Let's see. We've got that new web-based version of Photoshop coming, Photoshop Elements, and Photoshop Lightroom. You know what we need? More Photoshop! And that's just what we'll get. Early this morning, Adobe announced that when CS3 comes out March 27th, we'll get not one, but two editions of Photoshop CS3.
They're holding back certain details (like price) until the full
version, but what they did say is that the new Photoshop CS3 Extended
"simplifies the workflow for professionals in architecture,
engineering, medical and science." In the new super-version, there will
be all kinds of 3D modeling features, measurement tools for the
scientists, and lots of video-related and animation features.
Since Photoshop is chock full of so many features that aren't specifically relevant to photographers, it's pretty cool that they're recognizing that, separating them out, and, I assume, not asking photographers to pay for what they don't need. Still, you can bet that there will be lots of folks itching to get their hands in 3D modeling and animation. I know I'm pretty psyched about that.