Friday, February 27, 2015
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
Twitter To Offer More User Safety Features
Google to Start Ranking Mobile-friendly Sites Higher
Qualcomm Extends LTE to Unlicensed Spectrum to Enhance Mobile Experiences
Toshiba Develops Multicore SoC For Image-Recognition Applications
Samsung Says Semiconductor Technology Can Easily Scale Down to 5nm
Ericsson Sues Apple Over Patent Infringement
Net Neutrality Rules Passed by The FCC
Apple To Hold Watch Event on March 9
Active Discussions
burning
nvidia 6200 review
Hello
Burning Multimedia in track 0
I'm lazy. Please help.
sanyo e6 camera
need help on some cd burning...
Why Double Logins ?
 Home > News > General Computing > Microso...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Thursday, September 15, 2005
Microsoft Unveils Rivals to Adobe Tools


Microsoft unveiled its new collection of professional graphic design and animation tools Wednesday, moving into the longtime domain of Adobe Systems and the company Adobe is acquiring, Macromedia.

The Microsoft Expression tools demonstrate the company's continued willingness to tackle more areas of the software business -- even if that means competing with other companies that make software for Microsoft's Windows operating system.

Microsoft's new tools -- code-named "Acrylic," "Quartz" and "Sparkle" -- promise to rival programs including Adobe Illustrator, Adobe GoLive and Macromedia Flash. But an Adobe official downplayed the competitive implications after watching Microsoft demonstrate the products at a conference in Seattle.

"We're pretty confident that our graphics customers will continue to look to Adobe tools to provide a rich and full array of graphics functionality," said Pam Deziel, Adobe's director of platform strategy.

Microsoft showed the new tools on the second day of its Professional Developers Conference in Los Angeles.

The company is moving into Adobe's territory with its upcoming new OS. Windows Vista includes a technology called XML Paper Specification, formerly known as Metro, that offers document-imaging capabilities similar to Adobe's PDF technology.

In the design market, there may be some overlap between the Microsoft tools and existing programs from Adobe and Macromedia. Microsoft's Sparkle Interactive Designer, the new animation tool, will take advantage of the new graphics presentation system in the next version of the operating system, Windows Vista, due out next year. It would offer an alternative to such programs as Macromedia's popular Flash animation software.

The Acrylic Graphic Designer will be a painting, illustration and effects tool from Microsoft in the same general segment of the market as Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator. Microsoft's Quartz Web Designer would rival Adobe's GoLive Web design program.

Microsoft showed the Expression programs in a series of demonstrations on stage at its conference Wednesday. Executives said the programs should improve the process of collaboration between software developers, who write the underlying code, and the designers who determine aspects including the on-screen appearance.

Microsoft didn't announce expected pricing or release dates for the final versions of the new tools.


Previous
Next
Canon Color Management System Enchances Windows Vista Colors        All News        Google Unveils Blogs Search
Canon Color Management System Enchances Windows Vista Colors     General Computing News      Google Unveils Blogs Search

Source Link Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
Microsoft Band Gets New Features
Internet Explorer To Support HTTP Strict Transport Security Protocol
Microsoft Buys Sunrise In A Smartphone Push
Microsoft, Samsung Settle Patent Dispute
Bill Gates Sees Future In Robots
Microsoft Brings Office To iOS and Android Devices
Microsoft Offers Power BI Business Intelligence Tools For Free
Microsoft Reports Second Quarter Results
Microsoft Launches the Lumia 435 and Lumia 532 Smartphones
Microsoft Attacks Google Over Security Disclosures
Microsoft To Release Customer-centric Solutions This Spring
Tech Giants Support Microsoft In Data Fight With U.S.

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2015 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .