Macromedia Studio 8 Now Available
Particularly notable are the beefed up graphic abilities of Flash itself, providing improved graphics performance and new graphic effects capabilities. Michael Lebowitz, co-founder, Big Spaceship, points out that "In the past, effects like blurs, drop shadows and glows would have to be created in another program and imported into Flash. With Flash Professional 8, these effects can be applied directly, and in real-time, to objects and text. The results are reduced development time and smaller file size."
Macromedia Studio 8, Dreamweaver 8, Flash Professional 8, and Fireworks 8 can be purchased directly from the Macromedia site.