Adobe Systems has given a sneak peek at three applications from the next release of Adobe Creative Suite, its award-winning collection of graphic design, web development and video editing applications.
The company has released a public beta of new versions of Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe Fireworks and Adobe Soundbooth as free downloads on Adobe labs.
Once downloaded and launched, the betas will be active for 48 hours, after which time, only Creative Suite 3 customers will have an extended ability to use the betas until the next release of Creative Suite becomes available.
"Dreamweaver, Fireworks and Soundbooth are the major applications we're unveiling as public betas before the next release of Creative Suite," said David Burkett, vice president of product management for Adobe Creative Suite.
"This early release software gives our loyal customers a taste of the radical workflow enhancements that we have in store, as we redefine how designers and developers collaborate to deliver stand-out digital experiences."
The update to Dreamweaver also features a new Live View Mode, which is based on the open source rendering engine Webkit. It enables users to see content in real-world, real-time environments without having to leave Dreamweaver to preview in a browser.
New features in Fireworks beta include a new user interface and the ability to export design comps as high fidelity, interactive, and secure Adobe PDF documents for enhanced client communication.
Finally, the Soundbooth beta showcases a host of new features for creative professionals to complete their audio production tasks more efficiently, including the new multiple track support which allows users to edit multiple audio clips on a number of tracks, and the new ability for users to match volume levels across audio files.
The betas are available now, so head on over to Adobe Labs if you'd like to try them out.