Adobe Creative Suite 2

This time this an official announcement from Adobe. Due to leaked press release of Adobe PhotoShop 9 this news doesnt sound so special isnt it?

Anyway new Creative Suite will contain the following products : Adobe Photoshop CS2, Adobe InDesign CS2, Adobe Illustrator CS2, Adobe GoLive CS2 and also Adobe Acrobat Professional 7.0, that was released some time ago.

Introducing Adobe Bridge and Adobe Stock Photos

Adobe Bridge is a visual file browser that lets designers easily browse, organize, and process design assets within Adobe Creative Suite 2 software components. Designers can preview multi-page Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) files, drag and drop from floating Compact Mode windows, process images with built-in Camera Raw 3.0, edit and search for Adobe XMP metadata, and track assets managed in Version Cue CS2. Simplifying the purchase and management of stock imagery, Adobe Stock Photos is a single resource that brings together, at one convenient location, more than 230,000 images from some of the world's leading stock photography providers, including: Photodisc® by Getty Images; Comstock Images® by Jupitermedia®; Digital Vision®; imageshop™ royalty free by zefaimages™; and amana.

"The first version of Adobe Creative Suite enabled substantial productivity gains and more refined creative results at JWT," said Tim McCaffrey, partner and senior design producer for JWT, the largest advertising agency brand in the United States and the fourth largest full-service network in the world. "With innovations such as Adobe Bridge and the new stock photography service, Adobe Creative Suite 2 is an even more integrated, comprehensive design environment that is eliminating steps from our workflow and promoting enhanced productivity and quality."

Enhanced Collaboration, Color Consistency and Reliable PDF Creation

Version Cue CS2, a powerful file-version manager and collaboration tool, helps users visually preview, track and access historical and alternate versions of files in Adobe Creative Suite 2 projects. Workgroup users can easily share their work, and can now initiate a Web-based collaborative review of PDF project files. Using a single dialog box in Adobe Bridge, designers can synchronize color settings for Photoshop CS2, Illustrator CS2, InDesign CS2 and GoLive CS2, avoiding painful after-the-fact color adjustments. New global export presets allow for consistent creation of Adobe PDF documents across components of Adobe Creative Suite to save time and avoid costly errors when projects go to print. Presets are stored in a single location and can be customized for specific workflows.

Pricing and Availability

Adobe Creative Suite for Mac OS X version 10.2.8 through 10.3.8, Java Runtime Environment 1.4.1, Microsoft® Windows® 2000 with Service Pack 4 or Windows XP with Service Pack 1 or 2, will begin shipping in May to customers in the United States and Canada, and will be available through Adobe Authorized Resellers and the Adobe Store at . International versions are expected to begin shipping in late May and early June. Estimated street price for the Adobe Creative Suite 2 Premium Edition is US$1,199 and US$899 for Creative Suite 2 Standard Edition. Upgrade pricing is available for customers of Adobe Creative Suite and Adobe Photoshop. For more detailed information about features, upgrade policies and pricing, please visit: . Adobe Stock Photos may not be available in all countries, languages, and currencies and is subject to change. For details on availability visit:

taken from official Adobe Press Release at their website spiced up by RedD.

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News concerning this Suite.

Opera Software announced, that browser Opera will be integrated into Adobe Creative Suite 2. It will help webdesigners, who create their projects in this Suite, to preview their websites the way, they will look in mobile devices.

Small-Screen Rendering (SSR) technology developed by Opera Software allows to preview a page without bottom scrolling and integrated package will surely help designer to tune his website, so that it can look the same on normal dispalys, PortablePc's or even smart phones.

Im waiting to demo this new package and see what it has to offer!

Heh and i plan to buy it as soon as it being released on the market, this time, licensed stuff :)

Its only been a short while since CS was released! I doubt i'd bother getting it unless there are some improvements which benifit me.

I agree totally with you Xeophex. Its reminding me of PainShop Pro and CorelDraw, updated so quickly almost one a year.

Welcome to the Fifa Syndrome?

LoL Fifa Syndrome ... nice one ;)

Damn, i cannot believe the amount of glitches and bugs Adobe Illustrator CS2 is shipped with. Literally you type something, use a special font, save document, close application. Double click your saved document (launching Illustrator) and you'll be presented with a nice annoying, frustrating ERROR!

"Can't open the illustration. The illustration contains an illegal operand."

Then it points to the random font that you chose. :x

A very clever way to lose all your work by having a document which doesnt open. *sigh*