Creative Suite 3 is available in six configurations, thus covering the entire spectrum of creative professionals. The settings are Adobe Creative Suite 3 Design Premium and Design Standard; Adobe Creative Suite 3 Web Premium and Web Standard; and Adobe Creative Suite 3 Production Premium. The range is completed by the Adobe Creative Suite Master Collection, which combines the 12 new design and production applications from Adobe.
Separate updates for each of the applications are also available: Photoshop CS3, Photoshop CS3 Extended, InDesign CS2, Illustrator CS3, Flash CS3 Professional, Dreamweaver CS3, Adobe Premiere Pro CS3, and After Effects CS3.
While the applications have a number of new features, Adobe has indicated that they have spent a great deal of time simplifying the applications and integrating between them. Adobe has also kept new users in mind when developing Creative Suite 3 applications. With Flash as an integral part of two of today’s most popular websites (YouTube and MySpace), Adobe recognizes that its new users are not the same as the traditional designers they have been targeting primarily for the past few years.
Adobe Creative Suite 3 Design Premium and Standard, and Adobe Creative Suite 3 Web Premium and Standard will be available in April 2007. Adobe Creative Suite 3 Production Premium and Adobe Creative Suite 3 Master Collection will be available worldwide during the third quarter 2007.
Creative Suite 3, the largest version in Adobe history
With the release of Creative Suite 3, Adobe has completed the largest software release in company history.
Device Central CS3 simplifies content creation for mobile devices
With the introduction of Creative Suite 3, Adobe also provides new tools that enable expansion into the mobile device market for content creators. Adobe offers Device Central CS3 for this purpose.
Dreamweaver CS3 integrates Spy Framework for Ajas
With the introduction of Dreamweaver CS3, Adobe has focused the integration of the application on two fronts. The first of these is that the Spry framework for Ajax is integrated into the application, and the second is that the integration of Dreamweaver with the rest of the applications in the Creative Suite has been significantly improved.
Flash CS3 adds native import for Photoshop and Illustrator
Adobe has announced that Flash CS3 Professional offers integration with the rest of the Creative Suite applications. Flash also includes options for advanced QuickTime export and a common interface with the rest of the Creative Suite.
Illustrator CS3 adds Live Color
As part of the Creative Suite a new version of Adobe Illustrator has also been presented. Like the rest of the applications, Illustrator offers greater integration with the rest of the applications, as well as some interesting new features.
InDesign CS3: A Revolution in Design
The Adobe InDesign CS3 layout and composition software has been introduced as part of the Creative Suite 3 suite. Adobe representatives have commented that during the creation of the application they have taken into account the evolution of the market, thinking about the best way in which that could help their users.
Photoshop CS3 and Photoshop Extended
Adobe has already announced that it plans to offer two versions of Photoshop. Although Photoshop CS3 and Photoshop Extended share many features, the applications are aimed at different groups of users.