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Macromedia Flash Professional 8 is one of the last versions of the Flash authoring system to be released under the Macromedia name. It was also packaged with Macromedia Studio 8 and several Adobe Bundles.[1]

Features[edit | edit source]

Released on September 13, 2005, the professional version included advanced features beyond the basic version, especially for digital video.[2]

Product history[edit | edit source]

After being acquired by Adobe, Flash Professional 8 was bundled with Adobe Creative Suite 2.

After Adobe Systems' acquisition of Macromedia in December 2005,[3] the pro version was succeeded by Adobe Flash CS3 Professional in Adobe Creative Suite 3, which was released in April 2007. The basic version was discontinued and replaced by a discounted educational version of Flash CS3 Professional.[4]

End of support[edit | edit source]

Adobe discontinued active support for Macromedia Studio 8 in 2008.[5] On December 15, 2012, the activation server for legacy Macromedia products was shut down.[6] Adobe provided a procedure to activate older applications from Macromedia Studio MX 2004, but not for applications from Studio 8.[7]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Adobe Bundles, Adobe Systems. Archived 2006-01-18.
  2. Macromedia Flash Basic, Macromedia. 2005-08-10.
  3. Adobe Completes Acquisition of Macromedia, Adobe Systems. 2005-12-05. Archived 2005-12-07.
  4. Adobe Flash CS3 Professional for education, Adobe Systems. Archived 2007-04-07.
  5. Macromedia Studio 8 ACTIVATION by davidm777 / Nancy_OShea, Adobe Support Community. 2017-04-19 / 2017-04-20.
  6. Activation error | Macromedia branded products, Adobe Systems. Archived 2013-10-10.
  7. Macromedia Studio 8 activation by markw92963157 / Jeff_A_Wright, Adobe Support Community. 2017-02-16 / 2017-02-17.

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