Part of the Adobe Creative Suite, Flash is a multimedia development program used to create interactive vector projects most commonly for the web. It is compatible with the other programs within the Adobe Creative Suite family.
We are currently in the process of updating to Adobe Creative Suite 5.5; all lab stations have 5.5, but laptops may still be running CS3.
Often there are other applications that work well with your software or do similar things and might be better suited to your task. Check out these related applications:
Fireworks - vector and bitmap graphics
Adobe's Fireworks is best used bitmap and vector graphic design intended for web. Learn more.
Photoshop - raster graphics and image manipulation
Adobe's Photoshop is best used for creating raster graphics and advanced image manipulation. Learn more.
Illustrator - vector graphics
Adobe's Illustrator is best used for typesetting and vector graphic design. Learn more.
Dreamweaver - advanced web development
Adobe's Dreamweave is best used for developing web environments and templates. Learn more.