The other big announcements they made were that they have been working on hardware. One is a smart stylus called Mighty that can transfer drawings between tablets. Another is a short ruler called Napoleon that lets you draw straight and curved lines on tablets. The crazier thing was Project Context which is a Minority Report style system for a magazine editors room that had integrated tablets and wall displays and a table with a touch screen in it. If you're a multi-million dollar company you could theoretically afford one, but not so much if you're the average Joe.
They also had some pretty cool sneak peeks at what Adobe engineers have been working on. One of the crazier ones was the ability to transfer lighting from one picture to another. For example, the engineer showed a picture of Cinqueterre that he liked the perspective of, but not the lighting. He then found another picture with a sunset and nightime lighting. He then transferred the lighting from one to the other. It was pretty spectacular. A few other amazing ones were search results that changed as you modified an image and a perspective tool that allowed you to define planes over surfaces in a picture and then manipulate them in "3D" to alter their perspective.
more pictures in my gallery. I dunno if I'll head back to MAX in Chicago next year if it is going to continue to be so designer-focused, but I did have a good time this year. Thanks to RealEyes Media for sending me!