Adobe Ships Creative Suite 3


SAN JOSE, Calif.””(”” April 16, 2007 “” Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) to­day an­nounced the im­me­di­ate avail­abil­i­ty of the highly-anticipated Adobe® Creative Suite® 3 Design Premium and Standard edi­tions and Adobe Creative Suite 3 Web Premium and Standard edi­tions. This rev­o­lu­tion­ary re­lease of brand-new, tight­ly in­te­grat­ed, de­sign and de­vel­op­ment soft­ware unites the best of Adobe and for­mer Macromedia® prod­uct in­no­va­tion to pro­vide de­sign­ers and de­vel­op­ers world­wide with a broad spec­trum of cre­ative options.

Also avail­able for pur­chase to­day are new ver­sions of the fol­low­ing stand alone Adobe cre­ative ap­pli­ca­tions: Adobe Photoshop® CS3, Adobe Photoshop CS3 Extended, Adobe InDesign® CS3, Adobe Illustrator® CS3, Adobe Flash® CS3 Professional, Adobe Dreamweaver® CS3, Adobe Fireworks® CS3, and Adobe Contribute® CS3. These new Adobe CS3 ap­pli­ca­tions and Adobe Creative Suite 3 edi­tions are avail­able as Universal ap­pli­ca­tions for both PowerPC® and Intel-based Macs and sup­port both Microsoft® Windows® XP and Windows Vistaâ„¢. Customers will ex­pe­ri­ence in­creased lev­els of per­for­mance and speed run­ning Creative Suite 3 na­tive­ly on Intel-based Macintosh sys­tems and the lat­est Windows hardware.

The ex­pand­ed Creative Suite 3 fam­i­ly al­so in­cludes Adobe Creative Suite 3 Production Premium, a com­plete in­te­grat­ed post-production so­lu­tion for video and rich me­dia pro­fes­sion­als, and Adobe Creative Suite 3 Master Collection, which com­bines all of Adobe’s new CS3 de­sign and de­vel­op­ment ap­pli­ca­tions in a sin­gle box””the most com­pre­hen­sive cre­ative en­vi­ron­ment ever de­liv­ered. Both of these Creative Suite edi­tions are ex­pect­ed to ship in the third quar­ter of 2007.

Fully Integrated Design Toolkit Powers Creativity

Adobe Creative Suite 3 Design Premium de­liv­ers an es­sen­tial, highly-efficient toolk­it for print, web, in­ter­ac­tive, and mo­bile de­sign. The soft­ware in­te­grates new re­leas­es of InDesign CS3, Photoshop CS3 Extended, Illustrator CS3, Flash CS3 Professional, Dreamweaver CS3, and Acrobat® 8 Professional for cre­at­ing com­pelling pub­li­ca­tions, web­sites, rich in­ter­ac­tive ex­pe­ri­ences, and en­gag­ing con­tent. Also avail­able to­day is Adobe Creative Suite 3 Design Standard soft­ware for de­sign­ers and print ser­vice providers fo­cus­ing on pro­fes­sion­al de­sign and print production.

With Adobe Creative Suite 3 Design Premium, users can ex­per­i­ment with, save, and ap­ply col­or com­bi­na­tions quick­ly and in­tu­itive­ly us­ing the new Live Color fea­ture in Illustrator; per­form im­age edit­ing tasks such as se­lect­ing im­age ar­eas, com­posit­ing im­ages, and ap­ply­ing fil­ters faster and more flex­i­bly with Photoshop CS3 Extended; mas­ter Flash more eas­i­ly thanks to its new Adobe-standard user in­ter­face; and re­pur­pose print con­tent on the web by ex­port­ing InDesign CS3 doc­u­ments as XHTML and the mod­i­fy­ing them in Dreamweaver CS3 us­ing CSS.

Innovative Web Design and Development Tools Maximize Productivity

Adobe Creative Suite 3 Web Premium edi­tion is a com­pre­hen­sive suite that com­bines the es­sen­tial tools for web and in­ter­ac­tive de­sign and de­vel­op­ment in­clud­ing the new ver­sions of Adobe Dreamweaver CS3, Adobe Flash CS3 Professional, Adobe Fireworks CS3, Adobe Contribute CS3 – along with ma­jor re­leas­es of key de­sign tools such as Adobe Photoshop CS3 Extended, Adobe Illustrator CS3, and Adobe Acrobat 8 Professional. Adobe Creative Suite 3 Web Standard edi­tion is al­so avail­able to­day to serve the pro­fes­sion­al de­sign­er and de­vel­op­er fo­cused on de­sign, de­vel­op­ment, and web­site maintenance.

