For the last 20 years, Adobe® Photoshop® software has allowed its users to push the boundaries of visual experience. From its beginning as a side project of an engineering graduate student, it has evolved into the most widely used creative product family in the world and had a profound impact on the way everyone views images. Every day, users turn to Photoshop applications to organize, refine, manipulate, and showcase digital images—often in ways that have never been seen before.
Photoshop products have always been driven by innovation. They have rewarded their users with the ability to bring their creative visions to reality through images. More importantly, those users have also rewarded Adobe with the inspiration to continuously expand the capabilities of the technology. Their ideas and innovative uses of the products have inspired Photoshop engineers to continually strive to expand the product’s possibilities.
As a result, the Photoshop family has grown to embrace a wide range of customers who use images to communicate what’s in their mind’s eye. While graphic artists were among the earliest users, they were joined over the years by web designers, video professionals, home users and, of course, professional photographers. Nowadays, a new class of 3D artists as well as doctors, architects, engineers, scientists and many more professionals are finding additional ways that Photoshop can help them bring their ideas to life.
Today, Adobe offers the right Photoshop for all types of users. Adobe Photoshop CS3 software (to come spring 2007) is available in two editions—Photoshop CS3, the professional standard that delivers groundbreaking tools for creating powerful images, and Photoshop CS3 Extended, which offers everything in Photoshop CS3 plus 3D and motion support and image analysis tools. Photoshop Lightroom™ is the photographer’s essential toolbox, simplifying workflow from shoot to finish and providing a complete photography solution when used with Photoshop CS3. Photoshop Elements combines power and simplicity so photography enthusiasts can do more with their photos. And for those just getting started in digital photography, Photoshop Album Starter Edition offers a quick and easy way to share memories.
Thanks to this rich heritage of innovation, and the ability to help a growing number of diverse customers through its product offerings, Photoshop has become the industry standard in digital imaging.