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:
    September 26, 2008
  • File Size:
    818.73MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1,078
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows XP/Vista

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

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    • 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

    "it is good for pro's but not for beginners"

    April 18, 2012   |   By georgeanimator

    Version: Not Found

    Pros

    bone tool
    keyframe tool DUH
    and the same as flash mx flash 8 and cs3

    Cons

    not for animator's anymore
    bad interface
    only for progarmer's

    Summary

    so yeah i've used the flash 8 software but i have no chance for buying cs5 nor the cs6 i found the flash 8 for free so i have it
    so no buying for me

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  • 3 stars

    "Download a patience app with this as well..."

    October 23, 2011   |   By Darth-V-Vader

    Version: Not Found

    Pros

    The new code snippets are useful
    AS3 allows easier coding

    Cons

    Incredibly Slow to start
    Switching between projects takes forever
    Jerky animation on certain platforms
    Memory Hog (Without opening project Consumes almost 1gig)
    AS3 is not compatible with google's Swiffy

    Summary

    Although the cons seem to outweigh the pro's here overall flash CS5.5 is worth waiting for. As a industry standard flash is a dying technology. Until adobe creates a better Wallaby (Convertor for flash to html5) flash will just be another cool lil tool for web apps. When using CS5.5 make sure you pop a chill pill and give it the 5 minutes it needs to load. Try and only work on 1 project t a time and dear god try not to run anything else. (Outside of Adobe products) Its funny tho how Adobe products run seamless when flash is running but others cause flash to crash or just come to a crawl.

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  • 1 stars

    "Better off with CS3"

    May 12, 2011   |   By metsci

    Version: Not Found

    Pros

    None I could find.

    Cons

    Much more difficult to use then CS3. This "upgrade" is a step backwards.

    Summary

    This reminds me of Coca Cola's marketing of the "New Coke". It was much worse than the old version; so much so that people didn't buy it.

    Let's hope that Adobe goes back to "Classic" CS.

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  • 5 stars

    "Excellent for CNET"

    May 07, 2011   |   By surya546

    Version: Not Found

    Pros

    Apart from the new logo, nothing.

    Cons

    This is not only a pointless "upgrade" for the sake of bilking us users, it is a problem-plagued, unstable nightmare.
    Adobe Flash Professional CS5.5 - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET Download and OK

    Summary

    Among many other problems, Flash CS5 constantly quits, hangs and fails to redraw graphics after I make the simplest edits. I am running it on a Core i7 17" MacBook Pro and an 8-core Mac Pro (both running OS 10.6.4) and it's horrendous. I am going back to CS4 for the foreseeable future Adobe Flash Professional CS5.5 - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET Download.com http://download.cnet.com/Adobe-Flash-Professional-CS5-5/3000-6676_4-10018718.html?refresh=1304784893449#submitReview#ixzz1Lgdr1cHE, yes tank's verymuch

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  • 3 stars

    "CS3 And Below Is The Best"

    April 27, 2011   |   By coldReactive

    Version: Not Found

    Pros

    * Good Animation System
    * Line Bending is Pro
    * Flash 8 Pro and Newer have Filters

    Cons

    * Insanely Expensive

    Summary

    This program is a top-notch animation suite for the web. Unfortunately, even though Flash is widespread, this suite is insanely expensive. ActionScript 3.0 doesn't appeal to me, so I would choose CS3 and earlier over newer versions. CS5 also has an annoyingly hard to use layout over the old versions to be honest. Since I reinstalled windows so much, and forget to deactivate, I ran out of key activations quickly. I wish Macromedia still had it so you only had to enter the key, and it would work, and said keys were bound to the CD, not the software itself.

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  • 1 stars

    "Going back to CS4"

    November 04, 2010   |   By richardbirkenhead

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    Pros

    Apart from the new logo, nothing.

    Cons

    This is not only a pointless "upgrade" for the sake of bilking us users, it is a problem-plagued, unstable nightmare.

    Summary

    Among many other problems, Flash CS5 constantly quits, hangs and fails to redraw graphics after I make the simplest edits. I am running it on a Core i7 17" MacBook Pro and an 8-core Mac Pro (both running OS 10.6.4) and it's horrendous. I am going back to CS4 for the foreseeable future.

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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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