Adobe Flash Professional

Adobe Flash Professional

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
3.9
out of 128 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    CS4
  • Total Downloads:
    5,758,803
  • Date Added:
    Sep. 26, 2008
  • Price:
    Free to try (30-day trial); $699.00 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    818.73MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1,078
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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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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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    1.6

    out of 8 votes

    • 5 star 0
    • 4 star 0
    • 3 star 2
    • 2 star 1
    • 1 star 5
  • All Versions

    3.9

    out of 128 votes

    • 5 star 76
    • 4 star 14
    • 3 star 10
    • 2 star 6
    • 1 star 22
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2 stars

"there is shortage in volume 8 that made me upset!!!"

January 28, 2010  |  By ayidoon

 |  Version: Adobe Flash Professional CS4

Pros

adid not use it becouse of that

Cons

adid not use it becouse of that

Summary

adid not use it becouse of that

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1 stars

"Buggy, slow, unusable"

January 27, 2010  |  By jibe_1234

 |  Version: Adobe Flash Professional CS4

Pros

3D, Actionscript 3

Cons

This version has simply not been tested by humans.

Summary

The list runs forever :
- CS4 crashes often
- The new motion tween is unusable
- Becomes awfully slow to export when you embed fonts
- The help pages are only available online
- The interface is full of bugs or unexpected results

Adobe owned Flash and then broke it.

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3 stars

"Macromedia did a better job than adobe with flash"

December 17, 2009  |  By rocan1979

 |  Version: Adobe Flash Professional CS4

Pros

Flash is one of the most powerful and useful web applications to hit the internet.

Cons

Not many people i talk to like actionscript 3.0 like me i use 2

Summary

Flash is worth learning if you do web design.

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3 stars

"The interface looks very good."

June 15, 2009  |  By masterofblackjack

 |  Version: Adobe Flash Professional CS4

Pros

Great interface. The package offers almost everything a designer's heart would long for ;-)

Cons

Some annoying bugs. Not stable on my system. Prefered CS3. Download did not start. Have to get elsewhere.

Summary

I would stay with CS3 and save a lot of bucks. The new stuffs are not convincing enough for me,

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1 stars

"SUCKS WAREZ"

May 23, 2009  |  By unbrutal

 |  Version: Adobe Flash Professional CS4

Pros

BAD BAD BAD... ITS VERY HARD TO DOWNLOAD!

Cons

DAMN SOFTWARE! I HATE THIS SINCE I WANT TO START TO DOWNLOAD. DONT WASTE UR TIME WITH BAD MAKERS

Summary

SO EXPENSIVE IDIOT! ASIAN PEOPLE LIKES PIRATES SOFTWARES BECAUSE CHEAP! PRICE DOESNT MAKE SENSE! MY SALARY IS CHEAPER THAN UR PRICE....

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1 stars

"More annoying than Office 2007 by a distance!!!"

March 09, 2009  |  By Maj98

 |  Version: Adobe Flash Professional CS4

Pros

Pretty looking, but looks aren't everything.

Cons

Couldn't find any tutorials for CS4. Very annoyed with the no manuals policy. Felt very cheated, instead I am expected to relay on a community help page - your lucky if you find anything relating to what your searching for! Money down the drain.

Summary

Simple things like trying to make a simple fade in, fade out - became a song and a dance. Couldn't get the alpha setting to work, yet this feature was very straight forward to do in CS3. The menu change round wasn't helpful, I spent far to long on searching for things instead of getting on with work.

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1 stars

"BROKEN FILE LINK"

February 07, 2009  |  By strappingyoungladd

 |  Version: Adobe Flash Professional CS4

Pros

the file link is broken, same error as states in previous review.

Cons

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Summary

follow --------> -----=~>=^

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1 stars

"Not Found The requested UR was not found on this server"

February 01, 2009  |  By miyu68

 |  Version: Adobe Flash Professional CS4

Pros

Pending. . .

Cons

Can't DL. . .

Summary

"Not Found

The requested URL /sd/18KywmrwntdaYTaVsqNVCtIaiBdjn_E-sigW8CVWmrEsEGnh736rfQJYFB4Wbf_QqqyOm1xdXrg0bb0EO7_8MMMa4rvmnkRI/software/10997051/10018718/3/downloads.html was not found on this server"

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version CS4
General
Publisher Adobe Systems
Publisher web site http://www.adobe.com/
Release Date September 25, 2008
Date Added September 26, 2008
Version CS4
Category
Category Graphic Design Software
Subcategory Flash Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 818.73MB
File Name tryflash
Popularity
Total Downloads 5,758,803
Downloads Last Week 1,078
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $699

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