Adobe Photoshop CS3 software accelerates your path from imagination to imagery. Ideal for photographers, graphic designers, and web designers, Photoshop delivers new features such as automatic layer alignment and blending that enable advanced compositing. Live filters boost the comprehensive, nondestructive editing toolset for increased flexibility. And a streamlined interface and new timesaving tools make your work flow faster.
Work more productively
Take advantage of a wide range of Photoshop CS3 improvements designed to boost your productivity. Experience native performance on Intel-based and PowerPC Macs and on Microsoft Windows XP and Windows Vista systems. Photoshop maximizes your workspace with a streamlined interface, letting you process raw images with increased speed and quality, and manage assets more efficiently in the revamped Adobe Bridge CS3. And enjoy complete compatibility with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom software (sold separately), so the changes you make to an image in Photoshop will automatically appear in Lightroom, and vice versa.
Edit with unrivaled power
The comprehensive image-editing toolset in Photoshop CS3 lets you correct and enhance your images with unmatched creative control. Experiment more freely with nondestructive filters. Manage and correct color more easily, and convert color images to rich black-and-white with one click. Retouch images with more powerful cloning and healing tools. And count on higher fidelity conversion when you merge a series of exposures into a 32-bit high dynamic range (HDR) image.
Composite with breakthrough tools
Photoshop CS3 offers a wealth of features that make compositing multiple images easier than ever before. Create more accurate composites with new tools that automatically align and blend layers or images based on similar content. Make an image selection with one brush stroke. Perfect any selection edge in an easy-to-use, intuitive dialog box. And merge multiple photos into a panorama with superior results.
Photoshop CS3 highlights
Professional photographers--With Adobe Photoshop CS3 software, you can perfect all of your images with nondestructive filters and more powerful color-correction, cloning, and healing tools, and you can create sophisticated composites more easily than ever with breakthrough tools for automatically aligning and blending layers, making quick selections, and more.
Serious amateur photographers--Adobe Photoshop CS3 software delivers everything you need to edit images with professional-quality results, and offers a simplified user interface that makes learning and working in the program easier.
Print and web designers--Adobe Photoshop CS3 software delivers unrivaled power to edit images, breakthrough capabilities for creating sophisticated image composites, and the ability to output your final files to a broad range of formats for print and the web.
Photography students and educators--From raw-image processing, retouching, and compositing to final image output, professional-standard Adobe Photoshop CS3 software offers a powerful solution for digital photography workflows.
Work More Productively
Efficient and flexible work environment
Streamlined interface and palette management
Maximize screen space for editing while keeping essential tools accessible. Photoshop CS3 palettes are now arranged in convenient, 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 CS3
Organize and manage images more efficiently with Adobe Bridge CS3 software, 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.
Custom menus, shortcuts, and workspaces
Set up and save custom menus, keyboard shortcuts, and workspaces in Photoshop for quick access to what you need.
Better raw image processing
Process raw images with increased speed and superior conversion quality using the Adobe Photoshop Camera Raw plug-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 support
Work more easily with Adobe PDF-based content. Precisely control the size of PDF pages opened in Photoshop; add security controls and metadata, such as copyright and exposure details, to images within PDF presentations; and create a richer image display in PDF presentations and documents.
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom support
Jump from Photoshop Lightroom software to Photoshop CS3 in one click for advanced editing of your digital photos. Lightroom (sold separately) offers an efficient, powerful way to import, manage, and present large volumes of digital images.
Improved printing experience
Photoshop helps you 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.
Make sophisticated color adjustments automatically with one-click presets in Curves, the Channel Mixer, and the new Black and White conversion dialog box.
Experience native performance on Intel- and PowerPC-based Macintosh computers, and on Microsoft Windows XP and Windows Vista systems.
Automate common production tasks in a variety of ways with Photoshop. Set up event-based scripts, record a series of steps as an Action for efficient batch processing, and design repetitive graphics faster with Variables.
History palette and Edit History log
Photoshop helps you undo and redo any set of editing steps in an open image with the History palette, and automatically track all editing steps within your files with the Edit History log. Export steps to a text file or save them as part of image metadata for easier documentation of your work, file audits, 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.
Adobe Device Central CS3
Create compelling mobile content, such as wallpapers and screensavers, and then visually preview how it will render on mobile devices using the built-in Adobe Device Central CS3. Tune your designs for mobile screen sizes and lighting conditions.
Zoomify export for high-resolution web display
Take advantage of Adobe Flash and Zoomify technology to export high-resolution images to the web for viewing through Adobe Flash Player software. Flash Player displays your image quickly and efficiently, letting viewers zoom in on details with minimal delay.
Third-party solutions and resources
Take advantage of a wealth of additional resources--including software plug-ins, books, and training--from the longstanding community of expert Photoshop developers, authors, and trainers.
Edit With Unrivaled Power
Photoshop Smart Filters
Add, adjust, and remove filters from an image without having to resave the image or start over to preserve quality. Nondestructive Smart Filters allow you to visualize changes without altering original pixel data.
Photoshop Smart Objects
Perform nondestructive scaling, rotating, and warping of raster and vector graphics with Smart Objects. Even preserve the editability of vector data from Adobe Illustrator software.
Professional color and tone control
Take advantage of precision color correction made faster and easier in Photoshop CS3. Brightness/Contrast now provides better results from the same intuitive interface, and enhanced Curves controls let you make automatic adjustments with 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.
Easily 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 achieve the best results.
Improved Channel Mixer
Take advantage of new functionality and a host of presets that make the Channel Mixer easier to use for black-and-white conversion.
Enhanced 32-bit high dynamic range (HDR) support
Create and edit 32-bit images and combine multiple exposures into a single, 32-bit image that preserves the full range of a scene--from the deepest shadows to the brightest highlights. New image processing and alignment algorithms deliver superior results in Photoshop CS3.
Intelligent Image Editing and Enhancement
More powerful cloning and healing tools
Experience greater Photoshop control when retouching images with cloning tools and the Healing Brush. 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 toolset
Create or modify images in Photoshop with a wide assortment of professional, fully customizable paint settings, artistic brushes, and drawing tools.
Enhanced Vanishing Point
Take perspective-based editing to a new level with the enhanced Vanishing Point, which lets you create multiple planes in an image, connect them at any angle, and then wrap graphics, text, and images around them to create packaging mock-ups and more.
Composite With Breakthrough Tools
Easy compositing and selecting
Create more accurate composites by automatically aligning multiple 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.
Improved Photomerge technology
Take advantage of refined Photomerge technology, which uses new layer-alignment and layer-blending capabilities to let you automatically stitch horizontal or vertical photos into seamless panoramas.
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.
Composite images, text, and effects on hundreds of layers for extraordinarily sophisticated results. Organize layers with up to five levels of nesting, and save in different combinations as Layer Comps.