Loaded with new and in­no­v­a­tive fea­tures, Creative Suite 3 Web edi­tions of­fer users faster, more pro­duc­tive work­flows across the ap­pli­ca­tions. Now, for the first time, web pro­fes­sion­als can im­port na­tive Photoshop and Illustrator files di­rect­ly in­to Flash and Fireworks with full fi­deli­ty. Users can al­so cre­ate con­sis­tent ex­pe­ri­ences across all browsers, op­er­at­ing sys­tems, and a range of mo­bile and hand­held de­vices with the new Spry Framework for AJAX, a pre-built, cross-browser com­pat­i­ble li­brary of wid­gets and ef­fects that make it faster and eas­i­er to build rich, in­ter­ac­tive web­sites. Fireworks CS3 boasts new work­flows for rapid­ly pro­to­typ­ing RIA lay­outs for web­sites and web ap­pli­ca­tions, in­tel­li­gent Photoshop and Illustrator in­te­gra­tion, and a li­brary of com­mon and cus­tomiz­able graph­ics assets.

New and Enhanced Integration Technologies Boost Performance

Both the Creative Suite 3 Design and Web edi­tions in­clude Adobe Device Central CS3, de­signed to boost the pro­duc­tiv­i­ty of cre­ative pro­fes­sion­als de­vel­op­ing con­tent for mo­bile hand­sets with es­sen­tial tools to de­sign, em­u­late and test con­tent across a wide range of mo­bile de­vice and hand­held frame­works. These edi­tions al­so in­cor­po­rate an up­dat­ed ver­sion of Adobe Bridge CS3, the hub of Adobe Creative Suite, which pro­vides in­stant ac­cess to Version Cue® CS3, Acrobat Connectâ„¢ and an ex­pand­ed Adobe Stock Photos service.

Pricing and Availability

Adobe Creative Suite 3 Design Premium, Design Standard, Web Premium, and Web Standard are im­me­di­ate­ly avail­able to cus­tomers in the United States and Canada, and are avail­able through Adobe Authorized Resellers and the Adobe Store at www​.adobe​.com/​g​o​/​g​n​_​s​t​ore. Estimated street price for the Adobe Creative Suite 3 Design Premium edi­tion is US$1799, US$1199 for Creative Suite 3 Design Standard edi­tion, US$1599 for Creative Suite 3 Web Premium and US$999 for Adobe Creative Suite 3 Web Standard. There are nu­mer­ous up­grade paths avail­able for Adobe cus­tomers. For more de­tailed in­for­ma­tion about fea­tures, up­grade poli­cies, pric­ing, and in­ter­na­tion­al ver­sions please vis­it: www​.adobe​.com/​g​o​/​c​r​e​a​t​i​v​e​s​u​ite.

About Adobe Systems Incorporated

Adobe rev­o­lu­tion­izes how the world en­gages with ideas and in­for­ma­tion – any­time, any­where and through any medi­um. For more in­for­ma­tion, vis­it www​.adobe​.com.

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3 Responses

  1. Bradley Hilberman says:

    There is a back­lash in the ‘rest of the world’ against Adobes ex­tor­tion­ate pric­ing pol­i­cy out­side of the US and Canada. The pric­ing dif­fer­ences http://​www​.aman​with​apen​cil​.com/​a​d​o​b​e​.​h​tml – over 4800 cre­atives have signed an on­line pe­ti­tion http://​www​.gope​ti​tion​.com/​o​n​l​i​n​e​/​1​1​6​9​8​.​h​tml threat­en­ing not to up­grade to CS3 un­til Adobe changes its policy

  2. Bref says:

    I’m one of those who signed the above pe­ti­tion. For more than 15 years peo­ple all over the world hat­ed Quark for one main rea­son (be­sides crap sup­port) – they ripped us off. In Europe, Asia and Australia they charged up to 250% more than the US price for their prod­uct. When Indesign ar­rived it was a breath of fresh air… great prod­uct, well sup­port­ed and fair­ly priced. But there’s a bad smell sur­round­ing the pric­ing of CS3. Adobe is do­ing a Quark. Prices out­side the US are up to 100% above the American price, in­clud­ing English speak­ing coun­tries. I’m very dis­ap­point­ed. I won’t be up­grad­ing un­til ei­ther san­i­ty pre­vails or I can get a US version.

  3. Mjenius says:

    Wow, 1409.00 £. Isn’t it like 2:1 to the US dol­lar right now? At least you can go with Final Cut, Aperture, and Shake. Those are bet­ter than Adobe’s in my opin­ion, but it’s got­ta hurt now that Adobe owns Macromedia prod­ucts too. Even the up­grade prices are ridicu­lous, and add tax to that too. Getting a copy of the US ver­sion doesn’t seem like a bad idea. I know a cer­tain European CEO (wont’s say who) pub­licly said that Americans are cheap. Well, I’m not so of­fend­ed any­more. I guess it’s bet­ter to be cheap than shafted.

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