Photoshop CS3 Beta On Friday?

Discussion in ' News Discussion' started by MacRumors, Dec 12, 2006.

  1. macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    AppleInsider adds to its previous report that they are currently expecting a Photoshop beta program to begin this Friday for current CS2 owners. Specifically, the program is said to be announced by Adobe CEO Bruce Chizen during the company's quarterly conference call, and will be limited to the standard edition of Photoshop rather than the entire Adobe Creative Suite.

    ThinkSecret has also chimed in on the matter, saying similarly that the beta program would be limited to Photoshop. Also, while reports had said that Photoshop CS3 "simply flies" on Intel-based systems, ThinkSecret claims that much of that speed was attributed to OpenGL zooming, a feature that has been trimmed from the beta and may not even make the final release.
  2. Editor emeritus


    Jul 10, 2003
    Falls Church, VA
    It will be interesting to see how fast she runs without the feature TS was talking about. I'm sure it will be a lot faster than non-native CS2, but I'd like to see a comparison on a Mac Pro vs. a Quad G5 :)
  3. macrumors regular


    Jul 26, 2006
    Jamestown, IN
    sure am glad i changed my mind about buying CS2 today.
  4. macrumors 6502a


    Sep 24, 2006
    "simply flies"

    I wouldn't mind that, especially on my new mac pro. I have held off using cs2 since i made the switch to intel because it is really painful ediiting large TIFFs,which is what i do, usually exported from aperture so i need the speed handling 60mb TIFFs.
  5. macrumors 65816


    Nov 20, 2003
    Chicago, IL
    Open GL zooming? Tell me more.

    Is this similar to the Open GL multithreading that has been talked about (WoW, and OSX 10.5)?
  6. macrumors demi-god

    Spanky Deluxe

    Mar 17, 2005
    London, UK
    This sounds really interesting!! Unfortunately I need to convert over to Photoshop from Paint Shop Pro because of migrating completely from Windows to OS X. I've been putting off using Photoshop properly though until CS3 because I don't want to be disappointed by the lack of speed.
  7. macrumors 68040


    Oct 12, 2005
    It's about dam time Adobe has decided to release an Intel version.
  8. macrumors 68000

    Jun 25, 2003
    Interesting that they'd limit the beta to CS2 owners. Seems to me that they'd do better opening it up and potentially hooking those of us with earlier versions (or people who don't have PS at all.)
  9. macrumors 68000


    Nov 10, 2004
    And here I am Photoshopless :(

    waiting.... waiting.... waiting...
  10. macrumors 601

    Westside guy

    Oct 15, 2003
    The soggy part of the Pacific NW
    The rumor brings up more questions than answers. :) Why only CS2 owners - is it slow compared to the older versions? Why disable OpenGL zooming? Are they deciding not to support anything that won't work as-is in Windows? (Since Vista will not support OpenGL natively) Are we basically just getting Windows Photoshop with Mac widgets?

    I'm a little disappointed that it's Photoshop only - while I use Photoshop, that's probably the least interesting new app to me. I was more curious what they're doing with Dreamweaver and InDesign.

    I'll also be curious to see their pricing model this upcoming Spring. With a reported "advanced" version of Photoshop in the works, are they going to a three-tiered structure for the app? Elements -> Photoshop+Lightroom -> Photoshop Ultra-special Coolness Edition?

    Oh well, it's just a rumor so I'm trying not to draw any negative conclusions based on "facts" that may be totally wrong. :p
  11. macrumors 601


    Oct 21, 2004
    from the article...
    "People familiar with the Macintosh version of the editor confirm it to be a Universal Binary which "simply screams" on Apple Computer's new Intel-based hardware. However, they tell AppleInsider that this week's beta will include only the standard version of Photoshop CS3."
  12. macrumors 68020


