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Adobe: CS7 to Be Skipped, CS17 Coming Out Next

Founder Cites Mayan Calendar, Vintage Cars, and Memorable Birthday Party in Decision

SAN JOSE, Calif.April 1, 2013—Following a recent software trend for high version numbers, Adobe Systems announced today that it would be forgoing a Creative Suite version 7 and moving straight to Creative Suite 17.

Meet John Adobe!

Commenting on the move, Founder John Adobe explained that with the recent availability of Firefox 19, Chrome 25, and AutoCAD 19, it made no sense to stay on low version numbers any longer.

“Single digits are so last-century… People like big release numbers. This is America, and we like things big,” said Mr. Adobe. “We normally put a lot into each major release we do, but imagine moving 10 versions!  CS17 is going to to knock your socks off, as well as a tens digit,” he added.

Why 17?

“I remember my 17th birthday, it was a great time,” recalled Adobe. “I got my permit that year and it was the first time I could drive on my own. Well, using CS17 is going to be like operating a fine automobile… Or like drinking a fine wine, which gets better with age of course. After all, would you rather have a wine that was 7 years old, or 17?”

When asked why not wait to reach CS17 on its own, Mr. Adobe replied, “Well heck, that would take a decade or longer – who’s got time to wait around for that?  People want results – and we figured, why put it off?  Besides, 17 is a lucky number on the Mayan calendar this year.  Imagine: Photoshop CS17!”

Adobe Photoshop CS17

So, what new features will be in CS17, when compared to CS6?

What's New in Photoshop CS17?

“Big stuff. Really big stuff,” promised Adobe. “For starters, we’ve got this amazing new tool – it’s called Content-Aware Content. Basically you just open Photoshop, draw a big box and it puts in your content for you. Whatever you want, whatever you’re thinking of – it’s there auto­matically.  Boom, a little clean-up and you’re done.  This feature is an incredible timesaver, and you’ve got to see it to believe it.”

OK, it sounds fantastic – can we see it now, do you have a demo?

“Uh, um, no. Oops, actually I wasn’t supposed to tell you that yet… You’ll have to wait for the sneak peek.”

No word yet on upgrade pricing from CS6 to CS17… however we’re told that Creative Cloud members will receive CS17 and all other product upgrades at no additional cost.


» Learn what’s coming next from Adobe on May 6th, 2013! (really)

[UPDATE – Now confirmed: Next Release of Creative Suite to Launch May 6th.]


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  1. I can’t wait! I have so many pictures I need to create with the Content Aware Content……I wish we had it here today!

  2. Anonymous

    Yeah, this is so funny!!

  3. Rick

    Fuggedaboutit, you gotta love a guy like John Adobe!

    Looking forward to CS17 or CS7, whichever comes first. :)

  4. Sohan

    When one reads such a story, it makes one remember to wish Happy B’day to everyone whose b’day is today ;-)

  5. Mike B

    Why not go straight to CS18? Then you automatically create adult content too!

  6. Alexander DiMauro

    When will the madness end. Don’t version numbers mean anything to anyone anymore? What is this world coming to? That’s it. I’m starting a petition to end version number abuse. ;)

  7. Heather
  8. @Andrew Glover

    Right on! According to Wikipedia, Adobe was founded in 1982 by John Warnock and Charles Geschke.

  9. LadyJane

    They should be on version 30-something then.

  10. Don Everett
  11. i think its April fools day

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