Adobe today released its Creative Suite 5.5 (CS 5.5) to U.S customers, a significant update that kicks off the company's new subscription payment model. Potential customers have the choice of paying for the package outright with prices ranging from $1,299 to $2,599 (upgrade pricing also available), or essentially rent the software on a month-to-month basis or annual subscription.
Payment options aside, Adobe says its Creative Suite 5.5 software includes major advances in HTML5 and Flash authoring, as well as significant innovation in video production and editing.
"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," said David Wadhawani , senior vice president and general manager, 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."
Adobe also launched a Professional Edition of its Digital Publishing Suite (DPS), a separate turnkey solution that includes hosted services and viewer technology to allow publishers to post content to major tablet platforms, including Android tablets, BlackBerry PlayBook, and the iPad.
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