After announcing its
Adobe Creative Suite
in late September,
Adobe Systems Inc.
on Monday announced that it’s now shipping the new ensemble.
Adobe Creative Suite comprises Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and GoLive. New features have been added to all the included applications, which sport tighter integration than ever before. A new file manager called “Version Cue” has also been incorporated.
Two separate versions of Adobe Creative Suite have been produced — Premium Edition and Standard Edition. The Standard Edition has been created specifically for print design and layout, so it excludes GoLive CS and Acrobat 6.0 Professional.
The release of Adobe Creative Suite coincides with the unveiling of a redesigned
Adobe Studio. Adobe Studio is an online resource for Adobe users that provides tips, tools, services and an online community to help them get the most of their products.
Adobe also plans to release new full-version upgrades of the individual Creative Suite applications later this week.
Current Photoshop owners — either standalone or part of an Adobe Collection — can upgrade to Adobe Creative Suite Premium Edition for US$749, or the Standard Edition for $549. The estimated street price of the full Premium Edition is $1,229 and $999 for the Standard Edition. System requirements call for Mac OS X v10.2.4 or higher.