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AppleInsider claims to have uncovered the specifics of how Creative Suite 3's bundles will be broken down.

CS3 Design Standard/Premium
Reportedly aimed at "print and publishing professionals", the standard bundle will include InDesign CS3, Photoshop CS3, Illustrator CS3, and Acrobat 8 Professional. The Premium edition will tack on Flash CS3 Professional and Dreamweaver CS3, and exchange the standard version of Photoshop for Photoshop CS3 Extended.

CS3 Web Standard/Premium
Aimed at web developers, the standard edition will include Flash CS3 Professional, Dreamweaver CS3, Fireworks CS3, and Contribute CS3. The premium edition will add Photoshop CS3 Extended, Illustrator CS3, and Acrobat 8 Professional for more demanding users.

CS3 Production Premium
For filmmakers and video production professionals, Adobe will be issuing Production Premium containing Photoshop CS3 Extended, Illustrator CS3, Flash CS3 Professional, After Effects CS3 Professional, Premier Pro CS3, Soundbooth CS3, and Encore CS3.

Lastly, Adobe will market a package of all of the CS3 products under the name of Master Collection. For further reading, AppleInsider has the rumored product matrix along with European pricing listed on its site.

Adobe has a press conference scheduled for next Tuesday in New York in which CS3 packages and pricing will be discussed.
 

50548

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That product matrix is getting a little congested, to my eyes anyway.

This is also known as Vista effect...poor Adobe...more and more like crappy MS...especially in terms of marketing...couldn't be worse. What's next now? Adobe Creative Suite Premium Luxury Business Web Developers Edition? Gimme a break...
 
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Fuzzy Orange

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Has Adobe usually released the Academic versions of the CS alongside the regular releases? If so, I would be thrilled. I'm purchasing Photoshop CS3 in June, and the Academic version would save me lots of $$$$.
 
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brad.c

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The pricing looks a little muffed up on the Appleinsider site: you only get Photoshop CS3 in the Design Standard grid? I think not.

Edit: Oops. I missed the "Photoshop CS3 Extended" entry. Now I'm confused.

Wait. Friday afternoon. Look, there's a pub.

Bye.
 
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swingerofbirch

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I think it's interesting how with the pricing of Adobe products there are in reality two extremes: people who pay nothing for it (warez) and people who pay for it (very expensive). I guess it's the type of software some people use for their career. It's frustrating for me, as a college student, I just like playing with PhotoShop and GoLive (well, not any more lol, I guess I would switch to Dreamweaver). At least it's coming!

You think if everyone who uses Adobe products paid for them the price would be lower for everyone????? Are the prices higher because they know some people will steal it?
 
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dashiel

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i'm curious as to the upgrade prices post macromedia merger.

i own photoshop and illustrator CS2 and the entire macromedia 8 suite. currently the upgrade to a CS2 suite from photoshop is way too expensive to justify, but considering i'll own four of the six products in premium, it had better be reasonable.
 
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heehee

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I think it's interesting how with the pricing of Adobe products there are in reality two extremes: people who pay nothing for it (warez) and people who pay for it (very expensive). I guess it's the type of software some people use for their career. It's frustrating for me, as a college student, I just like playing with PhotoShop and GoLive (well, not any more lol, I guess I would switch to Dreamweaver). At least it's coming!

The student versions are not that expensive, they are usually a fraction of what the regular price are.
 
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Reach

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As a professional running my own company, this packaging is perfect. With Design Premium I get Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat, Dreamweaver and Flash, and I use all those applications to make money. When you look at it that way, the price isn't that high for me. All I need apart from this suite is Final Cut Studio and Logic.

I'm actually glad that I can buy three suites instead of 15 separate applications, the price ain't that bad. :)
 
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dante@sisna.com

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Packaging has one flaw

It is Ironic that Adobe has left Fireworks out of the Premium Design Package and InDesign Out of the Premium Web Package.

This is a terrible ommission obviously designed at confusing things and Milking Extra Revenue out of True Print and Web Production Pros.
 
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nagromme

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I wish I could just "pick any 5" but a couple of those bundles are very close to what I need: Dreamweaver, Flash, Contribute, Photoshop, and vector drawing. Throw in some upgrade discounts and I might be set. I don't really need Acrobat or Fireworks, but they'd see occasional use I guess.

Just so long as there's a GOOD import path from Freehand 10 to Illustrator :eek:

Too bad Director's not mentioned, but they've said it will gain new versions/features--just not now I guess. Meanwhile Director MX 2004 does appear to run OK in Rosetta AND build executables for Vista, so I'm not totally stuck.
 
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Westside guy

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FIREWORKS? Why the heck didn't they kill that?

It seems quite silly to have a supposedly web-targeted package that doesn't contain Photoshop. "Web Premium" indeed - as if "Web standard" will have any market whatsoever.
 
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gugy

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oh my god!!!:eek:

After Effects CS3 is coming! WOW! i did not expect that.
sorry to say, bye, bye to my Quad G5.
Now there is no reason to keep it. All the apps I need native Intel, I am buying that Octo-core as soon as is release.

Great news.:) :D :eek: ;)
 
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Mxsix

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That Web Standard package should be nice. Can't wait to start developing with it. :)
 
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lazyrighteye

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Single App Upgrade Option?

Did I miss something?
If all you want to upgrade is (say) Photoshop, is that possible under this annoying new schematic?
 
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alansky

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You can always buy just a Photoshop upgrade

If all you want to upgrade is (say) Photoshop, is that possible under this annoying new schematic?

You can always buy just a Photoshop upgrade. The upgrade price is usually $179 (probably less for students). This article is about one thing only: Adobe Creative Suite 3, which bundles Photoshop with various other Adobe applications.
 
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