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.
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.
Associated Newspapers Limited (ANL), a leading UK newspaper management company, has adopted Adobe® InDesign® CS2 and InCopy® CS2 as its standard publishing solution. The implementation, to be carried out through Adobe partner Atex, http://www.atex.com/ will provide ANL with cutting-edge tools to fine tune page layout workflow, making it easier, faster, and more fluid for designers to be creative and achieve higher productivity.
Adobe InDesign and InCopy, as part of Atex’s database managed editorial content solution, will initially work in conjunction with Lotus Notes text editor, already in use with several ANL titles and will be used to produce and manage ANL’s many publications including big names like the Daily Mail, The Mail on Sunday, Evening Standard, Metro, LondonLite, as well as a number of online publications.
The switch from “ahem- another vendor” to a new cross-media solution will help ANL improve both content and delivery, streamlining design and editorial processes and improve the quality of all materials. Additionally, with the support for XML in InDesign, ANL will save time and money that was once spent developing the custom software needed for cross media publishing.
For more information about the InDesign family of products please visit: http://www.adobe.com/products/indesign/
We would like to address the recent confusion over an image of a jester, which appears in our current advertising campaign for Adobe Creative Suite 3. We know that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and do not expect everyone to appreciate the image. It is one of many images that were created for the latest campaign.
However, we were surprised to learn that there is such a large group of adults suffering from the dreaded coulrophobia. In fact, we want to apologize to any customers or press who may have had nightmares of the jester “creeping across your bed at midnight.” It was never the intention of Adobe or its creative counterparts to scare the bejesus out of you. But, hey, our customers do amazing work in many fields and Adobe software been used to create realistic looking scenes in movies (may be scary), layout pages for major newspapers and magazines on tight deadlines (often scary), and alter the images of celebrities to make them look flawless (definitely scary).
We aren’t here to develop nightmares, just great tools. And, we believe in showcasing our customers’ creative work when we can. If we didn’t, now that would be scary.
(Oh yeah, and just for the record, it isn’t a mascot.)
Go check out knowhow, a new technology preview now posted on the Adobe Labs.
What is knowhow?
knowhow provides single-click contextual access to relevant help information on a particular topic right from within your desktop application: this includes direct access to basic information, such as short descriptive text and available short-cuts, Adobe Help content, and highly relevant online community-generated content. knowhow pulls its community-generated content from a user account on del.icio.us. The knowhow user experience was built entirely in Adobe Flash, in a panel that is currently included within Adobe Illustrator CS3 (Universal and International English builds only), and also embedded in a browser page for tryout on Adobe Labs.
Find it at: http://labs.adobe.com/technologies/knowhow/
Adobe Creative Suite 3 Design Premium and Standard editions and Adobe Creative Suite 3 Web Premium and Standard editions are now available. Also available for purchase today are new versions of the following stand alone Adobe creative applications: Adobe Photoshop CS3, Adobe Photoshop CS3 Extended, Adobe InDesign CS3, Adobe Illustrator CS3, Adobe Flash CS3 Professional, Adobe Dreamweaver CS3, Adobe Fireworks CS3, and Adobe Contribute CS3. These new Adobe CS3 applications and Adobe Creative Suite 3 editions are available as Universal applications for both PowerPC and Intel-based Macs and support both Microsoft Windows XP and Windows Vista.
Adobe Creative Suite 3 Production Premium and Adobe Creative Suite 3 Master Collection, which combines all of Adobe’s new CS3 design and development applications in a single box, are expected to ship in the third quarter of 2007.
Good news! – the highly anticipated Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 1.0 software ships today.
Thousands of photographers moonlighted as “software developers” for an exciting year in beta-mode. Now their feedback comes to life in the form of a shipping product designed to help deliver a workflow photographers can truly benefit from. Available for both the Windows and Mac platforms, Photoshop Lightroom provides a place to import, manage and present large volumes of digital photographs and provide a more complete photography solution when used alongside Photoshop. The team also released Camera Raw 3.7, which now supports over 150 cameras, including: the Nikon D40 and Pentax K10D. Lightroom and Camera Raw share the same image processing technology to ensure consistent and compatible results across applications that support raw processing.
In appreciation of loyal Photoshop users, early supporters of Photoshop Lightroom and the over 500,000 beta participants, Adobe is offering Photoshop Lightroom to all new customers at a special introductory price of US $199 through April 30, 2007. Photoshop Lightroom will later sell for an estimated street price of US $299. Users of Photoshop Lightroom beta will have access to the program until its expiration on February 28, 2007.
Adobe Camera Raw 3.7 is available as a free download from Adobe.com.
For helpful hints, thoughtful observations and musings on Photoshop Lightroom, pay a visit to John Nack’s blog – http://blogs.adobe.com/jnack/lightroom/.