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05-03-2011, 08:18 PM #1
Adobe Creative Suite Upgrade Breathes Life Into Mobile Authoring
Adobe upgraded their Creative Suite to version 5.5 today and in the process improved the ability of their design products to produce web, mobile content, and interact with tablets and smartphones. The new CS5.5 will "make an impact with work for virtually any screen — mobile to tablet to HD display — all with one value-packed offering," according to Adobe.
The new CS5.5 will implement the previously announced Adobe Eazel (five fingered drawing app), Adobe Nave (pictured above as a photoshop companion app), and Color Lava (morphs the iPad into a color mixing palette). The integration of the iPad may come as a surprise to those who have been following the Flash vs HTML5 feud Apple and Adobe have been having since the first iOS device came along in 2007.
More surprisingly is the inclusion of improved HTML5 authoring. Adobe seems to be hedging their bets for the death of flash, which is a win for developers and iOS device owners. For developers, it allows them to create content that is viewable on multiple platforms with minimal retooling, or none at all.
Magazine publishers will find more to love in the CS5.5 update as well. The immediate availability of the Professional Edition of Adobe Digital Publishing Suite will allow publishers to easily publish content to Android tablets, Blackberry Playbook, and the Apple iPad. The new publishing suite utilizes and integrates many of the production tools of InDesign CS5.5 for application on the tablet platform allowing for the easy creation and distribution of interactive and creative content. Before these tool expensive proprietary software and production methods were used to create the downloadable magazines and content tablet users are familiar with.
Digital publishing on tablets has thus far been a surprisingly small market outside of the traditional eReader duties. While Mercedes-Benz, who was highlighted in the press release, isn't a small publisher by any means, the ability for low-cost, high-production content to be published is exciting. Skilled programmers and app designers may not benefit from these tools, but for a good chunk of the iOS development community CS5.5 has the ability to improve workflow and productivity without sacrificing production value.
05-03-2011, 08:52 PM #2
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05-03-2011, 10:45 PM #4
This is extremely cool.
05-03-2011, 11:09 PM #5
This is "super cool*"
*I just want to fit in
05-04-2011, 12:21 AM #6
This is lame . I dont mean it. I just wanted to be the round peg in the square hole for a second.
05-04-2011, 02:01 AM #7
Now i want an iPad...It's a recession when your neighbour loses his job: it's a depression when you lose yours.
-- Harry S. Truman
05-04-2011, 05:19 AM #8
05-04-2011, 06:45 AM #9
Derrr, but wait doez it do flash???!!1
05-04-2011, 07:10 AM #10
Looks pretty nice.
05-04-2011, 08:44 AM #11
05-04-2011, 09:49 AM #12
Now that everyone is done gushing over this release I'd like to point out that pricing FREE KING absurd for those of us who bought CS 5 within the last 12 months. But then only seven people in America actually pay for Adobe's software, me among them.
Last edited by mobilexile; 05-04-2011 at 09:51 AM.
05-04-2011, 06:07 PM #13
adobe nav looks to be the exact thing ive been waiting for... quick tools right on my ipad (ive been using it as an extended screen to put all my tools on... but this is so much better lol)