Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Counting down ...

It's so close, you can almost taste it. CS4's release is just days away. In celebration of the happy occasion, I thought that I'd share a couple of really cool features.

Adobe has built in support for MacBook Pro and MacBook Air's multi-touch track pad. If you haven't seen how this feature works, as a new MacBook Pro owner, I will say that this is really cool. Pinching, twisting, and throwing are now supported ... just a pinch of your fingers and you can zoom ... moving across large pages gets quicker .... Once I got the hang of two-finger scrolling, I couldn't live without it.

Also supported is 16bit printing. Again, this is a Mac only feature - which has more to do with the OS than with Adobe. Certain printers will support this feature - so look for this to be highlighted in a future post.

Windows users, don't despair. 64 bit support has come - and its Windows only for now. The good news for Mac users is that many of us have a virtual machine running a Windows OS, so we can upgrade to a 64bit version and enjoy this feature as well.

The more I test CS4, the more impressed I am by the thought and effort that goes into a new release.

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