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Adobe to demo Creative Suite 4 on Sept. 23rd

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.

by MacNN Staff



  1. lkrupp

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Just buy the suckers!

    Apple, use some of that pile of cash to buy Adobe outright. Notice how Adobe is always making excuses as to why they can't release a Mac version? Photoshop Elements is now at version 7 for the PC and stays at 6 for the Mac. These guys are no longer Mac oriented. Haven't been for years now.

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  1. Guest

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Nah, Apple is to poor to afford Adobe.

    Besides Adobe knows Apple is a pretty pathetic company

  1. kerryb

    Joined: Dec 1969


    let the complaints begin

    okay do you really think 64 bit is going to make a difference in your productivity and creativity? Innovation has been slowing for years on most if not all the CS applications. I don't think there will be any miracle feature to make the world have to upgrade immediately. If you are still running on a G5 there is even less reason to gripe.

  1. bhuot

    Joined: Dec 1969



    64 bit is important because the Adobe applications are so bloated. I wouldn't be surprised if this version requires 2 GB of RAM to run.

  1. rtbarry

    Joined: Dec 1969


    jesus adobe...

    ...just stop already and focus on performance. no more goddam features. people who have been using the s*** for over a decade still barely touch half of it.

    just make it faster and stable as h***.

    thank you.

  1. Guest

    Joined: Dec 1969


    For shame

    Apple has been telling developers for years to start writing Cocoa. But it's no surprise that Adobe would be among the few app developers that absolutely refuse to get with the program. It's no wonder that the really innovative Mac apps are coming from small software shops these days.

  1. rubaiyat

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Last thing they'll do…

    … is fix any of the long standing bugs in all their Apps.Why don't they just cut straight to the end objective of all these "Upgrades" and bring out the Adobe Incoherent Bloat Suite.With the usual high upgrade fee to the stack of apps you don't really want to use, have features that don't quite work and crash regularly.

  1. Guest

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Skip this "upgrade"

    I'll pass on CS4. CS3 does everything I need. In fact the only reason I upgraded to CS3 was for the universal versions. Since CS4 won't be 64-bit, I'll wait for CS5 and re-evaluate then.

  1. Schatz

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Network support


  1. ZinkDifferent

    Joined: Dec 1969



    ...should concentrate on fixing their god-awful bugs and problems, which I would pay money for, instead of tossing out more half finished c***.

    Has anyone asked them why they never used Cocoa, but Carbon instead - aside from laziness and incompetence? Apple has made it clear that Cocoa was the future, and that Carbon was interim - always. Yet, Adobe, when doing a COMPLETE REWRITE from scratch of CS3, decided to go with the architecture that's obsolete...

    Oddly, for a lightroom (a product they feel they had to actively compete with) they chose Cocoa.

    Tells you something, doesn't it?

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