The Adobe Device Central CS3 is an integral part of the Adobe Creative Suite 3 (Design, Web and Production Premium editions) that the industry recognizes as a radical boost to a team’s efficiency and productivity in the fields of dynamic and engaging interface development. The industry is thus anticipating a complete change in the way applications and video content for mobile phones are seen today; that also includes other hand-held consumer electronic devices into the jurisdiction. The popularity of the Device Central is also forecasted to grow tenfold within a few months since it is also available as an individual product that comes with Adobe Flash CS3 Professional, Adobe Photoshop CS3 and Adobe Premiere Pro CS3. But do we need to read between the lines? Not exactly, for such ease of usage had never been a creative professionals cuppa.
There’s no doubt regarding Adobe Device Central CS3’s capability of making things easier when it comes to mobile content creation; for the operators, such a measure is also going to enhance their possibilities of delivering new and rich content to the mobile users. This is also the first time a software is allowing to preview and test the work done within a known authoring environment resulting in a dramatically simplified mobile authoring process.
Adobe Photoshop CS3 definitely deserves a pat on the back because of its user-friendly interface that increases the overall working area. This is achieved by docking the panels as well as the icons and being built the same as the rest of the CS3 package, the feel of being alienated is something that shall not going to show up at least till the next versions.
The built-in library comprises 200+ free profiles of various mobile devices supplied by OEM manufacturers leading the industry that can also be updated free of charge. This is a boon to all creative professionals who want to stay updated on the latest mobile devices, since it offers a real-time view of the appearance and performance of the mobile media content. The backlight and sunlight reflection simulations are a wise input from the Adobe team; it takes away the pain of presuming how a particular content shall appear in different light-conditions. Thanks to the vied mobile devices, whose consistent user interface allows moving between Adobe Device Central CS3 and other integrated components with zero-hindrance. But a few changes are sure to make the Adobe Device Central CS3 more acceptable.
To start with, it’s the auto refreshment feature that can make double clicking on the device list an unnecessary phenomenon and can save a little more time during an application re-run. We would also like to see the Nokia 6680 profiles in the device profile list and the device profile 5 to be free from errors related to Nokia 6131 wallpapers being shrunk in height.
Overall, the Adobe Device Central CS3 is a designers’ software that is yet to reveal the marvels it nests within.