Adobe denies CS4 October claims

Adobe is denying claims the company plans to launch Adobe CS 4 this October, with the company’s John Nack penning a furious denial on his regular Photoshop blog.

He points to a report from the TG Daily website, which claimed the software to be expected to ship “on October 1”, condemning these claims as fantasy, speculation, “just something made up”.

Nack’s clearly furious with everybody who picked-up on the report, but does concede that the Photoshop technology demo described did take place.

“I didn’t say anything about schedule.  In fact, I never said that any of this stuff is promised to go into any particular version of Photoshop.  Rather, as with previous installments, it’s a technology demonstration of some things we’ve got cooking–nothing more,” he says.

Nack also uses the pulpit to slam journalistic standards. In our experience, it’s not journalists who are reducing standards, but money-hungry publishers, slashing rates of pay while cutting staff down to the bone, effectively making it impossible for high quality investigative journalism.

In related news today Adobe released pre-release beta versions of three applications destined to ship in their final form in Creative Suite 4, which probably won’t ship in October: Dreamweaver, Fireworks and Soundbooth. These are available from Adobe Labs.



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