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Adobe Creative Solutions PR blog has relocated

It’s much overdue, but if you haven’t noticed, we aren’t posting here anymore. The Adobe PR team has consolidated our blogging efforts on a new site that is a destination for anyone interested in what is going on at Adobe. Please visit Adobe Featured Blogs for news, views and conversations.

We look forward to engaging with you there!

The Adobe Creative Solutions PR team

Want to upgrade to CS4? Special incentives available now!

On October 15, Adobe announced Creative Suite 4 is now shipping . For a limited time, a special introductory offer enables customers with older qualifying products to enjoy savings of up to US$200 off their actual upgrade price. The offer ends on February 28, 2009 in North America, for more detailed information on availability in other regions please visit our FAQ.

Security & Content Protection In Adobe Flash Media Server 3

Some of you might have read an article published by Reuters on Friday, September 19th suggesting that Adobe Flash Media Server 3 and the RTMPE protocol are not secure. We feel it is important for our customers, users and members of the press to receive clarification given that the claims are factually incorrect.

Following is a statement we hope clears up the inaccuracies and claims from the story.

A recent article incorrectly states that a security flaw exists in Adobe Flash Media Server software. Adobe acknowledges that not all customers using Adobe Flash Media Server software are aware they must utilize RTMPe or RTMPte (tunneled version) combined with SWF verification to provide maximum content protection. Adobe is committed to the security of all products and is actively working to ensure all customers are educated on how to properly protect content delivery. For more information on using RTMPe or RTMPte and SWF verification, Adobe Flash Media Server 3 customers can go to http://adobe.com/go/kb405456.

CS4 is here!

Today Adobe announced Creative Suite 4, the biggest launch in the company’s history. We know what you’re thinking and yes we did say this when we launched CS3. However, the statement still holds true. For CS4, we not only updated all of the suites and 13 point products, Adobe has also added the support of several new services and technologies to the Creative Suite workflow.

We issued seven announcements today (yes, seven!) that highlight the Design editions, Web editions, Production Premium and Master Collection, as well as individual releases for InDesign, Photoshop and Device Central. Please visit the Adobe pressroom for all of the news.

We have also launched a newly redesigned Adobe TV site which includes 10 hours of CS4 content including feature tours, demos and tutorials.

Adobe Creative Suite 4 Coming Soon

This week, Adobe revealed plans to announce Creative Suite 4 on Tuesday, September 23, 2008. To be among the first to hear about the largest product launch in Adobe’s history, sign up to listen to a special web broadcast here.

Watch football? Check this out

The NFL has teamed up with Adobe to deliver Sunday Night Football live on the Internet. For the first time, full-length NFL games will be widely available in the U.S. using Adobe Flash technology. Throughout the 17-game, primetime season, NFL.com and NBCSports.com will deliver online video streams and feature the audio from the NBC Sunday Night Football team: Al Michaels (play-by-play), John Madden (analyst), and Andrea Kremer (sideline reporter). Fans can enjoy watching the games with added online extras including alternative camera angles, picture-in-picture technology, in-game highlights, live statistics, and interactivity with network talent via a live blog.

Don’t miss Sunday’s game between the Chicago Bears and the Indianapolis Colts.

Adobe Creative Suite 3.3 Updated with Acrobat 9 Pro Now Available

In case you missed it, last week, Adobe announced Adobe Creative Suite 3.3 which integrates the newly announced Acrobat 9 Pro into the Premium and Standard editions of the Design and Web Suites, as well as the Adobe Creative Suite 3.3 Master Collection are now shipping. In addition, Adobe has added Fireworks CS3 into Adobe Creative Suite 3.3 Design Premium for designers who need to rapidly prototype and generate Web sites.

Adobe Acrobat 9 Pro enables designers to collaborate on documents more effectively and efficiently with the ability to create and manage forms and collect forms data more easily using Acrobat 9 Pro and the Acrobat.com . Acrobat.com is a new suite of hosted services that allows designers to co-navigate PDF documents with clients or colleagues in real time. The service is currently available if you sign up for the public beta.

Acrobat 9 Pro also includes an Overprint Preview feature which allows print professionals to accurately view interactions between overlapping objects.

To read the full press release, please visit the Adobe Press Room.

Redefining The Next-Generation TV Viewing Experience

Today, Adobe announced the immediate availability of Adobe Media Player 1.0. The new Adobe AIR application is a free customizable, cross-platform media player that provides exciting new ways for viewers to discover and interact with their favorite content, while offering revenue and brand-building opportunities for content publishers. Major television broadcasters and leading content publishers, including CBS, MTV Networks, Universal Music Group, PBS, CondeNét, and Scripps Networks have worked with Adobe to provide a broad range of television programming and entertaining video content to viewers.

Adobe Media Player is available for immediate download in the US at http://www.adobe.com/go/mp. To learn more about Adobe Media Player, please visit http://www.adobe.com/products/mediaplayer.

Additionally, Adobe announced Adobe TV, a network in Adobe Media Player with a series of shows that provides expert instruction and original series programming about Adobe products to the worldwide creative).

Adobe TV is immediately available online from the Adobe Web site at http://tv.adobe.com, or as a network with multiple shows in the new Adobe® Media Player 1.0 software.

Do More with Adobe kuler

This week, Adobe unveiled a new kuler desktop version of the popular online color application, kuler. In addition to the ability to browse color themes for inspiration while online and offline, users can now drag and drop themes to their own desktops as transparent, scalable “tear offs.” As an Adobe AIR application, kuler now allows users to access the Web-based color tool directly from their desktop for easy access and navigation. To learn more visit a feature overview or go to Adobe Labs at http://kuler.adobe.com.

Aspiring Teen Filmmakers Show Works During Sundance

Students participating in Adobe Youth Voices, the company’s global philanthropy program, today had a chance to show their work at a screening hosted by Adobe in conjunction with activities related to the Sundance Film Festival in Utah. Traveling from East Palo Alto, Calif., Seattle, New York and Salt Lake City, six teens debuted films, sharing views on issues ranging from homelessness to friendships that dissolve racial boundaries.

A sampling of the student films include:

“Disorder,” created by Sami Kubo from Reel Grrls in Seattle, takes audiences inside the mind of a girl who struggles to communicate in a world where her way of thinking is deemed a “learning disability.”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQ5uysGj0FE

Members of Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula (San Francisco Bay Area) screened two works. “Just Say It,” by Maria Centeno, focuses on the visual representation of a spoken word poem telling the story of a young woman growing up in East Palo Alto. “The Pace Maker,” by Francisco Espinoza, follows a troubled 17-year old with a new lease on life, a new relationship with his father and a view of a brighter future for himself.

Adobe Youth Voices is designed to provide youth in underserved communities with the skills and access to multimedia and digital tools that empower them to share their ideas, demonstrate their potential and take action in their communities. To view additional Adobe Youth Voices projects from around the world, visit: http://www.adobe.com/aboutadobe/philanthropy/youthvoices/gallery/