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 fidelitynow 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)!