Adobe Systems Inc. announced
on Monday that it had begun shipping the Adobe Creative Suite set of applications. On Tuesday the company announced that the individual components of the suite are now available.
Photoshop CS, a upgrade of the high-end digital imaging software, has an estimated street price of US$649. Registered users of any previous version can upgrade to Photoshop CS for $169.
InDesign CS, the new version of the layout and design program, is $699. Registered users of any version of Adobe InDesign can upgrade to the new version for $169.
Illustrator CS, an update to the software for vector graphics for print, the Web, and other media, costs $499. Registered users of any version of Adobe Illustrator can upgrade to Illustrator CS for $169. Users of CorelDraw and Macromedia FreeHand can buy Adobe Illustrator CS for the Adobe Store price of $349.
GoLive CS, the revamp of the Web publishing tool, has a price tag of $399. Registered users of Adobe GoLive 5.x and 6.x can upgrade to GoLive CS for $169.
For details on these applications, see our
Sept. 29 article.
Adobe is also shipping InCopy CS, an upgrade to the professional writing and editing program that integrates with InDesign CS and the Adobe Creative Suite. Sporting a new editorial workflow technology that lets writers, editors, and designers work simultaneously on the same InDesign CS document.
Previously available only through systems integrators and third-party developers servicing large publishing enterprises, Adobe InCopy CS will now also be sold directly from
the Adobe store. Originally designed for large publishing companies, InCopy CS is extending its market reach by providing a professional editorial workflow solution for small workgroups of less than 10 people — in ad agencies, design firms, newspapers and magazines — through bridge technology that enables InDesign CS and InCopy CS to work together right out of the package, according to Adobe.
InCopy CS for Mac OS X costs $249 for all platforms. InCopy will also be available through Adobe-authorized system integrators. Pricing and availability will be determined by systems integrators based on individual installations.