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Adobe Unveils Creative Suite 5.5 Upgrade and Photoshop Apps for the iPad

April 11, 2011

Adobe today announced its new Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 product line, which is designed to enable designers and developers to optimize Photoshop and other Creative Suite programs for smart phones, tablets and other mobile platforms. Adobe also unveiled three of its own new CS5 apps for the Apple iPad: Adobe Color Lava for Photoshop, Adobe Eazel for Photoshop and Adobe Nav for Photoshop

According to Adobe, advances to HTML5, Flash authoring, digital publishing and video tools as well as new capabilities that kick-start the integration of tablets into creative workflows, anchor the new Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 product family.
 
Adobe also announced the Photoshop Touch Software Development Kit (SDK) and tablet applications that interact with Adobe Photoshop CS5 and Photoshop CS5 Extended software, uniting the fun and interactive experience of touch devices with the power and precision of Photoshop.

Using the Touch SDK, Adobe has developed three initial Photoshop CS5 companion apps for Apple iPad: Adobe Color Lava for Photoshop, Adobe Eazel for Photoshop and Adobe Nav for Photoshop. The apps are designed to enable users to create custom color swatches, paint and drive popular Photoshop tools from tablet devices.
 
Developers can access the free Adobe Photoshop Touch SDK today for Windows and Mac OS platforms on the Adobe Application Manager at www.adobe.com/devnet/photoshop. Current Photoshop CS5 customers can experience the value of the connection to devices by downloading and installing a free patch available on www.adobe.com or via the Adobe Application Manager, beginning May 3, 2011.
 
The Adobe Color Lava, Adobe Eazel and Adobe Nav applications for Photoshop are also expected to be available in early May 2011, ranging in price from US$1.99-$4.99, on the iTunes App Store. For more information or to sign up to be notified when the apps become available for purchase, visit www.photoshop.com.

More info on all of Adobe’s new product launches in the press releases below.

Adobe Introduces Creative Suite 5.5 Product Line
Significant Mid-Cycle Product Release Delivers Essential Innovation Across Flash, HTML5, Video, Mobile App and Digital Publishing Tools; Company Introduces New Subscription Payment Plan and Brings Tablets into Creative Workflows
 
SAN JOSE, Calif., — April 11, 2011 — Adobe Systems Incorporated today announced the new Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 product line, enabling designers and developers to target popular and emerging smartphone and tablet platforms, as the revolution in mobile communications fundamentally changes the way content is distributed and consumed. Substantive advances to HTML5, Flash authoring, digital publishing and video tools as well as new capabilities that kick-start the integration of tablets into creative workflows, anchor the new Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 product family.
http://www.adobe.com/aboutadobe/pressroom/pressreleases/201104/041111AdobeCS5.5PhotoshopTouchSDK.html
 
 
Adobe Announces Creative Suite 5.5 Design Premium and Design Standard
Key Design Suite Enhancements Support Explosion in Content on Mobile Devices and Tablets
 
SAN JOSE, Calif. — April 11, 2011 — Adobe Systems Incorporated today announced Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 Design Premium, the industry standard software that lets designers produce high-impact materials faster and deliver immersive, visually rich experiences to screens of all shapes and sizes. Creative Suite 5.5 Design Premium comprises powerful new versions of Adobe InDesign, Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe Flash Professional and Adobe Flash Catalyst, as well as Adobe Acrobat X Pro, Adobe Illustrator CS5, Adobe Photoshop CS5 Extended and Adobe Fireworks CS5. A new version of Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 Design Standard will also be available.
http://www.adobe.com/aboutadobe/pressroom/pressreleases/201104/041111AdobeCS5.5DesignPremium.html
 
 
Adobe Launches Creative Suite 5.5 Web Premium
Landmark Advances in HTML5 and Flash Tooling Accelerate Delivery of Mobile Apps and Content Experiences
 
SAN JOSE, Calif. — April 11, 2011 — Adobe Systems Incorporated today announced Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 Web Premium, a significant update to the award-winning suite of software for Web designers and developers. New in the suite are updated versions of Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe Flash Professional, Adobe Flash Catalyst, Adobe Flash Builder, the all-new Flex framework for mobile devices, Adobe Device Central and Adobe Acrobat X Pro. Key innovations include substantive HTML5 advancements in Dreamweaver, new tablet and smartphone application development capabilities in Flash Professional CS5.5 and Flash Builder Premium 4.5, and enhanced cross-browser testing as well as mobile emulation and on-device debugging. The new CS5.5 features give Web professionals the ability to bring high-impact content experiences and mobile apps to the latest form factors across Android, BlackBerry Tablet OS and iOS platforms.
http://www.adobe.com/aboutadobe/pressroom/pressreleases/201104/041111AdobeCS5.5WebPremium.html
 
