Adobe® Photoshop® CS3 software accelerates your path from imagination to imagery. Ideal for photographers, graphic designers, and web designers, the professional standard 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."
Known as Adobe's flagship product, Photoshop was introduced in 1989 for the Macintosh. Currently, the product is the "market leader for commercial bitmap and image manipulation," says Wikipedia. And in 2007, CS3 was released as Photoshop's 10th "iteration of the program."
Photoshop CS3 Extended was also released this year, which, along with all the same features, includes "capabilities for scientific imaging, 3D, and high end film and video users."
Explore more creative possibilities and experience new levels of productivity using Adobe® InDesign® CS3 page layout software. Built for demanding workflows, InDesign integrates smoothly with Adobe Photoshop®, Illustrator®, Acrobat®, InCopy®, and Dreamweaver® software; offers powerful features for creating richer, more complex documents; and reliably outputs pages to multiple media. With its sophisticated design features and enhanced productivity tools for streamlining repetitive tasks, InDesign CS3 lets you work faster and better than ever."
A competitor to QuarkXPress, InDesign was shipped in 1999 and became the first "desktop publishing software to release a Mac OS X-native version" in 2002," says Wikipedia.
Adobe® Illustrator® CS3 software allows you to create sophisticated artwork for virtually any medium. Industry-standard drawing tools, flexible color controls, and professional type controls help you capture your ideas and experiment freely, while timesaving features such as easier-to-access options let you work quickly and intuitively. Improved performance and tight integration with other Adobe applications also help you produce extraordinary graphics for print, web and interactive, and mobile and motion designs."
Developed in 1986 for the Macintosh, Adobe Illustrator is a "vector-based drawing program." It is currently in its 13th version and is sold alongside Adobe Photoshop and Adobe InDesign as a creative package, Adobe Creative Suite 3 Design Standard.
Whether webmaster, graphic designer, photographer, or fan, you are bound to find one, two, or all of Adobe's products helpful. So give Adobe.com a visit, stock up on your favorite creative programs, and let your imagination (and your mouse) fly.