REVIEWS - Adobe Photoshop CS3 ExtendedUpgrade [OLD VERSION]ViewUserReviewsAverage Customer Rating2.8 out of 5Product FeatureThe ideal solution for professional, powerful photoqediting with the ability to incorporate 3D imagesand motionExperience unrivaled editing power withqnondestructive filters, more precisecolor-correction controls, and more powerfulcloning and healing toolsEasily create rich composites using new tools forqautomatically aligning and blending layers andmaking quick selections3D and motion support with the ability to edit 3Dqcontent and incorporate it into 2D compositions,paint and clone over multiple video frames, andmoreComprehensive image analysis with new imageqmeasurement and counting tools, MATLABintegration, and DICOM file supportRead moreqProduct DescriptionAdobe PhotoShop Extended CS3 Windows Upgrade from Photoshop Read moreProduct DescriptionNote: This is the upgrade version of Adobe Photoshop CS3 Extended.Ideal for film, video, and multimedia professionals and graphic and web designers using 3D and motion, as wellas professionals in engineering and science, Adobe Photoshop CS3 Extended Upgrade software deliverseverything in Photoshop CS3 and more. Render and incorporate 3D images into your 2D composites. Stop timewith easy editing of motion graphics on video layers. And probe your images with measurement, analysis, andvisualization tools.
The professional standard now comes intwo versions—Photoshop CS3, andPhotoshop CS3 Extended with additionalfeatures and enhancements forspecialized image professionals.The Clone Stamp and Healing Brush toolsnow feature an overlay preview of thesource areas.
The Loupe tool in Adobe Bridge CS3 letsyou easily zoom into the fine detail of anyimage.Zoomify export allows you to efficientlydisplay even the highest resolutionimagery over low bandwidth webconnections.Edit 3D and motion-based imagesAdobe Photoshop CS3 Extended includes key new capabilities that let you incorporate 3D and motion-basedcontent into your image editing workflow. Now you can render 3D content into your 2D composites, editexisting textures on 3D models, and embed your edited models into Adobe PDF files for easy collaboration withcolleagues. Plus, you can animate video frames, paint and clone over multiple video frames, and import andexport video files in a wide range of formats.Analyze images with precisionPhotoshop CS3 Extended helps professionals in manufacturing, medicine, architecture, engineering, andscientific research gain more insight from images. Measurement and counting tools enable analysis of 2D and
3D images. MATLAB users can pull image data from Photoshop Extended into MATLAB and visualize results ofMATLAB algorithms back in the software. And medical professionals can correct, annotate, and analyze DICOMfiles.Work more productivelyWith improved performance throughout the editing workflow, Photoshop CS3 Extended helps you work moreproductively--even when editing the most specialized images. Experience native performance on both Intel andPowerPC based Macs and on Microsoft Windows Vistaª systems. Maximize your workspace with a streamlinedinterface, process raw images with increased speed and quality, and manage assets more efficiently in therevamped Adobe Bridge CS3.Composite and edit with unrivaled powerLeverage the power of the industry standard for the utmost creative control in image editing and compositing.Now you can apply filters nondestructively, manage and correct color more easily, convert color images to richblack-and-white with one click, and retouch images with more powerful cloning and healing tools. Plus, you canenjoy advanced compositing with breakthrough tools for aligning and blending layers automatically and makingimage selections with one brush stroke.Product highlightsExperience smooth handling of 3D and motion-based content.Gain deeper insights from your images with new measurement and analysis tools.Boost your productivity with a streamlined interface, enhancements to raw-image processing and assetmanagement workflows, and more.Achieve your vision with unrivaled power to edit, composite, and experiment.Audience benefitFilm, video, and multimedia professionals and graphic and web designers using 3D and motion--With Adobe