Adobe Systems is set to announce on Monday new versions of Photoshop and other key publishing and graphics products, but some of the biggest changes won't be in the applications.
The software maker plans to combine Photoshop, the InDesign page layout application and the Illustrator graphics application into the Adobe Creative Suite, a package that will include integrated tools intended to help make it easier to move work from one application or person to another. Chief among the new tools is Version Cue, a basic content management tool intended to improve the way workers share files for collaboration and review.
"The big difference here is that not only are all of the applications in the suite...being significantly upgraded, but the way in which they work together is unsurpassed and something we've never done before," Adobe CEO Bruce Chizen said.
"The problems our customers are facing, in terms of managing content, are enormous," said Mark Hilton, Adobe's director of product management. "The vast majority of our customers are using multiple Adobe applications, so there are significant workflow issues we can address."
Version Cue Described
Adobe Creative Suite is anchored by Version Cue, an innovative file management system that allows designers to increase productivity and meet tight deadlines. Whether designers, working alone or in teams, are looking for the most recent iteration of a file or for an older version, Version Cue enables users to visually scan image thumbnails in Photoshop CS, Illustrator CS, InDesign CS, and GoLive CS, or search XMP metadata across version comments, keywords, author, date, and more.
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