Adobe announced its plans for the Adobe Flash Player and Adobe AIR development in the next one to two years. According to the company Flash is still better for the gaming and premium video markets, and with some architectural and language changes to the runtimes they will become well placed to enable the richest experiences on the web for another decade. At the same time Adobe AIR will focus on incorporating features from the core Flash Player runtime. Also in the future Adobe AIR and Flash Player browser plug-in releases will be increasingly synchronized and released simultaneously.
In a new sneak preview of the Photoshop CS6 Adobe showed a content-aware move tool that enables users to easily move complicated objects around an image without having to fill the pixels in the original place of the object. The new technology automatically fills in the hole left when a portion of the image was excised and will be further improved in the upcoming version of the software.
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.