The new Photoshop will be limited to producing compelling content only

Note: This post might be a little dated. It was published in December 2006.

I’ve read several pieces from Adobe listing the new features due in Photoshop CS3. One of the new features is the ability to “design, preview, and test compelling mobile content”.

Whilst I understand the need to cater to those who want to create compelling content I would like to ask whether Adobe will support those of us who want to produce moderately distracting content or sort-of-OK content?

Surely the new version of Photoshop will not be abandoning a large part of it’s traditional user base?

Update: Here’s another one. From the release notes.

“Adobe Device Central software …[is designed for]… creative professionals and mobile developers who design engaging content for mobile phones and consumer electronic devices.

Is ‘compelling’ the same as ‘engaging’? Does it do both? I’m confused.

Seriously folks. If your marketing department is incapable of sounding like a normal human being when they write then don’t let them near your release notes, help files or even your website. Just let them write marketing material – that’s the stuff that no-one reads and throws straight in the bin. They can’t do as much damage that way…