www.macrumors.com/2006/12/14/adobe-announces-photoshop-cs3-beta/) of Photoshop CS3, which preliminary benchmarks indicated substantial performance gains (http://www.macrumors.com/2006/12/19/photoshop-cs3-beta-benchmarks/) on Intel based hardware.

The launch date was previously floated (http://www.macrumors.com/2007/02/21/adobe-photoshop-creative-suite-3-on-march-27th/) by a Merrill Lynch analyst Jay Vleeschhouwer, however AppleInsider also deserves credit for having called an early release (http://www.appleinsider.com/article.php?id=2122) as early as October 2006.



gugy
Mar 5, 2007, 11:22 AM
bring it on!

Cool.
Now I am wondering if will Apple wait for Leopard to announce the new octo-core MacPro?

SoldOutMatinee
Mar 5, 2007, 11:23 AM
Where can I d/l the beta?

pgwalsh
Mar 5, 2007, 11:24 AM
Finally! I'm excited. :D

mrkramer
Mar 5, 2007, 11:25 AM
Where can I d/l the beta?

You can get ti from Adobe's site I think, but you have to already own CS2

Maccus Aurelius
Mar 5, 2007, 11:25 AM
Sweet! I can't wait to replace CS2 with this on my Macbook. It really needs the UB.

slazareth
Mar 5, 2007, 11:25 AM
best! News! EVAR!


Also you can get the Photoshop CS3 beta at http://labs.adobe.com All other betas have only been released privately to beta testers.

smellslikedan
Mar 5, 2007, 11:28 AM
Its about time! Now all we have to wait for is the new Mac Pro.

dashiel
Mar 5, 2007, 11:29 AM
i wonder if a UB flash will be part of the initial roll-out? that's the only thing keeping me from getting an intel mac.

i hope, though am extremely doubtful, that adobe's interface and QA pixies got their hands on flash and it's not a simple relabel. that app is pants.

jonharris200
Mar 5, 2007, 11:29 AM
Will the full product offer new features that the beta didn't have? Apart from stability, obviously.

technocoy
Mar 5, 2007, 11:29 AM
I wonder if this will include new versions of the Macromedia apps as well. It would be nice to have a new flash that works smoothly with Photoshop and illustrator.

superleccy
Mar 5, 2007, 11:31 AM
Have they released pricing details?

crees!
Mar 5, 2007, 11:32 AM
What's the word on Flash? I hear PSD into Flash integration isn't what it *should* be.

hvfsl
Mar 5, 2007, 11:37 AM
I currently own Dreamweaver Studio 8 (flash/dreamweaver/freehand/fireworks) and Adobe Creative Suite 1 (photoshop/illustrator/acrobat/golive/indesign), I just hope the upgrade price isn't too high.

Yvan256
Mar 5, 2007, 11:42 AM
I wish they still sold ImageReady as a separate product. Not everyone needs all the software included in their CS suite.

devilot
Mar 5, 2007, 11:44 AM
While this is fantastic news overall, I'm bummed 'cause it doesn't leave me enough time to save up the $. :o

Jebaloo
Mar 5, 2007, 11:48 AM
I hope that the student bundle comes out at the same time. I'm only a student for 2 more months, and besides the vastly reduced price, I could really use the software on my MacBook for the rest of the term - I've been concerned about the speed reductions under Rosetta.

Does anyone know whether student versions normally come out at the same time or later than the main release?

KidHoliday
Mar 5, 2007, 11:52 AM
Am I going to have to wait till CS4 to have them integrate the Macromedia apps?

Mydriasis
Mar 5, 2007, 11:52 AM
Oh boy, this is gonna cost me. Its good to know about it in advance though, that way I can slowly introduce my girlfriend to it.

Its weird, its my money but I have to debate every cent I spent on computer stuff. That girl has me wrapped around her pinky. Any of you guys have the same 'problem'?

Mydriasis
Mar 5, 2007, 11:55 AM
I wish they still sold ImageReady as a separate product. Not everyone needs all the software included in their CS suite.

