“Big news today is Adobe’s introduction of Adobe Creative Suite 5.5, an important update that adds another gazillion features to the already feature-packed collection. With a focus on the iPad, HTML5 and an IDE future for Flash, you’d almost think Adobe has begun listening to Apple, though big differences remain,” Jonny Evans reports for Computerworld.
“Visit the Mac App Store and you won’t find Adobe CS 5.5 offered for sale, though you will be able to purchase and download it from Adobe’s own online store,” Evans writes. “Is Adobe taking a risk? Definitely. Look at hit App Store App, Pixelmator. This is a huge success because it delivers enough image editing features for many. Photoshop provides a myriad of tools, but not every user needs all these tools.”
Evans writes, “Not everyone is happy. That’s because Adobe has decided the 5.5 upgrade will not be a free upgrade for existing CS 5 users. That’s fine if you’re a Photoshop or Illustrator user, as there’s not a whole heap of substance inside 5.5 for those Apps, but there’s a lot in this release for interactive and video types. An upgrade from 5 to 5.5 costs from $299.”
Much more in the full article here.
Jim Dalrymple reports for The Loop, “Adobe said the new HTML5 tools were implemented ‘to help customers meet Adobe’s commitment to content. Adobe has no bias between HTML 5 and Flash,’ Dave Burkett, Vice President and General Manager, Adobe Creative Suite Design and Web Segments.”
“Last month, Adobe released a Flash to HTML5 conversion tool, giving designers and developers a way to convert their Flash content to HTML5,” Dalrymple reports.
Read more in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: Alternate headline: Adobe’s Ingrate Gazoo eats crow.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Fred Mertz” for the heads up.]
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