Adobe on Tuesday said it will launch an update to its flagship Creative Suite software bundle on September 23.
The company has offered few details of the planned CS4 release. The current iteration of the suite, CS3, is offered in several configurations that include various combinations of the company's core applications, such as Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, Acrobat and InDesign.
Just ahead of the CS3 launch last March, Adobe made available a public beta test version of Photoshop CS3. For CS4, the company in May posted "preview versions" of its Dreamweaver Web design software, Fireworks image editing application, and Soundbooth audio editing tools.
CS3 is currently offered in four configurations: Master Collection, which includes virtually the entire Adobe design software lineup; Design Premium, which includes Photoshop and other tools for designers working in print, Web and mobile applications; Web Premium, targeted at Web site designers; and Production Premium, geared toward people designing film, Web and mobile content.