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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From Adobe Systems:
Adobe Flash CS4 Professional is the industry-leading authoring environment for creating engaging interactive experiences. Its friendly yet powerful new tools for animation and collaboration help you deliver rich dynamic content to wide audiences across browsers, desktops, and devices. New object-based animation tools make working in Flash easier and more intuitive for beginners and experts alike. Powerful design tools expand your creative possibilities, while exceptional integration with other Adobe software offers new efficiencies for your design and development workflows. Bring it all together in Flash and deliver the most dynamic content to audiences regardless of platform or device.
This version has simply not been tested by humans.
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
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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.
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.