San Jose, Calif. - Adobe Systems Inc. announced Adobe Creative Suite 5, the latest version of its design and development software focusing on interactivity, performance, and maximizing the impact of digital content and marketing campaigns across media and devices, according to a company representative.
Featuring integration with online content and digital marketing measurement and optimization capabilities for the first time, Creative Suite 5 products include access to signature Omniture technologies, to capture, store, and analyze information generated by Web sites and other sources. A brand new component, Adobe Flash Catalyst, joins the Creative Suite, ushering in the ability to design interactive content without writing code and improve the collaborative process between designer and developer.
The Adobe Creative Suite 5 Master Collection includes, in a single package, all of Adobe’s Creative Suite tools, such as Photoshop CS5, Illustrator CS5, InDesign CS5, Flash Catalyst CS5, Flash Professional CS5, Dreamweaver CS5, Adobe Premiere Pro CS5, and After Effects CS5. These tools are also available separately or in one of the five Creative Suite editions.
The complete Creative Suite 5 lineup includes Creative Suite 5 Master Collection, Creative Suite 5 Design Premium, Creative Suite 5 Web Premium, Creative Suite 5 Production Premium and Creative Suite 5 Design Standard, as well as 15 point products, associated technologies and integration with new Adobe CS Live Services.
More than 250 new features have been integrated into the Adobe Creative Suite 5 Master Collection. Image creation and editing get a boost in Photoshop CS5 with Refine Edge, which offers better edge detecting technology and masking results in less time. Photoshop CS5 also includes the ability to remove an image element and immediately replace the missing pixels with Content-Aware Fill. New stroke options allow Adobe Illustrator CS5 users to create strokes of variable widths and precisely adjust the width at any point along the stroke.
Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere Pro, and After Effects are now native 64-bit applications on both Mac and Windows, allowing users to work more fluidly when working on high-resolution projects. The Nvidia GPU-accelerated Adobe Mercury Playback Engine allows Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 users to open projects faster, refine effects-rich HD sequences in real time, and play back complex projects without rendering. The Roto Brush tool in After Effects helps users isolate moving foreground elements in a fraction of the normal time. In addition, Dreamweaver CS5 now supports popular content management systems Drupal, Joomla! and WordPress, allowing designers to get accurate views of dynamic Web content from within the product.
Using Flash Professional CS5, designers and developers can create, test, and deliver Web content across a wide range of mobile platforms and devices such as smartphones, tablets, netbooks, smartbooks, and other consumer electronics. Users can look forward to deploying content in the browser with Flash Player 10.1 and as a standalone application with AIR 2 when those planned products become available. In addition, users can now build AIR applications using the new Packager for iPhone tool preview, a component of Flash Professional CS5, which can be deployed on the iPhone and iPad (subject to Apple's requirements and approval) with future device support planned for Android, BlackBerry, and Palm webOS.
Adobe Creative Suite 5 products are scheduled to ship within 30 days, with availability through Adobe Authorized Resellers, the Adobe Store, and Adobe Direct Sales. Estimated street price for the suites is expected to be US$2599 for Master Collection CS5, US$1899 for CS5 Design Premium, US$1799 for CS5 Web Premium, US$1699 for CS5 Production Premium, and US$1299 for CS5 Design Standard.