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Adobe Introduces Creative Suite 5.5 Product Line - Major mid-cycle product release delivers essential innovation across Flash, HTML5, video, mobile app and digital publishing tools.
The new Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 product line will help designers and developers to create applications for smartphones and tablets.
A new scripting engine in Adobe Photoshop and an enhanced Photoshop Software Development Kit (SDK) means developers can now build tablet applications that interact with Photoshop from Android, BlackBerry and iOS devices. Adobe also announced three new iPad applications: Adobe Color Lava for Photoshop, Adobe Eazel for Photoshop and Adobe Nav for Photoshop.
"Creative Suite 5.5 will drive the development of new digital experiences across devices, including all major smartphones and tablets," said Shantanu Narayen, president and chief executive officer at Adobe. "As publishers, media companies, advertisers and enterprises transform the way they develop and distribute their content, Adobe will be there to support them with technology innovations in content creation, management, measurement and distribution."
Creative Suite 5.5 Web Premium suite
The new Creative Suite 5.5 Web Premium suite is packed with innovations in HTML5 and Adobe Flash authoring tools that will help designers and developers to deliver mobile applications on Android, BlackBerry Tablet OS, iOS and other platforms.
Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 Production Premium
For video and audio professionals, Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 Production Premium suite delivers breakthrough performance, workflow improvements, creative innovations, and powerful new audio editing capabilities.
Creative Suite 5.5 Design Premium suite
Using InDesign CS5.5, in combination with the integrated Folio Producer toolset, designers can now make their digital magazines designed for tablet devices more interactive. Documents can include video, audio, panoramic views, 360-degree object rotation, pan and zoom of images, integration of HTML and HTML5 content and other interactive overlays.
Adobe CS Live
Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 products integrate with Adobe CS Live online services which includes:
Adobe BrowserLab; Adobe CS Review; Acrobat.com; Adobe Story; and Adobe SiteCatalyst NetAverages powered by Omniture.
The new Creative Suite product lineup is headlined by Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 Master Collection, which includes, in a single package, all of Adobe’s industry-defining creative tools, such as Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat, Flash Builder, Flash Catalyst, Flash Professional, Dreamweaver, Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects. These products are available separately or as components of one or more of the five Creative Suite editions. The complete Creative Suite 5 lineup includes Creative Suite 5.5 Master Collection, Creative Suite 5.5 Design Premium, Creative Suite 5.5 Web Premium, Creative Suite 5.5 Production Premium and Creative Suite 5.5 Design Standard.
Pricing and Availability
In the UK, the estimated price for the suites is expected to be £2,303 for CS5.5 Master Collection, £1,509 for CS5.5 Design Premium, £1,429 for CS5.5 Web Premium, £1,509 for CS5.5 Production Premium and £1,032 for CS5.5 Design Standard. Upgrade pricing and volume licensing are available.
Or, by subscribing to Creative Suite, customers can choose a one-year subscription plan for lower payments or a month-to-month subscription for greater flexibility. For more information on the subscription edition visit: Adobe Subscription.
Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 products are scheduled to ship within 30 days.
For more information please visit the Adobe website.