Adobe Creative Suite 3 Launched

Adobe Systems’ long-awaited Creative Suite 3 is available from today. The latest Creative Suites from Adobe and the former Macromedia are available as Universal applications for both PowerPC and Intel-based Macs and support both Microsoft Windows XP and Windows Vista. Web professionals can import native Photoshop and Illustrator files directly into Flash and Fireworks with full fidelity, which Adobe says is a first for its software. Furthermore, Creative Suite 3 is optimized for Intel-based Macintosh systems, something that was a sticking point for the previous version.

Adobe Creative Suite 3 Design Premium, Design Standard, Web Premium, and Web Standard are immediately available to customers in the North America. Estimated street price for the Adobe Creative Suite 3 Design Premium edition is $1799, $1199 for Creative Suite 3 Design Standard edition, $1599 for Creative Suite 3 Web Premium and $999 for Adobe Creative Suite 3 Web Standard.