Isn't ImageReady part of PS, which you can buy separately?

p0intblank
Mar 5, 2007, 11:59 AM
This is excellent news! :D March 27th isn't far off at all.

Peace
Mar 5, 2007, 12:03 PM
For all you nay-sayers do you really think Adobe would release CS3 March 27th not knowing if it would run smoothly on Leopard?..

That cat's a lot closer than you think.

Chris Grande
Mar 5, 2007, 12:06 PM
i wonder if a UB flash will be part of the initial roll-out? that's the only thing keeping me from getting an intel mac.

i hope, though am extremely doubtful, that adobe's interface and QA pixies got their hands on flash and it's not a simple relabel. that app is pants.

They appear to have applied the new CS3 UI to it: http://www.flickr.com/photos/chriswigginton/244263283/ I'm hoping the same for Dreamweaver.

nagromme
Mar 5, 2007, 12:11 PM
Just give me a bundle with:

Photoshop
Dreamweaver
Flash
Director
Contribute
Freehand, or Illustrator with robust Freehand import

chubad
Mar 5, 2007, 12:19 PM
Isn't ImageReady part of PS, which you can buy separately?

In PS CS3 it has been discontinued. Some of the features were rolled into PS and a new app called device central is included, which is basically used to convert to file formats as used by cell phines, etc.

dbater
Mar 5, 2007, 12:20 PM
Great news!!! O.K. Steve Jobs announce the Mac Pro release now!

mohaukachi
Mar 5, 2007, 12:20 PM
ps3 is going to be nice... but im REALLY looking forward to after effects 8. im so tired of 7 being a busted half finished upgrade. bring on the AE love!

cr2sh
Mar 5, 2007, 12:24 PM
Step 1: Adobe releases CS3
Step 2: People buy Mac Pros
Step 3: Apple makes a profit

A month later...

Step 4: Apple releases new Mac Pros
Step 5: People replace their brand new Mac Pros
Step 6: Apple makes another profit

Text book apple technique.

jwa276
Mar 5, 2007, 12:26 PM
ps3 is going to be nice... but im REALLY looking forward to after effects 8. im so tired of 7 being a busted half finished upgrade. bring on the AE love!

hallelujah!

I'm trying to not get my hopes up for AE8 with CS3 - because I doubt it will be released right away (but one can certainly hope!!!) I'm definitely expecting to see all the old CS2 apps with the addition of flash & dreamweaver though...

tk421
Mar 5, 2007, 12:31 PM
Is there any definite word on After Effects? That's what I'm looking forward to as well.

Yvan256
Mar 5, 2007, 12:38 PM
Isn't ImageReady part of PS, which you can buy separately?

ImageReady was a distinct product when it was introduced. I have no interest in either CS or PS, I only need ImageReady.

sdhollman
Mar 5, 2007, 12:43 PM
I would love some info on AE 8!

Mydriasis
Mar 5, 2007, 12:48 PM
You gotta man up. Bitch is running the show. Gotta tie a leash on her and start feeding her bones. Kinda like Samuel L. Jackson in that new movie.

Yeah but she has something special that I want, and she knows it too.;)

bearbo
Mar 5, 2007, 12:48 PM
:( this only means that new mac pro will be out even later... :(:(

Di9it8
Mar 5, 2007, 12:51 PM
cant wait for a crack or keygen (were i live its over $1000 for a full liscence (im not paying that for software) )
Do your computers come off the back of a lorry too???

mark88
Mar 5, 2007, 12:56 PM
Am I going to have to wait till CS4 to have them integrate the Macromedia apps?

Nope, CS3 will have much better integration between macromedia and adobe apps.

mark88
Mar 5, 2007, 12:57 PM
Anyone know if the new apps are designed to take advantage of quad core CPU's?