Photoshop CS3 Extended software, you can now leverage the power of the Photoshopimage-editing toolset and paint engine when editing 3D and motion-based content for film, video, the web, andmobile devices.Manufacturing and design engineers--With Adobe Photoshop CS3 Extended software, you can easily import,rotate, and create different rendering modes and edit existing textures on 3D models to enhance 3D content orcreate compelling composites of 2D and 3D content.Medical professionals--Adobe Photoshop CS3 Extended software helps you improve patient care withpowerful tools for documenting and analyzing treatment and visualizing potential outcomes.Architects and engineers--Adobe Photoshop CS3 Extended software helps you communicate your visionclearly and make an impact with all of your drawings and designs.Scientific researchers--Adobe Photoshop CS3 Extended software delivers new tools for analyzing andextracting data from images, and offers powerful presentation capabilities to help you communicate yourdiscoveries.Students and educators--With features designed for professionals in video and motion graphics production,manufacturing, medicine, architecture, engineering, and scientific research, Adobe Photoshop CS3 Extendedsoftware is a key new tool for students pursuing careers in these fields, and for their instructors.Product overviewGet everything in Adobe Photoshop CS3 software and more with Photoshop CS3 Extended, which enables youto edit 3D and motion-based content and perform image analysis.Edit 3D and Motion-Based Images3D image editing
3D compositing and texture editingEasily render and incorporate rich 3D content into your 2D composites--even edit textures on 3D modelsdirectly within Photoshop Extended and immediately see the results. Photoshop Extended supports common 3Dinterchange formats, including 3DS, OBJ, U3D, KMZ, and COLLADA, so you can import, view, and interact withmost 3D models.Integration with Adobe Acrobat 8 softwareCreate, modify, and collaborate on 3D content more easily through tight integration between Photoshop CS3Extended and Acrobat 3D software. Convert myriad 3D CAD formats to the robust U3D interchange format,enhance models and create composites with Photoshop Extended, and easily embed 3D models created inPhotoshop Extended into PDF files to distribute for review.Enhanced Vanishing Point with 3D supportEdit in perspective on multiple surfaces--even those connected at angles other than 90 degrees--with theenhanced Vanishing Point, which also lets you measure in perspective; wrap graphics, images, and text aroundmultiple planes; and output 2D planes as 3D models.Video and Animation DesignMovie PaintEnhance video directly within Photoshop Extended. Now you can paint, add text, and clone over multipleframes of an imported video sequence.Smooth animation workflowEasily create animations from a series of still images or video frames with a new Animation palette that enablesonion skinning.Broad video format support, including QuickTimeImport QuickTime movies and most AVI and MPEG files, and output video and animations to MOV, AVI, MPEG-4,FLV, 3G, FLC, H.264 (iPod), and DV Stream.Video layersCreate and edit images for video with maximum quality and a broader range of color models. Edit and enhancegrayscale, RGB, CMYK, and LAB models at 8-, 16-, and 32-bit depths with color management.Analyze Images With PrecisionMeasurement, counting, and edit-tracking tools2D and 3D measurement toolsExtract quantitative information from images with new measurement tools. Easily calibrate or set the scale ofan image, and then use any of the Photoshop Extended selection tools to define and calculate distance,perimeter, area, and other measurements. Record data points in a measurement log and export data, includinghistogram data, to a spreadsheet for further analysis.Scale MarkerShow scale in images destined for presentation or publication using the Scale Marker, which lets you easily adda scale graphic to any image.
Use the Ruler and Count tools to quickly tally image features and measure size and distance.Open, annotate, remove identifying patient metadata, prepare for analysis, convert to JPEG for presentation, andmore, with new, native DICOM file support in Photoshop CS3 Extended.
