As excited as developers and users alike are to hear the details of iPhone OS 4.0, their appears to be at least one group that will be grumbling -- Adobe and its Flash users who were counting on the company’s forthcoming CS5 compiler to convert their work to the iPhone.
Barely a week after Adobe gave us a sneak peek at its revolutionary
"Content-aware Fill" feature, sources inside the company pointed to
another feature slated to arrive in the next version of Photoshop.
Things Digital reported today that some major content providers,
like National Public Radio and The Wall Street Journal, are hurrying to
put together new versions of their websites optimized for the iPad. The
main difference--no use of Adobe Flash.
Last night Adobe, along with the National Association of Photoshop
Professionals, celebrated 20 years of its flagship photo-manipulation
application at the Palace of Fine Arts Theatre in San Francisco. Along with a series of demos showing the progression of Photoshop over the years, Adobe showed the audience Photoshop 1.0.7 on the iPhone.
In such a Photoshop-saturated society, it’s easy to forget that the
software hasn’t been around forever. Since February 2010 marks the 20th
anniversary of Photoshop 1.0, now is the perfect time to revisit
everything from Adobe’s systematic dismantling of its competition to
the way the software was used to make Katie Couric “lose weight.”
reports that the war of
words between Apple and Adobe isn't over, but Adobe is trying to play
peacemaker. They brushed off reports of Job's comments as rumors and said they were working hard on improving Mac support.