2016 Video in Spark Video
The Adobe Spark team is on a roll! In the past two weeks we've updated Spark Page and Spark Post, and now it's Spark Video's turn. We just announced Adobe Spark Video v3 which adds the single most requested feature, support for video files. You can now add MP4 and MOV video to Spark Video slides, you can trim, zoom, manage audio levels, and even automatically continue video on upcoming slides, and all with the clean, fun, friendly interface you've come to expect from Spark. Video in Spark Video is available now both on the web and on iOS.
2016 Spark Post Text Cutouts
And the Spark goodness keeps coming! Spark Post now supports text cutouts. Not sure what that means? Add some text to your Post, then select the shape, and tap the shape repeatedly. Slick, huh? So, we've improved Spark Page and Spark Post ... I wonder if more Spark Video goodness is on the way. ;-)
2016 Get Your Spark Page Stories Noticed
We just released an update to Spark Page. When sharing you'll now see a "Get noticed" option, check it and we'll make sure your stories get indexed by search engines, and we may even highlight them in Spark itself.
2016 Adobe Spark At MAX
2016 Adobe Spark Safe Search
Adobe Spark is immensely popular among younger users, even very young users. To make Spark safer for our youngest fans we recently significantly revamped safe-search of both photos and icons. That said, no safe-search filter is truly foolproof, and so we've implemented a blacklist mechanism so that we can quickly block offensive images if they do somehow get through the filter. If you run into problematic images, please email us with the exact search term and a copy of the image.
2016 Spark Page Just Got Better
We just updated Spark Page with two much requested enhancements:
- Your Spark Page stories can contain links to other sites and pages. Previously links were only supported via buttons, but you can now turn any text into a link.
- We've also significantly improved the embedding options so that Spark Pages embedded into your site or blog will look a whole lot better.
2016 Adobe Spark In 4th Grade
Watch how a 4th-grade teacher uses Adobe Spark to keep her students engaged.
2016 Back To School With Adobe Spark
It's Back-To-School time, and teachers all over are prepping for another year spent in the company of fresh eager (yeah, I know, but I'm trying to sound upbeat) faces. Back in prehistoric times, when I was in school, that meant sharpening lots of pencils, trying to get last year's chalk mark remnants off the board, obtaining a stack of clean projector transparencies and duplicator carbon sheets ... ouch! Teachers these days do much the same, although we've (thankfully) traded much of that ancient technology for shiny Chromebooks, iPads, and desktop computers.
Over the past two school years, I've had the good fortune and privilege of meeting lots of passionate teachers the world over, and many have shared the innovative ways that they are using our FREE Adobe Spark in their classrooms. Last year I shared some of these ideas here on this blog, and that post proved so popular that I am posting an update and including additional suggestions that teachers have since shared with me.
2016 Theme Preview Comes To Spark Video
Spark Video comes with a growing library of themes which provide your videos with everything from fonts, to colors, to animations and transitions. If you wanted to know what a theme looks like you need to actually apply it, click on it to see the new colors and fonts applied, then play it to see the new animations. To make theme selection easier we just added a preview feature to the Spark Video iOS app (it'll be coming to the web version, too), just tap the theme and the theme button will animate to preview the theme.
2016 Monica Burns On Spark In The Classroom