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Adobe: Creative Suite 3.0 won't ship till "later in Spring"

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Although Adobe Systems has confirmed plans to announce its Creative Suite 3.0 bundles at a special event later this month, it does not plan to ship the software until later in the Spring.

"We are announcing Creative Suite 3 on March 27th," Cara Cassidy, a member of Adobe's Creative Solutions PR team, wrote in a blog posting this week. "However, the software will not ship until later in Spring 2007."

In her blog posting, Cassidy confirmed that Adobe will be celebrating the launch at an event in New York City that will be webcast live at 3:30pm ET.

"During the webcast, Adobe will reveal the features and suite configurations that make this the largest software release in Adobe's 25 year history," she wrote.

Cassidy added that details on how to view the March 27th webcast will be available on Adobe.com later this week.
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"Spring" = "Whenever Leopard is released."
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aw f*ck
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I just hope we get a decent amount of time to decide on what bundle we want to shell out for, or not, before the CS3 beta quits working.
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Then why the pre-announce?

Perhaps Adobe is aware of a product that Apple has coming, a Photoshop killer or Aperture 2.0.

Or, perhaps Apple and Adobe have done a friendly deal. Adobe will pre-announce and Apple will release the new Mac Pros. Apple gets more sales and Adobe gets some assurances from Apple that Appeture is just a workflow program...

Interesting development either way...
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I just hope we get a decent amount of time to decide on what bundle we want to shell out for, or not, before the CS3 beta quits working.

You're lucky. I installed the Beta PS3 and it gave me TWO DAYS of usage...
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You're lucky. I installed the Beta PS3 and it gave me TWO DAYS of usage...



the SWINE!
post #8 of 29
I wonder if we'll be able to download it off the Adobe licensing site on the 27th. Looks like they just won't have printed boxes and pressed media for the 27th.
post #9 of 29
The PCS3 beta will run until May IF you have a CS2 serial number to enter on the Adobe web site. Then it will generate a serial number to use to keep it active until May. If yu don't own CS2, then you only get 2 days to play with it.
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Then why the pre-announce?

Perhaps Adobe is aware of a product that Apple has coming, a Photoshop killer or Aperture 2.0.

Or, perhaps Apple and Adobe have done a friendly deal. Adobe will pre-announce and Apple will release the new Mac Pros. Apple gets more sales and Adobe gets some assurances from Apple that Appeture is just a workflow program...

I'm surprised they didn't plan the event for this week, PMA starts later this week, I think on Thursday. Most companies pre-announce products, Apple is usually an exception to this general rule.
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Noooooooooooooo.........D:

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post #12 of 29
I can confirm it's not quite ready yet. I'm still getting betas from Adobe.
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Then why the pre-announce?

Perhaps Adobe is aware of a product that Apple has coming, a Photoshop killer or Aperture 2.0.

Or, perhaps Apple and Adobe have done a friendly deal. Adobe will pre-announce and Apple will release the new Mac Pros. Apple gets more sales and Adobe gets some assurances from Apple that Appeture is just a workflow program...

Interesting development either way...

I don't know. Why did Apple pre-announce the iTV and iPhones? So people know its there, and will be coming shortly.
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Ok, let me get this straight, Adobe are announcing when they're going to announce CS3...?

Did they give any advance warning of that - did they announce when they were going to announce they were going to announce it, or did their announcement of an annoucement come as a big shock to everyone?
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Ok, let me get this straight, Adobe are announcing when they're going to announce CS3...?

Did they give any advance warning of that - did they announce when they were going to announce they were going to announce it, or did their announcement of an annoucement come as a big shock to everyone?

I think Adobe is ready to go on March 27th, but Apple is not ready with Leopard, so Adobe is politley waiting to co-launch with Apple.

I am glad Apple is not rushinc 10.5. I want it to be a solid Os out of the box. I had no complaints with Tiger and I hope the same can be said for Leopard as ambitious as it is.

Adobe was going to launch March 27th, they are simply being clever to cover a partner launch that got pushed back.
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This shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone.
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post #17 of 29
I'm wondering why Adobe would be waiting for Leopard? The only reason I could think they would be waiting is that Apple will finally support 64 bit out of the box but from what I understand, Adobe will not be releasing CS3 as a true 64 bit suit....yet.
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I think Adobe is ready to go on March 27th, but Apple is not ready with Leopard, so Adobe is politley waiting to co-launch with Apple.

I am glad Apple is not rushinc 10.5. I want it to be a solid Os out of the box. I had no complaints with Tiger and I hope the same can be said for Leopard as ambitious as it is.

Adobe was going to launch March 27th, they are simply being clever to cover a partner launch that got pushed back.

It's hard to say. I think Apple and Adobe are doing a hell of a lot of work to get things flowing. There is a whole bunch of synergy with new MacIntels, Apple's mid-April announcement, Apple Pro-Video hardware and software, Adobe CS3, and Leopard 10.5.

