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Roundup: Adobe Releases New Acrobat 8, Acrobat Connect; Updates Camera RAW, Creative Suite; Dumps GoLive

First, Adobe announced that Acrobat 8 would ship in November of this year, and that it would integrate Macromedia Flash and Breeze technology.

Next, rumor mill predictions of GoLive’s demise, rampant since the first announcement of Adobe’s intent to buy Macromedia in early 2005, were finally vindicated. GoLive is out; Dreamweaver is in.

In fact, Adobe will later this year release Creative Suite 2.3, which includes Acrobat Professional 8 and Dreamweaver standing in for GoLive.

Adobe also announced Acrobat Connect, formerly Macromedia Breeze, “the first web conferencing and collaboration solution to offer ‘always-on’ personal meeting rooms.” Using Acrobat Connect and Acrobat Connect Professional, fully collaborative meeting rooms may be erected anywhere and between anyone with a Web browser, the Adobe Flash player, and an Internet connection.

Today Adobe added to the flood of press releases with an announcement of an update to the Camera RAW filter for Photoshop. The new version adds support for five more digital camera models.

Admidst all of the good news, Adobe also received a slap to the face in the form of a British technology expert’s discovery of potentially catastrophic PDF security exploits.

Initial reactions to all of these revelations were varied and broad. Here is the roundup of the first twenty-four hours.

Adobe aims to blow copy cats out of water
iTWire – Australia
Those who thought that Adobe might be in a spot of bother when a plethora of copy cats, including Microsoft and Open Office.org sprang up offering to save files as PDF (portable document format) documents may do well to think again. Adobe attempts to show in its Acrobat 8 product, document creation is more than just saving files in a defacto standard format.

Adobe releases Acrobat 8, updates Creative Suite
Macworld.com via Yahoo! News
Adobe Systems Monday released Acrobat 8, a new version of its popular document authoring and reading software that will run natively on Intel-based Macs, and integrated it with its upgraded Creative Suite 2.3 Premium (which remains PowerPC-native, at least for now).

Adobe Updates Acrobat Software
NewsFactor via Yahoo! News
Adobe is providing some new collaboration tools with the release of its Acrobat 8 upgrade. The PDF pioneer also released Acrobat Connect today, a new product line that enables users to conduct Web conferences through online meeting rooms using Flash Player software.

Fool on Call: Adobe and the Web’s Superpowers
The Motley Fool via Yahoo! News
(Before you dive in for the news everyone is looking for, take a second to check out my colleague Stephen Ellis’ write-up on Adobe’s (Nasdaq: ADBE – News) third-quarter results. And now to the juicy, good stuff …)

Adobe Revs Acrobat, Renames Breeze, Spurns ODF
CBR via Yahoo! UK & Ireland News
Adobe Systems Inc will later today announce version 8 of its Acrobat document publishing and collaboration tool, but has said that it will still not support OpenDocument Format, ODF, natively.

Security hole appears in Adobe Reader
PC Advisor
A security researcher claims it is possible to install malicious code on a user’s computer through standard Adobe Reader features.

Adobe unveils latest Acrobat version, sets November launch
Market Watch
LOS ANGELES (MarketWatch) — Design-software powerhouse Adobe Systems Inc. on Monday unveiled the latest version of its ubiquitous Acrobat application used for sharing and managing digital document, marking an important milestone for the company as it begins a highly anticipated new product cycle.

We’ll Continue To Play Adobe’s Hot Hand All the Way To the Bank
SeekingAlpha via Yahoo! Finance
William Trent submits: Adobe shares traded up about 8% after-hours Thursday night after posting $0.29 in earnings per share when the street was expecting $0.26. The news was so good for our portfolio that we will spend only the briefest moment to poke a hole in [… ]

Adobe releases Acrobat 8
TechWorld
Tie-in with Creative Suite and new Web conferencing software. Adobe has released version 8.0 of its ubiquitous Acrobat software, integrating it with an upgraded Creative Suite 2.3 Premium, and adding a new Web-based conferencing service called Acrobat Connect.

Adobe Unveils CS 2.3, Teases About CS3
WebProNews
Adobe announced that Acrobat 8 Professional software will be integrated into Adobe Creative Suite 2.3 Premium to support Adobe PDF workflows. In a separate indication, Adobe CS3, code-named “Red Pill,” is due out in Spring 2007. Adobe Creative Suite 2.3 Premium also bundles Dreamweaver 8. The company says Future versions of Adobe Creative Suite will integrate Dreamweaver as a replacement for

PDF Backdoors Discovered, Published; Acrobat, Reader Users At Risk for Malicious Payloads
Quark VS InDesign.com
British security researcher has discovered, proven, and published ways to use legitimate features of PDF files to deliver malicious code payloads and even search and retrieve data from any connected data source on a target computer.

