Plans for CS5, Illustrator & inDesign support in PixelNovel Timeline

Friday, May 21st, 2010

We are getting many emails where you’re asking about our plans for other Adobe products as well as for the CS5 support. So here you go!

Adobe released CS5. Does Timeline work well with Photoshop CS5?

Yes and no.
Yes, it does work on Windows. No, it does not work on Mac.
(And it’s not because we prefer Windows over Mac, of course not!)

It’s because Adobe has rewritten Adobe Photoshop CS5 for Mac, and some API are now broken.
But the good thing is CS5 has a new extension library that is much easier to use than the old one.

So we have decided not to tweak the current Timeline Mac version for CS5 but to concentrate on the new Flex-based version instead.

The new Flex-version of Timeline will be better integrated into the Photoshop UI and will include a repository browser, also written in Flex.

The Beta version should be ready in about 2 months. If you’re interested in testing - drop us a line at contact@pixelnovel.com and we’ll send it to you when it’s ready, hot from the oven.

What about other Adobe products?

We understand that there is a demand for the Timeline plug-in not only for Photoshop, but also Illustrator, inDesign, etc.

At the moment each plug-in requires a separate implementation. However by choosing the Flex technology we make it easier to port the plug-in to other Adobe products, which means the following…

When the next version of the Timeline plug-in comes, it will work with all most popular Adobe products (Photoshop, Illustrator, inDesign).

Great, huh? If you have any questions, comments or, maybe, ideas you want to share - we are here and we listen.