Release Notes / Adobe Animate

Welcome to Adobe Animate 2015.2 release (June and August 2016).

Adobe Animate 2015.2 | August 2016 release

This release of Animate provides you the following features and enhancements:

  • Google font support for HTML canvas documents
  • New brush sizes
  • New publish profile format
  • Other enhancements such as improved resize timeline view options, enhancements to onion skin range markers, and additional option to create a keyframe.

For more information on the supported features, refer New feature summary.

Adobe Animate 2015.2 | June 2016 release

This release of Animate provides you the following features and enhancements.

  • Pattern brushes
  • Frame picker
  • Layer transparency
  • Improved web publishing options
    • Merging JSON/JS code
    • Embed JavaScript into HTML
    • Support for transparent canvas background
    • HiDPI compatible HTML5 canvas output
    • Responsive scaling
    • Transparent and responsive OAMs 
    • Author-time bitmap snapping
    • Preloader in HTML canvas
    • HTML5 canvas publish template improvements
    • JSAPI support to import and export HTML templates for canvas documents
    • Publish canvas assets to root folder
    • Center stage
  • Other enhancements
    • User-defined colored onion skinning
    • Pinscript
    • Advanced PSD import options
    • Advanced AI import options
    • Turbo charged performance on Windows platform
    • Improved paint brush interactions
    • Latest Flash player and AIR SDK integration

For more information on the supported features, refer New Feature Summary.

System requirements

For the latest system requirements visit

In addition to the Adobe Animate system requirements, applications created using AIR for iOS will only run on some iOS devices. For more information, see Adobe Air Tech specs.

Applications created and published from Animate for Android platforms will run on devices that run Google Android™ 2.3 operating system or higher.

Installation instructions

For detailed instructions on installation, visit the installation page

Note: If you are updating from previous versions of Flash Professional, this latest version will be found on your computer as Adobe Animate (not Adobe Flash). 

Trial software

Creative Cloud trials are "try and buy", allowing you to evaluate individual products or editions and then convert the installed trial to a full version. You can convert from a trial to a full version at any time by signing up for a subscription. You are required to be online and log-in with an Adobe ID to start using your full version. For more information on downloading trial versions, visit

Custom Platform Support SDK and sample plugin

You can download the Custom Platform Support SDK and sample plugin from Enabling Custom Platform Support.

Download and install extensions

The Adobe Add-ons site provides a range of add-ons to your Creative Cloud products. Visit the Animate page at to download and install useful extensions for Animate. 

For more information on installing Animate extensions, see Install Extensions.

License agreement

Internet connection, Adobe ID, and acceptance of license agreement are required to activate and use this product. This product may integrate with or allow access to certain Adobe or third-party hosted online services. Adobe services are available only to users 13 years and above and require agreement to additional terms of use and Adobe’s online privacy policy (see Adobe Legal). Applications and Services may not be available in all countries or languages and may be subject to change or discontinuation without notice. Additional fees or membership charges may apply.

Online resources

Connect with us

To read about the latest developments about Animate, smart tips and tricks, information about webinars and events, visit the Adobe Animate Blog at:

Submitting bugs and feature requests

To submit feature request and bugs for Animate at, select Adobe Animate (Formerly Flash Professional) from the product drop down list and complete the Wishform. 

Animate and Android Market

Animate supports the publishing of AIR applications for Android so developers can deliver applications to Google Play.  Developers will need to establish an account with the Android Market to publish their application.  For more information, visit to set up an account.

Apple App Store submission requirements

Developers can deliver applications built with AIR for iOS to the Apple App Store. This requires the developer to be a member of the iOS Developer Program and follow the program guidelines.

A developer certificate from Apple is required in order to test and deploy applications to iOS devices. Apple provides information on its developer programs at

For the latest information about Adobe AIR releases, go to

Known issues

  • 4141305: Tools and pointers are tiny on hidpi screens
  • 4101427: Too many Anchor points generated using 'Draw as Fills' option for Paint brush
  • 4154127: Timeline controls overlap when undocked and resized
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