Unlike animations built in Flash, Edge moving graphics can be viewed on Apple’s iPhone and iPad.
Edge Preview is now available as a free download for both Mac and PC while Adobe encourages and gathers feedback.
According to a release:
Edge Preview 1 focuses primarily on animation and motion, with upcoming previews featuring additional creative capabilities and functionality.
Adobe states that Edge is designed for evaluation purposes only.
We do not recommended that this release be used on production systems or for any mission-critical work.
Even those without previous experience of creating animations can have a go at importing pictures and graphics, adding text and drawing simple shapes, and then add them to the timeline and try out key framing and transitions.
Users can then add the animation to news stories. Adobe explains how this is done.
An article on ReadWriteWeb explains how Adobe has released Edge to sit alongside Flash rather than immediately replace it.
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