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Adobe Creative Suite 5 Web Premium What’s New
Adobe® Creative Suite® 5 Web Premium
Redefine the extraordinary in web design and development
Adobe Creative Suite 5 Web Premium software is the comprehensive solution for
producing standards-based websites, immersive digital experiences, and rich Internet
applications. Use a complete Flash® family of tools including Adobe Flash Catalyst™ CS5,
Flash Professional CS5, and Flash Builder™ 4 Standard, and design and develop content for
delivery virtually anywhere.
Adobe Creative Suite 5
Web Premium combines:
•Adobe Dreamweaver® CS5 •Adobe Flash Catalyst CS5
•Adobe Flash Professional CS5
•Adobe Flash Builder 4
•Adobe Photoshop® CS5 Extended
•Adobe Illustrator® CS5 •Adobe Acrobat® 9 Pro •Adobe Fireworks® CS5 •Adobe Contribute® CS5
Additional components:
•Adobe Bridge CS5 •Adobe Device Central CS5
Integrates with new Adobe CS Live
online services.*
Creative Suite 5 Web Premium enables web designers, web application developers, and interactive
designers to deliver consistent, engaging experiences for the Adobe Flash Platform. With design tools
like Adobe Photoshop Extended, Illustrator, Fireworks, and Flash Catalyst, and development tools like
Adobe Dreamweaver, Flash Professional, and Flash Builder, CS5 Web Premium offers new features to
keep up with evolving web trends, and streamlines critical processes with online services.
CS5 Web Premium is more than a collection of individual tools—it’s a cohesive solution that offers
enhanced productivity and workflow benefits. Powerful integration enables you to easily move content
from design, to development, and through delivery, all while preserving design fidelity and creative
intent. Cross-platform support gives you the freedom to design with your chosen operating system—
Mac, Microsoft® Windows® 7, Windows XP, or Windows Vista®—and then deliver across platforms with
more reliable, consistent, high-performance results.
With Adobe Creative Suite 5 Web Premium, you can:
Deliver with the reach and consistency of the Flash Platform. Use a comprehensive toolkit that
includes Flash Catalyst CS5 to design interactive content without writing code, Flash Professional CS5 to
create rich free-form expressive content, and Flash Builder 4 Standard to develop rich Internet
applications. Implement Omniture® SiteCatalyst® and Test&Target™ directly within your workflows to
easily target, optimize, and track your online content. Distribute content across personal computers and
mobile devices—to the browser with Adobe Flash Player, to the desktop with Adobe AIR®, or for a range
of mobile phones and consumer devices, including the iPhone.
Keep up with evolving web trends. Build standards-based websites with Dreamweaver CS5, the
industry-leading web authoring tool, and develop with PHP-based CMS frameworks and applications like
WordPress, Joomla!, or Drupal. Design more productively with more powerful CSS inspection tools and
with the Live View navigation and Dynamically Related Files features. Also use Dreamweaver to integrate
with Adobe Business Catalyst® to build highly functional dynamic websites without back-end
programming or complicated configuration.
Streamline critical processes through integration with online services. Get fast and accurate browser
compatibility testing, and accelerate tasks such as collaborative content creation, reviews of
presentations, and project pitches, through integration with new CS Live online services*. Save time and
money by using Adobe BrowserLab, a CS Live online service, on its own or together with Dreamweaver
CS5 to preview accurate screenshots of your web pages as they would appear across popular browsers
and operating systems with multiple view options, and use diagnostics tools to easily identify differences
and potential problems.
*CS Live online services are complimentary for a limited time. See last page for details and limitations related to all Adobe online services.
Top benefits
•Support for PHP-based content
managements systems in
Dreamweaver (Page 5)
•Design and distribution of content
for delivery virtually anywhere
(Page 2)
•Adobe CS Live online services*,
featuring BrowserLab (Page 6)
•Easy 3D extrusions with Adobe
Repoussé in Photoshop Extended
(Page 7)
•Crisp graphics for web and mobile
devices in Illustrator (Page 8)
•Approachable interaction design
with Flash Catalyst (Page 7)
•New text-engine support in Flash
Professional (Page 3)
•Code Snippets panel in Flash
Professional (Page 3)
•Flash Builder and Flash Professional
integration (Page 8)
•Flash Builder and Flash Catalyst
integration (Page 9)
•XML-based FLA source files in Flash
Professional (Page 4)
•Enhanced ActionScript® editor in
Flash Professional (Page 4)
•Integration with Adobe Omniture
solutions (Page 4)
•Integration with Adobe Business
Catalyst (Page 6)
Who uses Web Premium?
