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Adobe Creative Suite branches out

By dpreview staff on Mar 27, 2007 at 12:47 GMT

Adobe has today unveiled its release plans for the next version of Creative Suite and it looks like they've been very busy indeed. The industry colossus now comes in an initially bewildering variety of different forms, each aimed at providing tools and workflows tailored to different strands of the imaging sector. Adobe is even releasing software to assist developers of software for handheld devices. Each of the 'premium' suites comes packaged with the new extended edition of Photoshop whilst purchasers of the 'standard' set will receive the 'plain vanilla' release. Available from April 2007, this round of releases looks set to cement Adobe's name as the industry leader for some time to come.

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Adobe Unleashes Creative Suite 3 Product Line

Largest Software Release in Adobe’s 25-year History Revolutionizes Creative Workflows

SAN JOSE, Calif. — March 27, 2007 — Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced the Adobe® Creative Suite® 3 product line, a revolutionary offering of tightly integrated, industry-leading design and development tools for virtually every creative workflow. Adobe’s new Creative Suite 3 line-up unites the best of Adobe and Macromedia® product innovation to provide designers and developers with a broad spectrum of creative options for all facets of 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; and Adobe Creative Suite 3 Production Premium (see separate releases). 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 ever delivered.

Adobe Unveils Creative Suite 3 Design Premium

Superior Product Integration and Flash Support Powers Cross-Media Content Delivery

SAN JOSE, Calif. — March 27, 2007 — Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced the all-new Adobe® Creative Suite® 3 Design Premium, an indispensable, highly-efficient creative toolkit for print, web, interactive and mobile design. Loaded with innovative new features, Adobe Creative Suite 3 Design Premium software integrates groundbreaking new releases of Adobe InDesign® CS3 (see separate press release), Adobe Photoshop® CS3 Extended (see separate press release), Adobe Illustrator® CS3, Adobe Flash® CS3 Professional, and Adobe Dreamweaver® CS3. Adobe Acrobat® 8 Professional is also included as a key component of Design Premium. Additionally, Adobe announced Adobe Creative Suite 3 Design Standard software for designers and print service providers focused on professional design and print production.

Adobe Debuts Creative Suite 3 Web Premium

Milestone Release Turbo-charges Web Development and Interactive Design Workflows

SAN JOSE, Calif. — March 27, 2007 — Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced Adobe® Creative Suite® 3 Web Premium software, the complete set of essential tools for web and interactive design and development. Creative Suite 3 Web Premium offers a comprehensive toolset enabling web designers and developers to easily prototype, design, develop and maintain websites, applications, games, presentations, and mobile content. With advanced integration simplifying workflows, the suite combines all of the Adobe applications that web designers and developers require—including compelling new versions of Adobe Dreamweaver® CS3, Adobe Flash® CS3 Professional, Adobe Fireworks® CS3, Adobe Contribute® CS3—with major releases of key design tools, including Adobe Photoshop® CS3 Extended (see separate release), Adobe Illustrator® CS3, and Adobe Acrobat® 8 Professional. Additionally, Adobe announced Adobe Creative Suite 3 Web Standard software for web designers and developers focusing on interactive design and development.

Adobe Reveals Creative Suite 3 Production Premium

Cross Platform Suite Integrates Video Editing, Audio, Effects, Graphics and Multimedia Tools

SAN JOSE, Calif. — March 27, 2007 — Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced Adobe® Creative Suite® 3 Production Premium software, a complete integrated post-production solution. Adobe Creative Suite 3 Production Premium offers unprecedented levels of integration across major new releases of its video, audio and web software, including Adobe After Effects® CS3 Professional, Adobe Premiere® Pro CS3, Adobe Encore® CS3, Adobe Photoshop® CS3 Extended (see separate release), Adobe Illustrator® CS3, Adobe Flash® CS3 Professional, and Adobe® Soundbooth™ CS3. Now post-production and rich media professionals have a complete, cross-platform, integrated workflow that enables them to create and deliver visually innovative projects for film, broadcast, web, DVD, and mobile devices.

Adobe Introduces Powerful InDesign CS3 Release

Enables Innovative Publishing Solutions with New InCopy CS3 and InDesign CS3 Server

SAN JOSE, Calif. — March 27, 2007 — Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced Adobe® InDesign® CS3 software, the latest version of its award-winning professional page layout program. InDesign CS3 addresses design, efficiency and output challenges to improve the way that design, editorial, production and IT professionals work on a day-to-day basis. InDesign CS3 delivers a powerful, yet easy-to-use set of tools that enable creative exploration, streamline productivity, improve collaboration and automate layout and production of complex documents. The software is the keystone to Adobe’s comprehensive publishing solution that also includes Adobe InCopy® CS3 and Adobe InDesign CS3 Server.

Adobe Delivers Two Editions of Photoshop CS3

Photoshop CS3 and Photoshop CS3 Extended Push the Boundaries of Digital Imaging

SAN JOSE, Calif. — March 27, 2007 — Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced Adobe® Photoshop® CS3 and Photoshop CS3 Extended, two new editions of the professional industry standard for digital imaging. Photoshop CS3 software is a major upgrade, offering new innovations in editing power and productivity for designers and photographers. The addition of an entirely new version of Photoshop, Photoshop CS3 Extended, means creative professionals can now discover new dimensions in digital imaging, harnessing everything in Photoshop CS3 plus groundbreaking tools for 3-D, motion graphics, image measurement and analysis. Photoshop CS3 Extended expands the boundaries of digital imaging, simplifying the workflows for professionals in architecture, engineering, medicine, and science.

Adobe Device Central CS3 Mobilizes Creative Pros

New Integrated Component in Creative Suite 3 Accelerates and Simplifies Mobile Content Creation

SAN JOSE, Calif. — March 27, 2007 — Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced Adobe® Device Central CS3, an integrated component across the all-new Adobe® Creative Suite® 3 family, also launched today (see separate releases). Adobe Device Central CS3 is designed to radically boost the efficiency and productivity of creative professionals who develop dynamic and engaging interfaces, mobile assets, applications and video content for mobile phones and hand-held consumer electronic devices. This new software component is integrated in Adobe Creative Suite 3 Design, Web and Production Premium editions, as well as individual products, including flagship franchises such as Adobe Flash® CS3 Professional, Adobe Photoshop® CS3, and Adobe Premiere® Pro CS3 software.

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