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All-new Adobe Creative Suite Delivers Platform for the Future of Design and Publishing

  • 30 September, 2003 09:01

<p>Media Release
29th September 2003
For Immediate Release</p>
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<p>All-new Adobe Creative Suite Delivers Platform for the Future of Design and Publishing</p>
<p>New Product Strategy Combines Four Full-Version Upgrades of Essential Creative Applications, Acrobat 6.0 and Introduces Innovative Version Cue File Manager</p>
<p>Adobe Systems Incorporated, the leader in network publishing, today unveiled The Adobe® Creative Suite, a new software product that combines new full-version upgrades of Adobe Photoshop® CS, Adobe Illustrator® CS, Adobe InDesign® CS, and Adobe GoLive® CS, incorporates Acrobat® 6.0 Professional, and introduces the innovative Version Cue™ file version manager. The all-new Adobe Creative Suite is a complete design environment that gives today’s creative professionals everything they need to create and publish content to print and the Web faster, more easily, and more efficiently than ever.</p>
<p>"Adobe Creative Suite integrates outstanding new product releases and unleashes Version Cue — technology that will save creative professionals time and revolutionise interaction within creative teams," said Craig Tegel, Managing Director - Pacific, Adobe Systems.</p>
<p>"With Adobe Creative Suite we are delivering a platform for the future of design and publishing, building on 20 years of innovation and partnership with the creative community worldwide."</p>
<p>A new era of Adobe integration</p>
<p>Adobe Creative Suite Premium Edition combines four new full-version upgrades of essential Adobe applications, relied on by millions of creative professionals around the world: Photoshop CS with Adobe ImageReady CS®, Illustrator CS, InDesign CS and GoLive CS, all brought together with Version Cue (see separate press releases for component software details).</p>
<p>With Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) becoming an integral part of Web and print production workflows, Acrobat 6.0 Professional, released to industry acclaim earlier this year, is also a component of the Adobe Creative Suite — allowing customers to review and comment on documents, as well as pre-flight and output complex print jobs.</p>
<p>Adobe Creative Suite is anchored by Version Cue, an innovative file management system that allows designers to increase productivity and meet tight deadlines. Whether designers, working alone or in teams, are looking for the most recent iteration of a file or for an older version, Version Cue enables users to visually scan image thumbnails in Photoshop CS, Illustrator CS, InDesign CS, and GoLive CS, or search XMP metadata across version comments, keywords, author, date, and more.</p>
<p>"Simplification of the creative workflow and tighter integration of applications into suites is a trend which will benefit designers collaborating on projects to become more efficient and productive," said Joshua Duhl, research director at IDC. "Features that allow users to easily share files with clients and colleagues, and locate files visually or through the use of metadata will facilitate the broader workflow and lifecycle of creative assets."</p>
<p>A Standard Edition of Adobe Creative Suite is available, combining these same components, except for GoLive CS and Acrobat 6.0 Professional, to provide an advanced solution for print design and layout.</p>
<p>Adobe Creative Suite also includes two Adobe typeface families. Warnock Pro, a new Adobe Originals OpenType family, is included with every copy of Adobe Creative Suite, providing a classic yet contemporary composition family that performs a wide variety of typographic tasks with elegance. Brioso Pro, an OpenType family designed in the calligraphic tradition of the Latin alphabet, is available free of charge to customers who register their copy of Adobe Creative Suite via the Web.</p>
<p>Get Up and Running Quickly</p>
<p>Both versions of Adobe Creative Suite include Video CDs, developed by Total Training, and a new Design Guide that offers insights on working more efficiently across the Adobe Creative Suite workflow, with advice for users of all experience levels. Adobe Creative Suite customers will also have access to the new, redesigned Adobe Studio™ ( ) a one-stop web resource for expert tips, tricks, and guidance.</p>
<p>Customers receive one serial number for Adobe Creative Suite and one number to call for support and service, greatly simplifying installation and troubleshooting. Adobe Creative Suite comes with complimentary warranty support for registered users that provides toll-free and online support for installation and bug-fix issues. For other types of technical and workflow support issues, customers can purchase one of Adobe’s Expert Support options ( ).</p>
