The Photoshop CS3 Extended Image Editing Software for Mac from Adobe is the industry-standard image editing suite with 3D support for film, video, multimedia, engineering and science professionals. The software allows you to import popular 3D image model formats, work with medical DICOM images and create animations.
Extended can also work with 2D images, as it encompasses all of the features of the standard edition of Photoshop. This allows you to edit stills using a powerful layer-based approach. It also features smart filters to add artistic effects, powerful color and curve controls, digital camera raw image support and text tools.
Photoshop CS3 for Mac is a Universal Binary application that runs at native speeds on both PowerPC and Intel Macs.
- 3D Image Tools
- Photoshop Extended can import 3D model files created in popular modeling software. This includes 3DS, OBJ, U3D, KMZ and COLLADA formats. You'll be able to rotate, slice and add textures and light to these 3D models. They can even be used in animations.
- Scientific and Medical Tools
- The software features tools that can be used in scientific and medical applications. Photoshop can import DICOM medical files and create animations of X-ray sequences to show movement. Scientific engineers and researchers will appreciate the powerful data analysis and measurement tools. Architects can even use Photoshop Extended to create stunning visualizations of their designs.
- Animation Tools
- Photoshop Extended's animation tools can be used by web professionals who need to create small animations for the web using the familiar Photoshop interface with full alpha-layer support. Video editors can also import QuickTime and Flash video for rotoscoping work.
- Layer-Based Editing
- Photoshop features a powerful layer-based approach to image editing. You'll be able to work on one layer of an image without modifying other layers, giving you a non-destructive way to make fine adjustments to images. You'll also be able to apply filters to specific layers. Photoshop features masking tools to help you create layers from "flat" still images, such as digital camera photos and scans.
- Filters and Image Controls
- You'll be able to browse through Photoshop's filter gallery to see how different filters will change an image. Filters are applied as smart layers that are completely non-destructive, can be modified on the fly and can be stacked.
- RAW File Support
- Photoshop features support for over 150 digital camera RAW file formats. RAW images can be saved in any file format, including PSD, JPG, TIFF and DNG. There is even a dust busting tool to help you remove "green spots" that appear on your photos as a result of dust on your DSLR's CCD.
- Quick Select Tool
- The quick select tool allows you to isolate objects in an image in order to create a mask or separate layer. The tool is a great way to separate a subject from the background in order to make changes to each separately.
- Image Alignment and HDR Support
- Photoshop allows you to align a series of images to compensate for slight camera movement. It features tools that allow you to remove unwanted bystanders from a series of pictures. This can also be used to better create HDR images that are created from a series of exposures of different lengths.