Announcing the 12 Days of CS5
Over the past several days, the excitement surrounding our “announcement” that CS5 is coming has really been amazing. The Twittersphere has been a-buzz with people asking when CS5 will be released, what’s new in their favorite product, what’s it going to cost and a multitude of other questions, hopes, suggestions and general comments. My favorite question making the rounds right now is whether or not the videos of Content Aware Fill, which the Photoshop team has posted on Facebook, is in fact real. Well, I can definitely confirm that it IS real – and I even got to sneak it to a few people at SxSW. If you are on Twitter, have a look at the #CS5 hashtag to follow the conversation. If you are a Facebook’er, check out our many fan pages to join in the discussion around your favorite product.
Now, while I would like to provide you with all the answers to all of your questions, I can’t – at least, not just yet. You will have to wait until April 12th and our official Launch Event. But that is still 12 days away – so… in order to make the pain even more unbearable, we came up with an idea.
Starting today, April 1st, and continuing every day up to April 12th, we have decided to give away a copy of Creative Suite 5 to one lucky (and quick) individual. We have chosen our friends at Gowalla to help us with this. Here’s how it works - at some random point during the morning, we will start to hint where the copy will be placed. At noon that day, a copy of CS5 will be “placed” in a top secret location. If you have guessed right, you will be at that location and will check in via Gowalla to see the item, if its not already claimed by a quicker clicker, its yours.
The first person to log into Gowalla after the item is dropped, will be notified that they have “found a virtual copy of Creative Suite 5″ that can be redeemed for a real version by adding the item to their Gowalla collection. The winner will get to choose whether they want Design, Web or Production Premium. See the Terms and Conditions here.
It’s that simple. So grab your running shoes – the first copy of Creative Suite 5 will “appear” some time today… Good Luck!
April 2nd, 2010 at 1:19 am
Pity this “running copy” of CS5 won’t probably visit Sofia, Bulgaria… :-(
Otherwise, great idea!! :)))
April 2nd, 2010 at 9:28 am
nor Tuscaloosa, AL :(
April 2nd, 2010 at 9:41 am
i am in Sri Lanka :(
April 2nd, 2010 at 9:46 am
Yes, agreed with Michel above, it’s not the most inclusive campaign. People are looking forward to Creative Suite all over the place.
April 2nd, 2010 at 9:52 am
Thank you for this oppertunity xx
April 2nd, 2010 at 10:00 am
too far from chile… i guess
anyways… nice idea…
April 2nd, 2010 at 10:11 am
Will any of these be coming to sao paulo, brasil?
April 2nd, 2010 at 10:57 am
We are also dropping these in places other than the United States – so, you never know!
April 2nd, 2010 at 11:03 am
What about Puerto Rico??
April 2nd, 2010 at 12:45 pm
Would love a copy of CS5
April 2nd, 2010 at 12:46 pm
I have a feeling this is an April fools joke. loooool
April 2nd, 2010 at 12:57 pm
So where exactly will these hints be posted?
April 2nd, 2010 at 3:30 pm
Hope will drop it to germany ;-)
April 2nd, 2010 at 3:56 pm
I wana win CS5!!
April 3rd, 2010 at 1:18 am
Well, we’ll see… :)
I think yesterday I heard something about the Atlantic Ocean… pretty far away from my place ;)
April 3rd, 2010 at 2:36 am
Europe is a huge market for Adobe, dont forget about us! Munich Germany needs CS5, pleeeaassee
April 3rd, 2010 at 4:40 am
Hope that I can write and edit Arabic Text in flash CS5 and It supports running smoothly on Macbook pro 2.26
April 3rd, 2010 at 7:14 am
It will be great to visit Bulgaria. We are big fans there.
April 3rd, 2010 at 11:04 am
Yikes, I was just on my way to buy CS4 online. Now I might just have to wait a couple of weeks to get my work done.
April 4th, 2010 at 4:21 am
And other places than capitals? I don’t think so.
it’s a pity i dont live in madrid.
