New features of the upcoming Photoshop CS6 were revealed in videos posted on YouTube. The most recent of them was that with the new version of Photoshop users will be able to easily add a dashed and dotted line like the ones in Illustrator. In the previews were also shown a new graphics-chip boost for the liquify filter, a darker user interface, a background save option, and new raw-image processing controls.
Bryan O'Neil Hughes, who is an Adobe senior product manager, published a YouTube video that showcase Photoshop CS6 which will be included in the sixth version of Adobe's Creative Suite coming in the first half of 2012. In this sneak preview you can see some of its new features like the dark workspace and raw-image editing tools that are already visible in Lightroom 4.
Adobe announced that it will be an official sponsor for the NEXT category of the 2012 Sundance Film Festival that will take place from January 19 until January 29, 2012 in Park City, Utah. The company focuses on NEXT films which stretch limited resources to create original and inspiring art. Adobe will also be hosting two panels at the festival: How Technology is Influencing Storytelling and Film, and Modern Storytelling, a Case Study by Vincent Laforet.
According to Adobe the acquisition of the digital marketing company Efficient Frontier will enable it to add a multi-channel ad campaign forecasting, execution and optimization capabilities to its existing Digital Marketing Suite. Other solutions that Efficient Frontier brings to Adobe’s table are a social marketing engagement platform and social ad buying capabilities.
Adobe announced its Photoshop Lightroom 4 beta version for Windows and Mac. It is already available for free download on Adobe Labs. The Photoshop Lightroom 4 beta is a a preview of the final version of the Adobe digital photography workflow solution which allows users to import, edit and showcase their photos.
Adobe is planning to release updates for Adobe Reader X (10.1.1) and earlier versions for Windows and Mac OS, and Adobe Acrobat X (10.1.1) and earlier versions for Windows and Mac in order to resolve critical security issues. The patches are expected to be available on Tuesday, January 10, 2012.
Yesterday Adobe has launched its free application for contracts management on iOS Devices. The application called Adobe EchoSign allows users quick access to their EchoSign accounts where they can sign any document directly from their iPhone, iPad or iPod touch devices. The application is available for free download on the iTunes App Store.
Adobe announced that the family of the six intuitive touch screen applications, called Adobe Touch Apps, is already available for Android 3.1 or higher in the Android Market. At the moment only one of the apps, Adobe Ideas is on iOS, the other five iOS apps versions are expected to come in early 2012.
Adobe, which was famous with its Flash Player and the Adobe Creative Suite has announced its plans to
eliminate 750 full-time positions in attempts to reposition itself as a
leader in the digital media and marketing. The restructuring of the company's earnings per share and potential growth in the target markets was discussed at a financial analysts meeting in New York.