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Adobe Creative Suite 2 Now Shipping

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SAN JOSE, Calif.--April 27, 2005-- Adobe Systems Incorporated today announced the immediate availability of Adobe Creative Suite 2 software. Adobe Creative Suite 2 Premium Edition integrates new full-version upgrades of indispensable design software -- Adobe Photoshop CS2 (see separate release), Adobe InDesign CS2, Adobe Illustrator CS2 and Adobe GoLive CS2 -- with the all-new Version Cue CS2. It also introduces the Adobe Stock Photos service (see separate release), Adobe Bridge and includes the recently released Adobe Acrobat 7.0 Professional. Adobe Photoshop CS2, InDesign CS2, Illustrator CS2 and GoLive CS2 are also available today as standalone software products. In addition, Adobe InCopy CS2, a professional writing and editing program that integrates tightly with Adobe InDesign CS2 software, is shipping today. Adobe Creative Suite 2 is the powerhouse design and publishing environment for print, Web and the latest generation of handheld devices. 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, organize, 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 Center, 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 power, 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 US$599. For more information visit www.adobe.com/photoshop. 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 US$699. For more information visit www.adobe.com/indesign. 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 color 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 US$499. For more information visit www.adobe.com/illustrator. 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 US$399. For more information visit www.adobe.com/golive. Version Cue CS2 -- A powerful 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 US$249. For more information visit www.adobe.com/incopy. 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, is immediately available to customers in the United States and Canada, through Adobe Authorized Resellers and the Adobe Store at www.adobe.com/store. 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 Adobe 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: www.adobe.com/creativesuite. Adobe Stock Photos may not be available in all countries, languages, and currencies and is subject to change. For details on availability visit: www.adobe.com/adobestockphotos.