Posted on May 14, 2010
I wanted to get back to everybody on the status of the Photoshop CS5 compatibility updates we're working on. Earlier, we had said mid-May and that's what we've been working very hard to get to. However, we're not going to hit the mid-May goal that we had set for ourselves to release all of our products as CS5 compatible. Right now, at this moment, I'd say it would be closer to the end of May before these updates are available ((You can read about our Photoshop CS5 compatibility here)). We're getting closer, but we're not quite there yet.
The long and short of why we're not going to have the CS5 compatibility updates out when we initially said is because we've run into some bigger than expected issues converting a couple of the plug-ins over from being 32-bit to being 64-bit compatible. Some were easier than others (though our engineers would tell me that none of this work was "easy") but some are taking longer than we initially thought. We want to make sure we get the updates done correctly and that the quality level meets the standards you expect. Getting these free compatibility updates out is our number 1 priority right now and is all we are (and have been for quite some time) working on.
In the past, we've rolled all of the plug-ins out at once for something like this. Right now, I think we'll be rolling out Genuine Fractals 6.0.5 out first (early next week) with the rest following by the end of the month. Stay tuned for more info on releases.
I apologize for the delay but we're working as hard and fast as we can to get the updates out to those of you who have already upgraded or will be upgrading soon to Photoshop CS5.