Adobe CS 5.5 Hits the Streets with New HTML5, Flash Features

Adobe Systems has officially released the Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 product family, featuring notable advances in HTML5 and Flash authoring. Creative Suite 5.5 products also include new features for video production and editing. Finally, Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 delivers new capabilities in the area of digital publishing. With Creative Suite 5.5 content authors worldwide can deliver content to multiple platforms, operating systems, web browsers, smartphones and tablets – including Android, BlackBerry Tablet OS, and Apple iOS devices.

Mobile App Development, New HTML5 Capabilities

This release of Creative Suite gives web designers and developers a complete software solution that allows them to produce quality HTML5 content in the browser and deliver mobile applications through Flash tools. Designers and developers can create browser-based content across screens using HTML5. Adobe Flash Professional CS5.5, Flash Builder 4.5 Premium and the Flex 4.5 framework allow users to develop, test, and deploy quality mobile applications for Android, BlackBerry Tablet OS, and Apple iOS.

“Adobe is leading the charge for HTML5 authoring with new capabilities in Creative Suite 5.5 that will radically enhance the delivery of HTML content across multiple browsers – on the desktop, tablets and smartphones,” says David Wadhwani, SVG/GM Creative and Interactive Solutions, Adobe. “For creators of mobile apps on iOS, Android or BlackBerry Tablet OS, our latest Flash tools deliver stunning high-performance apps, without having to start from scratch for every device.”

Creative Suite 5.5 Kick-starts New Era in Digital Publishing

Over the last year Adobe and leading publishers, including Condé Nast and Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, have worked to develop new digital publishing workflows based on Creative Suite and Adobe InDesign. Creative Suite 5.5 will enable print publishers to create interactive publications on the latest tablet platforms.

Using Adobe InDesign CS5.5, in combination with the integrated Folio Producer toolset, designers can add new levels of interactivity to their page layouts targeted at tablet devices. Adobe has also announced the immediate availability of the Professional Edition of Adobe Digital Publishing Suite, a turnkey solution that includes hosted services and viewer technology that allow publishers to cost-efficiently publish content to Android tablets, BlackBerry PlayBook, and Apple iPad.

In addition to advances in mobile authoring and digital publishing, Creative Suite 5.5 Production Premium Suite delivers video and audio professionals enhanced performance, workflows, creative tools, and new audio editing capabilities.

“USA Network offers viewers more than passive television programming, we offer multiscreen experiences that engage viewers on TV, online, and on mobile devices,” says Jesse Redniss, VP, Digital, NBC Universal/USA Network. “Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 Web Premium helps us quickly and easily create fun gaming apps and second-screen app experiences for Android and iOS devices that give fans more opportunities to engage with USA Network and the characters and programs they love.”

Introducing the Complete Creative Suite 5.5 Product Family

The new Creative Suite product lineup is headlined by Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 Master Collection, which includes, in a single package, all of Adobe’s creative tools, such as Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat, Flash Builder Premium, Flash Catalyst, Flash Professional, Dreamweaver, Adobe Premiere Pro, and After Effects. These products are available separately or as components of one or more of the five Creative Suite editions. The complete Creative Suite 5 lineup includes Creative Suite 5.5 Master Collection, Creative Suite 5.5 Design Premium, Creative Suite 5.5 Web Premium, Creative Suite 5.5 Production Premium and Creative Suite 5.5 Design Standard.

Pricing and Availability

Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 products are immediately available. Estimated street price for the suites is $2599 for CS5.5 Master Collection, $1899 for CS5.5 Design Premium, $1799 for CS5.5 Web Premium, $1699 for CS5.5 Production Premium and $1299 for CS5.5 Design Standard. Upgrade pricing and volume licensing are available.

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