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Adobe Creative Suite 2 now shipping

Adobe Creative Suite 2 now shipping

Sydney, Australia - 29 April, 2005 - Adobe Systems today announced that Adobe(r) Creative Suite 2 software is now shipping. Adobe Creative Suite 2 Premium Edition integrates new full-version upgrades of indispensable design software - Adobe Photoshop(r) CS2, Adobe InDesign(r) CS2, Adobe Illustrator(r) CS2 and Adobe GoLive(r) CS2 - with the all-new Version Cue(r) CS2. It also introduces the Adobe Stock Photos service, Adobe Bridge and includes the recently released Adobe Acrobat(r) 7.0 Professional. Adobe Photoshop CS2, InDesign CS2, Illustrator CS2 and GoLive CS2 are also available as standalone software products. In addition, Adobe InCopy(r) CS2, a professional writing and editing program that integrates tightly with Adobe InDesign CS2 software, is shipping today.

Adobe Creative Suite 2 is anchored by a new visual file browser, Adobe Bridge that acts as a hub for productivity and enables designers to quickly browse, organise, and process design assets. It also provides direct access to Adobe Stock Photos, a new stock photography service that offers designers one-stop shopping for high-quality, royalty-free images for layout and design, and the Adobe Help Centre, in-depth how-to information for all of the components of Adobe Creative Suite 2.

Adobe Creative Suite 2 Premium Edition includes all the elements creative professionals need to translate their ideas into compelling designs.

Adobe Photoshop CS2 - The professional industry standard for digital image editing and creation brings a new level of precision and control to the digital photography experience and to the overall creative process. New feature Vanishing Point cuts tedious graphic and photo retouching tasks by allowing users to clone, paint and transform image objects while retaining visual perspective. Adobe Photoshop CS2 is also available as a standalone software product for estimated street price of AU$1,129 (inc GST) and NZ$1,099 (ex GST). For more information visit .

Adobe InDesign CS2 - As a leader in layout and design, InDesign CS2 makes it easier, faster, more fluid and versatile for designers across a variety of workflows from text-intensive book, magazine and newspaper production to high-end XML-based cross-media workflows. Exporting objects with the new InDesign snippets feature enables users to easily share or repurpose live InDesign content and layouts from part of a page. Adobe InDesign CS2 is also available as a standalone software product for estimated street price of AU$1,299 (inc GST) and NZ$1,249 (ex GST). For more information visit .

Adobe Illustrator CS2 - Designers can rediscover the power of vector graphics through Illustrator CS2 with its enhanced user interface and expanded support for a variety of file formats, including Scalable Vector Graphics Tiny (SVG-t). New feature Live Trace easily and accurately converts scans of hand-drawn sketches and digital photos into fully editable and scaleable Illustrator artwork in seconds. Live Paint enables users to colour artwork quickly and intuitively, based on how it appears on screen rather than how it was constructed. Adobe Illustrator CS2 is also available as a standalone software product for estimated street price of AU$999 (inc GST) and NZ$969 (ex GST). For more information visit .

Adobe GoLive CS2 - Mobile content development is simplified through innovative new CSS layout tools, a rich environment based on open standards and tight integration with Adobe Creative Suite 2. With GoLive CS2, Web designers and developers can create, publish, manage and update content that adapts simply and gracefully to the latest handheld devices. Adobe GoLive CS2 is also available as a standalone software product for estimated street price of AU$779 (inc GST) and NZ$759 (ex GST). For more information visit .

Version Cue CS2 - A file-version manager and collaboration tool, Version Cue CS2 enables users to 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 Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) project files.

Adobe InCopy CS2 - Adobe today also began shipping InCopy CS2. Although not part of Adobe Creative Suite 2, this professional writing and editing program tightly integrates with InDesign CS2 to streamline and enhance collaborative editorial workflows for small creative teams. Assignments-based workflows allow writers and editors to work in parallel with one another on an InDesign CS2 file without overriding each other. Adobe InCopy CS2 is available for estimated street price of AU$399 (inc GST) and NZ$379 (ex GST). For more information visit .

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(r) Windows(r) 2000 with Service Pack 4 or Windows XP with Service Pack 1 or 2, is available to customers in Australia and New Zealand through Adobe Authorised Resellers and the Adobe Store at . Pricing is as follows:

Pricing Australia (inc GST) New Zealand (ex GST)
Creative Suite 2 Premium Edition
(full product) AU$2,209 NZ$2,189
Creative Suite 2 Standard Edition
(full product) AU$1,699 NZ$1,649
Creative Suite 2 Premium -
upgrade from previous version of Photoshop AU$1,499 NZ$1,449
Creative Suite 2 Standard -
upgrade from previous version of Photoshop AU$999 NZ$1,099
Creative Suite 2 Premium Edition
(upgrade from Creative Suite Premium) AU$999 NZ$1,099
Creative Suite 2 Standard Edition
(upgrade from Creative Suite 1) AU$699 NZ$679
Volume discounts and education pricing are also available. For more detailed information about features and upgrade policies please visit: .

About Adobe Systems Incorporated

Adobe helps people and businesses communicate better through its world-leading digital imaging, design and document technology platforms for consumers, creative professionals and enterprises. Adobe's revenue in its last fiscal year exceeded $1.2 billion. For more information about Adobe, visit . ###

(c) 2005 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All rights reserved. Adobe, the Adobe logo, Photoshop, InDesign, GoLive, Illustrator, Version Cue and Acrobat are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated in the United States and/or other countries. Mac is a registered trademark of Apple Computer, Inc., registered in the United States and other countries. Microsoft and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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