Photoshop 4.0 to ship within weeks

UK Photoshop junkies are just a few weeks away from getting their hands on the latest version of the de facto standard image-editing software.

Adobe Photoshop 4.0 for Macintosh and Windows began shipping today in the US and a UK spokeswoman said shipment here will follow at the end of November or early in December.

Adobe said in a prepared statement today that third-party developers including MetaTools (Kai's Power Tools 3), Alien Skin (Eye Candy 3.0 filters), Altamira Group (Genuine Fractals), Chroma Graphics (Chromatica recolouring and object selection), Eastman Kodak (PhotoCD utilities), Extensis (PhotoTools effects automation), and Vivid Details (Test Strip colour correction), will all introduce plug-ins for the new Photoshop version by the end of the year.

Adobe can be contacted by telephone on 0181-606 4000.