Posts Tagged ‘Adobe’

Even though its Flash technology is used as a punching bag by web-standards fans, Adobe has been building tools that embrace HTML5. The company recently released its own HTML5 video player, and Adobe Illustrator and Dreamweaver CS5 now contain a number of new HTML5 export tools.

Now it seems Flash might be joining the party. At Adobe’s MAX conference this week, Adobe engineer Rik Cabanier showed of a demo of tool that converts Flash animations to HTML5. (Well, technically it looks like a combination of HTML5, CSS and images.)

The video link, while not the best quality, shows the tool in action: YouTube Video

Adobe Flash has taken a beating the last couple of years. First Apple attacked Flash for poor performance, then open tools like HTML5, CSS 3 and JavaScript began stealing much of its thunder, offering video, audio and animation — traditional Flash strongholds — without the need for the free plug-in. [read]

A session titled “Flash Player 3D Future” will outline a future version of Flash that will be capable of playing 3D content, according to a program listing for the Adobe Max 2010 trade show, which will be held in Los Angeles October 23-27.

The session will take “a deep dive into the next-generation 3D API coming in a future version of Flash Player,” according to the listing. The Flash Player is available as a browser plug-in that allows users to play games or view multimedia content. Google’s YouTube uses both Flash and HTML5 for video distribution on its Website, but has recently come out in favor of Flash. [read]

A new, critical bug in Adobe’s Flash Player is giving some attackers a back door into victims computers, Adobe warned late Friday.

The bug affects Adobe Flash Player version 10.0.45.2 and earlier on all operating systems, including Windows, Macintosh and Linux. It is also found in the latest versions of the widely used Reader and Acrobat software, Adobe said. “There are reports that this vulnerability is being actively exploited in the wild against both Adobe Flash Player, and Adobe Reader and Acrobat,” Adobe said in its security advisory. [read MacWorld]

flash_ipad_no_worky Adobe announced details of its Creative Suite of applications Monday amid a stormy debate over its relevancy and the vitality of Flash, one of its most important products. But even though the air around it has grown chilly and the skies above have darkened with menace, Adobe went ahead and held its big parade anyway. [read]

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Responding to a change in the licensing terms for developers building applications for version 4.0 of the iPhone, a technology evangelist for Adobe Systems has told Apple to go perform an anatomically impossible act.

“Go screw yourself Apple,” wrote Lee Brimelow, an Adobe platform evangelist, on his personal Web site, The Flash Blog.

The post is the latest volley in an escalating war between Apple and Adobe. This week, Apple changed the licensing language for its iPhone SDK (software development kit) in such a way that developers may not submit programs to Apple that use cross-platform compilers (or compilers that would allow them to write a program once and have it run on either the iPhone, Android or any other platform with no changes).

As it happens, Adobe plans to introduce just such a cross-platform compiler with version 5 of its Creative Suite content creation package, due out on Monday.

Observers have pointed out that Apple’s decision will affect not just Adobe, but any other makers of cross-platform compilers. But the move comes after Apple has banned Adobe’s Flash Player from its iPhones and iPads, with Steve Jobs instructing Web developers to use HTML5 instead. [read]

Cool, now I’ll be two version behind. — Adobe will release the next major version of its Creative Suite collection of applications for print, Web, and video creative pros on April 12. The company announced plans to take the wraps of Adobe Creative Suite 5 on Tuesday in order to give its customers a chance to register for the online launch event.

That event will be held at 8 a.m. Pacific Time on April 12 via Adobe TV. You can register with Adobe to watch the live event, where the company says it will unveil top new features for the applications that make up CS5, including Photoshop and its new CS Live online services. The company released no further details about the applications. [read: MacWorld]