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View Full Version : Adobe to release "hobbyist version" of Premiere

James Fee
06-18-2004, 09:00 PM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://zdnet.com.com/2100-1104-5238375.html' target='_blank'>http://zdnet.com.com/2100-1104-5238375.html</a><br /><br /></div>"Besides enterprise opportunities, Adobe also expects to profit from the ongoing consumer shift to digital photography and video, Narayen said. The company has seen solid acceptance of Photoshop Album, a hobbyist version of the image-editing application, and expects similar results from a planned hobbyist version of its Premiere video editing package. "We think there's a tremendous opportunity to expose people to our brand as they move into digital imaging," he said."<br /><br />This was lost in an article about Adobe's quarterly results, but it does look like good news for those who want a consumer version of <a href="http://www.adobe.com/products/premiere/main.html">Adobe Premiere</a>. Some of us still have copies of Adobe Premier LE, but I never used mine due to its limitations. I can only hope that it will be more like Photoshop Elements and less like Photoshop Album.

Jason Dunn
06-20-2004, 04:49 AM
Very good move on Adobe's part - most video editors are still too difficult to use, so this is a good step, assuming they don't just do Premier LE and instead focus on a whole new UI.