updated 03:30 am EDT, Mon September 29, 2003
Adobe today unveiled the , a new software product that combines new full-version upgrades of Adobe Photoshop CS, Adobe Illustrator CS, Adobe InDesign CS, and Adobe GoLive CS, incorporates Acrobat 6.0 Professional, and introduces its new innovative Version Cue file version manager: "The all-new Adobe Creative Suite is a complete design environment that gives today's creative professionals everything they need to create and publish content to print and the Web faster, more easily, and more efficiently than ever." It runs on Mac OS X 10.2.4 or later and is expected to be released by end of the year for $1230 (Premium) or $1000 (Standard).
Adobe Creative Suite Premium Edition combines four new full-version upgrades of essential Adobe applications, including Photoshop CS with Adobe ImageReady CS, Illustrator CS, InDesign CS and GoLive CS as well as Version Cue. Acrobat 6.0 Professional is also a component of the Adobe Creative Suite, allowing customers to review and comment on documents, as well as pre-flight and output complex print jobs.
Adobe Creative Suite features Version Cue, an innovative file management system that allows designers to increase productivity and meet tight deadlines. "Whether designers, working alone or in teams, are looking for the most recent iteration of a file or for an older version, Version Cue enables users to visually scan image thumbnails in Photoshop CS, Illustrator CS, InDesign CS, and GoLive CS, or search XMP metadata across version comments, keywords, author, date, and more."
The Standard Edition of Adobe Creative Suite is available, combining these same components, except for GoLive CS and Acrobat 6.0 Professional.
Adobe Creative Suite also includes two Adobe typeface families. Warnock Pro, a new Adobe Originals OpenType family, is included with every copy of Adobe Creative Suite, providing a classic yet contemporary composition family that performs a wide variety of typographic tasks with elegance. Brioso Pro, an OpenType family designed in the calligraphic tradition of the Latin alphabet, is available free of charge to customers who register their copy of Adobe Creative Suite via the Web.
Both versions of Adobe Creative Suite include Video CDs, developed by Total Training, and a new Design Guide with insights on working more efficiently across the Adobe Creative Suite workflow as well as free access access to the new, redesigned Adobe Studio, its Web resource for expert tips, tricks, and guidance.
Upgrades for Photoshop users--any version purchased as a standalone product or part of an Adobe Collection--are $750 for the Premium Edition and $550 for the Standard Edition. Full versions are $1230 (Premium) and $1000 (Standard).