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Creative Suite 5 to launch on April 12th

updated 06:00 pm EDT, Tue March 23, 2010

Adobe remains mum on many details

Having kept quiet for some time, Adobe has finally announced that Creative Suite 5 -- an updated collection of all its major software -- will be released on April 12th. Little other information has been disclosed, except that the company is planning to host a launch event on AdobeTV. People must visit the main Adobe website to register for access.

A particular focus of the new suite should be Photoshop CS5, which among other things is expected to gain its first 64-bit support on the Mac. Adobe is also emphasizing Flash, as developers will for instance be able to generate native iPhone apps based on Flash code. The company is also thought to be adding a completely new title to the suite, possibly involving design or print.

by MacNN Staff



  1. stevesnj

    Joined: Dec 1969



    CS 6 6 months later... ugghh Adobe loves to suck the money out of those who think they have to update. Im still on CS3 and I'm fine

  1. Penguirl

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Forced Flash

    CS 5. Because CS 2, 3, and 4 weren't bloated enough.

  1. jvanart

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Tabbed views...

    in InDesign and Photoshop were worth the cost of upgrading to CS4. However, they have a lot of selling to do to get me to upgrade again so soon...

  1. coffeetime

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Late announcement

    This late announcement is probably done purposely just to have CS4 inventory clear away as many as they can.

  1. Salty

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Good to know that if i buy a license for at school next year I'll be getting the best version. Granted piracy is still the cheaper option it is nice to know that all the students out there won't be getting the old versions of Software if they buy em.

  1. George3

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Way over prices way over valued

    Their software is way over priced. But since no one stopped them from purchasing their competition you will have to bend over every time they have the urge for a release. But in their case they get to use you and you will pay them to do it.

    DreamWeaver is the biggest piece of c*** foisted on the internet. It has some nice features but the interface is terrible and buggy - completely Windows centric and nothing like the Finder.

    Photoshop - great application about 250 pounds overweigh.

    Illustrator - how come they can't make the interface look like Photoshop with similar tools & pallets in the same place? again 250 pounds over weigh. Better yet combine PS and IL into one app.

    Flash - c*** plain and simple - c*** in c*** out

    InDesign - the only application that Adobe has recently written. They need to rewrite the other apps too. then they would be worth the exorbitant price.

    STOP MAKING THE MAC APPS LOOK LIKE WINDOWS.EXEs. (e.g. close window button on the right side instead of the left.)

    Well let's wait and see if they have really made improvements to the software or if they are just trying to improve their bank account.

  1. whackjob

    Joined: Dec 1969


    In all honesty

    Does anyone REALLY give a c*** about Photoshops features? 98% of it's bloated c*** is pointless to 90% of photographers any way and for designers it's overkill.

    I'm honestly tired of Adobe's CS packages.

  1. ggirton

    Joined: Dec 1969


    word on the street is ...

    the word on the street is that Photoshop CS5 is the bees knees
    and beyond. Unless you're a toad (and judging from some of
    the comments, many of the readers of MACNN are just that) you
    will get this one.

    I find CS3 amazing enough as it is but I'm willing to
    read the CS5 feature list. One thing I have found is that
    cameras have gotten so good that less adjustment is necessary.

    Will they bring back Photo CD support, that
    only existed in CS1? I still have 3 or 4 CDs of photos from Paris
    that I haven't converted. Somehow I think Adobe is not going
    to gift me by reviving support of this proprietary Kodak format.

    Live and learn, live and learn.

  1. waawaa

    Joined: Dec 1969


    comment title

    Nice.. some leaked sneakpeaks look amazing.. PS is getting some brilliant stuff ( ) Premiere is going to get the mercury playback engine ( ) lots of full 4k video layers in realtime, GPGPU (Cuda) powered with effects and all. And make iPhone app with flash, brilliant, even 3d is supported.

    About the overpriced/overweight thing.. these are professional tools you can buy the upgrade in one or two day's pay if you're working in this industry. Bloated.. not really, complex.. yes.

  1. revco

    Joined: Dec 1969


    odd number and me

    I skip odd numbered versions of Adobe's suite, particularly Illustrator. They just seem to never get it right for me.

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