Adobe Announces Immediate Availability of Adobe Illustrator 10
Tuesday, November 06, 2001
SAN JOSE, Calif.--Nov. 5, 2001--Adobe Systems Incorporated, the leader in network publishing, is now shipping Adobe Illustrator 10, its industry-standard vector graphics software. Adobe Illustrator 10 provides cross-media design professionals, Web designers and Web developers with the tools necessary to creatively and efficiently produce and publish their artwork. Now available on Mac OS X and ready for Windows XP, Adobe Illustrator 10 allows users to work with the latest technology available for maximum performance and power. Several new features enable users to produce superb Web graphics, including support for symbols and object-based slicing. Professionals can use symbols in Adobe Illustrator 10 to automatically manipulate file specifications and manage the repetition of artwork. Object-based slicing allows users to reduce production time by slicing objects, groups or layers, and optimize performance by specifying raster and vector format options for each slice. Adobe Illustrator 10 also includes productivity enhancements such as support for dynamic data-driven graphics, which automates the creation of graphics and artwork variations, using scripts or dynamic image servers such as Adobe AlterCast(TM), allowing designers and developers to focus on the creative aspects of design. "Mac OS X is the future for Adobe and our customers,'' said Bruce Chizen, Adobe president and CEO. "With its enhanced stability and new features, we can deliver the best applications ever. Adobe Illustrator 10 is the first of our flagship products being released on Mac OS X, with the rest of our major titles to follow during the coming six months.'' "Mac OS X is coming of age as the key applications like Illustrator 10 begin shipping,'' said Apple CEO, Steve Jobs. "The Mac is the most popular platform for creative professionals, and Adobe has done a terrific job with their first major Mac OS X native application.'' "Illustrator 10 is packed with impressive new features, yet it offers performance that significantly raises the bar over previous Illustrator versions,'' said Charles Sholdt, vice president of operations and managing partner of Weather Central, Inc. "Especially for users who handle large documents, the speed increases in Illustrator 10 are not only welcome -- they are a competitive imperative.'' Adobe Illustrator 10 drives creative exploration with integrated tools and new live effects. Users can push their creative abilities with features such as Live Distortion, which makes it possible to bend and manipulate graphics and text with live enveloping, warp effects, and liquify tools. Groundbreaking symbolism tools allow users to create naturalistic masses of repeating elements quickly and easily by spraying instances of a symbol onto the artboard, and using specialized tools designed to quickly achieve the desired look. In addition, Illustrator 10 integrates tightly with Adobe's professional graphics programs including Adobe AlterCast, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Adobe GoLive, Adobe LiveMotion, Adobe Premiere, and Adobe After Effects. Pricing and Availability Adobe Illustrator 10 software is available in the U.S. and Canada for an estimated street price of US $399. Current users of Adobe Illustrator may upgrade for an estimated street price of US $149. Adobe Illustrator 10 is available from the Adobe corporate Web site at http://www.adobe.com/illustrator.