More speed and control in everyday design tasks
Catch production errors on-the-fly with Live Preflight and manage placed files more efficiently with the newly customizable Links panel in Adobe® InDesign® CS4. Zoom in on images more smoothly and rapidly than ever, and rotate your canvas to any angle in Adobe Photoshop® CS4 Extended. Combine multiple artboards in a single document in Adobe Illustrator® CS4. And do more with dozens of other enhancements that help you deliver the design work you do today, faster.
New dimensions in image editing
Use the indispensable tools in Photoshop Extended as a starting point in any medium: Apply the revolutionary new Content-Aware Scaling to automatically recompose an image as you resize it, smartly preserving vital areas of the image as it adapts to new dimensions. Paint, composite, and animate 3D models using familiar tools. Enhance video footage, even syncing visual effects to an audio track.
Rich interactive documents
Export a dynamic presentation or interactive brochure as a SWF file with interactive buttons, hyperlinks, and unique page transitions, such as curl, wipe, dissolve, and fade. Or, combine the page layout strength of InDesign and the authoring power of Adobe Flash® CS4 Professional to customize rich interactive documents. For example, export an InDesign layout as an XLF file and open it with full visual fidelity in Flash. Then add sophisticated interactivity, animation, and navigation in Flash to produce engaging online experiences.
New animation controls for richer online experiences
Simplify the creation and updating of animations in Flash CS4 Professional without losing creative flexibility. Apply tweens directly to objects instead of to keyframes with greater control over individual animation attributes. Use the new 3D translation and rotation tools to animate 2D objects on x, y, and z axes in 3D space. Create more natural animated interactions between linked objects or distort a single shape using the new Bones tool.
Easier interactions with complex web pages
Exceptional productivity in video post-production
Move content among Adobe After Effects® CS4, Adobe Premiere® Pro CS4, Soundbooth® CS4, and Encore® CS4 with unparalleled efficiency, so you have more time to craft your vision. Expanded Adobe Dynamic Link enables you to link content between components so you can see updates instantly without rendering.
Direct-to-disk recording and tapeless workflows
Shoot footage directly to disk from non-file-based cameras with redesigned Adobe OnLocation™ CS4, which now runs natively on Windows® and Intel® based Mac OS systems. Import and natively edit the latest tapeless formats — including AVCHD, P2, and XDCAM EX — without transcoding or rewrapping in Adobe Premiere Pro CS4.
Project intelligence with XMP metadata
Capture valuable XMP metadata from your camera, and accumulate key information throughout the production process for intelligent media management. For example, use new Speech Search technology in Adobe Premiere Pro and Soundbooth to turn spoken dialog into metadata, making it easy to find particular clips and making video assets searchable online.
Amplify your impact in your video, film, and online interactive projects with Soundbooth CS4. Multitrack recording capabilities, a visual approach to professional audio editing, and tight integration with Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects, Flash, and Encore make Soundbooth a valuable addition to your creative work.
Communicate effectively with clients, colleagues, and others using Adobe PDF files. Add video and audio created in Flash to PDF files for smooth playback in Adobe Acrobat® 9 Pro and Adobe Reader® 9 software. Quickly export interactive web prototypes from Adobe Fireworks® CS4 to PDF for client review. Embed video into PDF files for clients to add timecode-specific comments, and then view those comments mapped to an Adobe Premiere Pro timeline. Package documents in dynamic PDF Portfolios with customizable interactive navigation.