Archive for June, 2010

Lynda.com APP for iPhone & Adobe!

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Recently as part of my job for Adobe I drove to one of Ventura Unified School Districts middle schools to conduct an hour long Acrobat 9 Pro demonstration of Acrobat’s incredible ePortfolio tools. Never knowing what Sothern California’s traffic might be I left early giving me plenty of time to get to De Anza Middle School about ten miles from my remote Adobe office here in east Ventura county. The traffic Gods were smiling on me and I actually arrived about half an hour early to the school. After turning off my car’s engine I wondered what I could do with the extra time I had when it suddenly dawned on me. I had been brushing up on learning the ins and outs of our recently released Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 application just before I drove to De Anza at my remote office watching one of my favorite online video training companies – Lynda.com.

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Lightroom 3 shortcuts (PDF).

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Cheers!
Rick

Free Lightroom 3 resources.

Here are some free video training resources and an audio podcast for getting you up to speed on Adobe Lightroom 3.

Lightroom 3 is now available.

box_lightroom3_150x150.jpgAdobe Lightroom 3 is now available.

Tom Hogarty, Product Manager of Lightroom, wrote on the Lightroom Journal that “After a well attended public beta(600k+ downloads of the beta), the team is proud to provide the final version of Lightroom 3.0. This release has received significant feedback via the beta forums and we released an additional beta release(Lightroom 3 beta 2) to ensure that we addressed the top issues and solidified a Lightroom 3.0 release that is ready for daily use.”
For additional details, please check out the Lightroom Journal.

Adobe Announces Free eSignature Service

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Adobe’s new cloud-based eSignature Service was announced recently as a convenient way to get verifiable digital signatures on PDF documents quickly, securely, and conveniently. This service is based on our LiveCycle server-side technology that supports digital signatures and workflows.

The Service is easy to set up and use. All you need is a free Adobe ID. If you already have one or an Acrobat.com account, you are ready to use the service.

This new service has great potential for improving efficiencies and providing certified documents for a wide number of Education-specific requirements. Read more on the Acrobat In Education blog.

Adobe CS5 Enterprise Deployment Tool now available

For installing CS5 on a large network, we now have the Adobe Application Manager, Enterprise Edition (AAMEE) to facilitate the process. It is a simple to use program that enable IT administrator to create msi (for Win) and pkg (for Mac) package for rolling out CS5 across the school networks. Below is a screenshot to show some of the packaging options:
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AAMEE is free for our volumn license customers. The Windows version and the Mac preview version are now available at:
http://www.adobe.com/devnet/creativesuite/enterprisedeployment.html
Note that you would still need to use Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) on Windows (ConfigMgr) or Apple Remote Desktop™ (ARD) on the Mac to deploy the package to remote computers. And that you can only use the AAMEE Win to create msi package and AAMEE mac to create pkg package.
Give it a try. It is so easy.