Sales of Apple's professional Macs will take a significant upturn on the release of Adobe CS3, claimed Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster this week.

Munster spoke with Mac users testing the beta version of Adobe Photoshop CS 3. A report claims he found that 88 per cent of these users were pleased with the software and 71 per cent were 'very satisfied' with the pre-release application.

A range of Macromedia products, principally Dreamweaver, are expected to be included within the Adobe CS3 release, prompting the analyst to observe: "The true value in CS3 is the collaborative workflow between the Adobe and Macromedia products. The real user excitement will not be apparent until Adobe releases the integrated suite."

The analyst expects the release of the pro creative software bundle will impact in the form of stronger sales of pro Macs.