Adobe Systems Inc. will have to decide when to release its new Photoshop software in a few months, according to a report from Reuters.
The technology company will likely have to wait until it has made enough of a dent in sales of its popular desktop application to justify a major redesign, according a Reuters report.
The report also said Adobe would not be able to offer its new product until it had built enough of an audience for its new version to be seen as a genuine replacement.
Adobe, whose products include Photoshop, Lightroom, InDesign, and Illustrator, said on Thursday that it was planning to release an update to the desktop version of Photoshop that would improve image quality and make it easier to customize.
In its first quarter earnings report, Adobe said that it would be releasing the new software in the first quarter of 2018.
In addition to improving image quality, Adobe will be releasing a new software tool called Lightroom 2, the report said.
“In addition to improved image quality with Photoshop 2, Adobe has also built on its expertise with image processing and graphics in Lightroom 3, including a new tool for building and editing complex digital images,” the company said in a statement.
The company also said it would add more tools for editing photos, such as a new version of its PhotoShop editing tool.
“We are committed to the growth of Adobe products and services, and our customers and customers are our best customers,” Adobe chief executive Patrick Moorhead said in the company’s earnings call.
“So when we have enough of those, we’ll do a major refresh to the product.”
Adobe did not immediately respond to a request for comment.