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Adobe Announces Availability of Photoshop Touch Applications for iPad

This article was originally written in English. Text in other languages was provided by machine translation.

We are continuing to expand our presence in the mobile space.  Read this news article from BusinessWire on the three Adobe digital imaging apps for iPad and the SDK.  Here are some highlights:


  • Adobe Color Lava allows creatives to use their fingertips to mix colors on the iPad, creating custom color swatches and themes to transfer back into Photoshop.
  • Adobe Eazel takes advantage of cutting-edge painting technology by letting digital artists create rich realistic paintings with their fingertips, and introduces a new kind of interaction between “wet” and “dry” paints. These paintings can then be sent directly to Photoshop CS5 for compositing or for taking the artwork further.
  • Adobe Nav increases workflow efficiency by letting users select and control Photoshop tools using the iPad as the input surface, customize the toolbar, browse and zoom in on up to 200 open Photoshop files, or easily create new files.
  • Adobe Photoshop Touch Software Development Kit (SDK) enables developers to build tablet applications that interact with Photoshop from Android, BlackBerry PlayBook and iOS devices.
  • Adobe Story: A Revolution in Script Writing. Unleash the kraken!!

    This article was originally written in English. Text in other languages was provided by machine translation.

     

    May, 2nd marks the release of Adobe Story: 1.0 product and probably world’s most powerful tool for movie script writing. Adobe Story, is a collaborative script writing tool for screenplays and stories. It’s a product for creative professionals, producers and writers but can be used by any individual for their daily records and notes.

     

     

     

     

     

    Adobe Story supports 6 locales: English (US), English (UK), French , German, Italian and Spanish. In a short span of 2 years, it has garnered tremendous traction across the globe, with many users expressing to use it as the ONLY script writing tool.

    It is a robust script-to-screen tool and strongly integrates with Adobe Premiere Pro to streamline post-production workflows.

    Image 1: Login Page (e.g., for German users)

    Some of the cool features of Adobe Story:

    a.        Collaborate scripts with other users, with an inbuilt user rights management system.

    Image 2: Share Script (e.g., for French Users)

    b.       Track changes made by different users, with an inbuilt version control system. Revert to previous version anytime!

    c.        OnlineOffline sync-up: You were disconnected to network somehow or went to a place enjoying your holidays without internet – Don’t worry, this feature will sync your work when you get back!

    d.       ImportExport common file extensions: PDF, TXT, DOC and other script writing formats like FDX, MMS.

    e.       Direct integration with video editing software: Import script metadata directly into Adobe Premiere Pro and easily search for important video elements such as dialogue or characters.

    f.        Switch between languages without any hassle!

    Image 3: Switch to any language

    g.       Tag characters and text in the dialogue automatically or manually.

    h.       Generate custom reports containing scene elements, list of characters with dialogues, actions etc.

    Below are snippets of some of the users

    Image 4: Snippet from Twitter

    Image 5: Snippet from Facebook fan page

    If you are a script writer, who knows any of these 6 languages, we encourage you to try it and your preproduction experience will never be the same. We actively listen to new feature requests, and have a bimonthly product release in all 6 languages. You can join us on Facebook, Twitter, and User Forums. You can email us your queries from across the globe and you’ll receive a reply in 24 hours. That’s a promise!!

    [Contributed by Manish Kanwal & Navneet Bisht]

     

     

    Localized Platform ActionScript Reference

    This article was originally written in English. Text in other languages was provided by machine translation.

    The Adobe® Flex® ActionScript® 3.0 Language Reference in 6 languages is no more; the ActionScript® 3.0 Reference for Adobe® Flash® Professional in 16 languages bit the dust as well. Before you panic, the localized ActionScript References have gone the route of the English-language ActionScript® 3.0 Reference for the Adobe® Flash® Platform.

    Announcing! The Platform ASR, as we affectionately call it, is now available in all 16 languages of the Flash Platform: English, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Brazilian Portuguese, Swedish, Russian, Turkish, Polish and Czech!

    In addition to English, commenting has been enabled for French, German, Japanese, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Brazilian Portuguese, and Simplified Chinese.

    Now, if you develop in Flex, ColdFusion and Flash, in a language other than English, let’s say Japanese, you will be able to filter on those products and get the AS classes you need, all in one single document!

    Not all products are supported in every language, but the beauty of this “all products under one roof” scenario is that you won’t have to go back and forth between the English-only version and a localized version if you are, for example, a Flex and ColdFusion developer. That’s because, for those products not supported in a particular language, you will find the English default in the same document. For example, French is supported by Flash Pro, AIR, Flash Player, Flex, but not LiveCycle or ColdFusion. So, in the French Platform ASR, you will find French and English together, depending on which products or runtimes you filter on.

