Archive for June, 2009 and security (link to has a number of very useful tools, and we here at the Adobe Education Technologies blog use it all the time.

With services like:

  • Share,
  • ConnectNow,
  • Collaboration and Review in PDF files with Acrobat and Reader,
  • Form data collection,
  • Truly collaborative word processing with Buzzword, and
  • Similarly collaborative presentations and spreadsheets,

we have begun to change the way we work with documents and remote colleagues. Because we are not alone in this, we get a question about the security of the tool frequently. Specifically, what does Adobe do to secure your work and privacy. Have a look:

LR 2.4, ACR 5.4, and DNG 1.3 announced!

Greetings all,
We’ve just announced updates to Lightroom and Camera Raw:
Camera Raw 5.4 update
June 24, 2009
This new version of the Camera Raw plug-in replaces the original one that was installed with Adobe® Photoshop® CS4; Adobe Photoshop Elements 7.0; and Adobe Premiere® Elements 7.0 software. Visit the Camera Raw page for a complete list of supported cameras.
English: Windows | Macintosh
Lightroom 2.4 update
June 24, 2009
The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom® 2.4 update includes these enhancements:
* Additional camera support for several new camera models including the Nikon D5000 and Canon EOS 500D (Digital Rebel T1i)
* Includes several corrections for issues introduced by previous Lightroom 2 releases
English: Windows | Macintosh
Rick Miller event


We here at the Adobe Education Technologies blog use this stuff all time. Attend tomorrow’s eSeminar to find out how you might:

Hear how can make you more collaborative from the visionary behind the product. Webinar: Wed, 6/24, 12-1 pm PDT

Meet Erik Larson the visionary leader behind We at Adobe have embraced because it makes us more competitive and just makes work more enjoyable. Erik will share how provides a fundamentally different and better way to work through stories and real-world examples. Come hear about the future of and the vision behind the product. This will be an interactive session; Bring your questions and thoughts.

Date: Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Time: 12-1pm PDT
Meeting URL:

No registration required. Just click on the URL above or enter it into your browser.
More details are on the blog:

Some Widget fun with Captivate 4


Adobe Captivate 4 has a new feature called “Widgets” which are a collection of Flash-created SWF files that you can add to your projects. Captivate ships with a bunch of them, and one of them in particular—the Certificate widget—is pretty fun. With it, you can offer a certificate to someone who passes a quiz you have created. There is even a button to print the certificate so you can proudly display your certificate of completion. We here at the Adobe Education Technologies blog built one called the Certificator, and you can see it in action by clicking the following link (link to the certificator: To learn more about how this was created, grab the Captivate project files, and start learning how to create your own widgets, read on. . .

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Adobe Announces Major Update to

Adobe Announces Major Update to
Online Service Adds Subscription Offerings and Previews Spreadsheet Application; Company Articulates Vision for New Way to Work

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Talk to us on Facebook – Adobe Education Technologies Facebook Group

Have a question about Photoshop Elements 7 or Soundbooth CS4? Would you like to learn how other K12 or higher education educators are using Dreamweaver? Then check out our Adobe Education Technologies Facebook Group!
Screenshot above – Our Adobe Education Technologies Facebook Group Page

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Adobe CS4 Deployment Resources


Adobe CS4 Mnemonic

One of the goals of the Adobe Education Technologies blog is to provide access to Adobe resources in a concise form. has many great resources to help education IT departments deploy Adobe Creative Suite 4 across their enterprise, yet this information is not consolidated. So here you go:

Adobe Creative Suite Help and Support Home Page

Adobe Creative Suite Forums

Adobe Installation and Licensing Blog

Adobe Support Advisor

Adobe CS4 Deployment Toolkit and Guide

Adobe CS4 Enterprise Manual Deployment Guide


Happy Installing!

New Adobe Professional Development Offer


Adobe, in partnership with Knowledge Network Solutions (KNS), is offering expert, instructor-led workshops that focus on integration of Adobe tools into all academic curriculum. The curriculum integration workshops include the use of Adobe Creative Suite and Adobe Digital School Collection software for innovative teaching of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) topics as they relate across the academic curriculum. A staff development workshop addresses the use of Adobe Acrobat Connect and Adobe Presenter software to create and deliver your own rich, interactive staff development to widely dispersed educators. To learn more about this new offer along with terms and conditions please review our professional development web page and datasheet.

Adobe Design Achievement Awards!

Whew! Busy day for the EDU blog. . .

This time around, we here at the Adobe Education Technologies blog wanted to remind you (or alert you if this is news to you) that entries for the Adobe Design Achievement Awards are due this Friday (June 5th). If you are a visual communications student (or you know one), you (or they) could win a trip to China! Submit via the web at the ADAA site [link to the Design Achievement site:] Read more:

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New beta software on Labs

Hey folks, a quickie here for you this morning. There are new tools available for you on Adobe Labs [link to].
Flash Builder, Flash Catalyst and the Flex 4 SDK are all live on Adobe Labs
this morning, and we here at the Adobe Education blog wanted you be in know ASAP. Read on for more information:

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