Adobe debuts Creative Suite 3 product line

Apple StoreAdobe Systems Incorporated today announced the Adobe Creative Suite 3 product line, a suite of design and development tools for creative workflows. Adobe’s new Creative Suite 3 line-up unites what Adobe considers to be the best of Adobe and Macromedia products to provide designers and developers with creative options for print, web, mobile, interactive, film, and video production.

There are six all-new configurations of Adobe Creative Suite 3. These include:

• Adobe Creative Suite 3 Design Premium and Design Standard editions
• Adobe Creative Suite 3 Web Premium and Web Standard editions
• Adobe Creative Suite 3 Production Premium

Rounding out the product line is Adobe Creative Suite Master Collection which combines 12 of Adobe’s new design and development applications in a single box—the most comprehensive creative environment Adobe has ever delivered.

The majority of Adobe Creative Suite 3 editions will be available as Universal applications for both PowerPC and Intel-based Macs. Adobe promises that customers will experience increased levels of performance and speed running Creative Suite 3 natively on Intel-based Macintosh systems.

Adobe Creative Suite 3 offers customers a choice of six all-new suites or full version upgrades of 13 stand-alone applications, including Photoshop CS3, Photoshop CS3 Extended, InDesign CS3, Illustrator CS3, Flash CS3 Professional, Dreamweaver CS3, Adobe Premiere Pro CS3, and After Effects CS3.

Each edition of Adobe Creative Suite 3 integrates different configurations of Adobe’s creative products to serve a breadth of design needs:

Adobe Creative Suite 3 Design Premium delivers a toolkit for print, web, interactive and mobile design
Adobe Creative Suite 3 Design Standard focuses on professional print design and production
• Adobe Creative Suite 3 Web Premium combines web design and development tools
Adobe Creative Suite 3 Web Standard serves the professional web developer
Adobe Creative Suite 3 Production Premium is a complete post-production solution for video professionals
Adobe Creative Suite 3 Master Collection combines 12 new creative applications in one box, enabling customers to design across all media—print, web, interactive, mobile, video and film.

With Adobe Creative Suite 3 family, mobile development and the delivery of video rich content take center stage. Today, Flash technology is emerging as a leader for the mass distribution of video across the Internet, bringing TV shows online, and powering the video capabilities of YouTube and MySpace. Now with the expanded Creative Suite 3 family, Adobe’s powerful video technologies are available, cross-platform, to any creative delivering rich media experiences. In addition, a new common suite component, Adobe Device Central is designed for those who develop content for mobile handsets. Other shared features across the product line included an updated version of Adobe Bridge CS3, the hub of Adobe Creative Suite, providing instant access to Version Cue CS3, Acrobat Connect, and an expanded Adobe Stock Photos service.

To celebrate the unveiling of Adobe Creative Suite 3, Adobe will host a launch event in New York City that will be webcast live on March 27 at 3:30 p.m. EDT. To attend the webcast, visit http://www.adobe.com/go/cs3launch

Adobe Creative Suite 3 Design Premium and Standard, and Adobe Creative Suite 3 Web Premium and Standard will begin shipping in April 2007. Adobe Creative Suite 3 Production Premium and Adobe Creative Suite 3 Master Collection for Mac OS X on Intel-based systems will begin shipping worldwide in the third quarter of 2007. All configurations will be available through Adobe Authorized Resellers and the Adobe Store.

Estimated street price for the Adobe Creative Suite 3 Design Premium is US$1799, US$1599 for Adobe Creative Suite 3 Web Premium, US$1699 for Adobe Creative Suite 3 Production Premium, and US$2499 for Adobe Creative Suite 3 Master Collection. There are numerous upgrade paths available for Adobe customers. For more detailed information about features, upgrade policies, pricing, and international versions, visit: http://www.adobe.com/go/creativesuite

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