Adobe presents its new Creative Suit 3 software for web design and content creation:
Creative Suite 3, which focuses on print designers, multimedia editors and Web designers, was two years in development. CS3 comes in six editions, though customers can also individually purchase updated applications, such as Photoshop, Illustrator or Flash.
The estimated price for Creative Suite 3 Design Standard is $1,199 and for the Design Premium version, $1,799. The Web-oriented editions cost $999 for Web Standard and $1,599 for Web Premium.
The CS3 Production Premium is $1,699. And the Master Collection, the most comprehensive package, is $2,499.
The Design and Web editions will begin shipping in April, while the Production Premium and Master Collection editions will ship this summer, said John Loiacono, senior vice president of Adobe's Creative Solutions Business Unit.
Integration among different products was done with specific tasks, or workflows, in mind, Loiacono said.
To ease collaboration between photographers and Web designers, for example, people will be able to view and modify images from Dreamweaver, Adobe's Web development tool. By contrast, people now send images back and forth and make changes in the Photoshop image-editing program.