“Well, it has arrived—probably the most-anticipated program for Intel Macs has made its way to Apple’s newest CPU platform, and you can almost hear the collective sigh of relief from Mac users (it’s only slightly louder than the mumbles of “don’t do this to us again” from Adobe). But CS3 isn’t just a small update—it’s chock full of enough new stuff that’s Adobe feels it’s now worth branching out into two different versions: Photoshop CS3 and Photoshop CS3 Extended. Don’t worry though—all of the Photoshop CS2 features are in still the standard edition and both include Bridge CS3,” Dave Girard reports for Ars Technica.
Girard reports, “Overall, Photoshop CS3 is as stable or more so than it was in the past, in my experience. This is quite a feat considering the amount of legacy code that had to make it to Xcode for Intel Mac compatibility. I’d say in the last week, it may have crashed twice between my MacBook Pro or Quad Xeon at work. I was partly prepared for a crash every few days considering its being ported and fortunately, even during the public beta, we haven’t had to sacrifice stability or speed to get Photoshop on Intel Macs.”
Girard gives Adobe Photoshop CS3 a grade of 8 out of 10.
Full, comprehensive review – a must-read for those interested in this application – here.