Adobe Creative Suite 4 (CS4) Usability

I have to say I’m very satisfied with Adobe's presentation of the new CS4. Here are a few main reasons from a usability standpoint:

  1. Adobe focused on workflow and user experience.
  2. They kept most of great Macromedia GUI innovations and greatly developed some of them further.
  3. FireWorks has become a full member of CS family.
  4. PDF workflow is greatly improved and has become really usable compared to previous versions.
  5. Unified interfaces.
  6. Great improvements in usability of AI and ID tools. Now there is no need to go through few windows to change opacity or gradient for instance.
  7. I generally like updates. Fresh wave in daily routines or interactions with the computer. :)

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