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PRESS RELEASE: All-New Adobe Creative Suite Now Shipping
New Full-Upgrade Versions of Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and GoLive Hit the Streets Soon
SAN JOSE, Calif. - October 27, 2003 - Adobe Systems Incorporated (NASDAQ: ADBE) today shipped Adobe® Creative Suite. Adobe Creative Suite combines new full-version upgrades of the company's market-leading creative professional software - Adobe Photoshop® CS, Adobe Illustrator® CS, Adobe InDesign® CS, and Adobe GoLive® CS. It also incorporates Acrobat® 6.0 Professional, and introduces the 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.
Adobe will announce shipment of new full-version upgrades of its market-leading creative applications later this week. Photoshop CS, the feature-packed successor to the highly popular Photoshop 7, will soon be available along with Illustrator CS, InDesign CS and GoLive CS - all already hailed as significant enhancements on previous versions. Instead of traditional version numbers, Adobe is now using "CS" to identify these new versions, in order to better reflect the deep level of integration between its creative tools. Pricing and complete product information for Photoshop CS, Illustrator CS, InDesign CS and GoLive CS can be found at: www.adobe.com.
"Adobe Creative Suite is a platform for the future of design and publishing, something creative professionals around the world can rely on to build their businesses and perfect their craft," said Jim Heeger, senior vice president of Creative Professional Products at Adobe. "With powerful new hardware hitting the market and Adobe Creative Suite pushing the boundaries of software innovation, the technology available to the creative industries has just taken a huge leap forward."
A New Era of Adobe Integration
Adobe Creative Suite Premium Edition integrates essential Adobe applications, relied on by millions of creative professionals: Photoshop CS with Adobe ImageReady CS®, Illustrator CS, InDesign CS and GoLive CS, all brought together with Version Cue. To support the important role Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) has in modern Web and print production workflows, Acrobat 6.0 Professional also is a component of the Adobe Creative Suite.
Adobe Creative Suite is anchored by 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 metadata across version comments, keywords, author, date, and more.
A Standard Edition of Adobe Creative Suite also is available; it combines these same components, except for GoLive CS and Acrobat 6.0 Professional, to provide an advanced solution for print design and layout.
To help creative professionals get the most out of Adobe Creative Suite, the company also unveiled the redesigned Adobe Studio™ (www.adobestudio.com) to provide the ultimate resource for in-depth tips, cutting-edge tools, convenient services and an online community committed to furthering the craft of design.
Pricing and Availability
Adobe is making it easy for creative professionals to upgrade to Adobe Creative Suite. Any customer who currently has a copy of Photoshop (purchased as a standalone product or part of an Adobe Collection) can upgrade to Adobe Creative Suite Premium Edition for an estimated street price of US$749, or the Standard Edition for US$549. Estimated street price for the Creative Suite Premium Edition is US$1229 and US$999 for the Standard Edition. For more detailed information about the Adobe Creative Suite, please visit: www.adobe.com/creativesuite.
Adobe Creative Suite for Mac OS X 10.2.4, Microsoft® Windows® 2000 with Service Pack 2, and Windows XP Professional and Home Edition, is available for purchase today in the United States and Canada through Adobe Authorized Resellers and the Adobe Store at: www.adobe.com/store.
About Adobe Systems Incorporated
Adobe helps people and businesses communicate better through its world-leading digital imaging, design and document technology platforms for consumers, creative professionals and enterprises. Adobe's revenue in the last fiscal year exceeded $1 billion. For more information about Adobe, visit www.adobe.com.
(First posted on Monday, October 27, 2003 at 10:08 EST)