Adobe Systems Incorporated (NASDAQ:ADBE) today announced the ultimate
toolkit for design, Web and video professionals with the unveiling of
the Adobe® Creative Suite® 6 product line and Adobe Creative Cloud (see
separate release). Powerful new releases of 14 CS6 applications and
four Creative Suites - Adobe Creative Suite 6 Design & Web Premium,
Adobe Creative Suite 6 Design Standard, Adobe Creative Suite 6
Production Premium, and Adobe Creative Suite 6 Master Collection - drive
home Adobe's continued innovation across creative markets. A new
subscription-based offering, Adobe Creative Cloud, will provide users
with the ability to download and install every Adobe CS6 application*
announced today. Creative Cloud also integrates Adobe Touch Apps? into
everyday work, introduces cloud-based sync and store capabilities, and
powers the publishing of apps and high-impact Web experiences.
"Creatives get a ton of innovation across CS6, with milestone releases
of all our flagship products," said David Wadhwani, senior vice
president, Digital Media Business, Adobe. "With CS6 and Creative Cloud,
we're also introducing new products, new mobile workflows and advanced
publishing capabilities that show we are laser-focused on ensuring
design, Web and video pros have everything they need for the delivery of
high-impact content and apps."
Major CS Upgrades and All-New Muse Anchor Landmark Launch for
The performance and workflow enhancements in Adobe Photoshop® CS6 (see
separate release), Adobe Illustrator® CS6 and Adobe InDesign® CS6
will result in significant time savings for print, Web and mobile
In Photoshop CS6, designers will experience incredible performance,
powered by the Adobe Mercury Graphics Engine, enabling near instant
results from essential editing tools, including Liquify, Puppet Warp,
Transform and Lighting Effects.
Adobe has built on Photoshop's breakthrough Content-Aware capabilities
with advanced new Content-Aware Patch and Content-Aware Move features.
Illustrator CS6 debuts a revamped modern interface, and features
include a new image tracing engine, easy pattern creation and ability
to apply gradients to strokes. The Mercury Performance System delivers
speed and stability, including 64-bit support for Mac OS and Windows.
InDesign CS6 continues to blaze a trail in publishing, streamlining
the creation of multiple layouts from a single set of content with new
Adaptive Design Tools - Alternate Layout, Liquid Layout, Content
Collector Tools and Linked Content.
A brand new application, Adobe Muse, a radical tool that enables
designers to create and publish HTML5 web sites without writing code,
was also announced today.
Adobe Doubles-Down on HTML5 Tooling for Web Professionals
Innovative new workflows and capabilities across Adobe tools simplify
the creative process for today's Web designers, developers and
Web pros can conveniently integrate HTML5 animations, created with
Adobe Edge preview, into their Dreamweaver projects, driving home
Adobe's leadership in tooling for the HTML5 Web standard.
Adobe Dreamweaver® CS6 addresses the challenge of responsive Web
designs with the ability to build fluid grid layouts replacing the
tedious manual process of creating and configuring separate CSS-based
interfaces for phone, tablet and desktop.
Through direct integration with Adobe's recently announced PhoneGap
Build service, Dreamweaver CS6 helps round out Web professionals'
skillsets and enables them to produce native mobile applications for
Adobe Flash® Professional CS6 users can easily translate and
transition their skills to HTML5 using the Flash Professional Toolkit
for CreateJS. Flash Professional CS6 also helps designers create
exciting and impactful gaming experiences and advancements include the
ability to generate sprite sheets that improve workflows and
Pre-built native extensions and new packaging options, leveraging the
latest Adobe Flash Player and AIR runtimes, help expand and ease app
delivery to Android and iOS devices.
Production Premium CS6 Pushes Boundaries of Video Creativity
Redesigned by and for video editors, with major performance
enhancements, the tools included in Adobe Creative Suite 6 Production
Premium set a new standard in professional video.
With dozens of new features, Adobe Premiere® Pro CS6 is the hub of any
professional video workflow, featuring a sleek new editing
environment. The powerful Adobe Mercury Playback Engine now supports
OpenCL on MacBook Pros.
The most significant After Effects release in a decade, Adobe After
Effects® CS6 is faster and more responsive than ever. With Global
Performance Cache, previews are saved and ready to go - cutting the
time spent bouncing between projects.
New to Production Premium are Adobe Prelude CS6, which streamlines
logging and ingest workflows in post-production, and Adobe SpeedGrade,
which contains powerful finishing tools for film finishing and color
Adobe Audition® CS6 accelerates audio post-production: real-time clip
stretching makes it simple to stretch clips to fit an edit; and
Automatic Speech Alignment introduces a powerful new engine for
automated dialogue analysis.
A new third party API for hardware integration - Adobe Mercury
Transmit - allows broadcast video monitoring to connect directly into
the Mercury Playback Engine via third-party cards from AJA, Blackmagic
Design and Matrox.
Live Streamed Webcast
The launch event for Adobe Creative Cloud and CS6 will be streamed live
beginning at 10 a.m. PT, April 23 at www.adobe.com/special/cs6/launch-event.html
and will be available there as a continuous rebroadcast from 11 a.m. - 4
p.m. PT on April 23. An on-demand version will be available at http://tv.adobe.com
beginning April 24.
Pricing and Availability
Adobe Creative Suite 6 products and Adobe Creative Cloud are scheduled
to be available within 30 days and can be pre-ordered now. Adobe
continues to offer 14 CS6 point-products as well as Adobe Creative Suite
6 Design & Web Premium (US$1,899), Adobe Creative Suite 6 Design
Standard (US$1,299), Adobe Creative Suite 6 Production Premium
(US$1,899) and Adobe Creative Suite 6 Master Collection (US$2,599) for
purchase. Upgrade pricing is also available to eligible customers.
Customers can purchase CS6 products via Adobe.com and through select
retail, resellers and online stores. More information on product pricing
is available at www.adobe.com/products/creativesuite.html.
Adobe Creative Cloud membership for individuals is US$49.99 per month
based on annual membership and US$74.99 per month based on
month-to-month membership. A special introductory offer of US$29.99 per
month for CS3, CS4, CS5 and CS5.5 individual customers is also
available. Learn more at www.adobe.com/go/creativecloud.
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