Take advantage of productivity and workflow enhancements, unrivaled editing power, and breakthrough compositing capabilities.
Get everything in Photoshop CS3 plus tools for editing 3D and motion-based content and performing image analysis.
With a new streamlined user interface, time-saving design and development tools, and impressive integration with Adobe Photoshop® CS3 and Adobe Illustrator® CS3, Flash CS3 Professional ensures a fast, fluid, and efficient workflow.
Top new features:
- Adobe Photoshop® and Illustrator® import
Import Adobe® Photoshop® (PSD) and Adobe Illustrator® (AI) files, while preserving layers and structure, and then edit them in Adobe Flash® CS3 Professional. Optimize and customize the files during import with advanced options.
- Animation conversion to ActionScript™
Instantly convert timeline animations into ActionScript 3.0 code that can be easily edited, reused, and leveraged by developers. Copy animations from one object to another.
- ActionScript 3.0 development
Save time with the new ActionScript™ 3.0 language, featuring improved performance, increased flexibility, and more intuitive and structured development.
- Adobe Device Central CS3
Design, preview, and test mobile device content using Adobe Device Central CS3, now integrated throughout Adobe Creative Suite® 3. Create and test interactive applications and interfaces viewable with Flash Lite™ software.
- Rich drawing capabilities
Visually adjust shape properties on the stage with smart shape drawing tools, create precise vector illustrations with the new Pen tool inspired by Adobe Illustrator, paste illustrations from Illustrator CS3 into Flash CS3, and more.
- Shape primitives
- Sophisticated video tools
Create, edit, and deploy streaming and progressive-download FLV content with comprehensive video support. Ensure the best video experience with a standalone video encoder, alpha channel support, a high-quality video codec, embedded cue points, video import support, QuickTime import, closed captioning, and much more.
- Advanced QuickTime export
- Advanced debugger
- User interface components
- Timesaving coding tools
- New Adobe interface
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Discover Adobe® Dreamweaver® CS3 software, which now includes CSS tools, Ajax components for building dynamic user interfaces, and intelligent integration with other Adobe software.
REASONS TO UPGRADE
- Spry framework for Ajax
- Spry data
- Spry widgets
- Spry effects
- Adobe Photoshop® and Fireworks® integration
- Browser Compatibility Check
- CSS Advisor website
- CSS layouts
- CSS management
- Adobe Device Central CS3
Largest Software Release in Adobe’s 25-year History Revolutionizes Creative Workflows
Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced the Adobe® Creative Suite® 3 product line, a revolutionary offering of tightly integrated, industry-leading design and development tools for virtually every creative workflow. Adobe’s new Creative Suite 3 line-up unites the best of Adobe and Macromedia® product innovation to provide designers and developers with a broad spectrum of creative options for all facets of print, web, mobile, interactive, film, and video production. There are six all-new configurations of Adobe Creative Suite 3. These include:
* Adobe Creative Suite 3 Design Premium and Design Standard editions;
* Adobe Creative Suite 3 Web Premium and Web Standard editions;
* Adobe Creative Suite 3 Production Premium.
Rounding out the product line is Adobe Creative Suite Master Collection which combines 12 of Adobe’s new design and development applications in a single box—the most comprehensive creative environment ever delivered.
For more detailed information about features, upgrade policies, pricing, and international versions please visit: www.adobe.com/go/creativesuite
Apollo enables developers to create applications that combine the benefits of web applications – network and user connectivity, rich media content, ease of development, and broad reach – with the strengths of desktop applications – application interactions, local resource access, personal settings, powerful functionality, and rich interactive experiences
Apollo enables familiar application interaction models, including drag-and-drop support, rich clipboard access, and desktop and system shortcuts. Furthermore, Apollo applications run as regular applications, and do not have to run within another application or shell (as web applications do by running within the browser).
This alpha version of the Apollo runtime provides developers with the opportunity to begin building applications for Apollo. Future releases will provide more stability, more desktop integration, and enhanced support for Ajax developers.
Adobe intends to provide the final release of Apollo and additional developer resources when the prerelease cycle is complete later this year.
