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Adobe Flash Professional

CNET Editors' review

Flash remains the champ of professional vector software for the Web. However, creating Web pages, interactive games, and videos in Flash CS3 is no one-two punch; the complexity remains a barrier for new learners.

Most notable in this version of Flash is its improved integration with the other Adobe products. You can now save time by importing layers from Photoshop and Illustrator files, so there's no need to convert and name one layer at a time. The customizable interface lets you choose where to dock the time line and other panels, and you can drag features to the toolbar.

Prebuilt components such as buttons can be dragged directly onto the stage, then customized. If you are drawing from scratch, Flash adds tools that include an Illustrator-style Pen as well as Shape Primitives for making shape alterations on the stage. New filters and blends add more creative options.

Everything about CS3 is faster than in CS2, from the compiler to the player, including the new Java-based compiler and debugger. Rather than fishing through your work to find errors, click on a trouble spot in the Compile Errors panel to go straight to the problematic code.

Nevertheless, Flash isn't perfect--particularly with some fine details. It's still hard to zoom into the center of the stage. We'd like more control over brush strokes, too. This upgrade will be worthwhile for professionals who work with the other Creative Suite applications, but the learning curve and cost should not be underestimated.

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All User Reviews
  • All versions:

    3.9 stars

    out of 128 votes

    • 5 star: 76
    • 4 star: 14
    • 3 star: 10
    • 2 star: 6
    • 1 star: 22
  • Current version:

    4.0 stars

    out of 35 votes

    • 5 star: 21
    • 4 star: 5
    • 3 star: 2
    • 2 star: 2
    • 1 star: 5
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  • 5.0 stars

    "sdsddasdas"

    September 4, 2011  |   By eneanovaku

    Version: Adobe Flash Professional CS3

    Pros

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  • 5.0 stars

    "need for animations"

    June 19, 2009  |   By kumazaki-

    Version: Adobe Flash Professional CS3

    Pros

    I like it because I need to make animations and graphic's

    Cons

    I never hated it i just want it...

    Summary

    Also to I like this product because im also creating a flash game

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  • 5.0 stars

    "It's great to use"

    February 6, 2009  |   By anthony715

    Version: Adobe Flash Professional CS3

    Pros

    It makes me to make a task more easily

    Cons

    More functions should be priovided

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  • 5.0 stars

    "it is very easy to download"

    January 12, 2009  |   By samuelnareshkumar

    Version: Adobe Flash Professional CS3

    Pros

    it is the very better product to design in this world

    Cons

    here isnt much reason to upgrade ifage. for what Ive seen so far it incress the cod

    Summary

    've been using this program since Flash MX, from Macromedia. The CS3 version is cleaner, uses much less system resources, and introduces ActionScript 3.0!

    Cons: Pricey for the casual, curious user. Quite a bit of a learning curve, but you;ll be surprised at what is possible with this powerful app.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "It work's pretty good,it is not slow."

    December 23, 2008  |   By timjshawnee1

    Version: Adobe Flash Professional CS3

    Pros

    Adobe Flash is nice to have

    Cons

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    Summary

    I Like Adobe Flash,Very Good Product.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "why is it that i can't download this program?"

    October 9, 2008  |   By liphedra

    Version: Adobe Flash Professional CS3

    Pros

    i think this is good

    Cons

    but i can't download

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  • 5.0 stars

    "You need this ppl"

    September 17, 2008  |   By Mark Gasnier

    Version: Adobe Flash Professional CS3

    Pros

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Make improvement"

    August 27, 2008  |   By vivienkki

    Version: Adobe Flash Professional CS3

    Pros

    The speed of download is fast, and it is easy to use.

    Cons

    Sometimes it crashs with other programmes.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "free?"

    August 8, 2008  |   By TheShnoogMaster

    Version: Adobe Flash Professional CS3

    Pros

    is it free?

    Cons

    is it free?

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Perfect"

    July 3, 2008  |   By Kyrie_the_Kid

    Version: Adobe Flash Professional CS3

    Pros

    Very sophisticated. Animation has never been easier. CS3 allows you to explore different things and create interactive content. I strongly suggest this program.

    Cons

    It's a little complex and takes a while to learn. It's also very pricy. And for $700, there ARE better alternatives. So if you're on a tight budget and still want to animate using vector graphics, I'd suggest Pencil.

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