There’s so much new functionality to Blog and Tweet about in these new versions of the products that it would be virtually impossible to effectively share everything in a single post, or a single video.
Instead, I will share short posts every other day and include a video, in an effort to highlight my favorite new features and get you ready to tackle these new versions, when the trial downloads become available in a few weeks.
The first video I want to share with you is an overview of the brand new user interface (UI) in Adobe Captivate 5, and the benefits it brings to our existing users. In fact, Captivate has been re-written from the ground up in order to reuse the same code across both platforms.
The new user interface in Adobe Captivate 5 looks and works the same way on Mac as it does on Windows. Also, with this new UI, Captivate now works like other Adobe products, for example Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, and FrameMaker, which means that you should be able to comfortably go from any of these applications to the next without missing a beat.
Click the image below to launch the video in a new window.
I’m happy to share that today, Adobe Creative Suite 5 is available for direct purchase and trial on Adobe.com, in English only. French and German will be available on 5/6, and all other European languages on 5/10.
By all measures, the global launch has been a success for us, and we couldn’t be happier with all the rave reviews the CS5 products have received.
Now that the product is shipping and the trials are available for download, we are looking forward to what users have to say about the new features, and I’m especially looking forward to reading about the new content-aware fill feature in Adobe Photoshop CS5.
If you watched the global launch of Adobe CS5 like thousands of us did, you are probably blown away by all the new features demonstrated, as well as new applications added to the Suites, such as Flash Catalyst. Along the way, we also introduced new online services, like CS Live and BrowserLab.
I have some very exciting news to share with you! Yesterday (3/23/10) we announced that on April 12th you can take a first look at Adobe Creative Suite C5 during an exclusive global launch event on Monday, April 12, 2010 at 8am PDT / 11am EDT / 5pm CEST.
Over the last few months, the CS5 teams have been posting a number of sneak peek videos on functionality they are working on, and from all the videos I have seen, I find this particular one on content-aware fill in Photoshop one of the most compelling features.
I will continue to share more information about the CS5 launch here and on Twitter @rjacquez, please stay tuned.
I joined Twitter roughly a year ago, and I can honestly say that I have enjoyed every minute of it. It has now become a tradition for me to do a giveaway each time I reach one thousand new users and here we are again, just a few followers away from three thousand.
Yesterday (2/24/10) Adobe announced the availability of the FREE Adobe Acrobat Connect Pro Mobile
application, which enables you to enjoy immediate access to meetings anytime, anywhere.
You can watch and listen to live presentations including real-time presenter
webcam video and screen sharing demonstrations. You can see who is in
the meeting at any given time, and collaborate with others using live
text chat. VoIP meeting audio will broadcast straight to your device
over a WiFi or 3G connection, or the meeting host may give you the
option to join a telephone conference call.
This application was developed using the Flash platform and the Packager for iPhone to publish it as a native iPhone application.
We will also be able to use the same code to deliver this application on other mobile devices when AIR for mobile devices becomes available later this year.
This is a proud moment for all of us at Adobe, who work passionately on these amazing products and hopefully an inspiration to our customers, who continue to push the limits of what’s possible using our Technologies.
Here’s my favorite quote from Producer Jon Landau:
“One of the great things about what Adobe does with its Suite of products, is they give you everything you need to complete your whole process, from concept to finish”
I hope you enjoy seeing Avatar in the theater and this video, and Thank You for using our Adobe products!
You probably have seen the trailer on TV for the upcoming Avatar motion picture from
20th Century Fox, but what you haven’t seen are the behind-the-scenes videos,
including interviews with the cast, which are provided exclusively via the Interactive Trailer powered by Adobe AIR.
This interactive application pauses at certain key points, to allow the viewer to jump out and watch a behind-the-scenes video, then jumps back to the trailer. The app also features feeds from Twitter, and YouTube.
I find the whole interactive experience amazing and the way Social Media is being used to build momentum for the premiere, simply brilliant! I highly recommend that you take a break and check it out!
To download the AIR application, click the image below to navigate to the download page.
Here are a couple of reviews for the Avatar Interactive Trailer powered by Adobe AIR: