Web Standards match 80% of Flash

Adobe Systems, retooling as fast as it can for a future of Web publishing and Web apps, sees the technology as mostly caught up to the Flash technology that Adobe previously preferred. I think it's close to 80 percent, Arno Gourdol, Adobe's senior director of Web platform and authoring, said in an interview during the Google I/O show here. Gourdol, who leads Adobe work to embrace Web standards, has a lot on the line as the company tries to make a difficult transition away from the widely used but fading Flash.

Creative Cloud gets Lightroom

Adobe today announced Photoshop Lightroom 4 software is now available as part of Adobe Creative Cloud membership. Lightroom is the essential digital photography workflow solution helping amateur and professional photographers quickly import, manage, enhance and showcase images. A new membership-based offering centered around the company’s design, Web, video and digital imaging tools, Adobe Creative Cloud is a hub for making, sharing and delivering creative work.

Adobe Flash Update

When Adobe shipped an update of its Flash Player earlier this month, reports began to emerge by Firefox users that something was not right. Some users reported issues on popular mostly Flash-driven websites such as YouTube, while others experienced crashes and freezes in the browser. Both Mozilla and Adobe offered troubleshooting tips for Firefox users who were affected by those issues.

Adobe Unveils Captivate 6

Adobe announced Captivate 6, a significant upgrade to its industry-leading eLearning authoring software for rapidly creating a wide range of interactive eLearning and HTML5-based mobile Learning content. Designed with today’s mobile learners in mind, Captivate 6 enables eLearning developers, corporate trainers, educators and other business users to help deliver dynamic, SCORM- and AICC-compliant course content that is accessible anytime, anywhere.

Adobe Announces Adobe Connect 9

Adobe announced Adobe Connect 9, the latest version of the company’s Web conferencing software for enterprises and government agencies worldwide. Adobe Connect 9 delivers an all-in-one solution for producing webinars, as well as innovations in mobile-to-mobile collaboration and mobile learning.

Adobe Lightroom Update Now Available

Adobe has released version 4.1 of its Lightroom photo management software, which includes eagerly anticipated support for some recent popular camera models like the Canon 5D Mark III, Nikon D800, Olympus OM-D E-M5, and Fujifilm X-Pro1. To tide customers over, the company has been offering a release candidate preview for several weeks, but users should now be prompted to download the final build the next time they open the app.

Adobe Announces Digital Publishing Suite

At Adobe’s annual Digital Publishing Summit, the company announced a series of groundbreaking new features for its Digital Publishing Suite (DPS) that will allow media companies and corporate publishers to deliver unparalleled reach and monetize their unique content in new ways. Among the new features are Content Viewer for iPhone, social sharing, expanded font licensing and enhanced integration with Adobe Creative Suite 6, a milestone release, creating an unbeatable combination for media and corporate organizations.

Adobe Delivers Web Experience Management in the Cloud

Today, Adobe announced the CQ Cloud Manager, a Software-as-a-Service application that provides enterprises the ability to easily and quickly launch marketing initiatives in the cloud. With CQ Cloud Manager, part of the Adobe Digital Marketing Suite, digital marketers have access to an integrated set of cloud-hosted Web Experience Management (WEM) services to create, manage, measure and optimize personalized experiences on websites, mobile devices and social media.

Adobe Creative Cloud Now Available

Adobe announced the its Creative Cloud is already available, a radical new way of providing tools and services for creatives. A subscription-based offering, Creative Cloud is a hub for making, sharing and delivering creative work and it is centered around a powerful release of Creative Suite 6 software, packed with innovation across its industry-defining design, Web, video and digital imaging tools.

Adobe CS6 on Sale Today, Creative Cloud Coming May 11th

Adobe announced that the latest version of its professional design suite, Adobe CS6, is available for purchase today, May 7th. The company is also giving a date for the launch of its Creative Cloud distribution platform — May 11th. The option gives subscribers access to all of Adobe’s professional tools for a $49.99 monthly fee.

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