My first post

As i find out how to start my first external Adobe blog, i have to admit that using Adobe Contribute (a former Macromedia product) for the first time is a fitting way to begin. Since the merger a year ago there has been a huge amount of progress on where we are as a single company and what exciting possibilities are coming in the future. And what’s better than getting more cool products to play with!

The most impressive ex-Macromedia product I like is Adobe Flex 2.0, which i have been tinkering with recently. As a development platform, it is extremely easy to learn and fast to develop a variety of applications (or RIAs). The good news is Flash/Flex is now incorporated in Photoshop CS3 Beta and you can execute Javascript commands via Actionscript. The possibilities are endless for 3rd party developers who want the power of Photoshop and Javascript, but require a flexible UI that is very fast to implement. John Nack posted a Flash Inside Photoshop blog a few weeks ago with a downloadable sample to try in the beta. It will be interesting to see what ideas the scripting community come up with in the coming weeks and months.

(Some personal background: i’ve been at Adobe for 8.5 years, and have worked on a variety of products, but i’ve been on Photoshop for a large part of that time – now on my second stint 🙂 )


One Response to My first post

  1. Ian Muir says:

    Hey Barry,
    Welcome to the blogosphere. I look forward to hearing more about Photoshop CS3 and this Flash integration stuff.