Data flows freely between Photoshop CS3 Extended and MATLAB, letting you instantly see the results of changesto MATLAB processing routines.Count toolEasily and accurately count objects or features in scientific images with the Count tool, which eliminates theneed to perform manual calculations or rely on visual assessments of changes from image to image.History palette and Edit History logUndo and redo any set of editing steps in an open image with the History palette, and automatically track allediting steps within your files with the Edit History log. Export steps to a text file or save them as part of imagemetadata for easier documentation of your work, file audits, and more.Support for Manufacturing, Medical, and Scientific WorkflowsImage StacksQuickly combine a series of related images and render them into a single view using a wide variety of renderingoptions, such as median and maximum. Photoshop Extended automatically analyzes and combines the imageswhile preserving the originals. Image Stacks are extensible, so third parties can write their own render modes.DICOM supportUse the comprehensive Photoshop Extended toolset to import, correct, annotate, analyze, and createanimations from DICOM images. Even automatically remove patient information from DICOM metadata andbatch save JPEG files for presentation purposes.MATLAB supportPass image data directly between Photoshop Extended and MATLAB with the ability to call Photoshop Extendeddirectly from the MATLAB command line. Visualize results of MATLAB algorithms in the software, and combineMATLAB processing with Photoshop Extended image editing to render, test, and refine algorithms for imageprocessing, analysis, and more.Work More ProductivelyEfficient and flexible work environmentStreamlined interface and palette managementMaximize screen space for editing while keeping essential tools accessible. Palettes are now arranged inconvenient, self-adjusting docks that can be widened to full size or narrowed to icons or even a thin,self-revealing strip at the edge of your monitor.Faster, more flexible asset management with Adobe Bridge CS3Organize and manage images more efficiently with next-generation Adobe Bridge CS3 software, which nowdelivers improved performance, a Filter panel for easier searching, the ability to group multiple images under asingle thumbnail, the Loupe tool, offline image browsing, and more.Custom menus, shortcuts, and workspaces
Set up and save custom menus, keyboard shortcuts, and workspaces for quick access to what you need.Streamlined WorkflowBetter raw-image processingProcess raw images with increased speed and superior conversion quality using the Photoshop Camera Rawplug-in, which now adds support for JPEG and TIFF formats; new tools including Fill Light and Dust Busting;compatibility with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom software; and support for over 150 camera models.Enhanced PDF supportWork more easily with Adobe PDF-based content. Precisely control the size of PDF pages opened in PhotoshopExtended; add security controls and metadata, such as copyright and exposure details, to images within PDFpresentations; and create a richer image display in PDF presentations and documents.Adobe Photoshop LightroomJump from Adobe Photoshop Lightroom software to Photoshop CS3 Extended in one click for advanced editingof your digital images. Lightroom (sold separately) offers an efficient, powerful way to import, manage, andpresent large volumes of digital images.Improved printing experienceExperience better control over print quality with color management, a larger print preview window, and morecontrols in one place so you can print in fewer steps. Improved printing controls, co-developed by Adobe andHP, make printing easier and more predictable, and streamline setup options via integration with select printersfrom HP, Epson, and Canon.PresetsMake sophisticated color adjustments automatically with one-click presets in Curves, the Channel Mixer, andthe new Black and White conversion dialog box.Peak performanceExperience native performance on Intel and PowerPC based Macintosh computers, and on Microsoft WindowsXP and Windows Vistaª systems.Automated productionAutomate common production tasks in a variety of ways. Set up event-based scripts, record a series of steps asan Action for efficient batch processing, and design repetitive graphics faster with Variables.Wide range of supported formatsImport and export an even greater range of file formats, including PSD, BMP, DICOM, Cineon, JPEG, JPEG2000,OpenEXR, PNG, Targa, and TIFF.Adobe Device Central CS3Visually emulate how your dynamic content will render on mobile devices using the built-in Adobe DeviceCentral CS3.Zoomify export for high-resolution web displayTake advantage of Adobe Flash and Zoomify technology to export high-resolution images to the web forviewing through Adobe Flash Player software. Flash Player displays your images quickly and efficiently, lettingviewers zoom in on details with minimal delay.Improved integration with other Adobe toolsEnjoy better support for Photoshop files in your other Adobe software applications (sold separately). Copy andpaste Photoshop files directly into Adobe Dreamweaver CS3 software projects, import them into Adobe FlashCS3 Professional software with high fidelity, and preserve layer effects and video layers when you import theminto Adobe After Effects CS3 Professional software.Third-party solutions and resources
