"The new features in Flash Professional CS5 should bring smiles to the faces of both designers and developers. Two big improvements in the way Flash handles video are the ability to preview an imported video on the Stage and adjust its parameters on the fly."
"Personally, I already have a project on the burner that the new tools and features in Flash CS5 will shorten development time and more than pay for the price of the upgrade from CS4."
Cyndy Cashman, Layers Magazine,
April 23, 2010
"Adobe Flash CS4 has been radically redesigned and restructured. With CS4, Flash has finally turned the corner from a code-based authoring tool with an interactive animation element, to a designer-friendly space for illustrators to intuitively draw animation."
David Karlins, Macworld,
November 7, 2008
"Flash CS4 is what we have really been waiting for since Flash became an Adobe property. Several advancements in the IDE, new animation controls and did I mention 3D?"
David Vogeleer, Flash Magazine,
September 23, 2008
Award: 4 out of 5 rating
Award: PDA for Presenting Application category
"The gaming industry will be thrilled with the latest features in Adobe Flash Professional CS6 — including sprite sheet integration and Stage 3D targeting — that will truly provide the speed, production, and workflow tools that are necessary to deliver world-class games to multiple devices."—Colin Holgate, senior programmer, Funny Garbage
"Each brand in our portfolio has its own personality, look and feel, and special way of attracting and engaging guests. We create unique immersive experiences for all of our brands - such as the Le Meridien MoodBoard, Westin.com, and the Sheraton Community Globe - that are only possible with Adobe Flash Professional CS5 software."—Stephen Gates, senior creative director, Starwood Hotels
"The code hinting feature in Adobe Flash Professional CS5 is a big time saver. It eliminates the need to dig down through secondary files to figure out what’s been done and make corrections to code, helping us complete projects more quickly and accurately."—Ian MacDowell, web developer, Burton
"With Adobe Flash Professional CS5, powerful text layout features are completely integrated. It’s now much faster and easier to place text elements on the stage, giving us greater control and more creative freedom."—Colin Holgate, senior programmer, Funny Garbage
"The ability to save uncompressed XML-based FLA source files in Adobe Flash Professional CS5 will enable us to have a directory that contains all assets that our designers can access, so we can all work more collaboratively to deliver the best possible result for our clients."—Kaiyi Wong, lead Flash developer, The Visionaire Group
"The ability to actually play video on the stage in Adobe Flash Professional CS5 will give students instant access to their videos. As well, they can make critical interface decisions without first having to test their video project."—Tom Green, multimedia professor, school of media studies and information technology, Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning - Toronto