Archive for the 'Adobe News' Category

May 31, 2007

Photoshop Plug-In for Google 3D Warehouse Now Available

Software Add-On Delivers Direct Access to Google’s Free 3D Content

Press Release: SAN JOSE, Calif. — May 31, 2007 — Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) and Google Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOG) today announced the Photoshop® CS3 Extended plug-in for the Google 3D Warehouse, enabling Adobe® Photoshop CS3 Extended users to take further advantage of the software’s powerful compositing, painting and image-editing toolset for editing 3D content. With the plug-in, users will be able to query and download free 3D content from the Google 3D Warehouse, Google’s free online repository for 3D models and content, directly within Photoshop CS3 Extended. 3D Content then can be placed, manipulated and used in composites with the new 3D tools in Photoshop CS3 Extended.

May 31, 2007

Adobe Rises With Positive Analyst Notes

Source: Associated Press via Forbes

Shares of Adobe Systems Inc. rose in trading Thursday after several analysts reiterated ratings for the stock after concluding that healthy demand for the company’s latest products will continue.

The stock added $1.07 to $44.29 in afternoon trading. Earlier, the stock peaked at a new high of $44.92.

May 14, 2007

Adobe To Release PostScript Driver For Windows Vista — Finally

Adobe has taken some heat from users for what they claim is its lukewarm support for Windows Vista.

Source: InformationWeek
Written by Paul McDougall

Adobe Systems(ADBE) on Monday said it plans to release a Windows Vista-compatible driver for printers that use its PostScript page description language in July — a full six months after Microsoft’s new operating system was released for general sale.

May 2, 2007

Designers Welcome Microsoft/Adobe Competition

Source: eWeek
Written by Darryl K. Taft

LAS VEGAS—Designers welcome Microsoft’s foray into the design tools space and the software giant’s competition with Adobe, because in the end the designers ultimately win, some design professionals said.

Indeed, designers said the increasing competition between Microsoft and Adobe is likely to lead to better technology and better values for designers.

Apr 26, 2007

Adobe to Release Flex to Open Source Mozilla Foundation

Source: BetaNews
Written by Scott M. Fulton, III

Taking the next step to even the stakes in the emerging platform battle in rich Internet application development, Adobe announced this morning it would be releasing its Flex development environment for Flash applications to the open source community, through the Mozilla Foundation.

Apr 25, 2007

Adobe Makes it Easy for Schools to Deploy Creative Suite 3

New Licensing, Certification and Curriculum for Primary and Secondary Schools

Press Release: SAN JOSE, Calif. — April 24, 2007 — Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced new site licensing options, curriculum and certification programs for primary and secondary schools deploying Adobe® Creative Suite® 3. The new resources will make it easier for schools to deploy Adobe’s new offering of tightly integrated, industry-leading design and development tools into the curriculum, as well as into career and technical education programs.

Apr 19, 2007

Adobe offers Premiere Pro, After Effects betas

Source: Macworld
Written by Jim Dalrymple

In addition to shipping Creative Suite 3 and showing off its first Apollo application, Adobe has released public betas of Premiere Pro and After Effects for Windows and Mac users.

Apr 19, 2007

Adobe CEO responds to Microsoft’s Silverlight

Source: Macworld
Written by Martyn Williams, IDG News Service

The head of Adobe Systems has questioned Microsoft’s commitment to keeping its new Silverlight platform compatible with other operating systems besides Windows.

Apr 17, 2007

Microsoft, Adobe Competition Heats Up

Source: AP News
Written by Jessica Mintz

SEATTLE (AP) – It has not escaped Microsoft’s attention that some of the coolest sites on the Web – YouTube and MySpace included – get much of their flash from Flash and other design programs sold by Adobe Systems Inc. (ADBE)

But as Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) gets ready to ship its own line of tools for designers and Web developers, the world’s largest software maker finds it must also defend against Adobe on its home turf, the desktop. At the same time, the line between Internet and desktop programs is blurring – and both companies see an opportunity to capture new business.

