Collaboration is a critical part of the design process. Creative teams share ideas, talk to clients, and encourage feedback to refine their designs into a strong and unique message.
Adobe InDesign has been the industry-leading application for layout and page design for print and digital media for more than two decades. Part of the software’s success comes from how the software continuously evolves with features that help users work faster, produce layouts more easily, and spend more time polishing their stunning designs.
The Adobe Creative Cloud team knows that this review process is essential for creators, but it can also be challenging. A designer’s colleague, supervisor, or client might not have access to Adobe Creative Cloud apps, so the designer needs to export the project as an image or PDF file. Then the designer needs to attach it to an email; track down edits over email, text, phone, or in meetings; and then carefully apply all comments to the working file.
The Creative Cloud team wanted to rethink the review process with a shared, collaborative interface for reviews within the InDesign application. The question for engineers was how to deliver complex InDesign layouts in a common format that anyone could view and comment on. The Creative Cloud development team found its answer by using the Adobe PDF Embed API to render high-quality PDFs in any web experience, complete with annotation tools for commenting.