    The URLs to each language, for your convenience:
    http://help.adobe.com/en_US/FlashPlatform/reference/actionscript/3/
    http://help.adobe.com/fr_FR/FlashPlatform/reference/actionscript/3/
    http://help.adobe.com/de_DE/FlashPlatform/reference/actionscript/3/
    http://help.adobe.com/ja_JP/FlashPlatform/reference/actionscript/3/
    http://help.adobe.com/es_ES/FlashPlatform/reference/actionscript/3/
    http://help.adobe.com/it_IT/FlashPlatform/reference/actionscript/3/
    http://help.adobe.com/pt_BR/FlashPlatform/reference/actionscript/3/
    http://help.adobe.com/sv_SE/FlashPlatform/reference/actionscript/3/
    http://help.adobe.com/nl_NL/FlashPlatform/reference/actionscript/3/
    http://help.adobe.com/ko_KR/FlashPlatform/reference/actionscript/3/
    http://help.adobe.com/zh_CN/FlashPlatform/reference/actionscript/3/
    http://help.adobe.com/zh_TW/FlashPlatform/reference/actionscript/3/
    http://help.adobe.com/cs_CZ/FlashPlatform/reference/actionscript/3/
    http://help.adobe.com/pl_PL/FlashPlatform/reference/actionscript/3/
    http://help.adobe.com/ru_RU/FlashPlatform/reference/actionscript/3/
    http://help.adobe.com/tr_TR/FlashPlatform/reference/actionscript/3/

    I hope you are as excited about this as I am. Please blog and tweet about it, but most importantly, start using the new Platform ActionScript Reference in one of the above languages! Let me know what you think.

    [Janice Campbell, Platform Localization]

    Adobe AIR Launchpad Localized

    This article was originally written in English. Text in other languages was provided by machine translation.

    Adobe AIR Launchpad v2.5.0, the desktop tool (created by Platform Evangelist Greg Wilson & team) that helps Adobe Flex® developers get started building desktop and mobile applications deployed on Adobe AIR, is now available in seven new languages in addition to English: French, Spanish, German, Portuguese, Russian, Chinese, and Japanese.

    For details about the Launchpad v2.5.0 new features, including the localizations, visit Holly Schinsky’s (aka devgirlFL) blog. The language used at runtime is determined based on the default OS language. So far, feedback has been positive. If you wish to help us improve on it, please post to the AIR Launchpad Forum.

    Thanks, the Flex Localization Team

    Adobe Ideas 1.2 released to AppStore!

    This article was originally written in English. Text in other languages was provided by machine translation.

    Version 1.2 is available for download worldwide!

    Adobe® Ideas is your digital sketchbook, letting you capture and explore ideas anywhere you go. Adobe Ideas is an ideal companion for the professional design applications from Adobe, including Adobe Illustrator® and Adobe Photoshop®. Now with a new in-app purchase option, you can get up to 10 drawing layers plus a photo layer for each sketch as well as layer transformations – move, rotate and scale each layer.
    Sketch design concepts while sitting in a cafe, capture and store color themes while browsing through the photos on your phone, or jot down notes on a photo. Any time you need to explore creative ideas, Adobe Ideas is there with you.
    Features:
    • Simple vector-based drawing tools
    • Zoom without jaggies or big pixels
    • Variable-size brushes using multi-touch control
    • Vector eraser
    • Gallery-style organizer to quickly scroll through your ideas and color themes
    • Huge virtual canvas
    • Display ideas on an external VGA display (requires VGA adapter)
    • Automatic creation of harmonized color themes from your photos or images
    • Pick specific colors from photos or images easily
    • Separate drawing and photo layers
    • Easy creation of multiple versions of design concepts
    • 50-level undo/redo
    • Fast zooming and panning
    • Save drawing to “saved photos” album on iPad and iPhone
    • Ability to email ideas as PDF files for editing in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop or for viewing with any PDF viewer
    • Available in French, German and Japanese

    In-app Purchase:
    • Layers: available for in-app purchase. Create up to 10 drawing layers plus a photo layer for each sketch; control order and opacity for each layer. New Move tool offers move, scale and rotate for each layer.

    What’s new in version 1.2:
    New Layers functionality (Premium feature): $4.99. Create up to 10 drawing layers plus a photo layer for each sketch; control order and opacity for each layer. New Layers Move tool offers move, scale and rotate for each layer.
    • Huge performance improvement to zooming and panning
    • VGA Out – connect to an external display or projector to show sketch content real-time (requires Apple VGA adapter)
    • Left/Right toolbar setting- customize the location of your toolbar.
    • Improved stroke smoothing. Some smoothing occurs while drawing.

    Vamos comemorar os 20000 fãs do Facebook do Photoshop Elements!

    Este artigo foi originalmente escrito em Português. Qualquer texto em outro idioma foi fornecido via tradução automática.

     

    Como um agradecimento por seguir a sua página e para comemorar 20000 fãs no Facebook, a equipe do Photoshop Elements doará um pacote do Adobe Photoshop Elements 9 e Premiere Elements 9 a três fãs selecionados aleatoriamente que adicionarem um comentário ao ‘post’ abaixo:

    Let’s celebrate 20,000 Facebook Fans!

