Adobe Updates Photoshop, Bridge for CS3|
Mike Pasini, The Imaging Resource
(Friday, November 16, 2007 - 14:14 EST)
The company also published 'Photoshop CS3 Printing Notes,' a free PDF on optimizing the print workflow.
Adobe has released separate patcher applications to update Creative Suite 3 applications Photoshop and Bridge. The company also published 'Photoshop CS3 Printing Notes,' a free PDF on optimizing the print workflow on the Mac and Windows.
According the Photoshop Product Manager John Nack, "The Photoshop 10.0.1 update addresses the key pain points experienced by users printing from CS3, particularly on Windows. I've posted a separate note that goes into more detail on the topic. The update also includes better support for preserving XMP metadata (including copyright) via Save For Web, through the inclusion of a new "Include XMP" option in the dialog's settings menu. The Photoshop update does not address a problem with changing the values for various tools on Mac OS X Leopard, but Apple and Adobe are working together on a separate fix (details)."
Mac 170.1-MB download: http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/detail.jsp?ftpID=3774
Windows 72.8-MB download: http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/detail.jsp?ftpID=3775
At the same time, Fellow Photoshop Product Manager Bryan O'Neil Hughes has published his Photoshop CS3 Printing Notes to optimize Mac or Windows printing workflows.
"In Photoshop CS3, we made a significant effort to improve the printing experience for our users," Hughes notes in the introduction. "This resulted in many changes to the printing code, improvements to the print interface, new color management functionality, and support for new features in the latest printer drivers and operating systems.... A number of issues have come to our attention since we shipped CS3, and we are now releasing a maintenance update to address many of those that are without an easy workaround. We have also discovered that some problems can be averted by minor refinements to a user's workflow and we have done our best to describe some of those here."
The free PDF is available at http://blogs.adobe.com/jnack/docs/PhotoshopCS3PrintingNotes.pdf.
Nack described the Bridge update, "With Bridge 2.1.1, a new preference to enable High Quality Preview has been added to Bridge's Preferences->Advanced panel. When enabled, the preference addresses the problem of a soft or blurry preview appearing in the Preview panel and in Slideshow mode. The Bridge update also remedies other problems reported by users, including a problem that could cause Bridge to lock up when using arrow keys to navigate."
Mac 58.2-MB download: http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/detail.jsp?ftpID=3813
Windows 26.0-MB download: http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/detail.jsp?ftpID=3814