Adobe preps Photoshop for medical images
Adobe Systems announced plans to expand its digital imaging product line, offering two editions of Adobe Photoshop CS3. One of which, Photoshop CS3 Extended, is a completely new edition of Photoshop which allows cross-media creative professionals to use the software for all manners of digital imaging, including medical images. Photoshop CS3 Extended includes everything from the company’s Photoshop CS3 with the addition of a new set of capabilities for integration of 3-D and motion graphics, image measurement and analysis. Both sets of software will be formally introduced later this month, Adobe said.

Photoshop CS3 Extended will also enable users to extract valuable quantitative and qualitative data from images. In addition to measurement and analysis tools, architects, medical professionals and scientists will have more support for specialized image formats so they can easily view, annotate, and edit images in their native format. The company has designed the software so that radiologists can closely monitor a patient’s progress over time, for example.

The software is expected to begin shipping in Spring 2007.