Adobe Releases Creative Suite 3By
Oh, I had better start saving my pennies!! Adobe is releasing Creative Suite 3 today with orders beginning to ship at the beginning of April. The new version is their most dramatic release in 25 years and CS3 will be available in a variety of configurations to best suit users’ needs.
I am so excited because all my favorite tools will be together as one giant package! I will get Fireworks and Dreamweaver along with Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat, Contribute and Flash. I will be getting the upgrade for my Mac version of CS2 so instead of setting me back $1500 – it will cost a mere $500. I am sure I will get my money’s worth, though.
In reading Adobe’s press release, I am most excited about the cross-platform capability:
The majority of Adobe Creative Suite 3 editions will be available as Universal applications for both PowerPC and Intel-based Macs and support MicrosoftÂ® WindowsÂ® XP and Windows Vistaâ„¢. Customers will experience increased levels of performance and speed running Creative Suite 3 natively on Intel-based Macintosh systems and the latest Windows hardware.
â€œCreative Suite 3 is the biggest launch in Adobeâ€™s 25 year history and a milestone for the creative industry,â€ said Bruce Chizen, chief executive officer at Adobe. â€œThis release reflects the powerful integration between Adobe and Macromedia and how our products bridge the gap between designers and developers. With new workflows that streamline collaboration and impact the development of rich content, designers and developers now have the creative license to engage audiences across virtually every medium.â€
If you don’t already have an Adobe/Macromedia product to use for the upgrade, I recommend purchasing an older version (legal copy) off eBay and then using that for the upgrade purposes.
Has anyone been involved in the Beta testing of this product? I would love to hear your insights. Is it as good as it sounds?