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Adobe launches Creative Suite 5 family

Creative Suite 5 aims to make it easier for publishers, designers and marketing professionals to create high-impact content

Adobe launches Creative Suite 5 family
Creative Suite 5 comprises different applications, which can also be purchased individually

Adobe Systems Incorporated has launched its new creative suite software, known as Creative Suite 5 (CS5). This new release is the successor to Creative Suite 4, which the company released on October 15th 2008.Creative Suite is a collection of graphics design, video editing and web development applications that can be used by creative professionals to produce various forms of content.The complete Creative Suite 5 lineup includes Creative Suite 5 Master Collection, Creative Suite 5 Design Premium, Creative Suite 5 Web Premium, Creative Suite 5 Production Premium and Creative Suite 5 Design Standard, as well as 15 point products, associated technologies and integration with new Adobe CS Live Services (CS Live Services are complimentary for a limited time)."While Creative Suite 5 continues Adobe's storied history of delivering astonishing new creative features, this release first and foremost addresses the challenges facing publishers and creatives worldwide-how to build profitable businesses around digital content," said Shantanu Narayen, President and Chief Executive Officer at Adobe. "By coupling sophisticated online business analytics with dazzling creative tools, we're ensuring that publishers, designers and marketers can create, deliver and optimize beautiful, high-impact digital experiences across media and devices."

The flagship of the new line is Creative Suite 5 Master Collection, which includes the full range of Creative Suite applications such as Photoshop CS5, Illustrator CS5, InDesign CS5, Flash Catalyst CS5, Flash Professional CS5, Dreamweaver CS5, Premiere Pro CS5 and After Effects CS5. (These tools are also available separately or in one of the five Creative Suite editions.)

Flash Catalyst is a new addition to the Creative Suite application list. This brings the ability to design interactive content without manually writing lines of code. Adobe claims Flash Catalyst will also improve collaboration between the designer and developer.

CS5 products are scheduled to ship within 30 days and will retail for between US $1,299 and $2,599.

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