SAN JOSE, Calif. — April 27, 2005 — Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced the Adobe® Video Collection 2.5 Professional edition will now include Adobe® Photoshop® CS 2 software, a major upgrade to the professional industry standard for digital image editing and creation. Adobe Video Collection 2.5 Professional edition includes Adobe Premiere® Pro 1.5, Adobe After Effects® 6.5, Adobe Audition® 1.5, Adobe Encore™ DVD 1.5, and now Adobe Photoshop CS 2 software. The addition of Photoshop CS2 will put even more power, precision and control in the hands of film and video professionals to create high-impact, broadcast-quality images and effects.
“Adobe has answered the call of video professionals,” said Bryan Lamkin, senior vice president of Digital Imaging and Video products at Adobe. “The addition of Photoshop CS 2 to the Adobe Video Collection Professional edition extends creative control in the film and video industry. Users will be able to experience more advanced and efficient image creation and editing in an all-Adobe workflow to achieve stunning results."
Adobe Photoshop CS 2 adds powerful new features to the Adobe Video Collection Professional edition to minimise tedious graphic and photo retouching time. The new Vanishing Point tool enables users to clone, paint and transform image objects while retaining visual perspective, dramatically reducing the number of steps needed to create realistic effects. Users can take advantage of 32-bit HDR color, YUV processing, and support for 16-bit Photoshop colour images to achieve the highest colour fidelity possible when working on HD or film projects.
FireWire Preview makes it possible to view projects on a television monitor through a new direct export feature during the creation process. With Smart Objects, users can scale and transform images and vector illustrations without losing image quality — as well as create linked duplicates of embedded graphics — so that a single edit updates across multiple iterations. In addition, the new Adobe Bridge, included with Photoshop CS2, makes it easy to organise, find and preview a wide range of media formats, including video.
Pricing and Availability
The Adobe Video Collection Professional edition for Windows XP® is available at an estimated street price of £1335. Customers who own the previous version of Adobe Video Collection Professional edition will be eligible to upgrade for an estimated street price of £279. Adobe Video Collection Standard customers can upgrade to Adobe Video Collection Professional for an estimated street price of £635.
Information about pricing, support policies, and other language versions is available online at www.adobe.co.uk. These products are available from Adobe certified resellers, as well as through licensing and education programs.
About Adobe Systems Incorporated
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