This news should be most important for Intel Mac people because Photoshop CS2 won’t be updated and still runs badly under Rosetta. I’ve tried it already and CS3 flies along. It has a nicer interface too. It has smart filters that can be updated after they are applied and a few other nice things.
And there’s a Linux version!!! Nah, I’m kidding, there’s never going to be a Linux version but here’s the download site for all you Mac and Windows users:
The Mac version’s freakin’ huge because it’s for both PPC and Intel. This is Photoshop only too, no Illustrator or Indesign etc. Also, if you don’t have a valid CS2 serial, you can’t get a CS3 beta serial and the demo will last just 2 days. Otherwise I think it lasts 30 days.
edit: oh yeah and it seems to support a link to Matlab so you can write your own image processing code and link it up. That seems like quite a neat feature. That might be an idea for Blender and could be a substitute for imager shaders.