For Immediate Release
Adobe Launches Adobe Xchange Web Site for Designers and Developers to Share Extensions for Adobe Products

SAN JOSE, Calif. — February 28, 2002 (NASDAQ: ADBE) — Adobe Systems Incorporated, the leader in network publishing, today launched Adobe® Xchange, a unique community Web site where Adobe product users and content developers can share thousands of easy-to-install add-ons for Adobe Photoshop®, Illustrator®, GoLive®, LiveMotion™ and Atmosphere™. Adobe Xchange is a free Web site for the Adobe design and developer community to download and upload extensions that will increase the value and functionality of their Adobe software.

Members will discover thousands of third party created time-saving extensions, JavaScripts, and other functional content such as new filters for Photoshop and brushes for Illustrator. Without having to buy additional software, Adobe Xchange users can choose extensions and helper files to assist them in solving tricky design problems. Adobe software, already ideal for designers and developers because of the tight integration between products, can become even easier to use with add-ons that further reinforce the strength of an Adobe software workflow.

Adobe Xchange already holds more than 4,000 files contributed by more than 180,000 members, and is part of Adobe Studio™, the recently launched Web resource for users to learn tips and tricks and share ideas with other members of the design community. Alongside Adobe DesignTeam, a subscription-based collaboration service, Adobe Xchange is the third Web-based resource Adobe offers the design community to help foster creativity.

"Adobe Xchange is the free, one-stop resource for designers and developers who are looking to keep their content fresh and up to date," said Tanya Wendling, senior director of for Adobe. "It provides members the tools to increase the usability and value of their Adobe software and makes it easy to share them across the whole design community."

Pricing and Availability

Use of Adobe Xchange is available for free on Adobe's Web site in North America. One-time Adobe Studio community registration is required. For more information visit or

About Adobe Systems Incorporated

Founded in 1982, Adobe Systems Incorporated ( builds award-winning software solutions for network publishing, including Web, ePaper, print, video, wireless and broadband applications. Its graphic design, imaging, dynamic media and authoring tools enable customers to create, manage and deliver visually-rich, reliable content. Headquartered in San Jose, Calif., Adobe is the second-largest PC software company in the U.S., with annual revenues exceeding $1.2 billion.


© 2002 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All rights reserved. Adobe, the Adobe logo, Adobe DesignTeam, Adobe XChange, Atmosphere, GoLive, Illustrator, LiveMotion and Photoshop, are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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