Ideal for photographers, graphic designers, and web designers, Adobe® Photoshop® CS3 software includes automated tools that slash the time needed for selecting and compositing; live filters that boost the comprehensive, nondestructive editing toolset; and a streamlined interface and new, timesaving tools that make your work flow faster.
Industry-standard editing toolset
Perfect your images with industry-leading image-editing capabilities, which include enhanced color-correction and cloning and healing tools.
Take advantage of nondestructive editing capabilities, including new Smart Filters, which let you visualize different image effects, and Smart Objects, which let you scale, rotate, and warp raster and vector graphics — all without altering pixel data.
Rich painting and drawing toolset
Create or modify images with a wide assortment of professional, fully customizable paint settings, artistic brushes, and drawing tools.
Create more accurate composites by automatically aligning multiple Adobe® Photoshop® layers or images based on similar content. The Auto-align Layers command quickly analyzes details and moves, rotates, or warps layers to align them perfectly, and the Auto-blend Layers command blends the color and shading to create a smooth, editable result.
Quick Selection and Refine Edge tools
Make selections in a snap. Loosely draw on an image area, and the Quick Selection tool automatically completes the selection for you. Then fine-tune your selections with the Refine Edge tool.
Take advantage of customized workflows and a streamlined work environment with enhanced palette management so you can focus on your images, not your software.
Improved printing experience
Experience better control over print quality with color management, a larger print preview window, and more controls in one place so you can print in fewer steps. Improved printing controls, co-developed by Adobe and HP, make printing easier and more predictable and streamline setup options via integration with select printers from HP, Epson, and Canon.
Faster, more flexible asset management with Adobe Bridge CS3
Organize and manage images more efficiently with Adobe Bridge CS3, which now delivers improved performance, a Filter panel for easier searching, the ability to group multiple images under a single thumbnail, the Loupe tool, offline image browsing, and more.
Wide range of supported formats
Import and export a wide range of file formats, including PSD, BMP, Cineon, JPEG, JPEG2000, OpenEXR, PNG, Targa, and TIFF.
Third-party solutions and resources
* Intel® Pentium® 4, Intel Centrino®, Intel Xeon®, or Intel Core™ Duo (or compatible) processor
* Microsoft® Windows® XP with Service Pack 2 or Windows Vista™ Home Premium, Business, Ultimate, or Enterprise (certified for 32-bit editions)
* 512MB of RAM
* 64MB of video RAM
* 1GB of available hard-disk space (additional free space required during installation)
* 1,024x768 monitor resolution with 16-bit video card
* DVD-ROM drive
* QuickTime 7 software required for multimedia features
* Internet or phone connection required for product activation
* Broadband Internet connection required for Adobe Stock Photos* and other services
The Adobe Photoshop CS3 10.0.1 update patch fixes numerous bugs discovered since the release of the program including:
* A crash that could occur when Microsoft Intellipoint software is installed has been fixed.
* The speed of moving objects contained within multiple layer sets has been improved.
* The speed of closing large documents has been improved.
* Converting images to CMYK using certain profiles no longer results in black files.
* A crash that could occur when saving a 4-bit BMP file with 16 or fewer colors has been fixed.
* The Save for Web feature now includes an option to "Include XMP" (metadata) in the settings menu within the main Save for Web interface, making the existing capability easier to access.
* When using Save For Web with "Include XMP" enabled, all XMP data is now included in the optimized file.
* A problem that could cause the incorrect printer to appear within the print dialog box has been corrected.
* Images no longer print with odd-sized margins on various Epson printers, or print smaller and off-centered.
* Printer settings in Windows are saved with a document while that document is open. If a document has not had Page Setup settings applied to it, the document will get the previous page setup used during the current session of Photoshop.
* Photoshop now turns off Windows ICM (system color management) when "Photoshop Manages Colors."
* Print color matching has been improved.
* A problem that caused certain laser printers to show distortions when printing to a nonsquare resolution has been fixed.