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June 14, 2010

The true danger

Adobe’s core values (1) Genuine (2) Exceptional (3) Innovative (4) Involved, source.  The compromise to the four core values is the real danger to Adobe.

The creative suit’s core products Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign, Dreamweaver, Flash. All these products are over 5-10 years old. Adobe has lost the innovation, its core value, for a quite long time.

The Adobe’s main products, Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign, Dreamweaver are mainly for designers, rather than the general public use. It means the market is targeted at the specific population group. There are also quite strong competitors for the creative suit.

A: Photoshop competitors

1: fotoflexer 2:picnik 3:pixlr 4: mugtug. Most of the competitors are using Flash as the photo editor, HTML5’s Canvas killing feature will soon replace the Flash.

B: Illustrator,Indesign competitors

1:raphaeljs 2: processingJS 3:sylvester 4:jsdraw2d 5: Canvas 3D JS Libary (c3dl) 6:thejit 7: InfoVis 8:prefuse 9:vtk 10:jgraph 11:JUNG 12:Paraview 13:ITK 14:MAYAvi 15: jgrapht 16:graphviz 17:gef 18:gnuplot 19:r-project 20:GIMP 21:inkscape 22:getpaint 23:gimpshop 24:blender 25:bigbuckbunny 26: anim8or 27:caligari 28: 3D software infor 29: SVGweb 30: Explorecanvas. Most all of these software are open source. Some of them have a wide community support, for example, raphaeljs, processingJS, GIMP, and Blender.

C: Dreamweaver competitors

There are wide range of competitors. For personal website, the popular blog sites, like wordpress, tumblr, posterous. For professional CMS website, CMSmatrix is a good place to get the latest CMS opensource software information.

When times evolves forward, Adobe will know that the true threats are from the open source community.

5 Comments leave one →
  1. susie permalink
    June 15, 2010 10:14 pm

    Is Adobe really in danger? At least for a ordinary people like me, I only know and use Adobe, and hear about none of the competitors of Adobe. Generally, technology usage habits of general public change much slower than changes happen in the field of technology.

  2. June 16, 2010 2:10 am

    True, for many people, the Adobe is still a flag company. But thing just changes. It is hard for us to see there is still flash video player online by two or three years later. Flash is Adobe’s money making machine.

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  4. September 28, 2010 7:39 am

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