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Adobe announces CS4

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Adobe has officially announced the latest version of the Creative Suite, CS4, scheduled to ship next month.

Lots of changes are expected with some of the most significant being:

Photoshop CS4:

  • GPU-based drawing of documents onscreen/GPU acceleration
  • 64-big for Windows (not for Mac)
  • Expanded 3D paint, lighting and rendering tools

Illustrator CS4:

  • Multipage documents with different sizes
  • Indesign-style separations preview
  • Many updated tools like gradient and blob brush

Indesign CS4:

  • Live preflighting
  • Easy Flash document creation
  • Smart guides and spacing tools

Flash CS4:

  • Powerful animation presets
  • H.264 encoding
  • Expanded 3D transformation and object support with inverse kinematics and bones

Dreamweaver CS4:

  • Better interactive Live View mode
  • Code hinting for Ajax and JavaScript
  • Photoshop Smart Object support

After Effects CS4:

  • Better 3D compositing and 3D model support
  • Better mobile device authoring
  • XMP metadata support for asset management

Premiere CS4:

  • Speech search for finding dialog within footage
  • AVCHD, P2, XDCAM EX, and XDCAM HD camera support
  • Better batch encoding via Adobe Media Encoder application

Encore CS4:

  • More sophisticated Blu-ray authoring support
  • DLT exporting for masters
  • Firewire video out and DTS support

Fireworks CS4:

  • Adobe AIR authoring for output to a variety of formats
  • PDF and CSS export
  • Better asset management and libraries

For more info check out the official site here.

[Via Ars Technica]

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