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Adobe Photoshop 3.0 with 3.0.5 Update

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Adobe_Photoshop_3.0.5.sit (9.15 MB)
MD5: fb077d8c3f8032bd7e700bde54decab1
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 8 - 8.1
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photoshop_3_d_1994.sit (8.79 MB)
MD5: fe8d3087e42d4a19aca8b1db5a86ace4
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 8 - 8.1
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AdobePS305Deluxe.ZIP (430.70 MB)
MD5: c22eb12494c896bbb8498e4b901faf55
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 8 - 8.1
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Photoshop3_EN-FR-DE_Deluxe.iso_.sit (396.51 MB)
MD5: 5ada7aa2270b3e6f48fc12b046e5f9e8
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 8 - 8.1
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Photoshop_3.0.5_NL.sit (10.50 MB)
MD5: 23524a0ef5a115a4b4a5cfbe0fed07ef
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 8 - 8.1
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This app works with: SheepShaver, Basilisk II, QEMU

Full floppy disk and CD installer sets for Photoshop version 3, Macintosh edition. Codenamed "Tiger Mountain" during production, Photoshop 3.0 was shipped in September 1994, with its final 3.0.5 update, released June 1995.

Two hidden "Easter Eggs" included with version 3 are the About Photoshop "Tiger Mountain" splash screen (pic 3 above) and the homage to the original Photoshop creators with the secret About Photoshop "Knoll Software" splash screen (pic 4 above).

[Top DL]: US English floppy disk (Disk Copy 4.2) install set, version 3.0.4 with 3.0.5 updater.

[2nd DL]: German language floppy disk (Disk Copy 4.2) install set, version 3.0.1

[3rd DL]: The Deluxe Edition CD-ROM, which includes the optional applications and features like Adobe Acrobat Reader 2.0.1, Deluxe 3.0 presentation, stock arts, goodies, tryouts of Illustrator 5.5, Dimensions 2.0, Premiere 4.0.1, and Streamline 3.1, and more.

[4th DL]: Another flavor of the Deluxe Edition CD-ROM with installers for English, French and German.

[5th DL]: Dutch language floppy disk (ShrinkWrap 2.1) install set, version 3.0.5, compressed in a Stuffit 1.5.1 archive. The set contains 8 floppy images.

Other Adobe Photoshop Versions: 0.63 (pre-Adobe) | Pre-release | 1.0.7 | 1.0.8 LE | 2.0.1 | 2.5.1 | 2.5.1 LE | 3.0.5 LE | 4.0 | 5.0 | 5.0 LE | 5.5 | 6.0 | 7.0 | 8.0 (CS1) | 9.0 (CS2) | 10.0 (CS3) | 11.0 (CS4)

Architecture: 68k PPC

Photoshop 3.0 Minimum Requirements:
   • Macintosh 68020 to 68040 CPU with 6 MB available RAM (after system start)
   • Power Macintosh with 11 MB available RAM (after system start)
   • Macintosh System Software 7.0 or later
   • CD-ROM drive (for CD install)
   • A hard drive with 20 MB free space

Photoshop 3.0 Recommended:
   • Macintosh 68020 to 68040 CPU with 16 MB available RAM (after system start)
   • Power Macintosh with 24 MB available RAM (after system start)
   • A Macintosh compatible scanner
   • A Postscript printer

[Note]: It seems only to work in BasiliskII with JIT-Compiler disabled. Error message with JIT enabled B-II is; "monitor setup information is invalid". This issue does not occur with Basilisk II build 142 (a Windows only build).


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by soudesune - 2020, November 8 - 8:13pm

3-page review from contemporary magazine (MacFormat March 1995) added.

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by sevenspirals - 2018, December 25 - 12:11am

Crazy request, but does anyone have Adobe Photoshop 3.0 for SGI IRIX ? I know it was released, I just cannot find it yet. Thanks!

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by supernova777 - 2013, September 10 - 10:45pm

its asking me to insert ATM program disc.. i assume this means type manager? but which version?? can i just ignore that message?

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by Protocol 7 - 2011, February 25 - 3:07pm

I think the 3.0 Deluxe iso I have here is macgeeks. It just has a (US?) English install of 3.0.5 whereas 24bit's has British, French and German installers for 3.0.

Serials aren't language-specific so any Photoshop 3 one should work for any of the installers.

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by 24bit - 2011, February 24 - 8:12pm

Thanks for your attention xy, you are quite right. I did not compare my files to the previous upload.
If someone would like to do so, here is the DiskTracker file:
As far as I know, no special serials are needed for localized language versions. The disk is a original copy and therefore I will not include those.

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by xy - 2011, February 24 - 11:13am

24bit, your CD does not only contain the German installer but also the French and (British?) English one. This too, like MacGeek417's upload, is the Deluxe CD. However, I have not compared your CD to MacGeek417's upload since MacGeek417's upload possibly is archived with WinRAR, which old MacRAR refuses to open. MacGeek417's CD might contain the US installer. Whether there are serials on the web for the German and French installer I have not checked. The CD does not contain serials.

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by kargaroc586 - 2010, February 10 - 4:07pm

oh thankyou
now i can replace photoshop 2.0 on my performa 630

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by bertyboy - 2010, February 4 - 12:45pm

Big thanks for this, I have a big gap between Photoshop v1 and v5.5. And thanks again for including the update, these are impossible to find.