Adobe has released the Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 product family, which delivers advances in HTML5 and Flash authoring, enabling designers and developers to create compelling content and applications, according to David Wadhwani, senior vice president and general manager, Creative and Interactive Solutions, Adobe.
Creative Suite 5.5 products also feature significant innovation in the areas of video production and editing and delivers new capabilities in the exploding area of digital publishing, he adds. With Creative Suite 5.5 content authors can deliver work to multiple platforms, operating systems, web browsers, smartphones and tablets — iOS, Android and BlackBerry Tablet OS devices.
Focused on the latest wave of mobile devices, this release of Creative Suite gives web designers and developers a software solution that allows them to produce HTML5 content in the browser and deliver “high-impact mobile applications through sweeping advances in Flash tooling,” says Wadhwani. Designers and developers can create browser-based content across screens using HTML5. Adobe Flash Professional CS5.5, Flash Builder 4.5 Premium and the Flex 4.5 framework allow users to develop, test and deploy mobile applications for iOS, Android, and BlackBerry Tablet OS.
Creative Suite 5.5 Design Premium Suite builds upon Adobe’s innovations in publishing already deployed by some of the world’s leading newspaper, magazine and business publishers to create print and digital versions of their properties for the latest tablet devices. Using Adobe InDesign CS5.5, in combination with the integrated Folio Producer toolset, designers can add new levels of interactivity to their page layouts targeted at tablet devices.
Adobe today also announced the immediate availability of the Professional Edition of Adobe Digital Publishing Suite, a turnkey solution that includes hosted services and viewer technology that allow publishers to cost-efficiently publish content to iPad, Android tablets and the BlackBerry PlayBook.
In addition to advances in mobile authoring and digital publishing, Creative Suite 5.5 Production Premium Suite delivers video and audio professionals breakthrough performance, workflow improvements, creative innovations and powerful new audio editing capabilities, says Wadhwani.
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 creative tools, such as Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat, Flash Builder Premium, 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.
Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 products are immediately available through Adobe Authorized Resellers, the Adobe Store (http://www.adobe.com/store) in North America and Adobe Direct Sales. Estimated street price for the suites is US$2,599 for CS5.5 Master Collection, $1,899 for CS5.5 Design Premium, $1,799 for CS5.5 Web Premium, $1,699 for CS5.5 Production Premium and U$1,299 for CS5.5 Design Standard. Upgrade pricing and volume licensing are available.
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 about Subscription Editions, visit http://www.adobe.com/go/cssubscription .
Education pricing for students, faculty and staff in K-12 and higher education is available from Adobe Authorized Education Resellers and the Adobe Education Store at www.adobe.com/education/purchasing/education_pricing.html. More information regarding education volume licensing for higher education and K-12 institutions can be viewed at http://www.adobe.com/aboutadobe/volumelicensing/education .