Adobe’s Johnny L Speaks the Magic Phrase: C…S…(wait for it)...4!

Well, kids, we finally get to say the name of the next version of Photoshop. Adobe announced early this week, and Adobe VP John Loiacono reiterated during the Photoshop World Keynote, that the next version of Creative Suite will indeed adopt the number 4 and not “next,” “5,” or “big toe.” In fact, Adobe also announced that they will be announcing CS4 on September 23. There will be more details to follow about that launch date soon, and we’ll be sure to keep you posted here in dekeTopia.

Meanwhile, what specific features for the next version of Photoshop did we get to see at Photoshop World? The Adobe Team isn’t showing us much at the moment. Interestingly, Johnny L did demo a feature referred to as “Seam Carving” which applies a similar effect to the one Deke discussed in the Stretching Podcast and its followup article. This feature allows you to selectively scale only certain parts of an image, sort of removing and stretching and smooshing to effectively leave behind only the parts of the image you want. Apparently, it helps you make your VW van more economical and easy to park.

Adobe VP John “Johnny L” Loiacono demos seam carving and how Photoshop CS4 will help you find a parking space at the Photoshop World Las Vegas 2008 Keynote.

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