Adobe releases online-video friendly CS5

Adobe today said its much-anticipated Creative Suite 5 is available as of today, in time for content producers to familiarize themselves with some of the more than 250 new features the product is introducing before the upcoming release of Flash Player 10.1 and Adobe AIR 2.

CS5 includes full-version upgrades of Adobe's flagship creative tools and workflow enhancements designed to optimize performance on mobile screens and designed to take advantage of native device capabilities for a richer, more immersive user experience. The software really takes a deep dive into integration with online content and digital marketing measurement and optimization capabilities.

CS5 products also integrate with Adobe CS Live, five online services that accelerate aspects of the creative workflow. Adobe is offering CS Live services free for a limited time.

"We've seen from early customer reaction that Creative Suite 5 continues to inspire the design and developer world by combining time-saving workflow and productivity features with astonishing new capabilities, such as Content-Aware Fill in Photoshop CS5, that really push the creative envelope," said John Loiacono, senior vice president of Creative Solutions at Adobe. "Whatever the media, CS5 is ensuring that publishers and creatives can deliver stand-out work and build great businesses around their unique digital assets and content."

The CS5 line-up includes five new versions: Creative Suite 5 Master Collection, Creative Suite 5 Design Premium, Creative Suite 5 Web Premium, Creative Suite 5 Production Premium, Creative Suite 5 Design Standard, as well as 15 point products and associated technologies. Creative Suite now includes a brand-new component, Adobe Flash Catalyst, an interaction design tool that allows designers to create expressive Web application interfaces and design interaction without writing code.

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