Di9it8
Mar 5, 2007, 12:58 PM
http://www.macrumors.com/images/macrumorsthreadlogo.gif (http://www.macrumors.com)

Adobe has confirmed to Macworld.co.uk (http://www.macworld.co.uk/procreative/news/index.cfm?newsid=17399) that it will launch Adobe Creative Suite 3 on March 27th at a special event in New York.



Hope Apple have got plenty of stocks of Mac Pros:D

LimeiBook86
Mar 5, 2007, 12:58 PM
Yay! This is awesome news. I just need to find out what bundle will include Photoshop and Flash and I'll be good to go. ;) :D I hope a universal binary of Flash is in this release...it'll help me at work. :)

I guess I won't be using that 50% off coupon for Photoshop CS2 that came with my tablet...grrr....oh. Maybe they'll have another promotion :p

Di9it8
Mar 5, 2007, 01:02 PM
:( this only means that new mac pro will be out even later... :(:(

Its only a few days from 1st April, one of SJ's favoured launch days bring on the new MacPros;)

Montserrat
Mar 5, 2007, 01:06 PM
Oh boy, this is gonna cost me. Its good to know about it in advance though, that way I can slowly introduce my girlfriend to it.

Its weird, its my money but I have to debate every cent I spent on computer stuff. That girl has me wrapped around her pinky. Any of you guys have the same 'problem'?

Hmm My girlfriend is going to buy me Apple TV (though I'm not sure I even want it before I try it...) That said, I think it's fair return on always picking up the bill at restaurants...

bigandy
Mar 5, 2007, 01:07 PM
oooooh :)

*dances around room*

I can't wait. i've held off putting CS2 on my MBP, and I only have to wait a short while :)

student pricing here i come :D

AngelGuy7
Mar 5, 2007, 01:13 PM
Interesting that March 27th is a Tuesday.

New Mac's anyone?

ATG
Mar 5, 2007, 01:13 PM
Please adobe, fix the icon! No way am I having that in my dock. UGLY!

psychofreak
Mar 5, 2007, 01:14 PM
Please adobe, fix the icon! No way am I having that in my dock. UGLY!

You can easily change it to the old icons...

Manic Mouse
Mar 5, 2007, 01:17 PM
Interesting that March 27th is a Tuesday.

New Mac's anyone?

With Leopard and iLife 07 to boot!? :eek:

psychofreak
Mar 5, 2007, 01:18 PM
Anyone know if the new apps are designed to take advantage of quad core CPU's?Quad...meh! yesterday's news...its all about the octo-core goodness...

iMikeT
Mar 5, 2007, 01:18 PM
Could Adobe know something we don't?

The last time they released an upgrade to Creative Suite was the same time a certain ex-computer (only) company released an update to their operating system...

kermit4161
Mar 5, 2007, 01:19 PM
I knew it was around the corner. The newspaper I do IT work for just ordered a bunch of CS2 packages :mad:.

Does anyone know if they'll offer an upgrade for those who just recently purchased CS2? I haven't been in this position before... hoping there will be a nominal upgrade offered.


A.

princealfie
Mar 5, 2007, 01:21 PM
What took them so long? Guys, this should have come out last year :p

vendettabass
Mar 5, 2007, 01:22 PM
I reallllly need UB Photoshop Elements right now! (poor student can't afford CS3:( ) Any news on Elements 5 at all?

BiikeMike
Mar 5, 2007, 01:24 PM
So, are we expecting CS3 to be on par with CS2 pricing? more?

student prices have been mentioned a few times in this thread, does Adobe usually release student prices on release day, or do they wait a little bit?

JasonElise1983
Mar 5, 2007, 01:24 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dCs2lu7KoOk

anyone watch that video? It basically tells you what's "in the box". :)

Blue= Photoshop
Red= Flash
Purple= InDesign
Green= Dreamweaver
Orange= Illustrator
yellow= Fireworks

those colors can be corroborated (sp?) here : http://theflashblog.com/?p=240

WOOHOO!!! CS3!!!!! FINALLY!!!!!