<p>Pricing and Availability</p>
<p>Adobe is making it easy for creative professionals worldwide to upgrade to Adobe Creative Suite. Any customer that currently has a copy of Photoshop (purchased as a standalone product or part of an Adobe Collection) on their system, can upgrade to Adobe Creative Suite Premium Edition for an estimated street price of AU$1559 / NZ$1749, or the Standard Edition for AU$1139 / NZ$1289.</p>
<p>Estimated street price for the Adobe Creative Suite Premium Edition is AU$2499 / NZ$3199 and AU$1999 / NZ$2579 for the Standard Edition. For more detailed information about the Adobe Creative Suite, please visit:</p>
<p>Adobe Creative Suite for Mac OS X 10.2.4, Microsoft® Windows® 2000 with Service Pack 2, and Windows XP Professional and Home Edition, will be available in the fourth (calendar) quarter of 2003 to customers in Australia and New Zealand through Adobe Authorised Resellers.</p>
<p>New Adobe GoLive CS Speeds Creative Web Design with Powerful Authoring Tools
Enhanced Adobe PDF Support, Advanced CSS Authoring and Breakthrough Cross-Media Integration with InDesign Anchor Extensive Upgrade of Award-Winning Web Tool</p>
<p>Adobe Systems Incorporated, the leader in network publishing, today announced Adobe® GoLive® CS, a major release of the powerful, integrated Web publishing tool for creative professionals involved in Web design. Available as a key component of the Adobe Creative Suite (also announced today) or as a stand-alone software application, GoLive CS speeds web site design and production with innovative capabilities such as Package for GoLive from InDesign, and GoLive Co-Author™ as well as advanced Cascading Style Sheet (CSS) visual authoring and extensive support for Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF).</p>
<p>Adobe InDesign CS Arrives with Powerhouse Production Features and New Creative Tools
Professional Page Layout and Design Application Outpaces the Competition with Feature-Packed Full-Version Upgrade</p>
<p>Adobe Systems Incorporated, the leader in network publishing, today announced a landmark release of its award-winning layout and design program, Adobe® InDesign® CS. Available as a key component of the Adobe Creative Suite (also announced today) or as a stand-alone software application, InDesign CS delivers powerful production capabilities, creative freedom and cross-media support — enabling customers to design, lay out and print pages, as well as export content to the Web, more rapidly and reliably. Distancing itself from the competition, InDesign CS takes layout and design to a new level for creative professionals with a wealth of innovative new features.</p>
<p>Adobe Illustrator CS Features 3D effects, Refined Typography and Lightning Performance
Expanded Print Capabilities and Enhanced Adobe PDF Support Round Out Major Upgrade to Industry Standard Vector Graphics Software</p>
<p>Adobe Systems Incorporated, the leader in network publishing, today announced Adobe® Illustrator® CS, a major upgrade to the industry standard for vector graphics for print, the Web, and other media. Available as a key component of the Adobe Creative Suite (also announced today) or as a stand-alone software application, Adobe Illustrator CS includes powerful new design tools, enhanced Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) support, new print capabilities and wholesale performance improvements that speed up everyday tasks and take advantage of advances in hardware and operating systems.</p>
<p>Adobe Raises the Digital Imaging Standard with Photoshop CS
Streamlined ImageReady CS, Enhanced Camera Raw Functionality and New Shadow/Highlight and Match Colour Features Headline ‘Must Have’ Photoshop Release
Adobe Systems Incorporated, the leader in network publishing, today announced Adobe® Photoshop® CS, a dramatic full-version upgrade to the professional standard in desktop digital imaging. Available as a key component of the Adobe Creative Suite (also announced today) or as a standalone software application, Photoshop CS is loaded with indispensable new features that help creative professionals craft the highest quality images more quickly and efficiently than ever.</p>
<p>About Adobe Systems</p>
<p>Founded in 1982, Adobe Systems (, the leader in network publishing, offers a comprehensive line of software for enterprise and creative professional customers. Its products enable customers to create, manage and deliver visually rich, compelling and reliable content. Based in San Jose, Calif., Adobe is one of the world’s largest software companies.
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