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Adobe InDesign CS3 Server Available Via Electronic Download

Adobe has announced today that InDesign CS3 Server is now available for system integrators, third-party developers and in-house development teams to download. Adobe InDesign Server CS3 is the publishing engine server version of the award-winning InDesign CS3 that can be integrated into customized automated publishing solutions.

If you need to automate professional design, and create things like (but not limited to!) brochures, collateral and catalogs, ads or personalized marketing materials (VDP) a solution powered by InDesign Server is likely to be the answer.

For more details and information about InDesign CS3 Server, and the solutions it can power, visit www.adobe.com/products/indesignserver

Adobe Bridge CS3 Update Now Available

Adobe has released an update to Adobe Bridge CS3. Available in all six editions of Adobe Creative Suite® 3 software and all professional Adobe creative applications, Bridge provides centralized access to project files, applications, and settings, as well as XMP metadata tagging and searching capabilities.

The update is available through Bridge via the Help menu > Updates and also through Adobe.com. The update includes the following enhancements:

Multilevel Keywords
Organize your keywords into groups and subgroups as deep a hierarchy as you want by using the multilevel support in the keywords panel. Convenient keyboard shortcuts for applying single keywords or parent keywords are now available. Search Advanced options allow for storing hierarchy into the file metadata. In addition, easily import and export keywords using tab delimited file formats.

Improved Cache Management
Control the size of the Bridge cache of thumbnail and metadata information to better improve responsiveness. The cache can also be compacted to improve performance.

Other additions include new preference control over video and audio file previews, improved scrolling and renaming and usability improvements to customized workspaces.

Adobe Wins Prestigious National Design Award

The Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum (the design arm of the Smithsonian) has selected Adobe as this year’s winner of its Corporate Achievement award which recognizes a corporation that uses design as a strategic tool of its mission and helps to advance the relationship between design and quality of life.

Cooper-Hewitt is one of the most prestigious design award competitions in the world and being selected is quite an honor. Winners for 2006 and 2005, respectively, were Nike and Patagonia. The presentation to award winners will take place in New York on October 18 during National Design Week.

Read what they had to say about Adobe on the Cooper-Hewitt website.

The National Design Awards were conceived in 1997 by the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum to honor the best in American design. First launched at the White House in 2000 as an official project of the White House Millennium Council, the annual Awards program celebrates design in various disciplines as a vital humanistic tool in shaping the world, and seeks to increase national awareness of design by educating the public and promoting excellence, innovation, and lasting achievement. The Awards are truly national in scope—nominations for the 2007 Awards were solicited from a committee of more than 800 leading designers, educators, journalists, cultural figures, and corporate leaders from every state in the nation. Reflecting the ever-growing scope of design, the Awards program has expanded this year to include three new categories—landscape design, interior design, and design mind—for a total of 10 awards.

Adobe Continues Color Workflow Leadership

Concerned with color consistency? Adobe just posted a new color management module (CMM) on Adobe.com as a free download at http://www.adobe.com/downloads/. The move is the latest in our effort to advance open, vendor-neutral color management systems.

The new Adobe CMM is based on the latest ICC (International Color Consortium) profile format, version 4, and it helps achieve more consistent color workflows across platforms since it enables Windows XP users to also use ICC version 4 profiles. Users can now download the CMM component for their applications that support selection of third-party CMMs, and for custom software built to access Adobe CMM directly.

kuler is #1 on Hot Beta List Third Week in a Row

Adobe’s kuler technology ranks #1 for the third week in a row on the MoMB (Museum of Modern Betas), an independent web site that posts weekly rankings of the webosphere’s hottest web-based beta applications. http://momb.socio-kybernetics.net/hot-100

Since Adobe released this color centric rich internet application last November, it’s received rave reviews, won several industry awards, and was recently released as a dashboard widget for Mac OS X in response to customer demand. kuler is being used by people who want to quickly create harmonious color themes and share them over the Web.

More information about kuler is available on Adobe labs at http://kuler.adobe.com.

Join Adobe for Creative License Event on Monday at NAB

If you are going to NAB and want to see the new Adobe Creative Suite 3 video solutions at an exclusive event, here’s your chance. Please respond to receive an invitation.

Come take creative license and celebrate with the NAB community at this special Adobe Video event. See Adobe unveil its new Adobe Creative Suite® CS3 video solutions with customers, partners, and the media.

Adobe Creative License Launch Event
Monday, April 16th
6:00pm – 8:30pm

Adobe Launches New Products, Programs at NAB

Adobe made four announcements today in conjunction with the National Association of Broadcasters Conference in Las Vegas. Here’s a brief summary of the announcements. If you want more information, please check the press releases at www.adobe.com/pressroom

Adobe Unveils Next Generation Internet Video Solution

The Adobe Media Player expands Adobe’s Internet video solutions, adding to an emerging ecosystem that enables new ways to distribute and monetize media, while helping viewers discover and view high-quality content both online and offline. Leveraging Adobe’s Emmy Award winning Flash architecture, this desktop application delivers more engaging video experiences to viewers while offering content publishers new abilities to distribute, track and build businesses around their media assets. A preview of the new player will be shown during NAB, April 16 – 19 (Booth SL 3220).

Adobe Delivers Previews of Pro Video Tools

Customers will be able to test free public previews of Adobe Premiere® Pro CS3, Adobe After Effects® CS3 Professional and Adobe Soundbooth™ CS3 software on Adobe Labs at http://labs.adobe.com/. The final shipping releases will be available worldwide in the third quarter of 2007. These products are components of the recently announced Adobe Creative Suite® 3 Production Premium.

