Left Adobe's Rajesh Patil at the Bangalore CS6 roadshow and (right) an artist tries out the Wacom Intuos 5 Large Pen tablet with Adobe illustrator on the sidelines of the Bangalore CS6 roadshow ( Photos: Anand Parthasarathy / IndiaTechOnline)
Adobe's next Creative Suite includes some 'touching' applications

BangaloreJuly 8 2012: Adobe's roadshow in Delhi and Bangalore last week, unveiled new features in the 6th edition of Creative Suite -- the combo that includes Adobe's flagship solutions like Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and Dreamweaver. The popular troika of Adobe evangelists: Rajesh Patil, Vyshak Venugopalan and Guru Vaidya, were on hand to take the standing room-only audience through the key new features which included support for 10 Indian languages in Adobe InDesign, the launch of an online store and an increased focus on the video and broadcast industry for the Indian market.

Another upgrade in keeping with the times is the ability to harness Photoshop through touch commands on a tablet PC. This requires additional downloadable apps. http://www.adobe.com/products/touchapps.html  

In the latest release, Adobe InDesign CS6 offers out of the box support for ten Indian languages-Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Tamil, Punjabi, Bengali, Telugu, Oriya, Malayalam, and Kannada. Publishers will now be able to seamlessly work in these regional languages without the need of additional plug-ins. Dictionaries in all these languages are also available.

Another move by Adobe Systems to expand its market penetration is the launch of its online store in the country.Adobe India’s online store (http://shop.adobe.com/in ) will sell the latest and most popular Adobe products in a simple, online transactional medium with billing in Indian rupees (INR).

In Photoshop CS6, the Adobe Mercury Graphics Engine is now stanbdard, enabling near instant results from essential editing tools, including Liquify, Puppet Warp, Transform and Lighting Effects. There are 600 new features in Photoshop including some on users' wishlist like an uncrop tool, the ability to work in Camera Raw without losing the original image and a long delayed auto save feature. In a dramatic illustration of the scope and breadth of Photoshop, Rajesh Patil opened a 442 mega pixel photo - a 1GB file -- within seconds and zoomed without pixelation to a tiny part of the image.

A Digital Publishing Suite now allows matter created in InDesign to be published for iPada and Android devices.

Adobe Illustrator which is 25 years old this year now features a new pattern making tool and a new Image Tracing Engine.

A new application, Adobe Muse, a radical new tool that enables designers to create and publish HTML5 web sites without writing code, was also demonstrated.

The estimated street prices (ESP) for the Creative Suite products is Rs 1,56,577 for CS6 Master Collection, Rs 1,14,421 for CS6 Design and Web Premium, Rs 14,421 for CS6 Production Premium and Rs ,288 for CS6 Design Standard. Upgrade pricing is lopwer. Special prices for educationa use is from Adobe Authorized Education Resellers. http://www.adobe.com/in/education.html