 
Adobe Unveils Creative Suite 5.5 Production Premium
Sweeping Productivity Enhancements and New Creative Innovations Boost End-to-End Workflows for Audio and Video Professionals
 
SAN JOSE, Calif. — April 11, 2011 — Adobe Systems Incorporated today announced Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 Production Premium, the complete software solution for video and post-production that helps deliver content to virtually any screen. Breakthrough performance, workflow improvements, creative innovations, and powerful new audio editing capabilities build upon the huge customer momentum Production Premium is experiencing with broadcasters, filmmakers and video professionals worldwide. New versions receiving major updates include Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5, Adobe After Effects CS5.5, Adobe Flash Professional CS5.5, Adobe Flash Catalyst CS5.5, Adobe Story, Adobe Media Encoder CS5.5, and Adobe Device Central CS5.5. New to Creative Suite 5.5 is Adobe Audition CS5.5, bringing its audio-for-video multitrack editing environment to both Mac OS and Windows for the first time.
http://www.adobe.com/aboutadobe/pressroom/pressreleases/201104/041111AdobeCS5.5ProductionPremium.html
 
Adobe Photoshop CS5 Integrates Tablets into Creative Workflows
New Touch SDK Kick-Starts the Development of Interactive Tablet Apps that Communicate Directly with Photoshop CS5
 
SAN JOSE, Calif. — April 11, 2011 — Adobe Systems Incorporated today announced the Photoshop Touch Software Development Kit (SDK) inviting developers worldwide to create mobile and tablet applications that interact with Adobe Photoshop CS5 and Photoshop CS5 Extended software, uniting the fun and interactive experience of touch devices with the power and precision of Photoshop. The Photoshop Touch SDK and a new scripting engine in Photoshop CS5 now opens the door for Android, BlackBerry Tablet OS and iOS apps to drive and interact with Photoshop on the desktop. Adobe today also launched Creative Suite 5.5, a significant mid-cycle release to the industry-leading design and development software for virtually every creative workflow across print, video, mobile and online media.
 
Using the Touch SDK, Adobe has developed three initial Photoshop CS5 companion apps for Apple iPad: Adobe Color Lava for Photoshop, Adobe Eazel for Photoshop and Adobe Nav for Photoshop. The apps are designed to enable users to create custom color swatches, paint and drive popular Photoshop tools from tablet devices.
http://www.adobe.com/aboutadobe/pressroom/pressreleases/201104/041111AdobeCS5.5PhotoshopTouchSDK.html
 
 
Adobe Flash Builder 4.5 and Flex 4.5 Accelerate Mobile App Development for Android, BlackBerry Tablet OS and iOS
Latest Tooling Advancements Deliver Breakthrough Development Platform for Creating Mobile, Web and Desktop Applications
 
SAN JOSE, Calif. — April 11, 2011 — Adobe Systems Incorporated today announced significant advancements in mobile application development as part of the Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 release. These innovations include all new tooling and framework support in Flash Builder 4.5 software for developing, testing and deploying mobile applications on Android, BlackBerry Tablet OS and iOS platforms. Flex 4.5, an open source framework, includes new support for building mobile applications for Android, and support for BlackBerry Tablet OS and iOS platforms is expected in June 2011. This new approach in mobile development enables developers to leverage a single tool chain, programming language and code base to easily create highly expressive applications across leading mobile platforms, greatly improving performance while reducing development time and cost of delivery.
http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20110410005101/en/Adobe-Flash-Builder-4.5-Flex-4.5-Accelerate
 
 
Adobe and Zend Introduce Adobe Flash Builder 4.5 for PHP
New Offering Accelerates Mobile App Development for PHP Across Android, BlackBerry Tablet OS and iOS
 
SAN JOSE, Calif. and CUPERTINO, Calif. — April 11, 2011 — Adobe Systems Incorporated and Zend Technologies, the PHP company, today announced Adobe Flash Builder 4.5 for PHP software, a new integrated product helping PHP developers create rich Internet applications (RIAs) for mobile, Web and desktop. For the first time, developers now have the benefit of an integrated development environment (IDE), combining the capabilities of Flash Builder and Zend Studio for rapidly creating Flex and PHP applications. Now, with a single code base developers can deliver applications for Android, BlackBerry Tablet OS and iOS while sharing code from Web applications, dramatically reducing the time and cost of application creation and maintenance.  
http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20110410005040/en/Adobe-Zend-Introduce-Adobe-Flash-Builder-4.5