This week Adobe announced the new Adobe® Creative Suite® 5.5 product line.
Perhaps the most significant aspect of the release is that designers and developers will be able to target popular and emerging smartphone and tablet platforms. Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 includes the Web Premium Suite, which focuses on mobile applications on Android, Blackberry, Tablet OS, iOS and other platforms. It also uses HTML5 to make rich browser-based content across screens and uses Flash Player for videos, casual games and Internet applications.
The suites are expected to be priced at approximately $2,599 for the Master Collection, $1,899 for Design Premium, $1,799 for Web Premium, $1,699 for Production Premium and $1,299 for Design Standard. Upgrade pricing and volume licensing are available.
Adobe also debuted a subscription-based pricing plan which will be attractive to those wanting in on Creative Suite products, have project-based needs, or are interested in trying the software for the first time. Adobe's new Subscription Editions will provide up-to-date versions of the software, without the upfront cost of full pricing. Customers will be able to use Adobe Photoshop® for as little as $35 per month, Adobe Design Premium CS 5.5 for $95 per month, and the Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 Master Collection for $129 per month.
“Creative Suite 5.5 will drive the development of new digital experiences across devices, including all major smartphones and tablets,” said Shantanu Narayen, president and chief executive officer, Adobe. “As publishers, media companies, advertisers and enterprises transform the way they develop and distribute their content, Adobe will be there to support them with technology innovations in content creation, management, measurement and distribution.”