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Animation & 3D

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Released: 2006-01-23

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Macromedia Studio 8 Upgrade for Win/Mac [Old Version] by Adobe

Software Details

Brand: AdobeMedia: CD-ROMHardware Platform: MacOperating System: Windows 98
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Studio 8 is the essential software suite for designing, developing and maintaining interactive online experiences. Combining the latest release of Dreamweaver, Flash Professional, Fireworks, Contribute, and FlashPaper, Studio 8 offers web designers and developers a new level of expressiveness, efficiency, and simplified workflow to create websites, interactive experiences, and mobile content. Support for Windows and Mac OS X enables Studio to deliver projects on a wide range of operating systems, browsers, and server technologies


Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Mac OS X

Product Features

  • Use advanced graphics, text, animation, video, and audio tools with precision control and quality
  • Batch processing, batch encoding, and other general performance enhancements
  • Reliable round-tripping between Macromedia products, for better design, development, and maintenance
  • Full integration with third-party products
  • Multiple support tools for superior Web development workflow

Editorial Review

Macromedia Studio 8 has many new and improved features that make it a significant release and invaluable upgrade. New Contribute web content management capabilities, easier-than-ever high-quality video tools, new graphic effects like blends and blurs, performance optimizations, improved user interfaces, and integration support for today's latest technologies are just a few of the new and enhanced features in Studio 8. And now anyone can upgrade -- whether you're one version back or three. Customers of any past version of Dreamweaver, Flash, or Studio are eligible to upgrade to Studio 8 for a single, simplified price regardless of version number. (See system requirements for full details on upgrade requirements.)

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Contribute 3 frees designers and developers from web maintenance.
Macromedia Studio 8 is the essential software suite used to design, develop and maintain interactive online experiences. Combining the latest releases of Dreamweaver, Flash Professional, Fireworks, Contribute and FlashPaper, Studio 8 offers web designers and developers a new level of expressiveness, efficiency and simplified workflow. In short, Studio 8 is a must-have suite for start-to-finish design, development and maintenance of websites, applications, games, interactive presentations, and mobile content.

Expressing Creativity with Efficiency
Studio 8 offers the broadest range of creative tools for expressiveness and creation of vibrant interactive media, websites, or applications. Enhanced tools let you use advanced graphics, text, animation, video, and audio tools with precision control and quality. From simple animated graphics to sophisticated interactive experiences, Studio 8 provides a full suite of tools for limitless creativity that allow you to get more done. Studio 8 also speeds the design, development, and maintenance process with reliable round-tripping between Macromedia products, integration with third-party products, and key features such as batch processing, batch encoding, and general performance enhancements to speed up your projects. Support for both Windows and Mac OS X enables Studio 8 to deliver projects on the platform of choice. This allows you to deliver projects that support the widest range of operating systems, browsers, and server technologies. Develop applications using HTML, XHTML, XML, ColdFusion, ASP, ASP.NET, JSP, or PHP with drag-and-drop visual tools and components, code libraries, and extensive code-editing support.

Studio 8 Applications
Included with Studio 8 is Dreamweaver 8, the industry-leading web development tool that enables users to efficiently design, develop and maintain standards-based websites and applications. Dreamweaver is the quintessential and standard-setting web development application available today. Flash Professional 8 is the industry's most advanced authoring environment for creating interactive websites, digital experiences and mobile content. Flash Professional is the industry's most advanced authoring environment for creating interactive websites, digital experiences and mobile content. With Flash Professional, you can design and author interactive content rich with video, graphics, and animation for truly unique, engaging websites, presentations or mobile content.

Also included with Studio 8 is Fireworks 8. Fireworks lets you balance maximum image quality with minimum compression size as you create, edit and optimize images for the web with precise control. Create animated rollovers and pop-up menus with Firework's intuitive visual tools, and utilize round-trip editing capabilities with Dreamweaver and Flash Professional for even greater efficiency. Contribute 3 helps to free designers and developers from web maintenance, allowing others to easily update content in a controlled environment that preserves the integrity of the website. Contribute 3 makes website maintenance easy and lets everyone in an organization publish to websites and bring them alive with up-to-date information. Simply put, there is no easier or more affordable way to keep web content current and relevant. Contribute 3 redefines web publishing, making it an activity open to everybody, every day. And finally, FlashPaper 2 lets anyone easily convert documents, presentations, spreadsheets and other file types into Macromedia Flash documents or PDF files with a single click.

A True All-in-One Tool
Studio 8 makes the best practices of web design and development available to everyone, from users working on their first website to those developing advanced web applications. Design and develop with confidence that Studio projects will integrate with and support the latest technologies, platforms, operating systems, and industry standards from CSS and XML to the latest Flash Player 8 client runtime. Studio 8 makes integrating video into projects easier than ever. Drag and drop Flash Video in Dreamweaver 8 to quickly incorporate video to websites and applications. The new high-quality video encoder in Flash Professional 8 is integrated (or works standalone) for distributed batch encoding.

Plus, new run-time support for Alpha channels, embedded cue points in Flash Video files, and the improved, easily-skinnable video playback component will engage more viewers. Going from on-screen to online is effortless using many nonlinear editing systems that export natively to the Flash Video format. Deliver rich content efficiently and consistently with the Flash standard file format (SWF); its structure (and compact size) is optimized for streaming to web users at all connection speeds. The Macromedia Flash Player, installed on over 98 percent of desktops globally, reaches the widest possible audience. Studio 8 parallels the introduction of Flash Player 8, which now hosts more interactive features, lightweight experiences, better performance, and easy auto-updating for the ultimate viewing experience.

Studio 8 also works and plays well with others. In addition to its integrated workflows across Macromedia products, Studio 8 supports optimized workflows with third-party applications. Import graphical elements, EPS and PDF files from Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, or Creative Suite. Add content from Microsoft Office products with design accuracy using the improved copy and paste in Dreamweaver, or use FlashPaper to convert Microsoft files into PDF or FlashPaper files with one click.

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Publisher: AdobeCategory: Animation & 3DBinding: CD-ROMLanguage: English


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