Adobe announces Creative Suite 5

Adobe CS5

Adobe introduced its Creative Suite 5 creation bundles. The latest version of the design applications for Mac OS X offer 64-bit support and many new tools.

Noticeable major improvements are as following:
Photoshop CS5 gets new Content Aware Fill which can remove objects from images and rebuild the area behind the cut area, Puppet Warp for better manipulation of the objects, improved noise and luminance reduction tool for better detail preservation, as well as the HDR image editing tools.

Illustrator CS5 gets new Perspective Grid tool, allowing users to build a 3D perspective in the layout.

InDesign CS5 adds improved support for adding Flash content and audio files, improved eBook file support.

Dreamweaver CS5 gets improved tools for working with WordPress and PHP-based content management platforms.

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Adobe Design Premium CS5Adobe Creative Suite 5 requires Macintosh computer with multicore Intel processor, Mac OS X v10.5.7 or later, 1GB of RAM, 10.3GB HDD space, and Java Runtime Environment 1.5 or 1.6.
(Windows version requires at least Intel Pentium 4 or ADM Athlon 64 processor, Windows XP with SP3, Windows Vista (all versions except Home Basic) with SP1 or Windows 7, 1GB of RAM, 9.3GB HDD space and Java Runtime Environment 1.5 or 1.6.)

The Creative Suite applications are available in several different bundles:
Design Standard contains Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Acrobat 9 for US$1,299 (upgrade from $499).
Design Premium contains Photoshop Extended, InDesign, Illustrator, Acrobat 9 Pro, Dreamweaver, Flash Professional, Flash Catalyst, Fireworks for US$1,899 (upgrade from $599).
Web Premium contains Photoshop Extended, Illustrator, Acrobat 9 Pro, Dreamweaver, Flash Builder 4 Standard, Flash Professional, Flash Catalyst, Fireworks, Contribute for US$1,799 (upgrade from $599).
Production Premium contains Photoshop CS5 Extended, Illustrator, Flash Catalyst, Flash Professional, Premiere Pro, After Effects, Soundbooth, OnLocation, Encore for $1,699 (upgrade from $599).
Master Collection contains All Creative Suite 5 applications with Photoshop Extended instead of the standard version of Photoshop for $2,599 (upgrade from $899).

(Adobe CS Web Standard has been discontinued.)

Adobe Creative Suite 5 will be available in about 1 month time. Adobe is taking pre-orders now. People ordering Adobe Creative Suite 5 before 29 April 2010 (North America) or 12 May 2010 (Europe) are qualified for free-shipping (worldwide). Free shipping on NEW Adobe CS5 products with Coupon Code: adobecs5
Besides standard (full) version and upgrade versions, Adobe also offers Education version (to eligible customers) and subscriptions (in certain regions).

We also have a discount link:
Get 30% off Lightroom 2 (when purchasing with Photoshop CS5, Photoshop CS5 Extended, or Creative Suite containing Photoshop CS5 or Photoshop CS5 Extended).

related stories:
Adobe announces Creative Suite 3 product line (27 March, 2007)
Adobe announces CS 2 (4 April, 2005)

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Posted by Antony at April 12, 2010 8:36 PM

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