Apr 16, 2007

Adobe Ships Creative Suite 3

Adobe Photoshop CS3 and Flagship Creative Applications Also Available

Press Release: SAN JOSE, Calif. — April 16, 2007 — Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced the immediate availability of the highly-anticipated Adobe® Creative Suite® 3 Design Premium and Standard editions and Adobe Creative Suite 3 Web Premium and Standard editions. This revolutionary release of brand-new, tightly integrated, design and development software unites the best of Adobe and former Macromedia® product innovation to provide designers and developers worldwide with a broad spectrum of creative options.

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™. Customers will experience increased levels of performance and speed running Creative Suite 3 natively on Intel-based Macintosh systems and the latest Windows hardware.

Mar 27, 2007

Adobe’s big multimedia software introduction

Written by Ryan Blitstein-Mercury News

Two years ago, after spending $3.4 billion to acquire Macromedia, Adobe Chief Executive Bruce Chizen told the Mercury News: “We are in a better position than any other software company in the world.”

Since then, the San Jose maker of Acrobat and Photoshop software has used Macromedia’s tools and talent to expand from the desktop to the Web, online video and mobile entertainment — and Adobe’s stock has risen from about $30 in early 2005 to $43.16 Monday.

Mar 27, 2007

Adobe Announces the new Creative Suite 3 Lineup

Or, should we say “Suites” as there are now a lot of different Creative Suite 3 options.

Mar 27, 2007

Adobe Delivers Two Editions of Photoshop CS3

Photoshop CS3 and Photoshop CS3 Extended Push the Boundaries of Digital Imaging

Press Release: SAN JOSE, Calif. — March 27, 2007 — Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced Adobe® Photoshop® CS3 and Photoshop CS3 Extended, two new editions of the professional industry standard for digital imaging. Photoshop CS3 software is a major upgrade, offering new innovations in editing power and productivity for designers and photographers. The addition of an entirely new version of Photoshop, Photoshop CS3 Extended, means creative professionals can now discover new dimensions in digital imaging, harnessing everything in Photoshop CS3 plus groundbreaking tools for 3-D, motion graphics, image measurement and analysis. Photoshop CS3 Extended expands the boundaries of digital imaging, simplifying the workflows for professionals in architecture, engineering, medicine, and science.

Mar 27, 2007

Adobe Unleashes Creative Suite 3 Product Line

Largest Software Release in Adobe’s 25-year History Revolutionizes Creative Workflows

Press Release: SAN JOSE, Calif. — March 27, 2007 — Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced the Adobe® Creative Suite® 3 product line, a revolutionary offering of tightly integrated, industry-leading design and development tools for virtually every creative workflow. Adobe’s new Creative Suite 3 line-up unites the best of Adobe and Macromedia® product innovation to provide designers and developers with a broad spectrum of creative options for all facets of print, web, mobile, interactive, film, and video production. There are six all-new configurations of Adobe Creative Suite 3. These include, Adobe Creative Suite 3 Design Premium and Design Standard editions; Adobe Creative Suite 3 Web Premium and Web Standard editions; and Adobe Creative Suite 3 Production Premium (see separate releases). Rounding out the product line is Adobe Creative Suite Master Collection which combines 12 of Adobe’s new design and development applications in a single box—the most comprehensive creative environment ever delivered.

Mar 26, 2007

Amazon leaks details on Adobe’s Creative Suite 3

Amazon Canada has accidentally revealed a number of details–from prices to release dates–for Adobe Systems’ highly anticipated Creative Suite 3.

Source: CNET
Written by Caroline McCarthy

The leak, which was reported Sunday by Apple Insider, has made information about CS3 available in advance of Adobe’s formal announcement on Tuesday.

Mar 26, 2007

Adobe releases Kuler Dashboard widget for Mac

widget_3shots_caption.pngFrom John Nack’s Adobe Blog come news that the guys behind Kuler, Adobe’s color-centric rich internet app have released a Dashboard widget for OS X.

According to kuler community PM Sami Iwata, the widget “displays RSS feeds of color themes from kuler…

Browse the newest, highest rated, and most popular color themes; search for themes on the kuler site by tag, title, or creator ID; copy hex values from any theme to your clipboard.”

(download — 200kb; screenshot)

If you have feedback on the widget, please let the team know via the kuler user forum.

Mar 23, 2007

Stay Tuned for Tuesday, March 27th.

