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Adobe Announces Creative Suite 4

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Adobe Announces Creative Suite 4

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Adobe Systems Inc. in San Jose, Calif., has announced the Adobe Creative Suite 4 product family of design and development software for creative workflows. The product line addresses print, Web, mobile, interactive, film, and video production.

With new levels of integration and expressiveness for Flash technology across the entire product line, Adobe calls the release its biggest to date. Adobe Creative Suite Master Collection CS4 combines virtually all new Adobe design and development applications, technologies and services. It includes Adobe Creative Suite 4 Design editions, Creative Suite 4 Web editions, Creative Suite 4 Production Premium, Creative Suite 4 Master Collection, as well as 13 point products, 14 integrated technologies and seven services.

Customers can choose from six suites or full version upgrades of 13 stand-alone applications, including Photoshop CS4, Photoshop CS4 Extended, Adobe Introduces Creative Suite 4 Product Family InDesign CS4 (see separate releases), Illustrator CS4, Flash CS4 Professional, Dreamweaver CS4, After Effects CS4, and Adobe Premiere Pro CS4.

Simplified workflow enables users to design across media more efficiently by making it easier to complete common tasks and switch between mediums without leaving a project. InDesign CS4 includes a new Live Preflight tool that allows designers to catch production errors and a newly customizable Links panel to place files more efficiently. The new Content-Aware scaling tool in Photoshop CS4 and Photoshop CS4 Extended automatically recomposes an image as it is resized, preserving vital areas as it adapts to new dimensions. An expanded version of Dynamic Link in CS4 Production Premium enables users to move content between After Effects CS4, Adobe Premiere Pro CS4, Soundbooth CS4, and Encore CS4, so updates can be seen instantly without rendering. …

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