-JE

psychofreak
Mar 5, 2007, 01:25 PM
What took them so long? Guys, this should have come out last year :p

Without the CS3 Beta, people would have been re-hi-heally pissed off, and Mac Pro sales would be a lot lower...

dashiel
Mar 5, 2007, 01:29 PM
Could Adobe know something we don't?

undoubtedly

The last time they released an upgrade to Creative Suite was the same time a certain ex-computer (only) company released an update to their operating system...

no. if apple were to declare leopard GM today it wouldn't make it to store shelves until the first week of april. current beta builds aren't even ready for release candidate status.

don't set yourself up for disappointment and/or annoyance with apples "delays", leopard will be released within a 2 week window of WWDC.

EagerDragon
Mar 5, 2007, 01:30 PM
Am I going to have to wait till CS4 to have them integrate the Macromedia apps?

Based on what I heard, CS3 is not 64 bits code. So you may need to wait for CS4 to get it (64 bit intructions and 64 bit memory addressing).

volvoben
Mar 5, 2007, 01:40 PM
Please adobe, fix the icon! No way am I having that in my dock. UGLY!

Not likely, Ps is here to stay. I had assumed the beta just had a beta icon, but lightroom is Lr, robohelp is Rh, looks like everything CS3 will be Xx. I hated the new icons at first, but after a few months I say it's better than another feather, and I won't have to relearn which feather/flower etc is which program either. Replacing the icon is easy enough, but I think I'll be too happy with CS3 to be bothered by the 5 Xx icons on my dock.

We know Lr is lightroom, Rh Robohelp, Ps Photoshop, Br Bridge...

Il Illustrator?
Id InDesign?
Fl Flash?
Dr Dreamweaver?
Fw Fireworks?

acrobat 8 has the weird swirly purple e though, maybe it won't have a Xx icon.

I also wonder if macromedia programs will just keep their names plus a "CS3" at the end. I suppose if they're adequately integrated, they should indeed just be "Dreamweaver CS3" etc, but we'll find out soon enough.

Edit: Wow, I was just a minute late, looks like all the icons are public now. I wish they would have just used one template for the icons, the mixing of letters and symbols lacks coherence, but whatever, they're all colors and they'll all run fast on intel.

mark88
Mar 5, 2007, 01:46 PM
Not likely, Ps is here to stay. I had assumed the beta just had a beta icon, but lightroom is Lr, robohelp is Rh, looks like everything CS3 will be Xx. I hated the new icons at first, but after a few months I say it's better than another feather, and I won't have to relearn which feather/flower etc is which program either. Replacing the icon is easy enough, but I think I'll be too happy with CS3 to be bothered by the 5 Xx icons on my dock.

We know Lr is lightroom, Rh Robohelp, Ps Photoshop, Br Bridge...

Il Illustrator?
Id InDesign?
Fl Flash?
Dr Dreamweaver?
Fw Fireworks?

acrobat 8 has the weird swirly purple e though, maybe it won't have a Xx icon.

I also wonder if macromedia programs will just keep their names plus a "CS3" at the end. I suppose if they're adequately integrated, they should indeed just be "Dreamweaver CS3" etc, but we'll find out soon enough.

You can see all the icons here:

http://blogs.adobe.com/jnack/images/wheel-o%27-icons.html

Secondly, All the Macromedia apps are to be named CS3, There's been a Fireworks CS3 beta out for a while. (fw9)

muzikool
Mar 5, 2007, 02:02 PM
March 27th appears to just be a launch date, not when the software will become available. I found this on the Adobe blog, emphasis on the bold part at the end.

The wait is nearly over! We can now confirm that Adobe Creative Suite 3 will be announced March 27, 2007. The company is celebrating the launch at an event in New York City that will be webcast live at 3:30pm ET. During the webcast, Adobe will reveal the features and suite configurations that make this the largest software release in Adobe's 25 year history.

Details on how to view the webcast will be available on Adobe.com later this week.

EDITOR'S NOTE: We are announcing Creative Suite 3 on March 27th. However, the software will not ship until later in Spring 2007.

