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Adobe Presents New Web, Cross-Media, Collaboration and Imaging Products

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SAN FRANCISCO-Sept. 24, 2001-- Adobe Systems Incorporated, the leader in network publishing, today made several product and technology announcements at Seybold San Francisco supporting the company's strategic direction to enable delivery of visually-rich, personalized content to anyone, anywhere on any device. "In the past year, Adobe and its partners have been fueling the network publishing evolution by turning a compelling vision into reality,'' said Bruce Chizen, Adobe president and CEO. "We are at the forefront of this category and our newly announced Web, cross-media, collaboration and imaging products, along with new and extended partnerships are shaping the way that customers create, manage and deliver content.'' Major product and technology announcements made today by Adobe include: * Adobe InDesign 2.0 * Adobe Illustrator 10 * Adobe AlterCast(TM) * XMP (Extensible Metadata Platform) * Adobe Acrobat Reader for Pocket PC * Adobe Studio Web Site To illustrate where Adobe's new products and partner announcements fit into the network publishing landscape, Chizen, along with executive vice president, Shantanu Narayen, will give a keynote address on Tuesday, September 25, 2001 at 12:15 p.m. at Moscone Center in San Francisco. New Products Adobe InDesign 2.0 helps to solve customer layout and design problems, delivering the cross-media tools to manage current and future publishing. Adobe Illustrator 10 is the ultimate vector graphics tool for cross-media design professionals, Web designers and Web developers for efficiently publishing artwork. InDesign 2.0 and Illustrator 10 are the first fully OSX-compliant products from Adobe. Building out the network publishing platform, Adobe AlterCast, a new dynamic imaging server software, and XMP (Extensible Metadata Platform), a technology framework that enhances workflows, were also announced today. AlterCast represents a new direction for Adobe. AlterCast is built on award-winning Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator technology, while supporting industry-standard image file formats. XMP is the ultimate network publishing platform, providingAdobe applications and partners with a common metadata framework that standardizes the creation, processing and interchange of document metadata across publishing workflows. Adobe also introduced Acrobat Reader for Pocket PC and Adobe Studio, the premier design network for the creative community. The Acrobat Reader for Pocket PC allows mobile business professionals the flexibility to view content in Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) on devices based on the popular Pocket PC software from Microsoft Corp. Adobe Studio provides a network publishing solution for creative professionals.

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