Adobe introduced new software for creating and publishing multimedia content, which promises to provide «non-professionals» with a simple and «all-in-one» tool (all in one) to create documents that can include graphics, text, photos , audio, video, animation and interactivity.
The application, called Project Rome, can be used either as a web-based software, accessible from the browser, or downloaded to the computer and used as a desktop application (integrated with Adobe Air).
The software, aimed at consumers, small businesses and Education, will allow the production of documents for printing, such as pamphlets, business cards or invitations, but also (simple) websites, presentations, online advertising, digital albums and animations, both for use in a work and family context. Teachers can also count on a version of the program intended for use in the classroom.
The publication of the files will be ensured both by sharing them online through Acrobat.com, Google Apps or the Rome Template Exchange Project, and by integrating with social networks such as Facebook, Twitter and Google Buzz, but it does not offer, at least for now, compatibility with mobile phones. The files can be exported in PDF, SWF, JPG, PNG, SVG and FXG formats or as web files.
The solution, compatible with Windows and Mac, was presented in two versions, one for the general public and another for teachers and trainers, Project Rome for Education. Currently in a free trial version, it is only available in English and, allegedly, for users located in the USA. Despite this, TeK tried and it was possible to try, at least the web-based version.