LimeiBook86
Mar 5, 2007, 02:12 PM
March 27th appears to just be a launch date, not when the software will become available. I found this on the Adobe blog, emphasis on the bold part at the end.
Awe come on :( Boo! :mad: .....:p:D

superleccy
Mar 5, 2007, 02:13 PM
What took them so long? Guys, this should have come out last year :p

I bet Apple switch back to PPC processors now! :D

chillywilly
Mar 5, 2007, 02:18 PM
ImageReady was a distinct product when it was introduced. I have no interest in either CS or PS, I only need ImageReady.
So if ImageReady is being dumped, then they should do a Mac version of Photoshop Album Starter and give it away.

KingofAwesome
Mar 5, 2007, 02:20 PM
March 27th appears to just be a launch date, not when the software will become available. I found this on the Adobe blog, emphasis on the bold part at the end.

Good catch! Well, at least they should announce the different bundles at that point. I'm hoping for one with Flash, Fireworks, Dreamweaver and Photoshop. And Motion and Cubase. :)

drjones2
Mar 5, 2007, 02:37 PM
Any ideas on minimum system requirements?

alec
Mar 5, 2007, 02:38 PM
::chant:: Dreamweaver UB! Dreamweaver UB! Dreamweaver UB! Dreamweaver UB!

zero2dash
Mar 5, 2007, 02:45 PM
You can see all the icons here:

http://blogs.adobe.com/jnack/images/wheel-o%27-icons.html

Secondly, All the Macromedia apps are to be named CS3, There's been a Fireworks CS3 beta out for a while. (fw9)

:eek:
Dumbest.icons.ever.

I liked the CS2 icons. Why not give them a slight update without going all 180 on us and deciding to just throw 2 letters out to signify what app it is? Ehh. Not a fan, not a fan. :o

KingofAwesome
Mar 5, 2007, 02:49 PM
::chant:: Dreamweaver UB! Dreamweaver UB! Dreamweaver UB! Dreamweaver UB!

Hey hey! *clap clap* Ho ho! *clap clap*
Rosetta's gotta go! *clap clap*

tk421
Mar 5, 2007, 02:57 PM
:eek:
Dumbest.icons.ever.

I liked the CS2 icons. Why not give them a slight update without going all 180 on us and deciding to just throw 2 letters out to signify what app it is? Ehh. Not a fan, not a fan. :o

Ugh. You said it. What is the point of a graphical user interface if you just use text abbreviations?

bit density
Mar 5, 2007, 03:12 PM
What took them so long? Guys, this should have come out last year :p

Xcode couldn't handle projects the size of the adobe apps. Almost nothing is the size of the Adobe apps. It took awhile for Apple to get up to speed, and then it is a massive activity to test, and then do you just do a universal binary with all that expense, or do you bring out the new version.

This was *NOT* just a matter of clicking a check box and recompiling. There are still several apps that are aways from universal binary. Office and Sigma Chess come to mind. As remarkable as the transition is, these apps define the grey area.

zblaxberg
Mar 5, 2007, 03:13 PM
thats awesome!! now does anyone know whether or not it needs leopard to run??

Di9it8
Mar 5, 2007, 03:18 PM
thats awesome!! now does anyone know whether or not it needs leopard to run??

The beta requires 10.4.8:apple:

psychofreak
Mar 5, 2007, 03:19 PM
thats awesome!! now does anyone know whether or not it needs leopard to run??

