Adobe announced the Adobe® Creative Suite® 4 product line today. The design and development software allows users to design across media more efficiently by making it easier to complete common tasks and switch between mediums without leaving a project. Some noteworthy features are listed below.
- 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.
- 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.
- Adobe ConnectNow, an online service* of Acrobat.com, can be accessed from InDesign CS4, Illustrator CS4, Photoshop CS4 Extended, Flash CS4 Professional, Dreamweaver CS4, Fireworks CS4, and Acrobat® 9 Pro, allowing real-time collaboration with two colleagues or clients.
“Designers and developers are shaping the way that people consume information, share ideas, sell products, tell stories and create memorable experiences—in print, online and via mobile handsets” said Shantanu Narayen, president and chief executive officer, Adobe. “Whether you’re creating a rich Internet application, a video or a best-selling magazine, Adobe Creative Suite 4 delivers powerful cross-media technologies that have the ability to elevate products, brands and ideas above the clutter.”
What you can expect to pay for the latest version? Estimated "street price" should be around $1799. Now might be an excellent time to pick up a copy of of Adobe Creative Suite CS3.