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​_store. 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​esuite.

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.

Pariah Burke

Author, consultant, trainer, guru: Digital Publishing, ePub, InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Quark. Empowering, Informing, Connecting Creative Professionals™

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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.html - 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.html 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.