It won't...

daneoni
Mar 5, 2007, 03:30 PM
Bout freaking time.....still sucks you have to wait till spring though.

theheadguy
Mar 5, 2007, 03:40 PM
You can get ti from Adobe's site I think, but you have to already own CS2
This is not accurate... can anyone confirm?

theheadguy
Mar 5, 2007, 03:43 PM
Without the CS3 Beta, people would have been re-hi-heally pissed off, and Mac Pro sales would be a lot lower...
true that.

mark88
Mar 5, 2007, 03:44 PM
The icons are experimental, I actually think they will work pretty good. Not sure I'd want too many of them in my dock at once though :confused:

zap2
Mar 5, 2007, 03:48 PM
now get Mac Office for Intel/PPC and the Intel move is "done"

Well "done" enought people, not quite all

morespce54
Mar 5, 2007, 03:53 PM
I wonder if this will include new versions of the Macromedia apps as well. It would be nice to have a new flash that works smoothly with Photoshop and illustrator.

don't count on that... I mean March 27 for DW, FLA, and FIREWORKS... You'll have to wait some more... :(

DickArmAndHarT
Mar 5, 2007, 04:07 PM
throw them out, b*t*hes ain't *****


Oh boy, this is gonna cost me. Its good to know about it in advance though, that way I can slowly introduce my girlfriend to it.

Its weird, its my money but I have to debate every cent I spent on computer stuff. That girl has me wrapped around her pinky. Any of you guys have the same 'problem'?

dante@sisna.com
Mar 5, 2007, 04:42 PM
Break out the wallet -- got two licenses to upgrade.

dashiel
Mar 5, 2007, 04:53 PM
This is not accurate... can anyone confirm?

you do need CS2 to officially use the CS3 beta, however there are at least two hacks out to circumvent that requirement. almost certainly illegal though.

Di9it8
Mar 5, 2007, 04:54 PM
This is not accurate... can anyone confirm?

If you go here
http://www.adobe.com/products/photoshop/family.html
you can download the beta.
You need a CS2 licence number and 10.4.8 installed to run the PS3 Beta;)

mark88
Mar 5, 2007, 04:56 PM
What are the current licenses like for Adobe apps? will 1 one copy allow me to install on 2 machines (laptop/desktop)..?

chillywilly
Mar 5, 2007, 05:19 PM
Details I am waiting for:
- Upgrade price from CS2
- different combinations of the CS3

I use Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver and Acrobat Pro.

Would be nice to see GoLive get taken out. Useless, IMO.

Cult Follower
Mar 5, 2007, 05:23 PM
I am really excited about this, we have been waiting too long. Only 3 more weeks.

Cult Follower
Mar 5, 2007, 05:32 PM
I am really excited about this, we have been waiting too long. Only 3 more weeks.

Macworld says it won't be shipping until late spring.:(

xfiftyfour
Mar 5, 2007, 06:15 PM
Would be nice to see GoLive get taken out. Useless, IMO.

Oh boy where have you been? GoLive is most certainly a gone-er. Dreamweaver is the industry standard, and thus GoLive was replaced by it (and of course DW was probably given an Adobe-esque facelife).

Rocketman
Mar 5, 2007, 08:07 PM
I still say a used PMG5 is the fastest available device at the lowest cost for CS3 or 2 even if my in-topic posts were deleted. Pros have to wait till late spring for CS3. Pull the trigger on a PMG5. I said so.

Rocketman

BiikeMike
Mar 5, 2007, 08:20 PM
:eek:
Dumbest.icons.ever.

Agreed.

I think its funny that the makers of arguably the most powerful image editing software of all time uses icons that an 8 year old could make in 6 minutes in M$ Paint!

chillywilly
Mar 5, 2007, 11:17 PM
Oh boy where have you been? GoLive is most certainly a gone-er. Dreamweaver is the industry standard, and thus GoLive was replaced by it (and of course DW was probably given an Adobe-esque facelife).
I'm sure GoLive is a goner, but according to this Adobe link, it's still part of CS2. I'm hoping that CS3 will remove it completely.
http://www.adobe.com/creativesuite/

technicolor
Mar 5, 2007, 11:18 PM
YEs!

My first legit copy of the CS. I am sooo buying this!

technicolor
Mar 5, 2007, 11:23 PM
Oh boy where have you been? GoLive is most certainly a gone-er. Dreamweaver is the industry standard, and thus GoLive was replaced by it (and of course DW was probably given an Adobe-esque facelife).
Um Go Live has an icon in the new Adobe product matrix, as well as Freehand, dont speak so soon...

