The Photoshop Guys were in New York yesterday at Adobe’s CS3 Launch Event, taping a special bonus episode of Photoshop TV (which is set to air tomorrow) from the launch event, complete with one-one-one interviews with Adobe’s CEO Bruce Chizen and an interview with Adobe’s Senior VP of Creative Solutions Business Unit, John Loiacono (who’ll be doing the Photoshop World keynote next week), among others. But in the meantime, I posted a flickr gallery where you can check out these photos from the event (taken by our man Matt Kloskowski).
Two Photoshops? Yup. It’s official; when CS3 ships (sometime this spring), there will be, for the first time ever, two editions of Photoshop: a Standard and an Extended edition. (That’s why the splash screen on the free Public Beta Preview version of CS3 says “Standard Edition”—so you knew there had to be some other version, right?). Photoshop CS3 Extended has all the features of the Standard version plus an extended feature set (Adobe hasn’t revealed the exact features quite yet—they’re saving it for the official launch event announced yesterday to be held in New York City on March 27, 2007). In Adobe’s press release today (which I’m honored to be quoted in) they did reveal that the Extended version includes “…a new set of capabilities for integration of 3-D and motion graphics, image measurement and analysis. Photoshop CS3 Extended also simplifies the workflow for professionals in architecture, engineering, medical and science.” For more info, check out Adobe’s press release or the special page on Adobe.com
Yesterday, CNET reported that Adobe’s CEO Bruce Chizen noted that a free Web-based version of Photoshop would be released this later this year, and that Adobe would make money off it by selling Web advertising (ala Google). Apparently, this version won’t have the full feature set of either Photoshop CS3 or Elements 5, but will be a special version created just for the Web. Either way; I gotta tell ya—I didn’t see this one coming.