Looks like Creative Suite CS3 will be
released announced on March 27th. I have played with the Photoshop beta for awhile and the speed increase on my Intel Macbook is amazing. The only thing that was annoying was the bug where you could not see the brush outline. There is a workaround where you had to run CS3 in Rosetta, but the last time I checked a little while back it was fixed internally and would be in the final build. Now I am waiting to see what the different suite options will be.
Update: March 27th will be the announcement date with shipping date to follow at a later time. Darn.
Lightroom Beta has finally arrived for Windows. I can’t wait to give this a try at work. We have been waiting for months to give this a shot. We shoot everything in RAW and are really curious to see just how much more powerful Lightroom is in dealing with RAW compared to Camera Raw in Photoshop CS2.
Adobe/Macromedia have announced a couple of new software bundles. The lower end bundle, Adobe® Design Bundle, includes: Adobe Creative Suite 2 Premium software with Macromedia® Flash® Professional 8 and goes for $1599. The Adobe® Web Bundle includes: Adobe Creative Suite 2 Premium with Macromedia® Studio 8 and goes for $1899. I have been debating if I should upgrade to the latest versions. I am on Adobe CS and Macromedia MX 2004. The student version of the new bundles go for $549 and $599.