Announced for preorder last month, Adobe has started shipping their latest Creative Suite 5.5 software, including packaged, download and subscription options. The company has also taken the wraps off their new turnkey solution, Digital Publishing Suite, for publishing content to the iPad and other tablets.
A slow week in the world of Maclandia. No revolutions, no one overthrown, no magical new devices or apps that promise to change your life. Could it be the calm before the storm? Well, there is WWDC on the horizon, which always promises to shake things up, and there was Final Cut Pro X, which had the video editing cognoscenti crying with joy, but what else happened in the last seven? Join us in finding out.
With the announcement of the Touch SDK, Adobe also announced their three companion apps for Photoshop CS5 on the iPad. While Adobe Lava and Eazel bring new and exciting ways to play with color and form on the iPad and send that information to Photoshop, it's Adobe Nav that's the real workhorse in the mix and to us, the best of the three apps.
Adobe announced the Touch Software Development Kit today that will allow developers to create software companions for Adobe Photoshop CS5 for tablets including our favorite, the iPad. The announcement coincides with Adobe's announcement of CS 5.5.
At Photoshop World in Orlando, FL, Adobe debuted a demo of a tablet version of the Photoshop app running on an iPad 2. The video shows users how they can utilize the multitouch capabilities of the iPad to edit their photos straight from the tablet device, including the ability to use layers. The video also shows how swiping and rotation work with the pinch of your fingers, as well as a layer animation feature, which gives users a quick peek at what's going on with the photo. Check out the video at the link for a quick demo.
If there’s one iOS developer who continues to push the boundaries of what’s possible on the iPad, it would have to be Readdle. This week, the company released an update to their popular PDF Expert app, adding the ability to stamp PDF files -- a feature usually only found in expensive desktop programs such as Adobe Acrobat.
Flash content is slowly being driven away by advancements in HTML 5 and CSS 3 (insert "Hallelujah" fanfare here). Unfortunately, Flash is still a neccessity to use certain websites. YouTube, Facebook and Vimeo are all offenders, and until the aformentioned new methods of web design are fully implemented, we'll have to accept Flash is still here to stay.
But there's a safe workaround that can keep Flash from overtaking your computer's memory and crashing during every instance. We'll show you how to avoid some of these crashes by disabling Flash in the Safari browser.
Adobe is stepping up its game with the iOS version of Photoshop Express, this week releasing a 2.0 update for the free app which adds a Camera Pack as an in-app purchase option to make your digital photography even better.
Adobe may have given up on getting native Flash onto Apple’s iOS products (for now), but that doesn’t mean they haven’t continued searching for a back door onto the wildly popular devices. Their latest tactic is an Adobe Labs project codenamed “Wallaby,” which converts Flash into iOS-friendly HTML5.