Adobe has introduced public betas of next-generation versions of Dreamweaver, Fireworks and Soundbooth
All three beta applications are available now from Adobe Labs, and are taken from the next release of Adobe Creative Suite.
Once downloaded and launched, the betas will be active for 48 hours after which time only CS 3 customers will have an extended right to use the betas until the next release of Creative Suite becomes available, but will have to input a valid CS3 serial number,
The company says the releases show the features and technologies that will simplify design and development workflows across all media.
“Dreamweaver, Fireworks and Soundbooth are the major applications we’re unveiling as public betas before the next release of Creative Suite,” said David Burkett, vice president of product management for Adobe Creative Suite. “This early release software gives our loyal customers a taste of the radical workflow enhancements that we have in store, as we redefine how designers and developers collaborate to deliver stand-out digital experiences.”
New features in Fireworks include a new user interface that is now consistent with other applications within the Creative Suite and the capacity to export design comps as secure Adobe PDF documents. Fireworks beta is also compatible with Adobe AIR, HTML, Flash and Flex Builder.
The Soundbooth beta offers new multiple track support which allows users to edit multiple audio clips on a number of tracks, and the new ability for users to match volume levels across audio files. Also included is the capability to preview MP3 compression settings before saving them and a new speech recognition technology that lets users create transcripts of dialogue tracks quickly and search them for words and phrases within a timeline.