Trying to move faster and into new realms, Adobe releases an upgrade to many of its Creative Suite apps. New Web standards and mobile devices are a major focus.
The company has released patches for four of its software suites, but users concerned about the vulnerabilities in these products will be required to purchase upgrades of each product except for one.
Users of older versions of Photoshop must decide whether to upgrade to CS5 soon--or jump aboard next year's $600-per-year subscription plan for the full Creative Suite.
Adobe has offered a workaround to this issue by reimplementing components that Apple has removed from its APIs.
Stung by customer criticism, Adobe announced that CS3 and CS4 customers will be able to upgrade to CS6, not just be forced to move to a subscription plan.
A Creative Suite update that works better with mobile devices and Web standards, combined with some creative iPad apps, shows Adobe's widening horizons.
If you are having trouble installing Adobe CS extensions after upgrading to OS X Lion, Adobe has a patch available that will correct this issue.
If you're looking for something beyond simple photo retouching and filtering for your late-model phone, Photoshop Touch hits the mark, but look at user reviews before you leap.
The company says it's working on patches for Creative Suite 5.x versions of Photoshop, Illustrator, and Flash. Previously, customers would have had to pay to upgrade to CS6 to get the fixes.
Company reports higher-than-expected earnings in the third quarter, but they come in lower than they were during the same quarter last year.