Take advantage of a wealth of additional resources--including software plug-ins, books, and training--from thelongstanding community of expert Photoshop developers, authors, and trainers.Auto-Align Layers can automatically connect a series of photos into a panorama (left). Auto-Blend Layers can thenseamlessly blend lighting and texture to complete the perfect composite image (right).Composite and Edit With Unrivaled PowerNondestructive editingSmart FiltersAdd, adjust, and remove filters from an image without having to resave the image or start over to preservequality. Nondestructive Smart Filters allow you to visualize changes without altering original pixel data.Smart ObjectsPerform nondestructive scaling, rotating, and warping of raster and vector graphics with Smart Objects. Evenpreserve the editability of vector data from Adobe Illustrator software.Professional Color and Tone ControlColor-correction enhancementsTake advantage of precision color correction made faster and easier. Brightness/Contrast now provides betterresults from the same intuitive interface, and enhanced Curves controls let you make automatic adjustmentswith included presets or those you create; convert to black-and-white with point sliders; and use a histogram,color channel lines, and a clipping preview.Black-and-white conversionEasily convert color images to rich black-and-white and adjust tonal values and tints with a new tool.Experiment with the included black-and-white presets, or create and save your own custom presets to achievethe best results.Improved Channel MixerTake advantage of new functionality and a host of presets that make the Channel Mixer easier to use forblack-and-white conversion.Enhanced 32-bit high dynamic range (HDR) supportCreate and edit 32-bit images and combine multiple exposures into a single, 32-bit image that preserves thefull range of a scene--from the deepest shadows to the brightest highlights. New image-processing andalignment algorithms deliver superior results. And with Photoshop CS3 Extended, you can even edit 32-bitimages using brushes, filters, blending modes, transformations, selections, tools, aspect ratios, and more.Intelligent Image Editing and EnhancementMore powerful cloning and healing toolsExperience greater control when retouching images with cloning tools and the Healing Brush. Clone imagesover time; see source pixels under your tool or brush for more precise positioning; preview changes to source
content live; and set multiple source points, scale, and rotate in the new Clone Source palette.Rich painting and drawing toolsetCreate or modify images with a wide assortment of professional, fully customizable paint settings, artisticbrushes, and drawing tools.+ =The faster route to perfect composites—Auto-Align Layers takes the effort out of perfectly lining up the contents ofmultiple layers, while Auto-Blend Layers completes the task of blending together the texture and lighting frommany layers into one.Easy Compositing and SelectingAdvanced compositingCreate more accurate composites by automatically aligning multiple Photoshop layers or images based onsimilar content. The Auto-align Layers command quickly analyzes details and moves, rotates, or warps layers toalign them perfectly, and the Auto-blend Layers command blends the color and shading to create a smooth,editable result.Improved Photomerge technologyTake advantage of refined Photomerge technology, which uses new layer-alignment and layer-blendingcapabilities to let you automatically stitch horizontal or vertical photos into seamless panoramas.Quick Selection and Refine Edge toolsMake selections in a snap. Loosely draw on an image area, and the Quick Selection tool automaticallycompletes the selection for you. Then preview and fine-tune your selections with the Refine Edge tool.Flexible layersComposite images, text, and effects on hundreds of layers for extraordinarily sophisticated results. Organizelayers with up to five levels of nesting, and save them in different combinations as layer comps.Which edition of Photoshop CS3 is right for you?Photoshop CS3 is available in two editions--Photoshop CS3 and Photoshop CS3 Extended--tomeet the diverse needs of professionals in a wide range of fields.AdobePhotoshop CS3AdobePhotoshopCS3 ExtendedBuilds on Photoshop CS2 with dozens of improvementsIncreased productivity with a streamlined interface,Camera Raw enhancements, next-generation AdobeBridge CS3, and Zoomify exportUnrivaled editing power with live filters, more precisecolor correction, easier black-and-white conversion,and more powerful cloning and healing tools
Breakthrough compositing with automatic layeralignment and blending capabilities, easier selections,and improved Photomerge® technology3D and motion support with the ability to edit 3Dcontent and incorporate it into 2D compositions, paintand clone over multiple video frames, and moreComprehensive image analysis with new imagemeasurement and counting toolsRead more