HiRez
Mar 5, 2007, 11:55 PM
What about After Effects? It's not part of the CS package but I probably spend 80% of my time there.

dkirlew
Mar 6, 2007, 01:04 AM
What about After Effects? It's not part of the CS package but I probably spend 80% of my time there.

After Effects is part of the current Creative Suite Production Studio for video professionals.

HiRez
Mar 6, 2007, 01:35 AM
After Effects is part of the current Creative Suite Production Studio for video professionals.Hmm, well unfortunately I don't think my employer bought that package. We have the CS2 package and I'm pretty sure they bought AE separately (which is probably why I'm still stuck using 6.5). Is there some sort of upgrade path from standard CS2 to the CS Vid Prod Studio? We definitely need Photoshop and Illustrator, but never use GoLive or InDesign.

cupique
Mar 6, 2007, 03:57 AM
Apple store Finnland (and most other stores too, but not US) has this special offer when you're customising your mac: 'Special offer: Purchase any Mac computer and Final Cut Express HD from January 2 to March 27, 2007, and receive up to €150 back via mail-in rebate. Simply choose the preinstall option and send the mail-in rebate coupon (pdf) back to us.'

Is the date just coincidence, or are they trying to sell older hardware to make room for new models? Maybe new iMacs and Mac Pros at March 28?

kermit4161
Mar 6, 2007, 07:29 AM
Does anyone know what the system requirements are going to be?

Some sales rep told my boss that we wouldn't be able to run CS3(?) on our current machines (after he called to check on CS3). We just upgraded everything... we are now running all G4s computers of various flavors (slowest a 700 Mhz eMac), all maxed out on RAM, running OSX 10.4.8. I'm not sure what else would need upgrading. Hard drive space isn't a problem either.

I realize that some of the machines running just 1GB or RAM might be a bit challenged, but it should still run.

I'm thinking the sales guy was feeding my boss a line just to placate him after he just spend a ton of $$ buying several packages of CS2...and trying to save the sale (hasn't been delivered yet).

Anyone know???

Thanks

devilot
Mar 6, 2007, 07:40 AM
Apple store Finnland (and most other stores too, but not US) has this special offer ... :confused: It's on apple.com. (well, the US store)

69638

It's even on amazon.com.

69639


And I'm pretty sure they've both been running this promo for quite awhile now.

wordmunger
Mar 6, 2007, 09:25 AM
I reallllly need UB Photoshop Elements right now! (poor student can't afford CS3:( ) Any news on Elements 5 at all?

Ditto that -- I'm not a student but I really don't need the power of full Photoshop. Does Adobe usually release Elements concurrently with CS updates?

marekkurlmann
Mar 6, 2007, 10:58 AM
Will CS3 include Dreamweaver? If not, what is the release date for Dreamweaver and the former Studio suite programs shaping up to be?

dkirlew
Mar 6, 2007, 11:24 AM
Will CS3 include Dreamweaver? If not, what is the release date for Dreamweaver and the former Studio suite programs shaping up to be?

CS3 will indeed replace GoLive with Dreamweaver. GoLive will remain a stand alone application from what I've read.

Lovesong
Mar 6, 2007, 02:22 PM
This is kinda interesting- DailyTech reports the following:

"According to a blog posting by Adobe employees, the company's flagship imaging product Creative Suite 3, is set to be announced on March 27th of this year. The new software will introduce a new version of Photoshop as well as include the recently released Photoshop Lightroom."

What do you guys think the chances of Lightroom ending up in one of the bundles is?

EDIT: Sorry link: http://www.dailytech.com/article.aspx?newsid=6358

mwswami
Mar 6, 2007, 02:32 PM
This is kinda interesting- DailyTech reports the following:

"According to a blog posting by Adobe employees, the company's flagship imaging product Creative Suite 3, is set to be announced on March 27th of this year. The new software will introduce a new version of Photoshop as well as include the recently released Photoshop Lightroom."

What do you guys think the chances of Lightroom ending up in one of the bundles is?