I'm modelling three areas at the moment:

(A) Adobe CS3 Universal Binary will be out full shipping by end of April, in full swing May. This is to run on 10.4.8 or 10.4.9. It will run on 10.5.0 but most studios will *not* want to have two aspects to play with: a new early-adopted CS3 AND debugging Leopard for Apple.

(B) Leopard 10.5.0 announced at WWDC with all the special features. Full shipping by end of June.

(C) New Macs either at mid-April NAB announcement, or anytime between end of March and WWDC June [March, April, May, June] -- following on from B above, there may be a 90-day window for free/minimum fee upgrade to Leopard so as to ease confusion and not dampen sales of new Macs because of people second- or third-guessing on Leopard release and trying to time that with their Mac purchases.

Of course, Apple has about 4 months (just under that, really) to clean up the Mac pro/prosumer/enthusiast/Leopard + consumer/Leopard space before they throw in everything in the 2nd half of 2007 for iPhone + iPod.
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What strikes me is that there's so little news about the other CS3 apps. We have Photoshop CS3 beta to play with, but *no* news from Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver, Flash, ... Is Adobe the new Apple in secrecy ?
There must be beta testers out there who know something (Mell?), or is the NDA strangling them ?
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What strikes me is that there's so little news about the other CS3 apps. We have Photoshop CS3 beta to play with, but *no* news from Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver, Flash, ... Is Adobe the new Apple in secrecy ?
There must be beta testers out there who know something (Mell?), or is the NDA strangling them ?

I don't think that's a major problem because most of those other programs are part of the CS3 bundle anyway. I don't think Adobe is leaving them out, but rather, they aren't as high profile, so they live in the shadow of Photoshop's buzz.
post #21 of 29
Thinksecret had a post a couple months ago about Illustrator saying that it was going to be a significant release. Some of the highlights:

* Improved performance
* A new feature called "Live Color" that will improve color selection, matching, and management.
* Improved Flash integration (whatever that means)
* New vector eraser tool
* Better raster separations so printing is improved
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I think Adobe is ready to go on March 27th, but Apple is not ready with Leopard, so Adobe is politley waiting to co-launch with Apple.

Rubbish. CS3 doesn't need any Leopard features, and Adobe would love to start selling software to the other 60% of its userbase (Windows) ASAP. I hope they don't rush it, myself.

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What strikes me is that there's so little news about the other CS3 apps. We have Photoshop CS3 beta to play with, but *no* news from Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver, Flash, ... Is Adobe the new Apple in secrecy ?
There must be beta testers out there who know something (Mell?), or is the NDA strangling them ?

I do PS, and the apps around it, but I don't do Illustrator or InDesign.

PS is almost ready, but not quite. For those who don't want to believe it, Adobe is picky about its release. They try to quash all the bugs we find. A few slip through, but not many, and those are usually caught within the first month of release.

If Adobe were like some other companies, PS would have been released a month ago.
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illustrator needs a workover badly. it still surprises me how goofy this last version is.
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as long as illustrator becomes more stable and integrates with flash better, then i'll be happy. getting artwork into flash has become such a pain in the ass and a real time consumer.
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PS is almost ready, but not quite. For those who don't want to believe it, Adobe is picky about its release. They try to quash all the bugs we find. A few slip through, but not many, and those are usually caught within the first month of release.

If Adobe were like some other companies, PS would have been released a month ago.

I wish that statement was true. It is in part with Photoshop, I suppose, but even there every major release comes with some major bugs. To truly appreciate Adobe’s launch bugs one must be a user of programs like Illustrator (famous for this) or GoLive (fortunately finally gone—this is a program that has pretty much never been anything but buggy). In Adobe’s defense they do a much better job than most companies, they are working with very complicated and advanced programs, and they knocked Macromedia clean out of the water in this department.
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I wish that statement was true. It is in part with Photoshop, I suppose, but even there every major release comes with some major bugs. To truly appreciate Adobes launch bugs one must be a user of programs like Illustrator (famous for this) or GoLive (fortunately finally gonethis is a program that has pretty much never been anything but buggy). In Adobes defense they do a much better job than most companies, they are working with very complicated and advanced programs, and they knocked Macromedia clean out of the water in this department.

It is true as far as PS is concerned. I've put thousands of hours on that program over the years. It's always been one of the most stable programs I've ever used, with the least bugs.
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It is true as far as PS is concerned. I've put thousands of hours on that program over the years. It's always been one of the most stable programs I've ever used, with the least bugs.

Yeah, you can always count on Photoshop. CS2 was a little buggy when it came out, but even in that state compared positively to most other professional programs out there. And many of the other Photoshop releases have been extremely stable. I guess we should hope for as muchit is their flagship app. Now if only they could devote that same attention to all their other programs (heck, Im hoping for it with CS3, which Ill buy they day I can order it) I would be a very happy artist indeed.
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post #29 of 29
i think adobe realizes that photoshop is part of their bread and butter. i'd suspect they bug-test ps more than the other apps. in my experience ps is always the most polished of all the creative programs from adobe. that's fine by me since i spend the majority of my time in ps over indesign or illustrator.
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