Adobe Creative Suite
This heavy-duty software package for digital designers is the first to blend Adobe's famed Photoshop and other tools with interactive design apps formerly made by Macromedia. We're reviewing the lineup: Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Premiere, AfterEffects, the new Production Premium video suite, and Adobe's Web and Design packages geared for Internet and print designers. Bookmark this page for ongoing news, reviews, and videos.
- Survey: Adobe discount draws customers to subscription plan
December 10, 2012 9:00 PM PST
Cutting the Creative Cloud subscription price 40 percent to $30 a month is a big draw -- but what'll happen at full price? Also: Photoshop and Illustrator get Retina support. Read more
- Adobe adds Lightroom to Creative Cloud subscription
June 26, 2012 9:58 AM PDT
Part of Adobe's sales pitch for its subscription plan is that more products and services will be added. Lightroom 4.1 is the first such expansion. Read more
- Adobe launches Creative Cloud subscription service
May 11, 2012 9:42 AM PDT
The subscription service to CS6 software such as Photoshop, mobile apps, and online services is now live -- as is a potentially more stable business for Adobe. Read more
- Adobe ships CS6 software; Creative Cloud imminent
May 6, 2012 11:21 PM PDT
The Creative Suite 6 versions of Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere Pro, and all their companion apps are now for sale. Adobe's subscription for them arrives Friday. Read more
- Five reasons Adobe's CS6 subscription is smart
April 22, 2012 10:40 PM PDT
The $50-per-month Creative Cloud subscription that arrives with CS6 leaves plenty of customers cold. But Adobe's doing the right thing by adding the option. Read more
- Adobe makes the CS6 sales pitch
April 22, 2012 9:01 PM PDT
What kind of software can you buy for $2,600? Creative Suite 6, arriving in May with a long list of new features for those dealing with photo, video, Web sites, and publishing. Read more
- Creative pros: Tell us what you think of the new Adobe
March 12, 2012 4:00 AM PDT
CNET and Jefferies are running a survey about customers' views about how well Adobe is doing with its Creative Cloud subscription and HTML5 design, and we'd like to hear what you think. Read more
Latest Adobe Creative Suite video reviews
The bottom line: Adobe CS4 Design Premium contains nearly every tool for editing digital images and layouts for print and the Web, as well as for crafting interactive animation and desktop apps. If you don't need video editing, pick this over the Master Collection and save $700.
The bottom line: Adobe CS4 Web Premium is a good deal for interactive designers who don't need tools for video editing and sophisticated print layouts.
The bottom line: Adobe CS4 Design Standard serves designers who edit digital images and layouts for print, but many will find Design Premium a better deal for bundling the interactive potential of Flash, Dreamweaver, and Fireworks for $400 more.
The bottom line: Adobe CS4 Web Standard serves interactive designers who don't have to edit images, but many will find Web Premium a better deal for bundling Photoshop and Illustrator for $500 more.
Adobe Flash Professional CS5.5
Create and deliver rich multimedia and dynamic Internet apps.Added on April 30, 20105704920
CorelDRAW Graphics Suite
Simplify design process and gain better control over placement of text and objects.Added on March 20, 2012Editors' rating
Adobe Photoshop Extended
Create powerful images and discover new dimensions in digital imaging.Added on May 18, 2012Editors' rating
Design, develop, and maintain standards-based Web sites and applications.Added on May 7, 20135426394