Nothing about Premiere Pro CC screams "gotta have it," with the possible exception of the new closed-captioning capabilities, but Adobe certainly checked several things off of the request list. And if it has fully embraced the cloud, additional tweaks should be appearing frequently.
Adobe Dreamweaver CC debuts with weak cloud features and an overstuffed interface, but it still leads in Web design innovation.
If you're looking for an application that can get most of their PDF-related tasks done without many extras, then Nitro Pro 8 is worth checking out. It costs a fraction of what the Adobe program does, too.
Trees will find a lot to like in the new Acrobat, but Adobe's implementation of a paperless workflow may not make it easy enough for businesses to change their ways.
Pinnacle Studio 16 Ultimate is a better product than Pinnacle Studio versions of the past, and picking between Studio and VideoStudio (also from Corel) is difficult.
Among consumer-level video-editing applications, Sony's Movie Studio Platinum is one of the more capable, with more features than most competitors. With so much already in place, however, version 12 has few new features to add over the previous edition.
With the new version of its Creative Suite, Adobe updates its Web design toolkit for the HTML5 future—and just as important, it remains in a class by itself.
For HTML5 websites and mobile applications, Dreamweaver has the tools to get the job done.
Unmatched performance and updated interface keep Premier Pro at the top of its game.
The latest Photoshop now has GPU acceleration, which enables fast performance and fancy new features.
Simple to use, but this PDF conversion app has too few features, at too high a price.
Excellent OCR scanning and solid PDF conversion app, but competing apps do more.
This second-gen app for making high-dynamic-range images provides useful tools at a good price.
This package is the first video editor with Sandy Bridge and Fusion CPU optimizations--and the first with HTML 5 output--but if you don't have a new PC, you may be disappointed with the performance.
This powerful video editor takes great strides with GPU acceleration, but it needs to speed things up even more to compete with Adobe Premiere Pro.
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