Adobe Now Shipping Creative Suite 6; Cloud Service Later This Week

Paul Lilly

Adobe today announced that its Creative Suite 6 (CS6) software set announced in April is now available to purchase. Included in the CS6 product line are new releases of Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Adobe Premier Pro, After Effects, Flash Professional and more, as well as four new suite versions -- Creative Suite 6 Design & Web Premium, Creative Suite 6 Design Standard, Creative Suite 6 Production Premium, and Creative Suite 6 Master Collection.

"We announced Creative Cloud and CS6 two weeks ago and these releases have caught the imagination of creatives everywhere," said David Wadhwani , senior vice president, Digital Media Business, Adobe. "Today we're shipping CS6 and look forward to the beginning of an exciting new era as we introduce Creative Cloud later this week."

Adobe Creative Cloud will be available this Friday, May 11, and is a subscription-based hub for making, sharing, and delivering content centered around CS6, Adobe says. Subscribers will be able to download and install all CS6 applications and new HTML5 desktop productions, as well as store and share content across various platforms. Is it worth it? Here are some numbers to digest:

  • CS6 Master Collection: $2,599
  • CS6 Production Premium: $1,899
  • CS6 Design & Web Premium: $1,899
  • CS6 Design Standard: $1,299

Alternately, Creative Cloud memberships run $50/month for an annual subscription or $75 for month-to-month billing. CS3, CS4, CS5, and CS5.5 customers are eligible for a special introductory offer of $30 per month, Adobe says.

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