Monday, June 04, 2007

Four updates from Adobe

Four notable announcements from Adobe in the last few days:

1. Adobe Acrobat 3D Version 8. In addition to all the features of Adobe Acrobat 8 Professional, this version lets CAD users in architecture, engineering, manufacturing and product design create PDF files from 3D "object" files. Users with the free Adobe Reader can then view the PDF files and grab, rotate, examine and annotate the objects in the PDF.

2. Adobe Photoshop CS3 Extended Plug-In for Google 3D Warehouse at Adobe Labs. This cool plug-in for Photoshop CS3 Extended lets you search and download thousands of 3D models from the Google 3D Warehouse into Photoshop CS3 Extended. This technology should be on the radar of all designers, even those firmly in the 2D print world. I'll blog more about why this is important in a future post.

3. Bridge CS3 2.1 update. This update adds performance improvements as well as a couple new features. The update can be downloaded and installed via Help > Updates in any CS3 application.

4. Camera RAW 4.1 update for Adobe Photoshop CS3. This update adds support for a slew of new digital cameras, but also adds a few feature improvements.

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