    Mar 28, 2006
    The Library.
    I'm assuming that Westside Guy was right about it being slower than CS1. It'l simply be clunkier. Anyway, will this be cocoa? That'd be beyond wonderful. I also wonder if this means PSE 5.0 Mac is coming soon. Considering trends, do we think PSE 6.0 will include lightroom? Wonder what PS+Lightroom will do to aperture sales. Apple is going to have to do something really special.
  13. macrumors 6502a


    Dec 9, 2005
    I find the Photoshop advance application intriguing. Rotoscoping? OpenGL zooming? Sound pretty wicked. I wonder how much more it'll be than regular Photoshop.
  14. macrumors 68020

    Oct 12, 2006
  15. macrumors 6502

    Mar 5, 2004
    Photoshop is the least difficult to move from code warrior to xcode. And has had many odd passes of processor specific code. This means they have solved many of the problems already.

    It is difficult to understand the full complexity of indesign and illustrator. It is amazing. And it will take time to get it moved to xcode, which just could not handle out of the box programs like this. There are not many, and Adobe ships most of them :)

    It is almost assuradely not a port of the windows product, but it is advantageous that the windows code is around for bit management.

    I have no idea on the open gl zoom, but I suspect it has to do with pixel accuracy. Photoshop has to have an exact pixel representation, and I am willing to bet that is not always the case in open gl. There may be a hybrid at the end of the day that will give the users what they want: SPEED.

    As to why only cs2 owners. Because of the downturn of CS2 sales. This is to improve CS2 sales while we all wait with bated breath.
  16. macrumors regular

    Apr 5, 2005
    London, UK
    Approximately 32 minutes and 41 seconds after the release of Photoshop CS3 beta, a simple google search will lead you to 22112 torrent sites with CS3 beta available for download.
  17. macrumors 601


    Feb 17, 2002
    So long, and thanks for all the fish!
    In other words, it scrolls like butter? :D
  18. macrumors 68020

    Jul 8, 2006
    This news just might accelerate my plans of purchasing the 24" iMac that I have been eyeing since the day it came out.

    I'm so confused though. I want to go ahead and get it but I want to wait until 10.5 is out. What do I do?
  19. macrumors member

    May 22, 2002
    Philadelphia, PA
    It's all about the RAM. I am a CS2 user and was nervous when I got my Mac Pro. Sure enough, it ran like CRAP with the stock 1GB of RAM. So, I threw another GB in there and the difference was night and day. It seems to run just as fast as the old dual 1.8 G5 I used to work on. And the Illustrator crash problem was fixed by adding the RAM as well.

    Since then, I've upgrade to 6 GB of RAM. CS2 doesn't run faster, but now I can run it with all my other apps (and parallels) too.

    If it's running this well in Rosetta, I can't wait until it goes native!!!!
  20. macrumors regular

    May 10, 2006
    well, this open GL zooming they're talking about.

    I could only think of it's being powered up, by Core Image. I mean, there's a lot of Core Image iApps, like iTunes (Cover Flow mode, utilizes Core Image? Expose itself?).

    Zooming in and zooming out on vector/raster that are static shouldn't be much work, I wanna know it how holds up with Filters though. And Liquifiying ;) (we're talking about live re-rendering of pixels!)
  21. macrumors G3


    Apr 30, 2004
  22. macrumors P6


    Feb 3, 2005
    Right side of wrong
    yeah, i'd like to see that comparision also
  23. macrumors regular


    Aug 11, 2003
    San Francisco, CA
    Adobe should drop the CS3 and just make it X. By my count CS3 will be the 10th version. Photoshop X
  24. macrumors 65816

    Dec 14, 2001
    SO OpenGL which made CS3 fast is disabled and will not make the final? So then it won't be fast? Boo.

    Secondly, this two tier system, wasn't that what PS Elements was for? So now I must assume that Photoshop doo doo will stay at the current premium price and this advance version balloons a few hundred from 3 features? More crap from big corporations.
  25. macrumors 68040


    Oct 23, 2006
    Wait to see if a beta is released. Or, you could just go and buy it now and be done with it. By the time 10.5 is out you'll have the £89 to upgrade.

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