Adobe Photoshop CS3 Extended - Coming Soon

Adobe announced that their spring release of Adobe Photoshop CS3 will bring a new "Extended" edition aimed at 3D and video professionals. Adobe Photoshop CS3 Extended will include all the features of the standard version, but also incorporate several new features:

Render and incorporate 3D images into your 2D composites. Stop time with easy editing of motion graphics on video layers. And probe your images with measurement, analysis, and visualization tools.

Mac customers, in particular, have been waiting for Adobe Photoshop CS3 as it represents the first version of Photoshop that will run natively (at full speed) on Apple's Intel Macs. A beta version of CS3 has been available since December.

Adobe is offering a FAQ (pdf) about the new Extended edition. No pricing announcements have been made yet, but the release has been reported to be on March 27th at a special event in New York.