October 20, 2008

Adobe Creative Suite 4 Ships

San Jose, Calif. -- Adobe Systems Inc. has released the Adobe Creative Suite 4product family of design and development software for creative workflows.
The new Creative Suite 4 product line is designed to advance the creative process across print, Web, interactive, film, video, and mobile. Customers can choose from six new versions: Adobe Creative Suite 4 Design Premium, Design Standard, Web Premium, Web Standard, Production Premium, and Master Collection.

The combination of Creative Suite and the new capabilities of Adobe Flash Player 10, also available now, delivers new expressive features and visual performance improvements in Adobe Flash Player 10 for breakthrough Web experiences across multiple browsers and operating systems.
As part of the CS4 product launch, the largest in Adobe's history, also available today are brand new versions of Photoshop CS4, Photoshop CS4 Extended, InDesign CS4, Illustrator CS4, Flash CS4 Professional, Dreamweaver CS4, Fireworks CS4, Contribute CS4, After Effects CS4, Adobe Premiere Pro CS4, Encore CS4, Soundbooth CS4, and Adobe OnLocation CS4.
A simplified workflow in Adobe Creative Suite 4 enables users to design across media more efficiently by making it easier to complete common tasks and move content among applications. InDesign CS4 includes a new Live Preflight tool that allows designers to catch production errors and a newly customizable Links panel to manage placed files efficiently. The new Content-Aware Scaling tool in Photoshop CS4 and Photoshop CS4 Extended automatically recomposes an image as it is resized, preserving vital areas as it adapts to new dimensions. An expanded version of DynamicLink in CS4 Production Premium enables users to move and update content between After Effects CS4, Adobe Premiere Pro CS4, Soundbooth CS4, and Encore CS4 without rendering.
With XMP metadata support, the production workflow is simplified. Adobe Creative Suite 4 brings 3D center-stage providing the ability to paint, composite, and animate 3D models using familiar tools in Photoshop CS4 Extended. Flash CS4 Professional now offers the ability to apply tweens to objects instead of keyframes, providing greater control over animation attributes. Also in Flash CS4 Professional, the new Bones tool helps create more realistic animations between linked objects.
With a searchable library of more than 450 dynamically updated device profiles from leading manufacturers, Adobe Device Central CS4 enables users to easily test mobile content designed using many of the Creative Suite 4 products. Adobe Creative Suite 4 now also offers a host of services for online collaboration. Adobe ConnectNow, a service of Acrobat.com, allows real-time collaboration with two colleagues or clients. Designers can also share color harmonies with Adobe Kuler.
Other online resources include: Adobe Community Help for technical questions; Resource Central for accessing video and audio product-related news and tutorials, as well as Soundbooth scores and sound effects; and Adobe Bridge Home, a customizable resource for tips, tutorials, new,s and inspirational content.

Adobe Creative Suite 4 Design Premium is $1799, $1699 for Adobe Creative Suite 4 Web Premium,$1699 for Adobe Creative Suite 4 Production Premium, and $2499 for Adobe Creative Suite 4 Master Collection.