news // 2007.03.08 08:45:38 [hh]
Noch ein Adobe-Produkt: "Photoshop Extended" für Cross-Media, 3D, Video und Wissenschaft
Und schon die nächste News aus dem Hause Adobe Systems, vor den großen offiziellen Announcements rund um "Creative Suite 3": Adobe wird das Produkt "Photoshop" in zwei Varianten auf den Markt bringen: "Photoshop CS3" (Bildbearbeitung, derzeit als Public Beta auf "Adobe Labs") und "Photoshop CS3 Extended" (Cross-Media Imaging, 3D, Video, wissenschaftliche Bildanalysen). Beide Produkte werden am 27. März im Rahmen des Launch-Events für die "Creative Suite 3" in New York vorgestellt werden. Die Software soll unter dem neuen Slogan "see what is possible" noch "im Frühjahr 2007" auf den Markt kommen. Von der Online-Version von Photoshop (die Adobe-CEO Bruce Chizen angekündigt hat; wir berichteten) ist hier offiziell noch nichts zu hören. Screen2.0 forschte nach und bringt die Antworten von Adobe.
"We never imagined that Photoshop would someday help make major motion pictures, let alone save lives", so Johnny Loiacono, Senior Vice President der Creative Solutions Business Unit bei Adobe zu "Photoshop CS3 Extended". "Whether it's a video producer texture editing the backdrop of a movie or a researcher counting hundreds of cancer cells, diverse industries are already relying on the professional standard in digital imaging."
Dazu Adobes "Photoshop"-Produktmanager John Nack:
"Now, because the products haven't been formally introduced yet (that's what the March 27 event is all about), I can't get into a lot of details about the features (or price, or Suite configurations). But I can pass along what's in the press release:
- Film and video specialists can perform 3D model visualization and texture editing, paint and clone over multiple video frames.
- Animators can now render and incorporate rich 3D content into their 2D compositions.
- Graphic and web designers can create an animation from a series of images - such as time series data - and export it to a wide variety of formats, including QuickTime, MPEG-4 and Adobe Flash Video.
- Architects, medical professionals and scientists will enjoy increased support for specialized image formats so they can easily view, annotate, and edit images in their native format.
- Scientific researchers can create animations from medical images for presentation purposes, and architects can make accurate measurements of objects in their 3-D images.
So, in a nutshell, Photoshop CS3 Extended includes everything that's in Photoshop CS3, plus support for 3D, video, and measurement. The point is not to turn Photoshop into After Effects, Premiere, Maya, etc. Rather, the idea is to extend what you can do with the application, being smarter and more flexible about bringing in 3D and video, letting you use Photoshop's unique painting and compositing tools in new ways. It allows Adobe to address specialized needs in a way that was never practical in the past, with a one-size-fits-all Photoshop. About the name:
- The products are called 'Photoshop CS3' and 'Photoshop CS3 Extended.'
- There is no 'Photoshop Standard', and there is especially no 'Photoshop Pro,' 'Photoshop Advanced,' 'Photoshop Premium,' or the like.
Why is this a big deal? Simply put, we don't want to express or imply the message that Photoshop CS3 isn't advanced or pro, or that 'This extended version is the one everyone would get, if only money were no object.' The standard version of Photoshop will be the right choice for many people. Extended is there for people with specific needs, who want to push the tools & their skills in new ways. "
Möglicherweise werden auch noch andere Adobe-Produkte in einer "Extended"-Version auf den Markt kommen. Doch zunächst alle Informationen in englischer Sprache, die das Unternehmen zu den neuen "Photoshop"-Varianten offiziell herausgibt.
Fragen und Antworten von Adobe
What’s the big news?
Adobe will expand its Photoshop product line in Spring 2007, to better meet the needs of its users. There will soon be two editions of Photoshop CS3 software for both the Macintosh and Windows platforms: Adobe Photoshop CS3 and Adobe Photoshop CS3 Extended. We want to share this exciting news so you could stay abreast of our upcoming product release plans and better understand which Photoshop will be the right one for you. Pricing and availability information will be provided at our announce in the Spring.
How can I find out more information about Photoshop CS3 and Photoshop CS3 extended?
To stay up to date, please go to http:// www.adobe.com/ go/ photoshop
and provide us with your e-mail contact information so that we can contact you directly when more information becomes available.
What is Adobe Photoshop CS3?