April 4th, 2010 at 11:53 am
Where do you gets the hints to start looking for the virtual copy?
April 5th, 2010 at 1:13 am
Boy this would really help a disabled vet like my self in my continuing education see as how I have two web classes coming up next month.
And can’t affored to by this program
April 5th, 2010 at 3:04 am
Fingers crossed for a Melbourne Australia based clue :)
April 5th, 2010 at 10:03 am
Go here, do this, log on there, check this, clue here, noon who’s time?, clue there, not available?, excluded countries?… Shhesss, the list goes on.
This should have been made easier, more accessible, and GLOBAL !!! Lost opportunity.
April 5th, 2010 at 11:23 am
Blue Bottle. Man. Reminds me I need to pick up some beans while I’m there today. I’m on a Versa so I can get this cool widget, but you guys can always visit me at Safeway by Japantown. :)
April 5th, 2010 at 11:47 am
Come to Toronto, Canada please! :)
April 5th, 2010 at 12:53 pm
Would love to win a copy of cs5, what must I do I own cs4 web premium
April 5th, 2010 at 8:30 pm
Only old people come to Port Charlotte, FL. thanks anyway
April 6th, 2010 at 3:55 am
[...] Bloggen Assorted Garbage, som drivs av Adobeevangelisten Greg Rewis, använder positionerings/speltjänsten Gowalla för att dela ut lite gratislicenser av CS5. [...]
April 6th, 2010 at 6:15 am
Since the promotion is only open for US, Canada, UK and Germany i doubt they will show up in Bulgaria. :/
I wish they could have posted that on the first page, would have saved me alot of time, registering and installing Gowalla.
April 6th, 2010 at 6:53 am
Any other way to enter to win – other than using Gowalla? Seems very cool – but don’t have any of those devices.
April 6th, 2010 at 2:23 pm
It won’t, because in Terms and Conditions only USA, Candada, Germany and UK residents can participate. So it will not be dropped in other countries. Sorry
April 6th, 2010 at 8:15 pm
I am looking forward to when I can get CS5
April 6th, 2010 at 10:11 pm
I live in Montevideo Uruguay please place one here (jejeje), it makes my odds that much better. Looking forward to CS5.
April 6th, 2010 at 10:20 pm
Why do I have to log into a service I don’t use for this contest?
April 7th, 2010 at 5:35 am
Well if you need someone to drop a copy in Peterborough, England Id be more than happy to help! Now if it went missing on the way ….. :D
Also as I help peeps learn Ps Ive got to keep my old copies installed in case they need help on older copies.
Will CS5 be able to be installed with orher copies and not interfere with each other??
April 8th, 2010 at 11:59 am
So, since you’re using Gowalla, we have to be PHYSICALLY in the location where the CS5 copy is placed? If so, that’s kind of a bummer.
If not, any hints on how to check in on Gowalla if you’re not in that physical location?
April 9th, 2010 at 7:57 am
Theres any chance of winning in Colombia South America
April 9th, 2010 at 11:50 am
“The Promotion is open to legal residents of the United States, Canada (excluding the Province of Quebec), United Kingdom and Germany”
April 11th, 2010 at 1:07 am
Unfortunately Flash CS5 is banned from compiling to iPhone so I don’t need CS5 anymore I’ll stick with what I have.
April 13th, 2010 at 1:59 am
I cant wait until I get My CS5
April 20th, 2010 at 4:56 pm
Yes, the new TLF supports Arabic!
May 11th, 2010 at 2:50 am
I really have to admit to joe… with being banned from iPhone I don´t need CS5 anymore… by the way… cool blog ;) just found it.
May 11th, 2010 at 5:55 am
Too bad, because there is a lot more to CS5 than just the iThingy export. ;-)
August 18th, 2010 at 4:33 am
I am loving CS5, there are a lot of new things there.
November 7th, 2010 at 11:52 am
CS5 – I am loving it! Great blog! just found it