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On April 12, Adobe Systems announced the launch of AdobeCreative Suite 5 (Adobe CS5). Adobe CS5 is a video editing andgraphic design software with Web application capabilities. Thesoftware includes updated versions of familiar Adobe software:

* Photoshop – updated with new digital and picture editingtools, including a realistic paintbrush tool and the ability todelete part of an image, which then fills in automatically.

* Illustrator – updated to allow for integration withDreamweaver while keeping content in a vector format for easymanipulation.

* InDesign – updated to allow for easy object editing andselection as well as to incorporate interactive motion, sound andvideo for engaging print, online and mobile device publishingcommonly used for advertising design.

* Premier Pro – updated to work faster for video editing,including editing for tapeless camera formats.

* Dreamweaver – updated to allow for importing .FLV filesdirectly and for visual website creation and testing on multiplebrowsers and operating systems.

New components also included on the Adobe CS5 package are:

* Flash Catalyst – the new interactive design tool that can beaccomplished without writing code.

* Flash Player 10.1 – which allows for uncompromised Webbrowsing of expressive applications and supports a wide range ofmobile devices, allowing content to reach customers anywhere. Theconvenient usability will make the program relevant to colleges,especially for students enrolled in an advertisingdesign school.

* Adobe Air – develop applications across a multitude ofplatforms.

According to Adobe, the changes from previous Creative Suiteswill enable “interactivity, performance and maximizing the impactof digital content and marketing campaigns … while deliveringsignificant workflow enhancements to designers and developers.”

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