Will Adobe launch the Retina version of Photoshop soon?

Although the screen capture above of the teaser Adobe posted on YouTube doesn't look 'Retina', the company behind Photoshop could be launching the Retina version of Photoshop CS6 quite soon. At the online 'Create Now Live' event Adobe will be hosting next month, participants can "see what's next in Adobe Photoshop".

In the promotional YouTube clip, a 15-inch Retina Macbook Pro is shown with Photoshop running on it. Together with Adobe's announcement back in August that support for Apple's high-resolution displays is coming to most CS6 applications this fall, it's reasonable to assume that December 11 is the date the company will be launching the Retina version of Photoshop. Adobe Photoshop Lightroom however was updated two weeks ago to support the 13-inch and 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro.

The event was originally planned for the 5th of December, but has been rescheduled for the 11th. Adobe hasn't made any comments on the rumours yet.

If you want to be among the first to know, you can register on this page to attend the online Create Now Live event. Then you can watch the event on Adobe's Creative Cloud Facebook page from 10:00 to 13:30 PST.

Source: CNET | Image via CNET

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myxomatosis said,
Can't wait for this update…

Look how blurry CS6 is on a Retina display: http://uppix.net/5/d/c/8e948bd83a7832f02436d586d588b.png

I must be getting old.. Unless you see something in the menus or toolbars I am missing....

As mentioned above in an earlier, short of changing the way the app interface looks (new icons for the toolbars I am guess), not seeing how this will affect image editing in their app.

Doli said,

I'm not sure that a screenshot of your desktop really shows how blurry it is on your Retina display.

Yup it does because it's an upscaling problem. The font aren't rendered in high definition. take my screenshot and compare with with screenshots of supported Retina apps, you'll see for yourself

I personally see it as a bad thing when all these app developers have to make a special update for their software for screen that have such a overly-high PPI that they have to make elements larger than they really should be. I thought the point of getting a high-resolution display was to fit more stuff on the screen. Well, if I instead make all the elements on the screen larger, I've got just the same amount of space I had before, but for an extra $500 on my monitor's price tag. Smh

How isn't it already?

You can set the image size to any resolution you like... Retina is just another name for a certain level of DPI, isn't it? I don't understand.

astropheed said,
How isn't it already?

You can set the image size to any resolution you like... Retina is just another name for a certain level of DPI, isn't it? I don't understand.

eh they just mean for the toolbars and dialog boxes, Retina is just an overhyped term for high resolution screen with a DPI >=200ish DPI on the screen as opposed to the standard 75-100 DPI screens

neufuse said,

eh they just mean for the toolbars and dialog boxes, Retina is just an overhyped term for high resolution screen with a DPI >=200ish DPI on the screen as opposed to the standard 75-100 DPI screens

When talking about what the retina display is, Jobs said "there's a magic number around 300dpi, if you hold something about 10-12 inches away from your eye, it's the limit of the human retina to distinguish pixels". Its not magical, its just your crappy eyes inability to see detail far away. The same retina is achieved on any 720 or 1080 TV display, and even on PC monitors.
Just another one of Apple's buzzwords that everyone jumps on and uses but, in reality it's always been there.