Adobe Creative Suite 3 Announced

Adobe has updated their site with information about Adobe Creative Suite 3 (CS3).

The Adobe Creative Suite 3 family offers you choice in the combination of creative tools you master, the design disciplines you explore, and the richness and scope of content you create. This revolutionary new release includes six editions, each combining tightly integrated, industry-leading components that enable you to handle virtually any creative task.

A webcast of the live launch event will be webcast today at 3:30 pm EST. The new versions of Adobe's popular graphics applications support Intel Macs natively for the first time.

Previously leaked price points were generally accurate as was upgrade pricing.


With the introduction of Creative Suite 3, Adobe has introduced a new set of bundles, which can be viewed at a glance in this product matrix. The bundles are as follows: CS3 Design Premium, CS3 Design Standard, CS3 Web Premium, CS3 Web Standard, CS3 Production Premium, and CS3 Master Collection. More details about each bundle are detailed at Adobe's site.

Macworld has posted first looks at many of the new applications: Premiere Pro CS3, Dreamweaver CS3, Flash CS3, Illustrator CS3, InDesign CS3, and Photoshop CS3

Upgrade pricing is also complicated, but we've posted a consolidated Upgrade Guide that lists your upgrade options based on what software you currently own.Upgrade Guide

Product names linked to appropriate upgrade bundle at Amazon.com.

You Own Available Upgrades Price
Combo of
Macromedia Dreamweaver 8, MX 2004, or MX and Macromedia Flash Professional 8, MX Professional 2004, MX or Macromedia Flash Basic 8, MX 2004, or MX
CS3 Web Standard $399.95
Combo of
Adobe Creative Suite (any version) AND Macromedia Studio
OR
Adobe Creative Suite (any version) AND Adobe Production Studio (Standard or Premium)
OR
Macromedia Studio (any version) AND Adobe Production Studio (Standard or Premium)
CS3 Master Collection
$1,399
Creative Suite 2.3 Premium CS3 Design Standard
CS3 Web Premium
CS3 Design Premium
CS3 Master Collection
$240
$340
$440
$1,840.00
Creative Suite 2.0 Premium OR
Creative Suite 2.0 Standard OR
Creative Suite 1.x Premium OR
Creative Suite 1.x Standard
CS3 Design Standard
CS3 Web Premium
CS3 Design Premium
CS3 Production Premium
CS3 Master Collection
$399.95
$499.95
$599
$799.00
$1,999.00
InDesign 2.0, CS, CS2 or CS3 InDesign CS3
CS3 Design Standard
CS3 Design Premium
$199.95
$899.95
$1,599
Photoshop 7.0, CS, CS2, or CS3
Photoshop CS3
Photoshop CS3 Extended
CS3 Design Standard
CS3 Web Premium
CS3 Design Premium
CS3 Production Premium
$199.95
$349.95
$899.95
$1,399.95
$1,599
$1,199.00
Illustrator 10, CS, CS2 or CS3 Illustrator CS3
CS3 Design Standard
CS3 Production Premium
CS3 Web Premium
CS3 Design Premium
$199.95
$899.95
$1,199
$1,399.95
$1,599
Macromedia Studio 8 OR
Macromedia Studio MX 2004 OR
Macromedia Studio MX
CS3 Web Standard
CS3 Web Premium
CS3 Design Premium
CS3 Production Premium
CS3 Master Collection
$399.95
$499.95
$599
$1,199
$1,999
Flash Professional or Basic MX, MX 2004, or 8 Flash Pro CS3
CS3 Web Standard
CS3 Production Premium
CS3 Web Premium
CS3 Design Premium
$199.95
$799.95
$1,199
$1,399.95
$1,599.95
Dreamweaver MX, MX 2004, or 8
Dreamweaver CS3
CS3 Web Standard
CS3 Web Premium
CS3 Design Premium
$199.95
$799.95
$1,399.95
$1,599.95
Production Studio Premium OR
Production Studio Standard
CS3 Production Premium
CS3 Master Collection
$799.95
$1,999
After Effects 5.x, 6.x, or 7.x Professional After Effects CS3 Professional
CS3 Production Premium
$299
$1,199
Adobe Premiere (any version) OR
Adobe Premiere Pro (any version)
Adobe Premiere Pro CS3 with Encore CS3
CS3 Production Premium
$299
$1,199
Fireworks MX, MX 2004 or 8 Fireworks CS3
$149.95
Contribute 1, 2, 3, or 4 Contribute CS3
$79.95
Acrobat 5.x, 6.x, or 7.x Standard or Professional Acrobat 8 Professional $159.95
Encore DVD 1.x or 2.0 Adobe Premiere Pro CS3 with Encore CS3 $299
PageMaker InDesign CS3 $199
FreeHand OR
CorelDraw
Illustrator CS3 $199
Photoshop Elements or LE Photoshop CS3
Photoshop CS3 Extended
$549
$899
None See Retail Prices Variable

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