Creative Suite 5 Web Premium is a comprehensive set of tools that help a wide range of
professionals create and deliver content to personal computers, mobile devices, and screens of
virtually any size and resolution:
Web designers use CS5 Web Premium to design standards-based websites and create expressive
interactive content with design fidelity. They benefit from integration with BrowserLab, a new CS
Live online service*, to get fast and accurate browser compatibility testing. With integrated content
management systems (CMS) support and CSS inspection tools in Dreamweaver and crisp graphics
in Illustrator and Fireworks, they design, redesign, and maintain websites.
Web application developers use CS5 Web Premium to help save time and reduce the number of
required steps when incorporating data, integrating with other systems, and ultimately in
deployment. They benefit from integration with BrowserLab, a new CS Live online service*, to get
fast and accurate browser compatibility testing. With PHP custom class code hinting and Flash
Builder integration between Flash Professional and Flash Catalyst, they provide data connectivity
for websites and build cross-platform rich Internet applications for delivery virtually anywhere.
Interactive designers use CS5 Web Premium to create interactive content with expressive motion.
With new motion attributes to control spring with the Bones tool in Flash Professional and
powerful 3D extrusions with Adobe Repoussé in Photoshop Extended, they create free-form and
immersive interactive web content and experiences.
Comprehensive toolkit for the Flash Platform
Creative Suite 5 Web Premium offers a complete set of Flash authoring tools that includes Flash
Professional CS5 to create rich free-form expressive content, Flash Builder 4 Standard to develop
rich Internet applications, and Flash Catalyst CS5 to transform static artwork into fully interactive
content without writing code. CS5 Web Premium also includes Adobe Media Encoder for
converting video to FLV or F4V, as well as other utilities like Adobe Device Central and the
Packager for iPhone preview for publishing to a range a mobile phones and consumer devices.
Design and distribution of content for delivery virtually anywhere
Deliver consistently across screens of virtually any size. The Distribution service available separately
through Adobe Flash Platform Services* offers free and paid methods for distributing applications to
social networks, mobile devices, and desktops. It also enables developers and businesses to track
the distribution of and user engagement with their applications, and enables monetization of
applications through ad hosting.
Adobe Device
Central CS5
Simplify the
production of
content for mobile
phones and consumer electronics
devices. Save time by automating
testing and simulating the network
performance of mobile content
across a dynamically updated library
of device profiles. Now with support
for HTML and the latest versions of
Flash Player, Adobe Device Central
helps developers deliver engaging
experiences to millions of mobile
subscribers and consumers across
many unique devices.
• Deliver to mobile and consumer devices. Deliver content that plays back on millions of devices
worldwide. The Packager for iPhone preview tool, included with Flash Professional CS5, compiles
ActionScript bytecode into a native iPhone application. iPhone applications are then distributed
as iPhone application installer (IPA) files via the iTunes® store.
• Deliver to desktop computers. Take advantage of the ubiquity of Flash Player for web-based
experiences, and Adobe AIR for immersive desktop application experiences. Content displays
with a consistent look and feel across operating systems and browsers.
Use the Packager for iPhone preview in Flash Professional CS5 to publish
native applications for the iPhone.
Singular experience, multiple devices
The Open Screen Project is an
industry-wide initiative, led by Adobe
and backed by other industry leaders
who all share one clear vision: enable
consumers to engage with rich, virtually
seamless Internet experiences across
practically any device.
*CS Live online services are complimentary for a limited time. See last page for details and limitations related to all Adobe online services.
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Arabic
Bengali
Bulgarian
Catalan
Chinese (simplified)
Chinese (traditional)
Croatian
Czech
Danish
English
Estonian
Finnish
French
German
Greek
Gujarati
Hebrew
Hindi
Hungarian
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Latvian
Lithuanian
Marathi
Norwegian
Persian
Polish
Portuguese
Punjabi
Romanian
Russian
Slovak
Slovenian
Spanish
Swedish
Tamil
Telugu
Thai
Turkish
Ukrainian
Urdu
Vietnamese
New text-engine support in Flash Professional
Designers have come to expect rich typographic control in applications such as Adobe InDesign®
and Illustrator. However, it’s been extremely difficult or even impossible to set professional-level
typography on the web—until now.
