Creative Suite 6 and Photoshop CS6 are shipping and available to buy, upgrade, download, and try out now!
Customers who pre-order CS6 are reporting that their credit cards are showing an estimated date that they’ll be charged of May 7, 2012. Can you say, maybe, ‘ship date’?
Shipping dates are expected in May for North America and Europe (English Editions), and soon after for everything else.
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There will be a
Live Webcast Launch Event for free. You can see a recording of the event there now.
The long-awaited release of Adobe Photoshop CS6 is here in a FREE Beta ready for download.
Official Photoshop CS6 Beta
More information can be found in this post of collected references:
Photoshop CS6 Beta Links Details Features
Updated: Evidence is mounting that Adobe will be making an official announcement regarding Photoshop CS6 and the Creative Suite 6 in Q1 of 2012, in other words by the end of March 2012. Various websites are reporting that the current offers from Adobe for special pricing on CS5.5 will expire at the end of March, 2012 (PhotographyUNcapped.com has not been able to confirm the ‘end date’ of these discount offers). And, according to Tom Hogarty, Lightroom Product Manager, users who download the free Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 public beta (which expires at the end of March) will not be left awaiting that product’s official announcement.
All of the info coming in jibes with the ‘one year cycle’ for Adobe product launches that has seemed to replace the previous ’18 month lifecycle’.
Adobe has also been making efforts to clear up questions regadring the changes to their upgrade policies for Photoshop CS6 and the Creative Suite 6 Creative Cloud products. Adobe Makes It Official – Special Introductory Upgrade Prices on Creative Suite 6 CS6 – For the Adobe Creative Cloud
We here at PhotographyUNcapped.com are working to keep our readers updated with the latest accurate info.
Many people are asking, “When is Adobe going to release Photoshop CS6?” It’s that time in the life of Photoshop when people are anxiously awaiting the next version. The current version is Adobe Photoshop CS 5.1 . Will the new version be called Photoshop CS6, Photoshop 13, or Photoshop 13.1 ? Some people are calling it “Photoshop Next.”
And, when will it be out?
Questions concerning the official announcement, release, and shipping dates are swirling around. But the truth is, there is really very little info to go on.
Adobe used to release new versions of Photoshop on an 18 month life-cycle. The announcement of the Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 CS 5.5, in April of 2011, broke that cycle. The last time that Adobe announced a new version of Photoshop was one year prior, Photoshop CS5 in April 2010. (At the time of releasing the Creative Suite CS5.5, Adobe did a minimalist update to Photoshop, dubbed CS5.1)
This leaves everybody pondering when Photoshop CS6 will be announced. Will Adobe wait a year after CS 5.5? Or, will Photoshop CS6 come out 18 months after Photoshop CS5?
That would put it approximately in this October 2011!
Making this whole discussion somewhat academic, is the fact that anybody making public declarations about the timing of a future release of any Adobe software, cannot be speaking from actual knowledge. Anyone who really knows such info would be covered by an NDA (non-disclosure agreement) and so couldn’t give out the information.
It’s a case of, ‘those who know can’t talk, and, those who talk can’t really know’.
Often, when there is even a hint of a new version in the air, and sometimes when there isn’t even a hint, people become hesitant to purchase the current version. The latest version of Adobe Photoshop, Photoshop CS 5.1, is a great piece of software. As always, we here at PhotographyUncapped recommend that, if you need Photoshop now, buy it now, and use it. If however, you don’t need it, say, in the next few months, then wait and see.
Or, download the trial version of Photoshop CS5 from Adobe, and try it FREE for 30 days.
So, as we all wait for Adobe’s official announcement of the next release of Photoshop, we’re all just looking for clues. PhotographyUncapped is tracking every and all such news, and will update you as we learn the news.