Finally got my hands on the CS3, Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash and Dreamweaver.
First impressions: oh my god. Yes, CS3 is indeed a light years leap. New softwares are just so supreme that i just had to make myself a new wallpaper so i can stare at Adobe logo whole day.
( get it at: HERE )
However, i cannot help not to notice that inside Adobe, their developer teams are COMPLETELY not communicating. I even think they hate each other. Illustrator developers HATE Photoshop developers HATE Flash, etc …
I’ll give you one simple example, and stuff like this drags through entire CS3.
First thing i do when i install / reinstall Photoshop and Illustrator, i set the preferences. And in new Illustrator you can make UI darker. Basically, if you work on a dark image, white UI screws your eyes, so it is nice that you can make UI go dark. Photoshop does not have that feature. I mean, come on. Illustrator team makes a nice thing, and then they keep a secret? “Fuck you PS dev team, we got a nice feature, and we are not telling you!”
Entire “suite” is an amazing piece, integrations between softwares are nice, but this is still ages away from being a true SUITE. Nothing is standardized, each software has it’s own logic, it’s own ideas and it’s own features (i am of course talking about logic/ideas/features that can be shared, like color pickers, UI modifications, gradient tools, etc.).
So, in short – awesome software, but still far FAAAAAAR from being a suite.
Oh, and by the way, i really love new icon set for CS3 softwares.