Flash Professional CS5 adds support for the new Text Layout Framework, enabling you to use printquality typographic functionality including kerning, ligatures, tracking, leading, threaded text
blocks, and multiple columns. The new text engine in Flash Professional CS5 maintains layout and
text formatting with greater fidelity when importing content from Adobe InDesign software and
other Adobe products.
The Text Layout Framework also brings advanced multilingual typographic and layout features to
Flash Professional CS5. This support includes the ability to display and edit not only right-to-left
scripts, but also top-to-bottom scripts, and those that often use a mixture of left-to-right and
right-to-left scripts, such as Arabic and Hebrew. Additional features for East Asian typography,
including an East Asian justifier, vertical text support, and Tate-Chu-Yoko, or blocks of horizontal
text embedded into vertical runs of text, are also supported.
Use the new text engine in
Flash Professional CS5 to set
professional-quality text in
your layouts.
Code Snippets panel in Flash Professional
Flash Professional CS5 provides a new way to quickly include code for things like timeline
navigation, actions, animation, audio and video, and event handlers with the Code Snippets panel.
By injecting prebuilt code into projects, you can work faster, freeing up more time for creativity.
For example, sample code snippets allow you to create interactive buttons without extensive code
experience. Code snippets also contain helpful comments and clear instructions and can greatly
reduce the ActionScript 3.0 learning curve by helping new users learn how ActionScript works. In
addition, because the panel is extensible, you can create and share snippets with others, helping to
reduce overall development time.
The Text Layout Framework offers
support for more than 30 languages.
When you apply a snippet, clear instructions help you customize the code to your specific needs.
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XML-based FLA source files in Flash Professional
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Flash Professional CS5 uses an XML-based implementation of the FLA file format called XFL,
offering improved cross-product integration and workflow productivity. This compact and efficient
file format both accurately maintains data in a Flash document and makes the individual elements
easier to manage and use.
For example, an image that is currently used in a Flash project could be checked out of a source
control system, updated, and checked back in. The next time you open the FLA project file, you
would instantly see the updated image without having to manually import it into the project.
In their uncompressed format,
FLA files enable multiple users to
work on the same projects.
With better support for multiuser environments and cross-product compatibility, the XML-based
format in Flash Professional offers the following benefits:
• The uncompressed format allows several users on a team to work on the same project
simultaneously—no more having to split the project into multiple FLA files.
• Integration with source control systems is now possible because each team member can work on
separate assets in the XFL package, eliminating the need to resolve differences.
• Mobile developers can work on the same files as other developers. (In the past, mobile content
could not load other SWF files.)
Using XML-based FLA source files, Flash Professional CS5 provides a richer environment in which
to exchange data with other Web Premium components including Illustrator and Flash Catalyst, as
well as other Creative Suite software such as Adobe InDesign, After Effects®, and Encore®.
The change of the file format structure from FLA to XFL is transparent, allowing you to work with
project files in the same way, only with more control.
Enhanced ActionScript editor in Flash Professional
Develop code faster with an improved ActionScript editor, including custom class code hinting and
code completion. If you’re a novice developer, you can start projects and let code hinting assist you
as you learn the fundamentals of the ActionScript language. Flash Professional CS5 can also
automatically write import statements, so if you’re a more experienced or advanced developer,
you’ll appreciate being able to quickly reference your own code or external code libraries.
Integration with Adobe Omniture solutions
For web professionals and marketers who need to implement web analytics, Adobe Creative Suite
5 features extensions that integrate with the robust optimization and analytics capabilities of
Omniture SiteCatalyst and Test&Target (available separately).
Omniture SiteCatalyst provides marketers with actionable, real-time intelligence about online
strategies and marketing initiatives. Omniture Test&Target gives marketers the necessary
capabilities to continually make their online content and offers more relevant to their customers—
yielding greater conversion. Both SiteCatalyst and Test&Target are part of the Omniture Online
Marketing Suite of applications for online business optimizations.
The SiteCatalyst extension, available for Flash Professional CS5, enables you to create, import, or
export services, and to apply and edit trackers without code.
The Test&Target extension, available for Flash Professional CS5 and Dreamweaver CS5, enables
you to perform a variety of tasks including creating and importing campaigns, managing
experiences and offers, and tracking success metrics.
