Adobe Creative Suite 5 to be unveiled April 12

Adobe has just launched a teaser site promoting the launch of their upcoming design suite, Creative Suite 5. The site is running a countdown to 11AM EDT on April 12, where they will announce the newest version of their flagship suite of design and editing tools. 

The site also features some early looks at what's to come in CS5. Other sneak peak videos are available here for viewing. The launch presentation will be streamed online at Adobe TV and will require a (free) Adobe ID registration. 

Adobe CS4 was released back in October 2008 (16 months ago) and among other improvements, brought 64-bit support for some of its applications. Mac users were left in 32-bit land, though, as Apple dropped 64-bit support for its Carbon APIs in 10.5 Leopard, which Adobe largely relied upon. CS5 is set to finally remedy that with rewritten code to take advantage of 64-bit Cocoa. Adobe After Effects and Premiere Pro have been confirmed to be 64-bit only for this next release, while Photoshop will remain in both 32 and 64-bit flavors. 

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ir0nw0lf said,
Is 64-bit Cocoa supposed to taste better than say, 32-bit, 16-bit or *egads* 8-bit Cocoa?

depends on whether or not it comes with the marshmallow plug-in, with whip-cream 1.0 beta.

Mine has been on order for the last couple of weeks, I also get a nice discount as an existing customer

PSCS5 I think is the best version yet, they have really put pen to paper and thought throgh very well before getting to work. Adobe Labs have made vast imporovements throughout. Althrough, granted we cannot please all as there will be people complaining about the new layout and will not be able to find things. Computers and software are a never ending learning curve, you have to keep yourself up todate.

EVANK said,
Mine has been on order for the last couple of weeks, I also get a nice discount as an existing customer

You are actually paying for it?

Same hideous interface. Why not create something Native looking? Nice demo though. Does anyone know what the icons look like?

EgyptianDuck said,
Same hideous interface. Why not create something Native looking? Nice demo though. Does anyone know what the icons look like?

The Interface is fine.. clean and organized.

SirEvan said,
The Interface is fine.. clean and organized.
Make a gradient in Fireworks, and then make one in Photoshop and tell me it's clean and organized.
I don't even need to fire a synapse in my brain to do it in Fireworks. Photoshop, I need a freaking TUTORIAL.

And don't even get me started on drawing vector lines in GIMP. LOL.

cybertimber2008 said,
Make a gradient in Fireworks, and then make one in Photoshop and tell me it's clean and organized.
I don't even need to fire a synapse in my brain to do it in Fireworks. Photoshop, I need a freaking TUTORIAL.

And don't even get me started on drawing vector lines in GIMP. LOL.

Adobe interfaces suk. Can't use the stuff.

thornz0 said,
How about giving us poor unemployed folks a free copy of the older stuff now to stay up on our skills =D

Or you could get a job?

speedstr3789 said,
and it all can be yours for the introductory rate of just $899.99

And they wonder why it's so popular on Torrent site....

TruckWEB said,

And they wonder why it's so popular on Torrent site....

If you really needed it, you'd be able to afford it......

Nice, I wonder what new spy/"licensing" bloatware services they'll require in this one. Seems like there's a few extra applications in the background for each suite.

Nightwind Hawk said,
Nice, I wonder what new spy/"licensing" bloatware services they'll require in this one. Seems like there's a few extra applications in the background for each suite.

+1 It constantly likes to update itself even when I disable "automatic updates". Quite annoying to be frank, especially when I'm surfing using my phone.

Gladiatorus said,

Why?

Because his boss is going to get a whining in his ears all day long - "I want CS5... I want CS5" then it's going to be "omg, I need a new PC"

Nice! Now i wish my school upgrades from CS2 now to CS5 (along with those "eMac" that only have half a gig of ram for photoshop and such).

psyko_x said,
wow....I'm truly blown away. amazing engineers at adobe. can't wait for this!

They can't even make a stable nor secure version of flash, their apps are always buggy and i'm sure the final release will be incredibly buggy. Its nice to see they are forcing 64bit i hope more companies force 64bit.

I hope they release a standalone version of premier pro, i'm not sure if they did with v4 as i think it required a seperate disk with additional content to be able to even run if i recall correctly?

torrentthief said,

They can't even make a stable nor secure version of flash, their apps are always buggy and i'm sure the final release will be incredibly buggy. Its nice to see they are forcing 64bit i hope more companies force 64bit.

I hope they release a standalone version of premier pro, i'm not sure if they did with v4 as i think it required a seperate disk with additional content to be able to even run if i recall correctly?

I've never had ANY issue with photoshop CS4...perhaps it's your computer that's buggy?