Adobe plans to reveal some of the features it's developing within the next version of Photoshop this week.

John Loiacono, senior vice president of Adobe's Creative Solutions Business, will offer attendees at the National Association of Photoshop Professionals' (NAPP) Photoshop World Conference and Expo a glimpse at the new software during a presentation on 7 September.

This news emerges as unconfirmed rumours begin to fly about Adobe plans to accelerate its announced release schedule for the software.

The next version of the software will be a true Universal application, capable of running natively on both PowerPC and Intel-powered Macs.

"It's always thrilling when Adobe gives our attendees a glimpse of what's to come," said NAPP president, Scott Kelby. "It's one of the highlights of the conference, and really an exciting way to kick off this year's ground-breaking event."

Adobe has also confirmed it will webcast its third quarter 2006 financial results announcement on 14 September.