Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Adobe buys Macromedia

I recently heard about the merging of Adobe and Macromedia. This can potentially have a huge impact on the world of video post production and motion design. I use After Effects and Flash extensively in all my work, not to mention Photoshop and Freehand.

Who knows what is going to happen to the software packages that we all know and use every day? Will After Effects include a Flash module, perhaps to deal with type animation? Will Flash be upgraded to become a fully functioning reolution independant video tool? Will Adobe just decide to kill Flash altogether? It's a possibility, regardless of the fact that Flash players are installed in most computers worldwide.

Adobe's forays into Web publishing have been disastrous. Dreamweaver and Flash are such powerful web tools it will be very interesting to see what Adobe decides to do with them.

This could change the way a lot of content creators work. What do you think?

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