Public beta of Photoshop CS3 to be available Dec. 15

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  1. macrumors bot

    Jul 5, 2003


    Category: News and Press Releases
    Link: Public beta of Photoshop CS3 to be available Dec. 15
    Description:: A beta of Photoshop CS3 beta will be posted on the Adobe Labs web site on Friday, Dec. 15. The beta is available as a Universal Binary, so runs natively on both PowerPC and Intel Macs.

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  2. macrumors 6502


    Mar 18, 2005
    Jacksonville, FL
    Awesome! I made the leap to InDesign two years ago and have never looked back at QuarkXpress. ID has been "tolerable" in Rosetta on the C2D 17" MBP. Speedwise it's workable--slower than on the G4 book--it's the crashing while distilling PDFs that's killing me!

  3. macrumors newbie

    Jun 15, 2006
    That's great! I'd love to test it on my Intel Mac. Will it be available to Adobe customers?
  4. macrumors regular

    May 21, 2003
    United States
    It will be available to everyone... thats why it's called a "Public" beta.
  5. macrumors 6502

    Jun 30, 2004
    Actually, if you read the article towards the end, it looks like it will only be fully available to individuals running CS2, or some other Adobe Software. Looks like it will work for 2 days for everyone, but then it will lock down if a serial number isn't inputted:

    "The Photoshop CS3 beta is available in English only but to Photoshop CS2 users worldwide. It’s available to licensed users of either the Photoshop CS2 (full, upgrade, and education), Adobe Creative Suite 2.x Standard or Premium (full, upgrade, and education), Adobe Production Studio Standard and Premium (full, upgrade, and education), Adobe Video Bundle (full, upgrade, and education) or Adobe Web Bundle (full, upgrade, and education). You’ll need to provide your Photoshop CS2, Creative Suite, Production Studio or Bundle serial number in order to get a Photoshop CS3 beta serial number, enabling you to activate the Photoshop beta and use it beyond the two-day grace period."
  6. Moderator emeritus

    Jul 4, 2004
    Complete bastards...

    We didn't upgrade to CS2 because it was a blatant ripoff so soon on the heels of CS1. More unnecessary restrictions. What is it with companies when they get into a monopolistic position? You think they would have seen what happened to Quark over a 5-10 year period and taken some of those lessons on board.
  7. macrumors 68040


    Nov 9, 2004
    Salt Lake City, UT
    This beta is just Photoshop, it doesn't include any of the other Creative Suite apps.
  8. macrumors 6502

    Jul 14, 2006
    What we really need is AE 7 Intel. Then we'll have Universal AE Plug in API and therefore AE Plug in support in Final Cut Pro Intel. That is the only reason I haven't bought a quad core yet.
  9. macrumors 68040


    Jun 23, 2003
    Washington, DC
    Agreed. Has there been ANY word out of Adobe at all regarding the Universal plan for AE?
  10. macrumors G3


    Apr 30, 2004
    i need indesign running universal soon. hope they're quick to release all the betas of the CS3 bundle :rolleyes:

    hmmm, have you? so why are you shutting out CS1 and other users? and how is it proof of commitment as previously if you're doing this:

  11. macrumors newbie

    Oct 13, 2004
    same here

    I'm in the same boat. I own CS1, and plan to upgrade to CS3. Being able to use CS3 beta would have been very useful.

    One other option they could give us, is let us purchase CS3 before it is released, so that we can use the betas, and then get the final full version when it is released. That way I dont' have to buy CS2, just to be able to use the CS3 betas.
  12. macrumors 65816


    Jul 24, 2002
    Champaign, IL
    I think it's funny how a small Aperture and Aiport update make front page but this gets stuck in macbytes. Seems this is of greater interested.

    [edit] okay, now it's there...never mind.

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