Adobe Optimizes Photoshop for Intel Pentium 4 Processor

Enhancement Plug-in Helps Users Take Advantage of the Latest Technology

Developments



Apr 23, 2001, 01:00 ET from Adobe Systems Incorporated

    SAN JOSE, Calif., April 23 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ --
 Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:   ADBE), the leader in Network Publishing,
 today announced an extension plug-in that will optimize Photoshop(R) software
 for use with the Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 processor.  The new plug-in takes
 advantage of Intel's latest processor technology and reaffirms Adobe's
 commitment to providing outstanding performance on the latest technology
 platforms.
     Graphic artists and designers are under constant pressure to produce work
 quickly. The new plug-in ensures that designers can get the best possible
 performance from their Pentium 4 processor-based system, enabling them to work
 more efficiently and with greater visual freedom.  Photoshop users will
 directly benefit from the Pentium 4 processor's high performance and 144 new
 instructions.
     "Adobe and Intel are committed to working closely to deliver powerful
 solutions to Web and graphic designers," said Dan Russell, vice president of
 Intel Corporation and director in the Solutions Enabling Group.
 "Performance-intensive applications such as digital imaging, multimedia and
 3-D graphics run great on the Pentium 4 processor, but will run even faster
 when the application is optimized to unleash its full potential.  Photoshop
 users can now begin to realize that potential when using this new plug-in."
     The new plug-in improves the performance of various Photoshop 6.0
 functions on the Pentium 4 processor up to 70% faster, depending on the
 utilized Photoshop features that have been specifically optimized for the
 Pentium 4 processor.  Photoshop continues to deliver the broadest and most
 productive toolset available and empowers users to work at peak efficiency and
 achieve the highest quality results across all media.
     "At Adobe, we've had a long partnership with Intel to ensure that our
 customers can always get the maximum performance out of the latest Intel
 processors," said Kevin Connor, group product manager at Adobe.  "Thanks to
 Photoshop's flexible plug-in architecture, we can release performance
 enhancements like the Pentium 4 plug-in over the Web, so that all of our
 existing customers can immediately realize the benefits."
 
     Pricing and Availability
     Photoshop's software Pentium 4 processor plug-in is expected to be
 available in May, with no charge to all Photoshop users.  It can be downloaded
 directly from www.adobe.com and accompanying worldwide sites.
 
     About Adobe Systems Incorporated
     Founded in 1982, Adobe Systems Incorporated (www.adobe.com) builds
 award-winning software solutions for Network Publishing, including Web, print,
 video, wireless and broadband applications.  Its graphic design, imaging,
 dynamic media and authoring tools enable customers to create, manage and
 deliver visually-rich, reliable content.  Headquartered in San Jose, Calif.,
 Adobe is the second-largest PC software company in the U.S., with annual
 revenues exceeding $1.3 billion.
 
     NOTE:  Adobe, the Adobe logo, and Photoshop are either registered
 trademarks or trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated in the United States
 and/or other.  Windows and Windows NT are either registered trademarks or
 trademarks of Microsoft in the United States and/or other countries.  All
 other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
 
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SOURCE Adobe Systems Incorporated
    SAN JOSE, Calif., April 23 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ --
 Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:   ADBE), the leader in Network Publishing,
 today announced an extension plug-in that will optimize Photoshop(R) software
 for use with the Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 processor.  The new plug-in takes
 advantage of Intel's latest processor technology and reaffirms Adobe's
 commitment to providing outstanding performance on the latest technology
 platforms.
     Graphic artists and designers are under constant pressure to produce work
 quickly. The new plug-in ensures that designers can get the best possible
 performance from their Pentium 4 processor-based system, enabling them to work
 more efficiently and with greater visual freedom.  Photoshop users will
 directly benefit from the Pentium 4 processor's high performance and 144 new
 instructions.
     "Adobe and Intel are committed to working closely to deliver powerful
 solutions to Web and graphic designers," said Dan Russell, vice president of
 Intel Corporation and director in the Solutions Enabling Group.
 "Performance-intensive applications such as digital imaging, multimedia and
 3-D graphics run great on the Pentium 4 processor, but will run even faster
 when the application is optimized to unleash its full potential.  Photoshop
 users can now begin to realize that potential when using this new plug-in."
     The new plug-in improves the performance of various Photoshop 6.0
 functions on the Pentium 4 processor up to 70% faster, depending on the
 utilized Photoshop features that have been specifically optimized for the
 Pentium 4 processor.  Photoshop continues to deliver the broadest and most
 productive toolset available and empowers users to work at peak efficiency and
 achieve the highest quality results across all media.
     "At Adobe, we've had a long partnership with Intel to ensure that our
 customers can always get the maximum performance out of the latest Intel
 processors," said Kevin Connor, group product manager at Adobe.  "Thanks to
 Photoshop's flexible plug-in architecture, we can release performance
 enhancements like the Pentium 4 plug-in over the Web, so that all of our
 existing customers can immediately realize the benefits."
 
     Pricing and Availability
     Photoshop's software Pentium 4 processor plug-in is expected to be
 available in May, with no charge to all Photoshop users.  It can be downloaded
 directly from www.adobe.com and accompanying worldwide sites.
 
     About Adobe Systems Incorporated
     Founded in 1982, Adobe Systems Incorporated (www.adobe.com) builds
 award-winning software solutions for Network Publishing, including Web, print,
 video, wireless and broadband applications.  Its graphic design, imaging,
 dynamic media and authoring tools enable customers to create, manage and
 deliver visually-rich, reliable content.  Headquartered in San Jose, Calif.,
 Adobe is the second-largest PC software company in the U.S., with annual
 revenues exceeding $1.3 billion.
 
     NOTE:  Adobe, the Adobe logo, and Photoshop are either registered
 trademarks or trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated in the United States
 and/or other.  Windows and Windows NT are either registered trademarks or
 trademarks of Microsoft in the United States and/or other countries.  All
 other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
 
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