As scheduled Adobe Creative Suite 5 is now unveiled and will start shipping in next 30 days, covering 15 products the new upgrade to renowned development suite will be available in 5 editions costing US$1299 for the base edition and US$2599 for top-end edition.
Packed with new technology like content-aware fill and native 64-bit support here is a list of top new features :
- Truer Edge technology in Photoshop CS5 Extended offers improved edge detecting technology and masking results in less time. Photoshop CS5 extended also lets users remove an image element and immediately replace the missing pixels with Content-Aware Fill.
- InDesign CS5 powers the transition to digital publishing with new interactive documents and enhanced eReader device support.
- Native 64-bit support in Photoshop, Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects enables customers to work more fluidly on high resolution projects.
- New Text Layout Framework in Flash Professional CS5 provides professional-level typography capabilities with functions like kerning, ligatures, tracking, leading, threaded text block and multiple columns.
- New stroke options in Illustrator CS5 allow users to create strokes of variable widths and precisely adjust the width at any point along the stroke.
- The NVIDIA® GPU accelerated Adobe Mercury Playback Engine allows Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 users to open projects faster, refine effects-rich HD sequences in real time and play back complex projects without rendering.
- The new Roto Brush tool in After Effects helps users save time by isolating moving foreground elements in a fraction of the normal time.
- Dreamweaver CS5 now supports popular content management systems Drupal, Joomla! and WordPress, allowing designers to get accurate views of dynamic Web content from within Dreamweaver.
- Adobe Creative Suite 5 Master Collection is expected to be US$2599
- Adobe Creative Suite 5 Design Premium is expected to be US$1899
- Adobe Creative Suite 5 Design Standard is expected to be US$1299
- Adobe Creative Suite 5 Web Premium is expected to be US$1799
- Adobe Creative Suite 5 Production Premium is expected to be US$1699
Adobe CS5 standard trial-version download links should be available as soon as the product starts shipping, I hope this time Adobe has some sort of better anti-piracy features as crackers have bypassed Adobe CS4 protection using a simple novice hack earlier.