Adobe has released an update for Photoshop 7.0 running on G4 processors - the AltiVecCore Update.

A note on Adobe's site says: "This plug-in enhances the reliability of Photoshop 7.0.x software running on a Mac OS X system that uses the G4 processor."

In related news the US National Association of Photoshop Professionals is to stage PhotoshopWorld in Las Vegas from February 19-21.

Adobe's senior vice president of digital imaging and video products Bryan Lamkin will deliver a speech at the show.

He promises that Adobe "should have some interesting news" for attendees, adding: "We've been working hard to fast-track some new technology to the market and this event gives us a great opportunity to share our progress with our most committed advocates."

Photoshop World's technical conference chairman Scott Kelby said: "We're really excited about what Adobe has to share, and the response it will generate from our attendees and the Photoshop community as a whole."

Photoshop World sponsors include Apple, Epson, Sony, Adobe, Nikon, Pantone and Wacom.