A report claims Adobe will release a demo version of Adobe Photoshop CS 3 on Friday.

The report on AppleInsider claims that no other applications from the forthcoming suite of creative tools will be released in beta form.

Adobe is expected to announce that it will make a beta release available on Thursday, when it discusses its fourth quarter and financial year end results. It's reportedly going to release the beta software through Adobe Labs.

The release - despite it being beta software - may be a significant boost to users of Intel Macs, and underlines the immiment release of CS 3, expected in late Spring.