Adobe releases Creative Suite 4

Point products can be upgraded separately

Adobe has announced the next generation of its flagship design software product suite – Creative Suite 4 which has components for print, Web, mobile, film and video production.

The Adobe Creative Suite Master Collection CS4 combines most of Adobe's new applications in a single box.

Adobe president and CEO Shantanu Narayen said designers and developers are shaping the way people consume information, share ideas, sell products, and create memorable experiences.

“Whether you’re creating a rich Internet application, a video or a best-selling magazine, Adobe Creative Suite 4 delivers powerful cross-media technologies that have the ability to elevate products, brands and ideas above the clutter,” Narayen said.

Customers can choose from six suites or full version upgrades of 13 stand-alone CS4 applications, including Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Flash Professional, Dreamweaver, After Effects, and Adobe Premiere Pro.

CS4 also includes a simplified workflow to enable users to design across media by making it easier to switch between mediums without leaving a project.

The CS4 suite and point products are scheduled to ship in October.

Adobe Flash Player 10 is available in beta as a free download from Adobe Labs. General availability expected by the end of 2008.

Australian pricing for the full Adobe CS4 product portfolio

Adobe InCopy CS4 $449
Adobe Premiere Pro CS4 $1499
After Effects CS4 $1799
CS4 Design Premium $3199
CS4 Design Standard $2499
CS4 Master Collection $4499
CS4 Production Premium $2999
CS4 Web Premium $2999
CS4 Web Standard $1799
Contribute CS4 $349
Dreamweaver CS4 $699
Fireworks CS4 $499
Flash Pro CS4 $1249
Illustrator CS4 $1049
InDesign CS4 $1249
Photoshop CS4 $1249
Photoshop Extended CS4 $1799
Soundbooth CS4 $349

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