—/SIG=12igjd0j0/EXP=1158779488/*-http%3A//www.macnn.com/articles/06/09/19/adobe.dng.is.universal/">Adobe updates Camera Raw 3.5, DNG
MacNN
Adobe today announced an update to the Camera Raw plug-in for Adobe Photoshop CS2, extending raw file support to five additional camera models as well as offered an Intel-native version of its DNG Converter. The Camera Raw 3.5 plug-in builds on the r…

—/SIG=12jsitdqk/EXP=1158779488/*-http%3A//feeds.macworld.com/~r/macworld/all/~3/24038548/index.php">News: Adobe offers Camera Raw update, Universal DNG Converter
MacCentral Online
Adobe has updated its Camera Raw plug-in with support for new cameras, and has also updated its DNG Converter utility as a Universal binary.

—/SIG=13hj6ukks/EXP=1158779488/*-http%3A//news.yahoo.com/s/usatoday/20060918/tc_usatoday/adobeacrobatreaderupgradesaddsnewtricks">Adobe Acrobat Reader upgrades, adds new tricks
USATODAY.com via Yahoo! News
Adobe is transforming its popular Acrobat Reader software into a multimedia tool. The Reader sits on more than 500 million PCs and has become the industry standard for viewing digital documents. Acrobat 8, the software that companies and small businesses use to create popular PDF digital documents, will be announced Monday.

—/SIG=12jq5burc/EXP=1158779488/*-http%3A//news.yahoo.com/s/fool/20060918/bs_fool_fool/115859677007">Fool on Call: Adobe and the Web’s Superpowers
The Motley Fool
(Before you dive in for the news everyone is looking for, take a second to check out my colleague Stephen Ellis’ write-up on Adobe’s (Nasdaq: ADBE – News) third-quarter results. And now to the juicy, good stuff …)

New fast loading Adobe Acrobat adds web conferencing
iTWire – Australia
The influence of its US$3.4 billion Macromedia acquisition nine months ago shining through, graphics software company Adobe has given its ubiquitous Acrobat…

Adobe readies release of flagship Acrobat product
Reuters via Yahoo! News
Adobe Systems Inc. in November will introduce the latest version of its flagship Acrobat file-sharing product, marking the design software maker’s first major product release since its Macromedia acquisition.

Adobe: Microsoft’s Vista, PDF not a Threat
SeekingAlpha via Yahoo! Finance
Miriam Metzinger submits: On Adobe’s Fiscal 3Q conference call, executives discuss the impact of Microsoft’s Vista and PDF. Joseph [Bory ] – Deutsche Bank The first question we have here is just trying to understand… how the Microsoft Vista launch is going to affect yourself.

The Street’s Enchanted with Adobe’s Outlook
SeekingAlpha via Yahoo! Finance
Eric Savitz submits: Wow, thats some hefty stack sitting on my desk — the stack of Friday mornings Adobe Systems research reports. And they are practically glowing. The Street is simply enchanted with the graphics software company this morning.

Adobe: Acrobat Strength is Across the Board
SeekingAlpha via Yahoo! Finance
Miriam Metzinger submits: On Adobe’s Fiscal 3Q conference call, executives discuss the effects of Acrobat 8’s launch on Creative Suite products. Jay Vleeschhouwer – Merrill Lynch …

Adobe software creates new links to conferencing
San Jose Mercury News
Adobe Systems is launching an updated version of its popular Adobe Acrobat PDF software today that includes a new Web conferencing function.

Adobe Updates, Rebrands Collaboration Software
ChannelWeb
Adobe Systems will rebrand the updated version of Macromedia Breeze under its Acrobat moniker and will ship it—along with a new Acrobat—in November.

Adobe releases Acrobat 8, updates Creative Suite
InfoWorld
( InfoWorld ) – Adobe Systems on Monday released Acrobat 8, a new version of its popular document authoring and reading software, and integrated it with its upgraded Creative Suite 2.3 Premium. Acrobat 8 now offers Acrobat Connect, which allows online users to discuss and edit documents or other material in a real-time conference. The service is available for a monthly fee. Also available

Adobe Expands Acrobat For Collaboration
InternetNews.com
Updated Acrobat and new Adobe Connect emphasize collaboration and multiple audiences.

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1 Response

  1. Rob says:

    When is any on­line source go­ing to get this right? GoLive is not be­ing re­moved from Creative Suite 2.3. It will be re­moved at a lat­er date. Adobe is toss­ing a copy of Dreamweaver in­to the ex­ist­ing CS Premium pack­age. GoLive is still part of the Creative Suite for now. Adobe has al­so specif­i­cal­ly stat­ed that GoLive will be de­vel­oped as a seper­ate pro­gram.

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