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Industry-leading web authoring
Creative Suite 5 Web Premium helps you build standards-based websites with Dreamweaver CS5,
the industry-leading web authoring tool. Get fast and accurate browser compatibility testing with
BrowserLab, part of the new CS Live online services*, and use Dreamweaver to integrate with
Business Catalyst to build highly functional dynamic websites without back-end programming or
complicated configuration.
More timesaving features in
Dreamweaver CS5
See Adobe Dreamweaver CS5
What’s New to learn more about
these and other new productivity
features:
• Use powerful CSS inspection tools
to easily control CSS code.
• Integrate more easily with
Subversion.
• Define sites more easily and use
easy-to-understand CSS starter
templates.
Support for PHP-based content management systems in Dreamweaver
With authoring and testing support for third-party PHP-based content management systems (CMS)
like WordPress, Joomla!, and Drupal, Dreamweaver CS5 delivers a professional development
environment powerful enough to manage the most robust sites. Dynamically Related Files
provides direct access to the assets necessary for these complex systems, including dynamically
generated pages and content. New Live View Navigation allows you to explore the various states of
your dynamic applications and pages—even those already deployed on a live server.
Dynamically Related Files
One of the biggest challenges in developing sites with a web-based content management system
such as Wordpress, Joomla!, or Drupal is understanding how a page will look when it’s finally
assembled. This is primarily due to the fact that each page is generated dynamically by the CMS
from any number of individual “pieces,” known as includes, and is dependent on server-side logic
to be viewed in a browser. Even the simplest pages in many of the popular CMS frameworks and
themes have numerous dynamically related files, making it difficult to find the files you need.
Dynamically Related Files helps you build and update pages faster and simplifies management
tasks for complex sites. With a single click, Dreamweaver discovers all of the external files and
scripts necessary to assemble the page and displays their filenames in the Related Files toolbar.
With Live View enabled, Dreamweaver renders the page as it will appear in standards-compliant
browsers, complete with dynamic, database-driven content and server- and client-side logic.
With a single click, Dreamweaver CS5 discovers all the necessary related files.
Live View navigation
Expanding on the Live View feature introduced in Dreamweaver CS4,
Live View navigation allows you to quickly and accurately check your
code and your CMS design themes. You can view each page as it
would be rendered in standards-compliant browser—with all links
active—allowing you to interact with server-side applications and to
preview dynamic data.
With Follow Link commands enabled,
Live View works like a browser,
allowing you to click on links and view
states of your web applications.
Live Code highlights changes as they happen, allowing you to quickly locate the dynamically
loaded data or code changes triggered by JavaScript. At any stage of development, Live View
Navigation also allows you to enter a URL to inspect pages served from a live web server and easily
edit pages you have browsed to if they exist in one of your locally defined sites.
*CS Live online services are complimentary for a limited time. See last page for details and limitations related to all Adobe online services.
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Adobe CS Live online services, featuring BrowserLab
Dreamweaver CS5 integrates with Adobe BrowserLab, one of the new CS Live online services*,
which provides a fast and accurate solution for cross-browser compatibility testing. Whether you
are new to web design or a seasoned professional, you can use BrowserLab to preview web pages
and local content with multiple viewing and comparison tools, and create custom sets of browsers
to meet your project’s requirements.
While working within Dreamweaver CS5, you can interact with your page in Live view, including the
ability to freeze JavaScript-triggered interactions, and then send this “snapshot” of the page directly
to BrowserLab for an accurate preview in the specific browsers and operating systems you’ve
chosen. For traditional designers struggling to understand how the various browsers and browser
versions render their content, Onionskin view in BrowserLab allows you to overlay the same page
in two different browsers or browser versions to easily spot the differences.
Adobe BrowserLab allows you to view your web pages and applications in multiple browsers without having
the specific operating system or browser installed on your local computer.
Integration with Adobe Business Catalyst
In today’s competitive environment, clients are demanding more from their websites—they want
true business results. With the Adobe Business Catalyst extension for Dreamweaver (available
separately and in English only) and the Business Catalyst online service* (available separately) you
can deliver powerful business websites without programming and at a fraction of the traditional
time and cost—all from within your familiar Dreamweaver workspace.
Business Catalyst is an online service that can replace the need for 5+ tools with one central
platform for web designers that works hand in hand with Dreamweaver through the Business
Catalyst extension for Dreamweaver. Using Adobe’s unified platform and without back-end coding,
you can build everything from amazing websites to powerful online stores, from beautiful
brochure-ware sites to lead generation mini-sites.