    Simplesmente compartilhe porque você adora o Photoshop Elements e a equipe selecionará três vencedores aleatórios. Comentários em Inglês são preferidos, mas em outros idiomas serão bem-vindos. Não esqueça de deixar uma maneira da equipe contatar você no seu comentário.

    Boa sorte!

    Esse artigo é uma tradução parcial do post Let’s celebrate 20,000 Facebook Fans! de Maria Yap, Director of Product Management, Digital Imaging, Adobe Systems

    Adobe Reader X: Arabic, Hebrew, Greek

    This article was originally written in English. Text in other languages was provided by machine translation.

     

    As a bit of a follow up to my announcement of Acrobat and Reader X availability, I would also like to mention that the Arabic, Hebrew and Greek versions of Reader X are now available on the Reader Download Center (RDC).

    Arabic and Hebrew are available for the Windows platform, while Greek is available on Windows as well as Intel-based MacOS systems.  Check the RDC for complete details.

    Acrobat X Released in 23 Languages

    This article was originally written in English. Text in other languages was provided by machine translation.

     

    I am happy to announce that Adobe Acrobat and Reader X are now available in French, German, Japanese, Italian, Swedish, Spanish, Dutch, Portuguese (Brazilian), Norwegian, Finnish, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Russian, Polish, Croatian, Romanian, Slovak, Slovenian, and Ukrainian.  Adobe Reader X is also available in Catalan and Basque.

    Besides bringing all these local language versions to market, we have also incorporated locale specific features.  Such as:

    In the Search and Redact feature, we provide patterns specific to 6 countries: US, UK, Canada, France, Germany, Japan. So while in the US, you may want to search for and remove a U.S. Social Security Number or a U.S.-formatted phone number, in France, you may want to search for and remove a “numéro d’identification nationale” or a France-formatted phone number. We provide UI so you can choose which locale’s patterns you’d like to use.  Here’s a screenshot:

     

    Starting November 2010, we increased the number of countries where Acrobat.com services are available for purchase,  from 3 (North America only) to 38 (Worldwide). So services like Acrobat.com, SendNow and CreatePDF are now available for sale worldwide to the user who wants to use them within the context of Reader/Acrobat OR use them stand-alone in their browser. Take a look:

     

    For users of Adobe Reader, in addition to the language support mentioned above, we also have released Adobe Reader X for Android in thirteen languages: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Danish, Brazilian-Portuguese, Swedish, Russian, Czech, Polish and Turkish.  You can read more about Reader X in Steve’s earlier announcement.

    I hope you give it a try and I would certainly love to hear what you think. You can post your comments on Adobe Forums, and which are also available in French, German, Japanese and Spanish languages.

    Rob Jaworski

    International Program Manager

    Adobe Systems, Inc.

    Adobe Releases Photoshop Elements 9 and Premiere Elements 9 Bundle in 13 Languages

    This article was originally written in English. Text in other languages was provided by machine translation.

     

    I am thrilled to announce Photoshop Elements 9 and Premiere Elements 9 bundle is now available in French, German, Japanese, Italian, Spanish, Swedish, Dutch, Portuguese (Brazilian), Simplified Chinese, Czech, Russian, Polish and Turkish languages.

    For the first time, the bundle is offered in 13 languages and offers global users, the power of creating compelling photo and video creations in localized languages.

    The bundle offers ground breaking features like content intelligence in spot healing brush in Photoshop Elements 9, an adaptation from Adobe Photoshop CS5′s innovative Content Aware Fill feature and several Guided Edit options that provides step by step walk through to achieve super cool editing effects that you can share with your family and friends.

    Premiere Elements 9 offers the ability to create movies in minutes with help of intelligent tools that makes video editing fun and easy. Among other things, any video can simply be turned into an animated film with Cartoon Effects, and optimized performance makes editing and viewing smooth, even in HD.

    Availability and Pricing
    Information about language versions, as well as pricing, upgrade and support policies for other countries is available at www.adobe.com/go/psepre_bundle. For free training videos on Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements, visit Adobe TV at http://tv.adobe.com.

    Hope that global community will like the offering; we look forward to hear your thoughts on the products.
    You can post your comments on Adobe Forums .
    International forums are also available in French, German, Japanese and Spanish languages.

    Cheers
    Amit Kumar Singh
    Sr. Program Manager, Adobe Systems

    Legal disclaimer: The postings on this site are my own and don’t necessarily represent Adobe’s positions, views, strategies or opinions.

    Globalization Support in Flash Player 10.1

    This article was originally written in English. Text in other languages was provided by machine translation.

     

    To build a truly global RIA application, developers have to face many challenges in handling cultural conventions dynamically for dates, times, numeric values, currencies, case conversion, and string sorting for different locales. The flash.globalization package in the Flash Player 10.1 enables your SWF application to account for all these cultural differences with a minimum of ActionScript code. Please try it out and let us know what you think.

    Find more information at: