Adobe is just one of the big-name developers that was quick to embrace the Mac App Store when it launched earlier this year, and today it has increased its presence with the launch of two “special edition” applications called Photoshop Elements 10 Editor and Premiere Elements 10 Editor.
Both applications are $79 each, which is cheaper than the $99.99 retail versions, but they don’t quite provide all of the same features.Other than the absence of a few features, however, Adobe promises the Mac App Store releases include “all the editing features available in the full version.”
Adobe Photoshop Elements 10 Editor is a photo editor that seems to be aimed at iPhoto users who are looking for a little extra. It “works great with iPhoto when you’re ready to go beyond the basics,” according to Adobe, and promises to take your photos from “flawed to phenomenal in seconds.”
Adobe Premiere Elements 10 Editor is a video editor that is similarly targeted at those using iMovie, and features a ton of features that will help you turn your home movie clips into highly polished masterpieces, fixing shaky footage, adding effects and transitions, and more.
Both downloads weigh in at just under 1GB and require Mac OS 10.6.6 or later.
Adobe today announced a new cloud-based initiative, with content creation for tablet devices playing an integral role in the effort. As part of that initiative, Adobe will be releasing six new tablet apps to allow users to easily and elegantly design and edit their content.
Adobe Photoshop Touch
The new tablet apps are being released for both Android tablets and the iPad, with the Android apps set to launch next month. Unfortunately for iPad users, Adobe does not yet appear to have a release date for the iOS version of the new apps for that platform, stating only the an announcement on availability is scheduled for “early 2012”.
Inspired by Adobe Creative Suite® software, these stunning new apps bring professional-level creativity to millions of tablet users. The apps address multiple areas of the creative process: image editing; ideation; sketching; mood boards; website and mobile app prototyping; and presenting finished work. They are headlined by Adobe Photoshop® Touch, a groundbreaking app that brings the legendary creative and image-editing power of Photoshop to tablet devices for the first time.
Available soon as standalone apps, Adobe Touch Apps are essential components of Adobe Creative Cloud, a major new company initiative also announced today (see separate release). Adobe Creative Cloud will become a worldwide hub for creativity, where millions can access desktop and tablet applications, find essential creative services, and share their best work. Files created via Adobe Touch Apps can be shared, viewed across devices or transferred into Adobe Creative Suite software for further refinement – key features of Adobe’s vision for the Creative Cloud.
The six apps, which will carry “introductory pricing” of $9.99 each, include:
– Adobe Photoshop Touch: Image editing and transformation.
– Adobe Collage: Photo importing and drawing tools for creating image collages.
– Adobe Debut: Presentation software for Creative Suite files.
– Adobe Ideas: Vector-based drawing tools. (Released for iPad last year and currently priced at $5.99.)
– Adobe Kuler: Color theme generation and exploration.
– Adobe Proto : Prototyping tools for websites and mobile apps.
As noted by Macworld, Adobe has finally dipped its toe into the Mac App Store for the first time, releasing a slightly scaled-down version of its consumer Photoshop Elements software, Adobe Photoshop Elements 9 Editor [Mac App Store]. Priced at $79.99, Photoshop Elements 9 Editor drops the Adobe Elements Organizer functionality found in the retail version of the software, but is also discounted by $20 off the retail list price.
The Mac App Store version of Elements 9 includes the same editing tools that made the full version popular, including content aware-fill, Group Shot, Panorama, and Style Match Photomerge tools. The novice-friendly application offers guided edit modes that walk users though adding effects and cleaning up photos.
Adobe has updated its Flash Player to version 10.3, squashing a bunch of bugs and introducing a brand new control panel. It’s a welcome addition that lets you better manage the many Flash Player settings, including camera, microphone and Local Shared Objects settings. More importantly, one can now set how Flash tracking cookies are being handled and fine-tune other privacy, security and storage settings.
Also important, Flash Player 10.3 now supports auto-update notification for Mac OS X. The new aplet is a native addition to the system-wide control panel on Mac OS X, Windows and Linux, Adobe said. The team wrote in a blog post that Flash Player 10.3 also includes support for Android 3.1 devices.
Earlier this week, Adobe announced availability of its Creative Suite 5.5 digital authoring software with HTML5 enhancements:
Creative Suite 5.5 Web Premium Suite is packed with innovations in HTML5 and Flash authoring tools, empowering customers to create, deliver and monetize rich content and applications for virtually any screen. Designers and developers can create rich browser-based content across screens using HTML5. Adobe Flash® Professional CS5.5, Flash Builder™ 4.5 Premium and theFlex® 4.5 framework allow users to quickly and easily develop, test and deploy high-performance mobile applications for Android, BlackBerry Tablet OS and Apple iOS.
The other biggie in this release is the ability to publish to tablet platforms (read: iPad):
Creative Suite 5.5 Design Premium Suite builds upon Adobe’s product innovations in publishing already deployed by some of the world’s leading newspaper, magazine and business publishers to create print and stunning digital versions of their properties for the latest tablet devices. Using Adobe InDesign CS5.5, in combination with the integrated Folio Producer toolset, designers can add new levels of interactivity to their page layouts targeted at tablet devices. Adobe today also announced the immediate availability of the Professional Edition of Adobe® Digital Publishing Suite, a turnkey solution that includes hosted services and viewer technology that allow publishers to cost-efficiently publish content to Android tablets, BlackBerry PlayBook and Apple iPad (see separate release).
New beta Release Candidates of Lightroom 3.4 and Camera Raw 6.4 are available for immediate download on Adobe Labs.
The Release Candidates bring raw file support to seven popular camera models including Canon EOS Rebel T3i and Olympus E-PL1s, improve on lens correction profiles introduced in the Lightroom 3.3 and Camera Raw 6.3 releases, and add over 10 new lens profiles to help photographers automatically correct unwanted distortion and chromatic aberration.
We have been waiting for this news for a LONG time, but finally here it is, FLASH FOR THE iPAD, even though you will need to jailbreak your iPad in order for this to run, it sure does rock!
After having ported Flash for the iPhone, the guy who released the Spirit untethered jailbreak tool for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch has now managed to run “real” Flash content right on the jailbroken Apple iPad. He calls is Frash, and in essence it is nothing more than a port of Adobe Flash runtime for Android running on iPad using a compatibility layer.
We have added a video below to prove that this isn’t just some kind of hoax. The YouTube description of the video explains everything about the port as follows.
Frash is a port of the Adobe Flash runtime for Android to the iPhone, using a compatibility layer, by comex ( http://twitter.com/comex ). Frash can currently run most Flash programs natively in the MobileSafari browser. Frash currently only runs on the iPad, but support for other devices (3GS+ only due to technical restrictions) is planned, as well as support for iOS 4.
Even though it seems as if Steve Jobs is on a personal vendetta to rid the iPhone and perhaps all Apple products from Flash, Adobe still keeps serving the Mac users with new updates.
Abode has publicly released the Flash Player 10.1 which is out of beta and ready to be installed on any mac. This new update deals with “critical vulnerability” found in earlier versions of the player that have been known to cause several disturbances to the mac, such as causing system crashes and even worse allow remote entry by attackers.
Adobe released updates for their photo editing software, has announced three new software updates. While Lightroom 2.6 is a free upgrade for users running Lightroom 2 or higher, the Camera 5.6 is free for current Photoshop CS4, Photoshop Elements 8, or Premiere Elements 8 users, and finally the DNG update is free for all users.
While these updates were originally posted as trial updates for community testing, the final versions offer added RAW file support for 20 popular camera models including the Nikon D3s, Canon EOS 7D, and Leaf Aptus II 5, as well as DNG support for Leica M9 and Ricoh GXR camera models. Furthermore the updates also bring additional camera support for Panasonic FZ38, Sony A500, Sony A550 and Canon EOS 1D Mark IV models.