The largest software release in Adobe’s history deserves a podcast all to itself. So the Macworld Podcast returns for the second time this week with an episode that focuses on the just announced Adobe Creative Suite 3.

We’ve got audio highlights from Adobe’s CS3 event in New York, including profiles of new features in Illustrator CS3, Fireworks CS3, and Flash CS3. And I’m joined by Jim Dalrymple, Macworld.com’s news director to put this massive software release into perspective.

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Show Notes

If you’d like to see some of the features highlighted in action, be sure to check out the webcast of Adobe’s CS3 launch event. The Adobe executives we feature in our audio highlights are Shantanu Narayen, president and chief operating officer of Adobe, and John Loiacono, the company’s senior vice president of the creative solutions business unit. Featured in the assorted demos are Ginna Baldassarre, Greg Rewis, and Bob Donlan.

Besides Fireworks, we’ve published previews this week of:

CS3 marks the first release of Intel-native versions of Adobe’s creative-professional programs. We’ve already published some preliminary benchmarks showing how the Photoshop CS3 public beta runs on an Intel-based Mac.

Jim and I briefly mention GoLive, the Web-design tool from Creative Suite 2. Here’s Adobe’s comment on the future of that product.

Stay on top of all the CS3 news at our Creative Space page.

Music Credits: Our theme music comes from regular podcast host Christopher Breen, who’s just wrapped up his Apple TV review.

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