Advanced Interactive Media/Adobe Photoshop CS3 and Lightroom

The gurus at Adobe have been making a lot of changes for their latest Photoshop release. Adobe's acquisition of Macromedia is sure to give them even more of the market share. One of the more recent additions to the Adobe suite is Adobe Lightroom. Lightroom was released a few weeks ago, and is great for photography pros. Lightroom offers features that are found in Photoshop, but focuses on the features that a photographer uses most commonly. The power of Lightroom is in its ability to "import, select, develop, and showcase large volumes of digital images". Lightroom is a great Photoshop alternative for those not needing all the features Photoshop offers, has a reasonable price tag of around $200. The biggest news in the Adobe world is the release of the CS3 suite. Photoshop is the industry standard in photo editing and manipulation, with Corel coming in as a distant second. New with the release of Photoshop CS3 there are two distinct versions. Adobe now offers the standard and extended version. According to the price of Photoshop CS3 (for Mac) is 772.94 US dollars, whereas CS2 is available now for $599.95. The added features of the extended version sound amazing. From the Adobe website: CS3 offers "3D and motion support with the ability to edit 3D content and incorporate it into 2D compositions, paint and clone over multiple video frames, and more. Comprehensive image analysis with new image measurement and counting tools". Photoshop CS3 adds the extra edge for professionals in the medical, film, scientific, and engineering fields. For more info on the release specs see [1] Adobe Photoshop CS3