Adobe today announced the release of its the latest versions of professional design software Creative Suite 6 and its new online service called Creative Cloud.
Its Flagship image editor software Photoshop will be included in the package along with Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere Pro, Flash, and Dreamweaver. The software programs will all see increased performance and speed utilizing the company's new Mercury technology. The user interface will also be updated with new tools and modern layouts.
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Photoshop will continue to offer its intelligent tools that automates particular design work and enhanced video editing capabilities. The hardware acceleration will offer optimal performance with features that will further support web design and mobile devices.
Designers using Illustrator for vector graphics will be able to work on larger more complex illustrations. To do this, Adobe transitioned Illustrated to a 64-bit foundation, which Photoshop has already done with the CS5 version.
"We can take advantage of all available memory," said Adobe's Illustrator product manager, Brenda Sutherland.
For video editors, Adobe's new Premiere Pro will offer speedier responses and more multicam options, new trimming tools, and support for digital cinema cameras. Post editing will also see enhancements with new 3D tools such as a camera tracker that process calculations 2D footage to 3D and ray tracing 3D text.
All other Adobe CS 6 programs are supported with its Creative Cloud service with downloadable apps. It also allows users to share and post their creative works. Adobe is also releasing mobile apps for iOS and Android users.
The full version of the CS6 Master Collection sells for $2,599. Users seeking a subscription with Adobe's Creative Cloud can sign up for $49.99 per month.