Adobe to hand out Photoshop CS3 Beta?

According to a press release on the Adobe site, the company is about to release a Beta of Adobe Photoshop CS3… 


Adobe is delivering a widely available Photoshop CS3 beta to enable customers to more easily transition to the latest hardware platforms, particularly Apple’s new Intel-based systems. The beta is available as a Universal Binary for the Macintosh platform, as well as for Microsoft® Windows® XP and Windows Vista computers. The final shipping release of Adobe Photoshop CS3 is planned for Spring 2007.

The software can be downloaded, in the early hours Pacific Standard Time on December 15. Right now!

It appears you can try the beta for a limited time (3 days? 28 days?), but that it will be usable for a longer period if you have a valid CS2 serial number. I haven’t had time to download it myself yet, but if I find out anything more I’ll update it. If any of you get it and learn anything interesting – post a comment!

Update: Someone already posted a first preview and screen shots, too!


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