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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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/
Adobe Systems today announced it was honored this evening with the Corporate Achievement Award from Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum. Presented as part of the 2007 National Design Awards, the Corporate Achievement Award recognizes corporations that help advance the relationship between design and quality of life.
The 2007 National Design Awards nominations were solicited from a committee of more than 800 leading designers, educators, journalists, cultural figures and corporate leaders from every state in the nation. A jury of experts, chosen by Cooper-Hewitt, selected finalists and winners in each category. First launched in 2000 as a project of the White House Millennium Council, the National Design Awards were established to promote excellence and innovation in design
The BBC and Adobe today announced a strategic relationship around the delivery of Web video. By adopting Flash Player software, the BBC will make its free service for downloading TV content—BBC iPlayer—available over the Internet. BBC iPlayer is cross platform, available for Macintosh, Linux and Windows.
The strategic relationship will also allow the BBC to provide a single consistent user experience for the majority of streamed video and audio content on their Web site.
To read the full release, please visit: