Adobe Creative Suite ‘CS 5.5’ released today to target tablets

Adobe Creative Suite 'CS 5.5' released today to target tablets

Adobe on Monday rolled out a mid-cycle upgrade for its Creative Suite and infused it with a bevy of tools for mobile applications. ”Today’s launch marks a significant change to Adobe’s product release strategy for Creative Suite, the industry-leading design and development software for virtually every creative workflow across print, video, mobile and online media, a company release stated.

The updated suites of content creation tools for developers, designers, and media professionals herald a new release strategy for the company. Previously Adobe aimed to deliver “milestone” releases of its Creative Suite line at 18-month intervals. Now the company is extending that waiting period to 24 months for milestone releases while committing to “point releases” — from version 5.0 to 5.5, for example — during the interim.

New Subscription Editions ensure customers are always working with the most up-to-date versions of the software without the upfront cost of full pricing. With subscription pricing, customers can use flagship products such as Photoshop for $35 per month, the Design Premium for $95 per month, or the Master Collection for $129 per month, for example.

Adobe executives said that subscription pricing will open a new market for its tools. Indeed, Creative Suite street prices aren’t cheap. Street prices range from $2,599 for the Creative Suite 5.5 Master collection to $1,299 to Design Standard with price points in between. The new Creative Suite 5.5 Web Premium suite is packed with innovations in HTML5 and Adobe Flash authoring tools, empowering customers to create, deliver and monetise rich content and applications for virtually any screen.

Adobe also announced three new Pad applications that demonstrate the creative possibilities of using tablets to drive common Photoshop workflows. Adobe says its Creative Suite 5.5 products will ship within 30 days. List prices are as follows: $2599 for CS5.5 Master Collection, $1899 for CS5.5 Design Premium, $1799 for CS5.5 Web Premium, US$1699 for CS5.5 Production Premium and US$1299 for CS5.5 Design Standard. Upgrade pricing is also available.

Now you can purchase Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 from Amazon Here.

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