Adobe has announced the Creative Suite 4 product family, a milestone release of industry-leading design and development software for virtually every creative workflow. Delivering radical breakthroughs that bring down the wall between designers and developers-and packed with feature innovations-the new Creative Suite 4 product line advances the creative process across print, Web, mobile, interactive, film and video production.
With new levels of integration for Flash technology across the entire product line, the release includes Adobe Creative Suite 4 Design editions, Creative Suite 4 Web editions, Creative Suite 4 Production Premium, Adobe Master Collection, as well as 13 point products, 14 integrated technologies and seven services.
Creative Suite 4 Design Premium
Adobe Creative Suite 4 Design Premium is the latest evolution of the premier toolkit for creating and producing engaging design for print, web, interactive and mobile media.
Adobe Creative Suite 4 Design Premium software combines powerful new versions of Adobe InDesign CS4, Adobe Photoshop CS4 Extended, Adobe Illustrator CS4, Adobe Flash CS4 Professional, Adobe Dreamweaver CS4, Adobe Acrobat 9 Pro and the newly integrated Adobe Fireworks CS4 for quickly prototyping websites and applications. A new version of Adobe Creative Suite 4 Design Standard will also be available.
Creative Suite 4 Web Premium
Adobe Creative Suite 4 Web Premium is the next major release of its award-winning Web design and development software. Packed with new features and offering significant productivity gains, Adobe CS4 Web Premium drastically simplifies creative workflows and reduces the time it takes creative professionals to develop high-impact, interactive websites and online experiences. Adobe CS4 Web Premium includes new releases of Adobe Fireworks CS4, Adobe Dreamweaver CS4, Adobe Flash CS4 Professional, Adobe Photoshop CS4 Extended, Adobe Illustrator CS4, Adobe Contribute CS4, Adobe Device Central CS4, and Adobe Acrobat 9 Professional software. For the first time Adobe Soundbooth CS4, the latest release of its innovative audio editing tool, is also included in Creative Suite Web Premium edition. A version of Adobe CS4 Web Standard will also be available.
Creative Suite 4 Production Premium
Adobe Creative Suite 4 Production Premium is a complete solution for creative professionals who craft world-class video, audio, and interactive media-for delivery on-air, online, and on device. Adobe Creative Suite 4 Production Premium offers unprecedented levels of integration across major new releases of its video, audio, design, and web tools, including Adobe After Effects CS4 Professional, Adobe Premiere Pro CS4, Adobe Encore CS4, Adobe Photoshop CS4 Extended (see separate release), Adobe Illustrator CS4, Adobe Flash CS4 Professional, Adobe Soundbooth CS4 and Adobe OnLocation(tm) CS4 - now redesigned to natively support Intel-based Macs.
Photoshop CS4 and Photoshop CS4 Extended
Adobe Photoshop CS4 and Photoshop CS4 Extended are the new editions of the professional industry standard software for digital imaging. Providing a fluid user experience, complete creative control and higher efficiency, Photoshop CS4 leverages the power of the latest hardware to extend imaging possibilities and offer faster, more flexible ways to accomplish core tasks like image adjustments and masks. All of these features and more can be found in Photoshop CS4 Extended, which serves users with advanced motion graphics functions, dramatically expanded 3D visualization capabilities and precise image analysis.
InDesign CS4 Software
Adobe InDesign CS4 software is a major upgrade to its professional page layout program. InDesign CS4 delivers powerful new features and enhancements that help increase productivity and efficiency, streamline and automate long document creation and expand output to new media, such as interactive PDFs or Adobe Flash files. With innovative and integrated collaboration services, InDesign CS4 enables users to design more in less time, avoid costly production errors, efficiently create unique content for multiple media, and work effectively with clients and peers. InDesign CS4 will be available as a stand-alone application or as a component of Adobe Creative Suite 4 Design Premium and Standard editions and Adobe Creative Suite 4 Master Collection.
Device Central CS4 Software
Adobe Device Central CS4 software is the next generation testing and preview environment for mobile content. A tightly integrated component across the Adobe Creative Suite 4 product line (see separate releases), Adobe Device Central CS4 dramatically simplifies the workflow for creative professionals and developers producing rich content and Flash Player compatible videos for mobile phones and consumer electronics devices. With more than 450 dynamically updated device profiles, Device Central CS4 enables users to easily test content designed in Adobe Photoshop CS4, Adobe Flash CS4 Professional, Adobe Illustrator CS4, Adobe After Effects CS4, Adobe Premiere Pro CS4, and Adobe Dreamweaver CS4 software.