Adobe released today a public beta program for the next version of their photo editing suite, dubbed Photoshop CS3.
The new version will be released on both the Windows platform, including support for Vista, and will ship as a Universal binary for Apple OS X users, delivering a native build for Mac Intel users.
New features touted by the company include an upgrade to Adobe Bridge and a preview of Adobe Device Central, which allowing users to design and test content targeted to mobile devices from within Photoshop itself.
The software will be available from http://labs.adobe.com later today. Beta testers will need an Adobe membership and have a valid serial number from another Adobe product to use it beyond a two day limit.
Adobe also released previews of two other tools today — Adobe CSS Advisor and Adobe Spry framework. CSS Advisor (www.adobe.com/go/cssadvisor) is a community Web site where designers and developers can discuss browser capability issues. Spry (www.adobe.com/go/spry) is a framework targeted at designers to allow them to add Ajax functionality to their Web sites.
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