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Adobe Releases Four Product Collections Featuring Photoshop 7.0

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All Adobe Collections Upgraded With New Must-Have Version of Image Editing Standard SAN JOSE, Calif.--April 16, 2002--Adobe Systems Incorporated, the leader in network publishing, today announced the release of four software Collections featuring the new Adobe Photoshop 7.0 software. The new upgraded Collections include the Design Collection, Web Collection, Publishing Collection, and Digital Video Collection -- giving creative professionals one-box sets of award-winning products with significant price savings over purchasing each product separately. Now with Photoshop 7.0, the Collections enable users to produce the highest quality images for print, Web and other media. Offered as a core component of each Collection, Photoshop 7.0 enables creative professionals to generate compelling visual effects with new tools such as the Healing Brush -- which revolutionizes the process of retouching images -- and a new painting engine for simulating techniques such as pastels and charcoal. Additionally, a new File Browser allows users to quickly locate, organize, and visually manipulate images. Photoshop 7.0, as well as Adobe Acrobat 5.0, Adobe AfterEffects 5.5, Adobe GoLive 6.0, Adobe Illustrator 10, Adobe InDesign 2.0 and Adobe LiveMotion 2.0 software products all support the leading OS platforms, including Mac OS X and Windows XP. "By combining all the tools that a creative professional needs in one single package, the Adobe Collections offer both a significant value and the benefit of working on a single platform where all the applications work naturally together,"said Shantanu Narayen, executive vice president of worldwide products for Adobe. "The new Adobe Collections provide the most powerful, integrated, and cost-effective set of tools for creative professionals, enabling them to increase productivity and realize their creative visions." The Adobe Collections The Adobe Collections help designers, Web developers, publishing and digital video professionals move seamlessly from content creation to delivery and output via a logical workflow. All the products in the Collections share the same Adobe user interface, including common commands, tools, palettes, and keyboard shortcuts -- creating a familiar, more productive work environment. With easy interoperability and support for other Adobe native applications, the Collections can increase efficiency and help users meet any creative or production challenge. Featuring Adobe's leading page layout tool, InDesign 2.0, the Adobe Design Collection delivers a highly integrated, cost-effective set of professional tools that enable designers to create original artwork with Illustrator 10; design layered images with Photoshop 7.0; assemble compelling page layouts with InDesign 2.0; and streamline print workflows with Acrobat 5.0. The Adobe Web Collection contains all the applications needed to go from content creation to Web site deployment in a single package. The Collection includes GoLive 6.0 for design, development, and management of dynamic content for Web and wireless devices; Photoshop 7.0; Illustrator 10; and LiveMotion 2.0 for designing interactive Web content efficiently. The Adobe Publishing Collection provides a tightly integrated, powerful set of tools to create professional quality business communications for print. Together, Adobe PageMaker 7.0, Photoshop 7.0, Illustrator 10, and Acrobat 5.0 offer standard user interface elements that make it easy to learn and use the applications simultaneously. The Adobe Digital Video Collection offers visual effects artists and motion graphics professionals all the essential tools for producing film, multimedia, video, and Web projects. The Collection includes Photoshop 7.0; Illustrator 10; Adobe Premiere 6.0 for nonlinear video editing; and After Effects 5.5 for compositing, motion graphics design, and visual and audio effects production. Pricing and Availability All four Adobe Collections are available for purchase now from Adobe.com and all authorized Adobe resellers. The Adobe Design, Web, and Publishing Collections are available at an estimated street price of U.S. $999 and the Adobe Digital Video Collection is available at an estimated street price of U.S. $1199. By purchasing these Adobe products as a Collection, users can save as much as U.S. $1,000 over the estimated street price of purchasing each product separately. For more information on the Adobe Collections, visit www.adobe.com.