Adobe Creative Suite CS5 will include a new feature called CS Review.
“CS5 Countdown is on…” posted today by Kevin Lynch on the official Adobe blog.
The blog covers the CS Review new feature, Omniture, AIR 2, Flash Player 10.1, and Apple iPhone and iPad compatibility. It also contains the first mention I’ve seen anywhere on the Creative Suite CS5 configuration, stating “CS5 consists of 15 industry-leading applications”.
CS Review will allow CS 5 users to work online with clients and creators in new ways with cloud technologies, in an in-tool panel.
From the blog, “Using Creative Suite is typically in the context of a team and in cooperation with clients. We’ve added the ability to do this collaboration from directly within CS5 tools using a new service and in-tool panel called CS Review. For example, you can send out a comp to the client and they can use their web browser to see your work as you post updates directly from Photoshop. At the same time, you can see comments from your client directly in the CS5 authoring tools along with linked highlights in the content itself. This will dramatically speed up production cycles.”
He goes on to mention “cloud-based services for CS5 users such as Omniture”, “Multiscreen” authoring with AIR 2 and Flash Player 10.1.
“Creative Suite 5 also enables authoring for the upcoming release of Flash Player 10.1 and AIR 2, which are optimized for high performance on mobile screens. We’ve made it easier to target multiple devices and form factors with accelerometer simulation in Device Central on the desktop, GPS emulation, and more.”
Kevin Lynch then goes on to address issues related to Apple’s positioning:
“First of all, the ability to package an application for the iPhone or iPad is one feature in one product in Creative Suite. CS5 consists of 15 industry-leading applications, which contain hundreds of new capabilities and a ton of innovation. We intend to still deliver this capability in CS5 and it is up to Apple whether they choose to allow or disallow applications as their rules shift over time.”
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