There’s not been a lot of news about Photoshop CS3 of late (other than it’s been downloaded by over 500K people to date), but next Tuesday, March 27th. there will be enough to choke a horse.

That’s when Adobe will make it’s biggest product announcement in company history. Creative Suite 3 including Photoshop CS3, Photoshop CS3 Extended and an all new Suite incorporating some old Macromedia products, the death of some old Adobe products and even new products released for the first time.

PhotoshopNews will be there to cover the event (and go to the party). We’ll have a constant update page as well as all the news regarding new products and the pricing for the Suite configs. Since Adobe will webcast it, you can watch the announcements over the web-but you won’t be able to sample the food and drinks-we’ll tell you what you’ve missed.

See ya on Tuesday-Live from New York.

Mar 21, 2007

Adobe Execs talk about Creative Suite 3 And Lightroom

From the Q1, 2007 Earnings Call (click here for transcript) held by Adobe comes these quotes…

Mar 21, 2007

Adobe profit rises in sales lull before new products

Source: Reuters via Yahoo News

SEATTLE (Reuters) – Software maker Adobe Systems Inc. (Nasdaq:ADBEnews) posted on Tuesday a rise in quarterly net profit despite declining sales ahead of an upgrade to its Creative Suite software bundle for Web, video and mobile device content.

Mar 20, 2007

Adobe Has No Plans To Make Current Products Windows Vista Compatible

Source: InformationWeek
Written By Paul McDougall

Users of Adobe Systems’ digital publishing products, including Photoshop, InDesign, and Dreamweaver, will have to shell out for new versions of the software if they want to run them without glitches on Microsoft’s new Windows Vista operating system, Adobe says.

Mar 19, 2007

Watch the CS3 launch event live on the web


Adobe will be webcasting live from New York City an event to celebrate their milestone launch of Adobe Creative Suite 3 on March 27, 2007 at 3:30 p.m. EDT at

Adobe has also teamed up with Apple to present Creative Suite 3 at select Apple Stores in several major cities the day after the announcement.

(Editor’s note: we originally stated, incorrectly that the launch event was going to be broadcast live. Actually, the events at Apple stores will be live presentations of Creative Suite 3 including demos of Photoshop CS3).

Mar 6, 2007

It’s Adobe’s game to lose, CEO says

chizenphoto.jpgSource: CNET
Written by Mike Ricciuti and Martin LaMonica

This is part two of an interview with Bruce Chizen, CEO of Adobe Systems.

Adobe Systems may have a clear lead in the market for so-called creative software: things like photo editing, Web page design and layout tools. But the world has changed. People no longer assume that packaged software from big companies is best, and an ever-growing number of applications are available for free.

Mar 5, 2007

Adobe sees its future on the Web

chizenphoto.jpgSource: CNET
Written by Mike Ricciuti and Martin LaMonica

If you need more evidence of the Web shaking up the packaged software business, talk to Bruce Chizen.

The CEO of Adobe Systems oversees a company that successfully harnessed the power of an earlier technology wave-personal computers-for tasks like digital publishing and photography.

Mar 5, 2007

Adobe to take Photoshop online

Source: USA Today
Written by Mike Ricciuti and Martin LaMonica for

Hoping to get a jump on Google and other competitors, Adobe Systems plans to release a hosted version of its popular Photoshop image-editing application within six months, the company’s chief executive said on Tuesday.
The new online service is part of a larger move to introduce ad-supported online services to complement its existing products and broaden the company’s reach into the consumer market, Adobe CEO Bruce Chizen told CNET

Jan 31, 2007

Adobe’s Narayen sees growth in video, mobile

Interview: Adobe’s president discusses the importance of providing developers with tools that work across several platforms

Source: InfoWorld
Written by Elizabeth Heichler, IDG News Service

With its acquisition of Macromedia in late 2005, Adobe Systems won control of the Flash technology that has become a nearly ubiquitous way of authoring and viewing interactive and multimedia content on the Web. Now, the 25-year-old software company with deep roots in creative applications and an iron grip on electronic documents thanks to its de facto-standard PDF document format, has its eye on development and content presentation across all sorts of platforms and devices.