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Adobe Live 2007: 'a big crowd puller'

Adobe Live was held at Islington's Business Design Centre

Adobe Live has drawn to a close after two days, 4,500 attendees and over 150 seminars, workshops and lectures centred on creative technology. And Adobe representatives seemed blissfully happy at the event's success.

"We've had a superb turnout over the two days of Adobe Live," commented Adobe's John Cunningham, Business Development Manager. "Obviously the guest speakers are a big crowd puller. But what's great to hear is that for so many of the attendees, this is their second or third Adobe Live conference - the event has really developed in terms of stature and reputation."

The majority of the event was held at the at the Business Design Centre in Islington. It was - as expected - devoted to Adobe's new Creative Suite 3 applications. These included the rejuvenated applications Photoshop CS3, Illustrator CS3, Dreamweaver and Flash CS3. There was also a healthy amount of developer action and demonstrations using Adobe's newest frameworks, Apollo and Flex 3.

We asked Tom Dennis, news editor at our sister magazine Computer Arts, to roundup the show's shenanigans for our Features and Analysis section. Read his thoughts on the show .