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Adobe Photoshop CS3 Extended Review

written by: dipima•edited by: Linda Richter•updated: 12/26/2008

With regard to technological excellence in digital imaging, the name of Adobe Photoshop comes first. Photoshop can help its users create the most innovative digital images with its drawing tools. With Adobe Photoshop CS3 Extended, you can make the best of digital imaging. Explore its features here.

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    Overview: Adobe Photoshop CS3 Extended

    Adobe Photoshop CS3 Extended utilises the best of 3D imaging. The software can render and integrate 3D images into 2D composites. It delivers best editing of motion graphics on video layers. Some of the most useful tools supported by Adobe Photoshop CS3 Extended are - smart filters, Refine Edge tools, 2D and 3D measurement tools. CS3 Extended provides its users a guiding 'how-to' manual on Preparing Art for Other Applications, Printing Photos, Working with Color and Type, and many more. The software is excellent in lightening dark photos as well as improving the color and contrast of photos. Above all, Photoshop is one of the best tools that comes up with the most innovative features to create the amazing digital images. Adobe Photoshop CS3 Extended can be the best companion and guide for anyone who wants to use his imaginations to the fullest in digital imaging.

    However, Adobe Photoshop CS3 Extended is endowed with a number of special features which, if not essential for users, can not be uninstalled. Besides, the newly designed menu of Adobe Photoshop CS3 Extended is a bit complicated. And finally, most users find the software a bit too expensive.

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    Minimum System Requirements

    The minimum system requirements for Adobe Photoshhop CS3 Extended are the following:

    For Windows

    • Intel Pentium 4
    • Windows XP/Vista
    • RAM: 512 MB
    • Hard-disk space: 1 GB (additional free space required during installation)
    • 1024 x 768 monitor resolution with 16-bit video card
    • DVD-ROM drive
    • QuickTime 7.1 software (for multimedia features)
    • Internet connection (for product activation)

    For Mac

    • PowerPC G4/G5/Intel-based Macintosh
    • Mac OS X v. 10.4.8
    • RAM: 512 MB
    • Hard-disk space: 2 GB (additional free space required during installation)
    • 1024 x 768 monitor resolution with 16-bit video card
    • DVD-ROM drive
    • QuickTIme 7.1 software (for multimedia features)
    • INternet connection (for product activation)

    It is important to note that Adobe Photoshop CS3 Extended does not support any of the previous versions of Windows other than WIndows XP or Vista. The software includes all the essential guidelines for inistructing the users on how to use the program on XP or Vista. Make sure you go through them before embarking on your digital creativity.