April 15, 2007
CS3 shipping; AE/Premiere ready for download
I’m delighted to say that the biggest and best release in Adobe’s history is now shipping! Adobe Photoshop, Photoshop Extended, Illustrator, InDesign, Flash, Fireworks, Dreamweaver, Bridge, Contribute, Device Central, and Version Cue are now available via the Adobe.com store and can be downloaded in tryout form shortly. The CS3 editions of After Effects, Premiere Pro, and Soundbooth will be shipping this summer, and they’re available as pre-release downloads from Adobe Labs.
One important note: If you’ve installed a beta build of Photoshop, Flash, Soundbooth, or other CS3 software, you must first uninstall the app(s) before installing the shipping versions:
- On the Mac, the uninstaller is in Applications/Utilities/Adobe Installers. Note: You cannot uninstall by dragging CS3 applications to the trash; instead, you must use the uninstaller.
- On Windows XP, uninstall via Add/Remove Programs in the Control Panel.
- On Windows Vista, in the Programs section of the Control Panel, select Uninstall a Program.
If you experience problems with the uninstall or the install, you may need to use the Adobe CS3 Clean Script which will be available within a few days. [Update: The Mac version is available now; Windows is due shortly. --J.]