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Adobe - 10/15/2008

Adobe Creative Suite 4 Now Shipping

Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced the immediate availability of the Adobe Creative 
Suite 4 product family, the highly-anticipated release of industry-leading design and development software for 
virtually every creative workflow. Delivering radical breakthroughs in workflow efficiency and packed with 
hundreds of innovative, time saving features the new Creative Suite 4 product line advances the creative 
process across print, Web, interactive, film, video and mobile.

Customers can choose from six new versions: Adobe Creative Suite 4 Design Premium, Design Standard, Web 
Premium, Web Standard, Production Premium and Master Collection. The combination of Creative Suite and the 
new capabilities of Adobe Flash® Player 10, also available today (see separate press release) deliver new 
levels of creativity and expressiveness across media channels. Designers using the Adobe Creative Suite 4 
product family will gain unprecedented creative control using the new expressive features and visual 
performance improvements in Adobe Flash Player 10 to deliver breakthrough Web experiences across 
multiple browsers and operating systems.

"Creative Suite 4 and Flash Player 10 introduce vital time-saving features, new levels of integration and the 
jaw-dropping innovations our design and developer customers expect from us," said John Loiacono, senior 
vice president, Creative Solutions Business Unit at Adobe.

"CS4 continues to fulfill our promise to customers to break down more barriers in cross-media workflows, while 
also providing new services and collaboration tools that help them manage complex client demands."

As part of the CS4 product launch, the largest in Adobe’s history, also available today are brand new versions 
of Photoshop CS4, Photoshop CS4 Extended, InDesign CS4, Illustrator CS4, Flash CS4 Professional, 
Dreamweaver CS4, Fireworks CS4, Contribute CS4, After Effects CS4, Adobe Premiere Pro CS4, 
Encore CS4, Soundbooth CS4 and Adobe OnLocation CS4.

Intuitive Workflows Improve Creative Efficiency 

A simplified workflow in Adobe Creative Suite 4 enables users to design across media more efficiently by 
making it easier to complete common tasks and move content seamlessly among applications. InDesign CS4 
includes a new Live Preflight tool that allows designers to catch production errors and a newly customizable 
Links panel to manage placed files more efficiently. The revolutionary new Content-Aware Scaling tool in 
Photoshop CS4 and Photoshop CS4 Extended automatically recomposes an image as it is resized, preserving 
vital areas as it adapts to new dimensions. An expanded version of Dynamic Link in CS4 Production Premium 
enables users to move and update content between After Effects CS4, Adobe Premiere Pro CS4, Soundbooth 
CS4, and Encore CS4 without rendering, saving countless hours in production. With deep XMP metadata 
support, the production workflow is simplified, resulting in online content that gives viewers new ways to interact 
with and search for video, while giving content owners new opportunities to track and monetize content.

Adobe Creative Suite 4 brings 3D center-stage providing the ability to paint, composite, and animate 3D models 
using familiar tools in Photoshop CS4 Extended. Flash CS4 Professional now offers the ability to apply tweens 
to objects instead of keyframes, providing greater control over animation attributes. Also in Flash CS4 
Professional, the new Bones tool helps create more realistic animations between linked objects. With a 
searchable library of more than 450 dynamically updated device profiles from leading manufacturers, Adobe 
Device Central CS4 enables users to easily test mobile content designed using many of the Creative Suite 4 

New and Expanded Services Extend Capabilities for Online Collaboration

Adobe Creative Suite 4 now also offers a host of services* for online collaboration. Adobe ConnectNow, a 
service of, allows real-time collaboration with two colleagues or clients. Designers can also share 
color harmonies with Adobe Kuler. Other online resources include: Adobe Community Help for technical 
questions; Resource Central for accessing video and audio product-related news and tutorials, as well as 
Soundbooth scores and sound effects; and Adobe Bridge Home, a customizable resource for tips, tutorials, 
news and inspirational content. 

Pricing and Availability

Adobe Creative Suite 4 and its associated point products are immediately available through Adobe Authorized 
Resellers and the Adobe Store at Estimated street price for the Adobe Creative Suite 4 
Design Premium is US$1799, US$1699 for Adobe Creative Suite 4 Web Premium, US$1699 for Adobe Creative 
Suite 4 Production Premium, and US$2499 for Adobe Creative Suite 4 Master Collection. To reward customers 
for staying current, Adobe is offering Creative Suite 3 customers moving to Creative Suite 4 a lower upgrade price 
than it offers to those moving from older, qualifying versions. For a limited time, a special introductory offer enables 
customers with older qualifying products to enjoy the same lower price with savings of up to US$200 off their 
actual upgrade price.

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