On April 12, Adobe announced a massive slate of new products, updates and packages centered around the latest versions of its flagship Photoshop, Flash and creative suite of products.
The breakdown of the announcements, made yesterday, with links to the full press releases on the Adobe site, are as follows:
Adobe Unveils Creative Suite 5 Product Family
Adobe Systems Incorporated announced Adobe® Creative Suite® 5, a breakthrough release of the industry-leading design and development software for virtually every creative workflow. Focusing on interactivity, performance and maximizing the impact of digital content and marketing campaigns across media and devices, the Creative Suite 5 product line brings exciting full version upgrades of flagship creative tools while delivering significant workflow enhancements to designers and developers. 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. Additionally, 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.
Adobe Delivers Creative Suite 5 Design Premium
Adobe Systems Incorporated announced Adobe® Creative Suite® 5 Design Premium, the ultimate toolkit for expressing and publishing ideas in print, on the Web, as interactive content and on mobile devices. Adobe Creative Suite 5 Design Premium includes all new versions of Adobe Photoshop® CS5 Extended, Adobe Illustrator® CS5, Adobe InDesign® CS5, Adobe Flash® CS5 Professional, Adobe Dreamweaver® CS5 and Adobe Fireworks® CS5, as well as Adobe Acrobat® 9 Pro, integration with new Adobe CS Live services (CS Live Services are complimentary for a limited time) and Adobe Flash® Catalyst™ CS5 for interaction design without writing code. A new version of Adobe Creative Suite 5 Design Standard will also be available.
Adobe Announces Creative Suite 5 Web Premium
Adobe Systems Incorporated announced Adobe® Creative Suite® 5 Web Premium, a major new release of its award-winning suite of software for Web designers and developers that includes full-version upgrades of Adobe Flash® Professional, Adobe Dreamweaver®, Adobe Photoshop® Extended, Adobe Illustrator®, Adobe Fireworks®, and now Adobe Flash Catalyst™ and Flash Builder™. In addition to a complete Flash family of tools, Web Premium CS5 also features support for the most popular open source content management systems, access to Omniture® SiteCatalyst® and Omniture Test&Target™ from within Flash Professional and Dreamweaver and integration with new Adobe CS Live online services (CS Live online services are complimentary for a limited time).
Adobe Debuts Creative Suite 5 Production Premium
Adobe Systems Incorporated today announced Adobe® Creative Suite® 5 Production Premium, the complete solution for creating professional video, audio and interactive content that can be delivered online, on-air and on device. Packed with performance breakthroughs and offerings to streamline script-to-screen workflows, Adobe Creative Suite 5 Production Premium contains new releases of flagship CS components, including Adobe After Effects® CS5, Adobe Premiere® Pro CS5, Adobe Photoshop® CS5 Extended , Adobe Illustrator® CS5, Adobe Flash® Professional CS5, Adobe Soundbooth® CS5, Adobe OnLocation™ CS5, Adobe Encore® CS5, Adobe Flash Catalyst™ CS5, as well as integration with Adobe Story, part of the new Adobe CS Live online services (CS Live services are complimentary for a limited time).
Adobe Launches Photoshop CS5 and Photoshop CS5 Extended
Adobe Systems Incorporated announced Adobe® Photoshop® CS5 and Photoshop CS5 Extended software, must-have releases of the professional industry standard for digital imaging. With millions of users celebrating the product’s 20th anniversary this year, Photoshop CS5 builds upon a rich history of innovation and leadership with groundbreaking features and performance gains that boost creativity and workflow efficiency. Packing in more technological advancements from Adobe Labs than any other release and incorporating enhancements to everyday tasks requested by the Photoshop community, the software has greater intelligence and awareness of the content within images, allowing for complex and magical manipulation in just a few clicks. Adobe Photoshop CS5 Extended delivers everything in Photoshop CS5, as well as advanced tools for 3-D which address the unique needs of the video, Web, medical, manufacturing and engineering industries.
InDesign CS5 Powers the Transition to Digital Publishing
Adobe Systems Incorporated announced Adobe® InDesign® CS5, a compelling new release of its versatile page layout software that allows users to efficiently deliver page layouts in print, online and on devices. As a new generation of tablet devices is poised to transform magazine, book and newspaper markets, Adobe InDesign CS5 enables creative professionals to deliver digital documents that include interactivity, animation, video and audio – connecting people to page content in innovative and memorable ways. Adobe InDesign CS5 will be available as a stand-alone application or as a component of Adobe Creative Suite® 5 Design Premium and Standard editions and Adobe Creative Suite 5 Master Collection.
Adobe Releases Illustrator CS5
Adobe Systems Incorporated announced Adobe® Illustrator® CS5, a compelling new release of its comprehensive vector graphics software that allows users to create distinctive artwork with sophisticated drawing tools, expressive lifelike brushes and a host of other every day time-savers that dramatically impact the efficiency of the software. Adobe Illustrator CS5 will be available as a stand-alone application or as a component across multiple Adobe Creative Suite® 5 editions.
Adobe Introduces Flash Catalyst CS5
Adobe Systems Incorporated unveiled Adobe® Flash® Catalyst™ CS5, a new professional interaction design tool that allows designers to rapidly create expressive Web application interfaces and design interaction without writing code. Together with Adobe Flash Professional CS5 and Adobe Flash Builder™ 4, Flash Catalyst CS5 software enables designers and developers to collaborate and work more productively together. These powerful new Flash tools in Creative Suite 5 come in advance of the much-anticipated releases of Flash Player 10.1 and Adobe AIR® 2, which are optimized for high performance on mobile screens and designed to take advantage of native device capabilities for a richer, more immersive user experience.
Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 Redefines Nonlinear Editing
Adobe Systems Incorporated announced Adobe® Premiere® Pro CS5, a new release of the industry-leading nonlinear editor, offering breakthrough performance and features that drive post-production workflows. A core component of Adobe Creative Suite® 5 Production Premium and Adobe Creative Suite 5 Master Collection, Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 is packed with highly anticipated features: the Adobe Mercury Playback Engine so users can open and edit complex projects faster; support for native tapeless workflows that eliminate transcoding and rewrapping; and easy project interchange with Apple and Avid systems for an open and collaborative workflow. Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 includes Adobe OnLocation™ CS5 and Adobe Encore® CS5 software to facilitate production from script to screen.
Adobe Helps Prepare the 21st Century Workforce with Creative Suite 5
To help K-12 and higher education institutions stay competitive and prepare today’s technology-driven workforce, Adobe Systems Incorporated announced the Adobe® Creative Suite® 5 product family (see separate releases) and its supporting educational resources. The company is offering new curricula, a certification program and learning resources to better train students and faculty in the digital communication and collaboration skills vital to 21st century employment. For the first time, Adobe is extending significant software discounts for home usage with the new Creative Suite 5 Student and Teacher Editions along with the more affordable educational license pricing offered to institutions.