CS3 info

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by zim, Apr 28, 2006.

  1. zim macrumors 65816

    zim

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    I recently completed an Adobe survey regarding their new product line up (not sure if this was confidential.. I will start a Dear Adobe, sorry for my disregard to your privacy letter now). I have typed up the things that I saw that were interesting... fingers got tired (the content was displayed as images, couldn't copy and paste) and the excitement started to dwindle. All the software is getting enhancements but some updates didn't sound as exciting as others. Photoshop seems to be the biggest upgrade, that and the new interfaces for Flash and Dreamweaver. I think the most exciting aspects are the QuickTime, animation and 3D support included in Photoshop Professional.

    Photoshop CS3 Advanced
    Photoshop CS3 Advanced takes the industry standard in digital imaging to a new level, with enhanced capabilities for the most demanding and specialized images. Photoshop CS3 Advanced adds a rich set of new tools and features that can handle precise image analysis, complex visualization, and intricate motion graphics, especially for those professionals who require capabilities beyond traditional digital imaging.

    Photoshop CS3 Advanced gives you all the features in Photoshop CS3, plus more:
    VANISHING POINT 2: Next-generation, perspective-based editing with enhanced Vanishing Point, letting you paint and wrap objects onto multiple surfaces, measure distances and export both images and measurements to CAD applications.

    HDR Support: Advanced 32-bit High Dynamic Range (HDR) support for the maximum image fidelity–now including painting and layer support.

    MEASUREMENT: Get more information from your images: establish scale within an image, measure distance and statistical values, and export data to a spreadsheet program. Get manual and automated counts of individual features within images.

    ROTOSCOPING: Comprehensive, easier animation development, with new rotoscoping features, including the ability to import QuickTime Video and image sequences, and paint cells over time with the help of the advanced Animation palette.

    FAST FOURIER TRANSFORM FILTER: CRemove pattern noise like moire patterns.

    DICOM SUPPORT: Work in native DICOM (Medical Image) format. Open DICOM file, create animation from individual frames, or place frames as layers for editing, annotation, and measurement.

    MATLAB INTEGRATION: Access Products directly from the MATLAB command line. Get pixels from Product B, run MATLAB algorithms, and place the pixels back in Product B to see the results visually, including ICC profiles.

    3D FILE SUPPORT: Open, rotate, and place 3D file formats such as Maya, 3D Studio Max, and U#D (Acrobat 3D format) as a smart object. Edit textures in Photoshop and reapply to model.

    Other features (bold = CS3 Advanced only):
    Live filters
    Improved performance (this is a feature?)
    Enhanced Adobe Bridge
    Camera Raw 4
    Improved interface
    Quick Selection
    Rotating canvas (??? this sounds interesting)
    Brush enhancements
    Vanishing Point 2
    32-bit High Dynamic Range
    Measurement
    Rotoscopting
    Fast Fourier Transform Filter
    DICOM support
    MATLAB integration
    3D file format support


    Illustrator CS3
    Copy and paste from Illustrator to Flash and open Illustrator files directly in Flash with reliable, high-fidelity results.

    Flash Professional 9
    New CS3 advanced User Interface
    Adobe Bridge Integration
    New ActionSctipt 3.0 language
    Advanced ActionScript 3.0 Animation libraries
    Code Collapse for the ActionScript code editor
    Auto-commenting for the ActionScript code editor
    Tween Objects for object-based animation including export to ActionScript capabilities
    External Code Editor Support for integration with Adobe Flex Builder and other code editors of choice

    Dreamweaver
    Create dynamic user experiences with AJACX
    Easily add and control Flash video, charts and animations
    Build rich, standards-based sites using design widgets
    Copy and paste from Photoshop
    Integrated mobile emulator
    Design blogging templates
    Get started with powerful CSS-based layouts

    After Effects 8 Professional
    Export layered vector animations with keyframes, and effects to Flash
    Import SWF files as vectors with alpha channels
    Better FLV output with support for Cue points
    Preserve Photoshop layer styles
    Import Photoshop animation files
    Work while you render
    Improved multiprocessor support

    Microsoft Expression
    This looks like it is a anybody can design design application including Microsoft Expression Graphic Designer, Interactive Designer, and Web Designer... I felt sick to my stomach reading about this crap.

    General requirements for design and web apps
    Power PC G4, G5, Intel-based Macs, Windows - Intel Pentium 4 or later, Centrino
    RAM 512MB (1GB recommended)
    4GB hard disk space for installation
    1024x768 monitor resolution

    video apps
    Intel-based macs (no G4, G5 support), Windows - Intel Pentium 4.1.4 GHz processor
    Same RAM requirements as other software
    21 GB of drive sapce
    same monitor resolution as other apps

    Other noted observations
    Freehand, Director, Image Ready and GoLIve are not listed in new product line up. Premiere Pro is coming back to the mac along with a new video bundle. Also a new All Media bundle which includes all their production software will be offered.

    Again, sorry Adobe if this was confidential but I was so excited that I had to share it with the world (slight exaggeration on the level of excitement)!
     
  2. jelloshotsrule macrumors G3

    jelloshotsrule

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    wow some of that animation stuff for PS sounds awesome... might actually get me to upgrade from elements!

    oh *****. no g5 support for the video apps? is that including AE or just premiere i wonder... uggh
     
  3. zim thread starter macrumors 65816

    zim

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    They did not specify if the video app requirements were for just Premier and AE. The info that they provided was for their video bundle package so it could be assumed that it does include AE... Also they only discussed AE Pro but I doubt that would make lesser requirements for the non Pro seeing how it is just the dongle and serial number that dictate Pro.. correct me if I am wrong on that one.

    As for PS.. I am wicked excited that we are getting animation abilities.. something that Painter has had for how long now?
     
  4. wmmk macrumors 68020

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    if you wanna grab m$ expression before it actually costs money, get the beta (that may not actuallt be a m$ project, it says designed by Creature House in the about box)/always free open source software, whatever thingy, get it at http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/13211
     
  5. Foxglove9 macrumors 65816

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    Wow it all sounds worth the wait! Especially Photoshop enhancements. Can't wait till '07.
     

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