Adobe CS3

CS3 OS-X Firewall Bug

Oaktree Imaging have posted that there may be an issue with installing CS3 on OS-X where Version Cue on CS3 disables the firewall during installation and then fails to reactivate it on completion. Could be a real problem...

Adobe Releases Camera Raw 4.0 and DNG Converter Updates

Adobe have posted updates to Camera Raw and their free DNG Converter today. This update supports the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8. However, if you are using Photoshop CS2, you should not install Camera Raw 4.0.

According to Adobe, "This version of the Camera Raw plug-in is provided by default with the Photoshop CS3 application and replaces the original Camera Raw plug-in that was installed with Photoshop Elements 4.0 (Mac Only), Photoshop Elements 5.0 and Premiere Elements 3.0. The Camera Raw 4.0 plug-in is not compatible with versions of Photoshop earlier than Photoshop CS3 or versions of Photoshop Elements earlier than Photoshop Elements 5.0 for Windows and Photoshop Elements 4.0 for Mac."

Visit the following pages for the Mac and Windows version.

Adobe Begin Shipping CS3

Adobe have commenced shipping CS3, Quite how many folks will upgrade initially remains to be seen, however I've heard from a few designers that the price here in the UK is quite a barrier. Many are thinking about buying grey market US versions. Can't say I blame them... For more information on the release visit Adobe.

Creative Suite Pricing Petition

Danielle Libine has created an online petition requesting that Adobe revise their pricing for Europe. The petition is one of a number of complaints that have been aimed at international companies which charge more for their products in Europe. In this global market I can't see why a company which doesn't have to pay any more for the products they are selling, to try and gouge us folks in Europe. The fact that products are being sold to us Europeans at close to twice the price of what they are sold for in the US.

Adobe & European Pricing Issues

It seems that Adobe have also not woken up to the fact that people are not happy with their pricing policy. Prodig are reporting that European pricing is up twice that of the US prices. Come on Adobe, how can this be encouraging a fair market. you're going to be driving more people to buy grey market or dare, I even say it, Pirating your software.

Adobe Creative Suite 3 Design Premium Upgrade
US £224 / $440
UK £465 / $912

Adobe Creative Suite 3 Design Premium Full
US £916 / $1,799
UK £1,409 / $2,766

According to Prodig, "Members of the AOP, EPUK, Hasselblad and German Freelance forums have all joined the bandwagon demanding reasons why pricing can be up to double that in the US." Come on, don't make us pay more because we're not American or you think you can get away with it ... I smell an investigation from the fair trade agencies...