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Adobe Flash MX?!?

Tuesday, April 19, 2005
According to Australian IT, terms have now been agreed for publishing giant Adobe to buy-out Macromedia! So now photoshop, Flash, Dreamweaver, Premiere and Acrobat are all owned by the same giant coroporation! I wonder what changes this will have for the future of the products of the two companies? I can imagine Adobe Photoshop Elements being hybridised into Macromedia Flash MX for a super-sized motion graphics package that has more precise drawning and manipulation tools than Flash currently has, and more animation ability that Photoshop currently enjoys. Of course, I imagine that would take a rather long time to learn to use (he says recently having embarked on the teaching Flash to students!). More likely is an Adobe Mega-Suite with everything needed to publish in any format, in any medium, with any style of graphics, still or moving!

Jason Kottke has a lot more on the merger here.


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