EDIT: Sorry link: http://www.dailytech.com/article.aspx?newsid=6358

See http://blogs.adobe.com/jnack/2007/01/adobe_photoshop.html ...

Macinposh
Mar 6, 2007, 03:13 PM
"According to a blog posting by Adobe employees, the company's flagship imaging product Creative Suite 3, is set to be announced on March 27th of this year. The new software will introduce a new version of Photoshop as well as include the recently released Photoshop Lightroom."

What do you guys think the chances of Lightroom ending up in one of the bundles is?



So, sorry,not being a native english speaker..

Is the Lightroom in the CS3 bundle, or not?

Reading that said link,it says "include the..lightroom".
Am I missing something?

Was about to get the lightroom tomorrow, but if it is in the CS3,IŽll maybe wait.
Is there any knowledge if it is in the Premium or Standard?
Is it possible to update from CS2 Standard to CS3 Premium??

dkirlew
Mar 6, 2007, 04:28 PM
[QUOTE=Macinposh;3418387]So, sorry,not being a native english speaker..

Is the Lightroom in the CS3 bundle, or not?

No Lightroom will not be bundled with CS3 according to one of John Nack's blogs. (if you want proof scroll down that blog).

http://blogs.adobe.com/jnack/2007/01/adobe_photoshop.html

marekkurlmann
Mar 6, 2007, 07:37 PM
David,

What's your source on Dreamweaver being included in CS3? Will Flash and the other former Macromedia Studio programs be included in CS3?

dkirlew
Mar 7, 2007, 12:30 AM
David,

What's your source on Dreamweaver being included in CS3? Will Flash and the other former Macromedia Studio programs be included in CS3?

http://blogs.adobe.com/jnack/2006/05/future_of_gl_and_fh.html

Here's a blog link of John discussing the future of GoLive. He says to expect Adobe to focus on Dreamweaver with the Creative Suite or something like that. As far as flash goes I've heard that it will but haven't found anything official. Once I do I will post back.

Chupa Chupa
Mar 7, 2007, 12:40 PM
David,

What's your source on Dreamweaver being included in CS3? Will Flash and the other former Macromedia Studio programs be included in CS3?


Dreamweaver is already included in CS2.3 premium. They aren't going to take it out...they just put in in.

mashinhead
Mar 19, 2007, 01:28 PM
it's only a week away, i'm surprised there are no sites taking preorders yet, or have i not found them?

Multimedia
Mar 19, 2007, 01:34 PM
it's only a week away, i'm surprised there are no sites taking preorders yet, or have i not found them?Must be embargoed. Amazon.com has place savers but only "we'll notify you by email when available" notice.

March 27 is only the Pre-Announcement anyway. Still won't ship for another month or more.

mashinhead
Mar 19, 2007, 01:56 PM
March 27 is only the Pre-Announcement anyway. Still won't ship for another month or more.

:( that bites, i'm dying for it.

jauhari
Mar 20, 2007, 03:19 AM
http://www.macrumors.com/images/macrumorsthreadlogo.gif (http://www.macrumors.com)

Adobe has confirmed to Macworld.co.uk (http://www.macworld.co.uk/procreative/news/index.cfm?newsid=17399) that it will launch Adobe Creative Suite 3 on March 27th at a special event in New York.



Adobe had previously launched a beta version (http://www.macrumors.com/2006/12/14/adobe-announces-photoshop-cs3-beta/) of Photoshop CS3, which preliminary benchmarks indicated substantial performance gains (http://www.macrumors.com/2006/12/19/photoshop-cs3-beta-benchmarks/) on Intel based hardware.

The launch date was previously floated (http://www.macrumors.com/2007/02/21/adobe-photoshop-creative-suite-3-on-march-27th/) by a Merrill Lynch analyst Jay Vleeschhouwer, however AppleInsider also deserves credit for having called an early release (http://www.appleinsider.com/article.php?id=2122) as early as October 2006.

Wow... I can't wait too long ;)