Integration makes it simple to maintain your Business Catalyst sites directly within Dreamweaver CS5.
*CS Live online services are complimentary for a limited time. See last page for details and limitations related to all Adobe online services.
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Two types of design
Interactive Design is focused on
engaging the user over a sustained
period of time through an immersive experience. It often includes
rich media and motion and takes
the form of advertising, learning
materials, games, virtual worlds, or
interactive video.
Interaction Design is a discipline
focused on specifying behaviors that
deliver intuitive, easy-to-learn user
experiences with high usability to
accomplish tasks quickly. It is often
applied in the interface of applications or interactive content such as
product guides and portfolios.
Creative expression and design
Creative Suite 5 Web Premium opens powerful gateways that allow you to express your creativity.
Transform static Photoshop, Illustrator, and Fireworks designs into fully interactive projects with Flash
Catalyst. Use industry-leading design applications like Photoshop Extended to add visually, appealing
3D artwork, and Illustrator to add crisp, sharp graphics, to your websites and applications.
Approachable interaction design with Flash Catalyst
New from Adobe, Flash Catalyst is built with the designer in mind, combining an intuitive user
interface and toolset that will feel familiar—similar to Photoshop, Illustrator, and Fireworks—with
the expressiveness, consistency, and reach of Adobe Flash technology. The result: a feature-rich
interaction design tool you can successfully use to publish SWF files without writing code.
Designing and building interactive applications doesn’t have to be hard, and with Flash Catalyst, it
isn’t. That’s because Flash Catalyst uses a simple and intuitive menu-driven interface with easy-tounderstand language. As you’d expect from a professional Adobe design tool, you always have
complete control over the appearance of your artwork, and you publish your interactive content as
a SWF file that displays with Adobe Flash Player 10.
Flash Catalyst is developer-friendly, and writes the code for you in the background while you focus
on the task at hand—creating expressive, interactive content. Using the open-source Adobe Flex®
framework as its underlying structure, Flash Catalyst helps ensure that when you have to hand
more complex projects off to a developer, everything is already in place, ready to go.
More timesaving features in
Photoshop CS5 Extended
See Adobe Photoshop CS5 Extended
What’s New to learn more about
these and other new productivity
features:
• Remove any image detail or object
and fill in the space left behind
matching lighting, tone, and noise
so it looks as if the removed content
never existed.
• Quickly and precisely reposition or
warp any image element.
• Save time and ensure a consistent
look by applying formatting to
selected characters, lines, or paragraphs of text with a single click.
The intuitive Heads Up Display (HUD) in Flash Catalyst CS5 helps you transform static artwork into interactive designs,
step by step, without writing code.
Easy 3D extrusions with Adobe Repoussé
in Photoshop Extended
Use the extrusion settings and
controls in the Repoussé dialog box
to quickly style your 3D model.
Repoussé is an ancient metalworking technique for embossing
artwork on the surface of metals such as gold, silver, copper, tin,
and bronze. Photoshop Extended offers a powerful new
feature, inspired by this traditional technique, for creating
eye-catching 3D artwork. Use Adobe Repoussé to easily
convert 2D artwork into 3D objects, and then create depth by
altering the extrusion properties of the 3D model. Easily
extrude text to create logos and 3D artwork for use in websites,
video frames, or layouts.
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More timesaving features in
Illustrator CS5
See the Adobe Illustrator CS5
What’s New to learn more about
these and other new features:
•Create, edit, and fill shapes
intuitively, on your artwork.
• Draw behind and inside an object.
• Easily manage related works with
up to 100 artboards in a single file.
• Draw depth accurately with
perspective guides.
Crisp graphics for web and mobile devices in Illustrator
When you’re designing artwork for Adobe Flash Catalyst, Flash Professional, and Dreamweaver, it’s
critical that images look sharp—especially standard web graphics at 72ppi resolution.
In Illustrator CS5, you can generate clean, sharp raster graphics by turning on Align To Pixel Grid.
Objects are automatically nudged to the closest pixel edge when you create them or apply
transformations. Now, a one-pixel stroke won’t straddle two pixels and get blurred or lost with
anti-aliasing. Zoom in to see the grid, and watch your objects align as you work.
Zoom in to see the pixel grid, and watch your objects align as you work. Align To Pixel Grid ensures that when
you save artwork as a raster image, the results will be crisp and clean.
