Flash Professional is becoming Adobe Animate CC. Support for evolving web standards comes standard.
Your audience is everywhere. Make sure your content is too. Publish animations to multiple platforms -- including Flash/AIR, HTML5 Canvas, WebGL or even custom platforms -- and reach viewers on virtually any desktop or mobile device.
The new code snippets are useful AS3 allows easier coding
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
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.
* Good Animation System * Line Bending is Pro * Flash 8 Pro and Newer have Filters
* Insanely Expensive
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.
This is not only a pointless "upgrade" for the sake of bilking us users, it is a problem-plagued, unstable nightmare.
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.