All info & download on http://labs.adobe.com/technologies/apollo/
Adobe Systems, Inc. Apollo-Demo
Adobe Apollo at FlashInTO
At the Photo Marketing Association (PMA) 07 International Convention and Trade Show in Las Vegas, Microsoft Corp. formally announced HD Photo, a new file format for end-to-end digital photography that offers higher image quality, greater preservation of data, and advanced features for today’s digital-imaging applications.
This new, next-generation digital image format offers the best solution for digital image editing and storage and unlocks the potential for digital photography on devices, applications and services. Microsoft also announced that it intends to standardize the technology and will be submitting HD Photo to an appropriate standards organization shortly.
HD Photo offers compression with up to twice the efficiency of JPEG, with fewer damaging artifacts, resulting in higher-quality images that are one-half the file size.
In addition, HD Photo offers increased image fidelity, preserving the entire original image content and enabling higher-quality exposure and color adjustments in the image. This new format offers the ability to decode only the information needed for any resolution or region, or the option to manipulate the image as compressed data.
Microsoft also announced the beta release of a set of HD Photo plug-ins for Adobe® Photoshop® software, developed with the help of Adobe Systems Inc. These plug-ins enable users to both read and write HD Photo files from within Adobe Photoshop software, and include support for high dynamic range pixel formats. The plug-ins support both the CS3 and CS2 versions of Adobe Photoshop software, and will be available for Windows Vista™ and Windows® XP, as well as Mac OS X (Universal Binary). A beta version of the Windows plug-in is available today for download at the Microsoft® Download Center at http://www.microsoft.com/downloads. Microsoft expects to release finished plug-ins, which will be free of charge, in approximately 60 days.
Source: MS Presspass
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Microsoft to Submit New Image Format, Half The Size of JPEG
Microsoft is about to submit its new HD Photo format for images to a standards organization, which they claim will have less-damaging compression and quality, and offer lossy and lossless modes. Their aim is to replace the 15-year-old JPEG format.
They also said adjustments for exposure settings and color balance can be made that, with other bitmap formats, truncate or discard information. It is yet to be seen if vendors of applications, cameras and printers will participate.
Adobe has already pledged support for CS3 and CS2 versions of Photoshop, compatible with Apple's OS X, and Microsoft's XP and Vista. An HD Photo Device Porting Kit has been built in order to allow support from hardware manufacturers.
Adobe today announced at the Photo Marketing Association (PMA) show that it will expand its digital imaging product line, offering two editions of Adobe® Photoshop® CS3. In addition to the highly anticipated Photoshop CS3 software for designers and professional photographers, Adobe will also deliver Photoshop CS3 Extended, a completely new edition of Photoshop which allows cross-media creative professionals to stretch the limits of digital imaging. Photoshop CS3 Extended includes everything in Photoshop CS3 plus a new set of capabilities for integration of 3-D and motion graphics, image measurement and analysis. Photoshop CS3 Extended also simplifies the workflow for professionals in architecture, engineering, medical and science.
Both Photoshop CS3 and Photoshop CS3 Extended software will be formally introduced on March 27, 2007 - as part of the company’s launch of Creative Suite 3, where further details will be disclosed. The software is expected to ship in Spring 2007.
Breadth of Advanced Features in Photoshop CS3 Extended
With Photoshop CS3 Extended, film, video and multimedia professionals, and graphic and web designers can leverage the power of the Photoshop image-editing toolset and paint engine when editing 3D and motion-based content. Film and video specialists can perform 3-D model visualization and texture editing, paint and clone over multiple video frames. Animators can now render and incorporate rich 3-D content into their 2-D compositions. Graphic and web designers can create an animation from a series of images - such as time series data - and export it to a wide variety of formats, including QuickTime, MPEG-4 and Adobe Flash® Video.
The official press release by Adobe here.
Photoshop CS3 - Two editions comparison page.
It has promised that Creative Suite 3 will be “the largest software release in Adobe's 25 year history”.
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Adobe intends to offer a hosted version of its popular Photoshop image-editing program in the next three to six months, according to CEO Bruce Chizen. The hosted version of Photoshop is part of a bigger company strategy to introduce Internet-delivered services that complement its shrink-wrapped applications and head off likely competition from Google.
Like Adobe Remix, the hosted Photoshop service is set to be free and marketed as an entry-level version of Adobe's more sophisticated image-editing tools, including Photoshop and Photoshop Elements. Chizen envisions revenue from the Photoshop service coming from online advertising.