Illustrator CS5 also includes four anti-aliasing options to create readable text for the web, mobile
devices, handsets, gaming devices, or any destination where you need to generate raster images
from your Illustrator artwork. Choose among Sharp, Crisp, Strong, and Smooth, which match the
text anti-aliasing rules in Photoshop.
Better media management with
Adobe Bridge CS5
If you’re a web or interactive designer,
you can now manage your content
more efficiently with these new or
enhanced features in Bridge CS5:
• Flexible batch renaming, including
customizable presets
•Advanced text- and image-based
watermark options when outputting
PDF documents
•Conversion of image files to JPEG
format for easy file-sharing via
websites and galleries
• Faster navigation between open
folders with an improved Path bar
• Precise adjustment of the size and
quality of images in the Web Gallery
• Support for drag-and-drop actions
between Bridge CS5 and Creative
Suite components
• Easy placement of files from Bridge
into Photoshop documents to
create Smart Objects
•A Publish panel with simple options
to output files to disc and upload
images to popular sharing sites
Creative Suite integration
Creative Suite 5 Web Premium helps you complete your work more efficiently. With integration
across the tools, you get an environment that truly enhances your workflow.
Adobe Flash Builder integration
Adobe Flash Builder (formerly Adobe Flex® Builder™) is a professional Eclipse-based developer tool
that enables intelligent coding, interactive step-through debugging, and visual design of the user
interface and behavior for Flex applications. Adobe Flash Builder 4 Standard is included with
Adobe Creative Suite 5 Web Premium.
Flash Builder and Flash Professional integration
Rather than having to choose between one integrated development environment (IDE) and
another, you can now write your ActionScript code in Flash Builder and then test, debug, and
publish your content in Flash Professional.
• Test Movie and Debug Movie. When invoked, these commands bring up Flash Professional CS5,
open the FLA file that has been set in the properties of the current project, and test or debug the
movie. Once the SWF window is closed (or the debug session is ended, in the case of Debug
Movie), focus is returned to Flash Builder. You can also set breakpoints in Flash Builder that work
in the Flash Professional debugger.
• Publish Movie. When invoked, this command brings up Flash Professional CS5 and publishes the
target FLA file. Once the export is complete, if compiler errors were found, Flash Professional is
brought to the front with its Compiler Errors panel open and the errors listed. If no errors were
found, a dialog box in Flash Builder indicates that the Publish request was successful.
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System requirements
Windows
• Intel® Pentium® 4 or AMD Athlon® 64 processor
• Microsoft® Windows® XP with Service Pack 3; Windows Vista® Home Premium, Business, Ultimate, or Enterprise with Service Pack 1; or Windows 7 • 1GB of RAM or more recommended
• 9.1GB of available hard-disk space for installation;
additional free space required during installation (cannot
install on removable flash-based storage devices)
• 1280x800 display (1280x1024 recommended) with
qualified hardware-accelerated OpenGL graphics card,
16-bit color, and 256MB of VRAM
• Some GPU-accelerated features require graphics support
for Shader Model 3.0 and OpenGL 2.0
• Some features in Adobe Bridge rely on a DirectX 9–
capable graphics card with at least 64MB of VRAM
• DVD-ROM drive compatible with dual-layer DVDs
• Java™ Runtime Environment 1.6 (included)
• QuickTime 7.6.2 software required for multimedia
features
• Adobe Flash® Player 10 software required to export SWF files
• Broadband Internet connection required for online
services*
Mac OS
• Multicore Intel® processor
• Mac OS X v10.5.7 or v10.6
• 1GB of RAM or more recommended
• 11.2GB of available hard-disk space for installation;
additional free space required during installation (cannot
install on a volume that uses a case-sensitive file system
or on removable flash-based storage devices)
• 1280x800 display (1280x1024 recommended) with
qualified hardware-accelerated OpenGL graphics card,
16-bit color, and 256MB of VRAM
• Some GPU-accelerated features require graphics support
for Shader Model 3.0 and OpenGL 2.0
• DVD-ROM drive compatible with dual-layer DVDs
• Java™ Runtime Environment 1.5 or 1.6 • QuickTime 7.6.2 software required for multimedia
features
• Adobe Flash® Player 10 software required to export SWF files
• Broadband Internet connection required for online
services*
Flash Builder and Flash Catalyst integration
Flash Catalyst offers you the ability to design expressive, interactive content without
writing code. When a project requires development—for example, a connection to data
services—you can hand your Flash Catalyst project over to a developer who can open it
directly in Flash Builder, preserving design fidelity and interactions defined by you.
