updated 04:00 pm EDT, Tue September 2, 2008
Adobe CS4 preview coming
Adobe will soon put on its first public demonstration of Creative Suite 4, an announcement reads. The company says that on September 23rd, it will air a "special web broadcast," previewing its collection of art-related applications to a worldwide audience. Viewers must however register in advance, and supply an e-mail address, though Adobe says this is only for sending a reminder before the broadcast goes live.
Rumors of the features in CS4 have been confused, but it is known that the first 64-bit version will be exclusive to Windows Vista, relegating Mac users to 32-bit code until a later 64-bit project is complete. Adobe explains that this is because the Mac edition of CS4 -- excluding Lightroom 2 -- has been written in Carbon instead of Cocoa, and only the latter format supports native 64-bit execution. Simultaneous 64-bit launches would thus be too costly to produce, the company has said.