Adobe Announces Flash Media Solution Provider Program

The new program is a consortium of professional streaming solution providers and publishers that offer consulting and implementation services for the Adobe Flash® Media Server. FMSP partner services include on-site set up, encoding, hosting, reporting and promotion. Now organizations can leverage professional service providers who specialize in delivering live and on-demand Flash streaming solutions to expedite critical streaming projects.

Adobe Creative Suite 3 Production Premium Wins in Broadcasting

In support of it’s Creative Desktop Initiative, the BBC has selected Adobe® Creative Suite® 3 Production Premium as its preferred solution for PC-based nonlinear editing and post-production. Production Premium CS3 is will be used to edit and deliver content across the BBC’s broadcast channels and websites. Beginning in April 2007, the BBC will start rolling out Adobe Premiere® Pro CS2 to PC users within the organization, allowing them to take advantage of the powerful non-linear editing tool. The organization will move to Production Premium CS3 in summer 2007 when the solution ships.

Join Adobe CS3 Live Events and Online Activities

With 12 new stand-alone applications and 6 new suites, Adobe Creative Suite 3 can be overwhelming at first glance. To help customers learn more about the products and various tips and tricks, Adobe will host a series of live and online product demonstrations over the next six months that will include:

CS3: The Creative License Conference

A series of conferences that include a two-day event in Los Angeles, June 19-20, and another in New York, June 25-26, where attendees will be immersed into an innovative environment to learn how to use the new CS3 products in their workflow. For a calendar and to register, users please visit www.adobecs3conference.com.

Adobe will also be hosting a series of one-day conferences offered across the country May 16 through June 14, 2007, to provide educational information and demos of the new Creative Suite family. For a calendar and to register, please visit www.adobecs3conference.com/oneday.

CS3: The Creative License Podcast series

A weekly podcast series, including a monthly interview with Adobe’s head of creative solutions, Johnny Loiacono, to discuss hot topics and trends in the marketplace. New podcast episodes will be available weekly at www.creativesuitepodcast.com.

CS3: The Creative License eSeminar Series

A variety of live online seminar sessions designed for users to learn about specific CS3 applications specific to design, print, video, web and photography. The sessions will be archived and fully accessible on Adobe’s web site for people who are not able to attend the live events. For a calendar of what’s being presented or to register for a session people should go to www.adobe.com/go/cs3eseminars.

The Adobe Creative Suite 3 product line is a revolutionary offering of tightly integrated, industry-leading design and development tools for all facets of print, web, mobile, interactive, film, and video production. For more information about CS3 visit www.adobe.com/creativelicense.

Adobe Extends XMP Capabilities with New Release

Adobe partners and developers who work with metadata should check out Adobe Labs for a new update of Adobe’s XMP (Extensible Metadata Platform) technology available for immediate download. The source code for the new Adobe XMP 4.1 has been released under the same open source license as its previous versions, reinforcing the company’s openness to platform technology such as metadata.

This new update, the Adobe XMP 4.1, provides new libraries for developers to read, write and update XMP in popular image, document and video file formats including: JPEG, PSD, TIFF, AVI, WAV, MPEG, MP3, MOV, INDD, PS, EPS and PNG. In addition, the rewritten XMP 4.1 libraries have been optimized into two major components, the XMP Core and the XMP Files.

The XMP Core enables the parsing, manipulating and serializing of XMP data, and the XMP Files enables the reading, rewriting, and injecting serialized XMP into the multiple file formats. The XMP Files can be thought of as a “file I/O” component for reading and writing the metadata that is manipulated by the XMP Core component.

Supported development environments for Adobe’s XMP 4.1 are: XCode 2.3 for Macintosh universal binaries, Visual Studio 2005 (VC8) for Windows, and Eclipse 3.x on any available platform. The XMP Core is available as C++ and Java sources with project files for the Macintosh, Windows and Linux platform. A Java version of XMP Files is under consideration for a future update.

This release candidate will be compatible with the upcoming Adobe Creative Suite 3 being unveiled March 27,2007. Developers can access the new release now at http://labs.adobe.com/technologies/xmptoolkit/.

Be Among the First to See Creative Suite 3 Live

Since we can’t invite everyone to New York for our launch event on March 27, we’ve come up with two options to see Creative Suite live from wherever you live.

Watch the CS3 launch event live on the web
Adobe will be webcasting live from New York City an event to celebrate our milestone launch of Adobe Creative Suite 3 on March 27, 2007 at 3:30 p.m. EDT at http://www.adobe.com/go/cs3launch.

UPDATE: Tomorrow’s CS3 launch event is invitation only and we’ve been told it’s full. We cannot invite any additional attendees. If you’re interested in seeing what all the buzz is about, we encourage everyone to log into the webcast at 3:30 pm ET: www.adobe.com/go/cs3launch

See Adobe Creative Suite 3 live at select Apple Stores
We’ve teamed up with Apple to present CS3 at Apple stores in several major cities the day after we announce. If you want to see how CS3 performs on the latest Intel-based hardware from Apple, here are the details.

Apple Store, San Francisco
Wednesday, March 28
6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Apple Store, SoHo, New York
Wednesday, March 28
6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Apple Store, North Michigan Avenue, Chicago
Wednesday, March 28
6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Apple Store, Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica
Wednesday, March 28
4:00 to 5:30 p.m.
Thursday, March 29
6:30 to 8:00 p.m.

Apple Store, Regent Street, London, UK
Wednesday, March 28
6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
Thursday, March 29
6:30 to 8:00 p.m.

If you are not sure where these Apple stores are, here’s a helpful link: http://www.apple.com/retail/

The Apple store events are first come first served, so arrive early for prime seating.