Everything you do in Flash Catalyst—from artwork creation to defining interactivity—is
intelligently expressed in MXML, the language of the Flex framework, behind the scenes.
Flash Catalyst saves files in the FXP format—the same file format that Flash Builder uses.
This clean separation between the design and the application logic makes it easy for
developers and designers to work together in an efficient and productive manner.
Still using Creative Suite 3 Web Premium?
If you’re still using Creative Suite CS3 Web Premium, upgrading to CS5 Web Premium
also gives you the chance to catch up on all the great features added in CS4 Web
Premium. These include tighter tool integration, cutting-edge creative and development
features, and workflow enhancements that accelerate turnaround times. Upgrading to
CS5 Web Premium also gives you:
• Smart Objects in Dreamweaver. Insert any Adobe Photoshop PSD document in
Dreamweaver to create an image Smart Object tightly linked to the source file.
Make changes to the source image and update your image in Dreamweaver without
opening Photoshop.
• Object-based animation in Flash Professional. Gain complete control over individual
animation attributes with object-based animation, which applies tweens directly to
objects instead of to keyframes. Easily make changes to motion with Bezier handles.
• Live View in Dreamweaver. Design your web pages under real-world browser
conditions with Live View in Dreamweaver—while still retaining direct access to the
code. Changes to the code are instantly reflected in the rendered display.
• Content-Aware Scaling in Photoshop. Use the revolutionary Content-Aware Scaling
feature to automatically recompose an image as you resize it, smartly preserving vital
areas as the image adapts to the new dimensions. Get the perfect image in one step
without time-intensive cropping and retouching.
About Adobe Systems Incorporated
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and deliver high-impact, reliable digital content. For more information, visit
www.adobe.com.
For updates to system requirements, visit
www.adobe.com/go/webpremium_systemreqs.
Expected ship date
Second quarter 2010
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Product details:
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*This product may allow you to extend its functionality by accessing certain features that are hosted online, including CS
Live online services (“Online Services”), provided you have a high-speed Internet connection. The Online Services, and
some features thereof, may not be available in all countries, languages, and/or currencies and may be discontinued in
whole or in part without notice. Use of the Online Services is governed by separate terms of use and by the Online Privacy
Policy, and access to some services may require user registration. Some Online Services, including services that are initially
offered at no charge, may be subject to additional fees and require a separate subscription. For more details and to review
the applicable terms of use and Online Privacy Policy, visit www.adobe.com. For more information about CS Live online
services, see www.adobe.com/go/cslive.
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Adobe Flash authoring tools
With Creative Suite 5, Adobe delivers a variety of tools with the capability to author interactive content for the Adobe Flash Platform.
Each project you work on is unique, presenting various requirements and specifications regarding design, development, and
deployment. This comparison chart is a quick reference that will help you choose the best tool or tools for what you want to accomplish.
Flash Professional
Flash Catalyst
Flash Builder
Typical projects
Rich content, interactive video
content, advertising, games
User interfaces, rich Internet
applications, microsites, prototypes,
widgets
Rich Internet applications
Product description
An authoring tool that enables you to
create immersive experiences that
can include video content
An interaction design tool that
enables you to transform artwork into
functional interfaces and interactive
content
An integrated development
environment (IDE) that enables you to
develop rich Internet applications
Project approach
Free-form design
Structured interaction design
Structured development
Project organization
Timeline and frames
Pages and states
Projects
Motion capabilities
Advanced vector animation
Transitions, basic movement
Transitions
Video playback
Encoding & advanced playback
controls
Basic video playback controls
Advanced playback controls
Extensibility
ActionScript coding or components
Flash Catalyst components or export
to Flash Builder to add more
functionality
Flex coding/components, ActionScript
coding/components
Coding knowledge
required
Some ActionScript coding
None
Advanced ActionScript
or MXML
Playback support
Flash Player, AIR, Flash Lite, iPhone*
Flash Player 10, AIR
Flash Player, AIR
*The Packager for iPhone preview, included with Flash Professional CS5, compiles ActionScript bytecode into native iPhone application code.
iPhone applications are distributed as iPhone application installer (IPA) files, via the iTunes store.