Adobe Photoshop CS3 is the next version of Photoshop CS2. A beta version of Adobe Photoshop CS3 is available at http:// labs.adobe.com/ technologies/ photoshopcs3/
). Adobe Photoshop CS3 software accelerates your path from imagination to imagery. Ideal for photographers, graphic designers, and web designers, the professional standard delivers new features such as automatic layer alignment and blending that enable advanced compositing. Live filters boost the comprehensive, nondestructive editing toolset to keep you more flexible than ever. And with the streamlined interface and new timesaving tools, your work simply flows faster. Create any image with Photoshop CS3.
Who should be interested in Photoshop CS3, either as a stand-alone product or as a component of an Adobe Suite?
Adobe Photoshop CS3 is best suited for:
What is Adobe Photoshop CS3 Extended?
- Professional Photographers
- Serious Amateur Photographers
- Graphic Designers
- Web Designers
- Print Service Providers
Ideal for film, video, and multimedia professionals and graphic and web designers using 3D and motion, as well as professionals in engineering and science, Adobe Photoshop CS3 Extended software delivers everything in Photoshop CS3 and more. Render and incorporate 3D images into your 2D composites. Stop time with easy editing of motion graphics on video layers. And probe your images with measurement, analysis, and visualization tools. For all that is the professional standard in digital imaging and more, choose Photoshop CS3 Extended.
Who should be interested in Photoshop CS3 Extended either as a stand-alone product or as a component of an Adobe Suite?
Adobe Photoshop CS3 Extended is best suited for:
Which version of Photoshop CS3 is currently in Beta?
- Film and video creative professionals
- Multi-media creative professionals
- Web and graphic designers using 3D and motion
- Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) Professionals
- Medical imaging and scientific research professionals
- Manufacturing professionals
The Photoshop CS3 beta currently available on the Adobe Labs website (http:// labs.adobe.com/ technologies/ photoshopcs3/
) includes all of the features in Photoshop CS3, but not the additional features that will be offered in Photoshop CS3 Extended. We do not plan to release a beta version of Photoshop CS3 Extended, but look forward to sharing this exciting new version of Photoshop when we ship in the Spring of 2007. An FAQ about the Photoshop CS3 beta is available at http:// labs.adobe.com/ technologies/ photoshopcs3/ ?tab:details=1#FAQ
When will Photoshop CS3 and Photoshop CS3 Extended be available?
Photoshop CS3 and Photoshop CS3 Extended software will be available in Spring 2007.
What operating systems and platforms will Photoshop CS3 and Photoshop CS3 Extended support?
Photoshop CS3 and Photoshop CS3 Extended will run under Mac OS X, version 10.4.8, on the new Intel-based Mac computers with measurably faster launch times and increased speed and performance for many task. As Universal Binary software, Photoshop CS3 and Photoshop CS3 Extended will also continue to support legacy PowerPC-based Macs. In addition, both versions of Photoshop run on Microsoft Windows XP with Service Pack 2 and all editions of the new Windows Vista operating system, except the Starter and Home Basic editions. Detailed system requirements will be available in Spring 2007.
Is this the official Photoshop CS3 announcement?
No, however, we wanted to let our Photoshop customers know about Adobe’s upcoming product plans so they can better understand which Photoshop will be the right one for them when the products release in Spring 2007.
How much will Photoshop CS3 and Photoshop CS3 Extended cost?
We will provide detailed pricing information when we get closer to shipping Adobe Photoshop CS3 and Photoshop CS3 Extended.
If I own Photoshop, what are my upgrade options?
We will provide detailed upgrade information at the official announce of Adobe Photoshop CS3 and Photoshop CS3 Extended this Spring.
What other products are in the Photoshop Family?
The Adobe Photoshop family of products is the ultimate playground for bringing out the best in your digital images and transforming them into anything you can imagine. Photoshop CS3 software is available in two editions. Photoshop CS3, the professional standard, delivers groundbreaking tools that help photographers and graphic and web designers create powerful images, and Photoshop CS3 Extended is ideal for film, video, and multimedia professionals and graphic and web designers using 3D and motion—as well as professionals in engineering and science—offering everything in Photoshop CS3 plus 3D, motion, and image analysis tools. Photoshop Lightroom is the essential toolbox for professional and serious amateur photographers, simplifying workflow from shoot to finish and providing a complete photography solution when used with Photoshop CS3. Photoshop Elements combines power and simplicity so photography enthusiasts can do more with their photos. And for those just getting started in digital photography, Photoshop Album Starter Edition offers a quick and easy way to share memories.
Weitere Informationen: www.adobe.com/ products/ photoshop/ ps_psext_info.html