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« on: April 15, 2007, 14:58 »

OK, I'm getting ready for CS3. It's shipping sometime the end of this month, and
I just installed the beta, ordered the upgrade for $199, and began using the beta
in earnest today.

This is almost for me like going on a new adventure. Not many people in this world
look forward towards CS3 more than Christmas than me. I'm kinda of a photoshop

The new bridge...HDR....blending modes...new tweaks like Brightness/Contrast etc
all excite me to no end. It's like having starved yourself for 1 week, and then sitting
down to a 7 course meal.

Anyone else share my passion?

« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2007, 15:50 »
I did until I saw how much space it took up on the drive, then I promptly deleted everything but the main program....



« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2007, 17:06 »
Well I'm using CS3 beta.  I like Bridge.  I also use Elements 4.

My view of Adobe products is that they are probably the worst designed software applications available, from the users point of view.  Adobe seem to be in the dark ages with difficult user interfaces, complete lack of easy right click options and a need to memorise a whole book of keyboard shortcuts.  And as for computer memory management, well the whole thing is a complete joke, all of their software gobbling up resources and exhibiting a complete disregard for efficiency.

Having said all of that, I enjoy CS3 despite the difficulties.  However, what PS has taught me is to concentrate on getting the best possible image out of the camera, removing the need for too much post processing.  As such I find Elements 4 meets my needs simply because my post processing requirements are fairly modest.  But even Elements 4 (a design completed two years ago and subject to many updates since) is woefully memory draining.

There are better designed software kits out there, but everyone wants to use PS because it is seen to be the professional's tool.

« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2007, 19:50 »
Here's two images:
I used the new bridge on

« Last Edit: April 16, 2007, 10:53 by rjmiz »

« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2007, 20:12 »
I've been using the beta version for a few months now and really like it.  I've totaly gotten used to the brightness/contrast changes as well as the B&W conversion tool.  I didn't have a strong handle on CS2 as I just upgraded from Elements right before the free beta came out.  I will wait and see what the deal is (money-wise) to upgrade the CS2 package I fairly recently bought. 

@Miz - the edited version is way better - nice work.  I've yet to shoot raw - not sure why exactly -- probably neww stuff overload.


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