Per CW’s post, we can tell you that Creative Suite 4 is on the horizon. But now it appears that there’s more we can share.
In the interest of aggregating (if not breaking) the story:
- There are two ways to be the first to learn about CS4. One is to register with Adobe and be part of the September 23 debut.
- Another is to visit us here at dekeOnline. I’ll have something to share with you on announce date. Its name will be dekePod. In fact, we’re set to film that very episode tomorrow at the Flying Moose Bros’ Ranch. I bought a new Ted Baker shirt especially for the occasion.
- Photoshop CS3 saw a performance boost on Intel-based Macs. This time, the boost shifts to the PC. Photoshop CS4 will be 64-bit under Windows, but not on the Mac. According to a CNet post from Photoshop PM (and 1st-rate human being) John Nack, “We’re not going to ship 64-bit native for Mac with CS4. We respect Apple’s need to balance their resources and make decisions right for that platform. But it does have an impact on developers.”
- Lest Mac folks feel too terribly left out, both Leopard and Win Vista will enjoy a variety of performance improvements in Photoshop CS4. While I dare not speak their names at this juncture, they are significant.
So there you go. What do I think? Is it a great update? Is it too soon? Too late? Too little? Too much?
Or quite possibly, in line with Goldilocks’ summary of Baby Bear’s strangely abandoned porridge, chair, and bed (the Creative Suite of Bear Furnishings): “Just right.”
On September 23, you’ll get a blast of Three Bears love (and real unmitigated Papa Bear opinion) from me. Stay tuned.