Adobe Announces Macromedia-filled Application Bundles

Fresh on the heels of its acquisition of Macromedia, Adobe announced new Creative Suite bundles on Monday. The two new Creative Suite packages include former Macromedia applications, and are geared towards enhancing the power and flexibility of Adobeis application packages, and reasserting its powerhouse position in the design market.

The Adobe Design Bundle includes Adobe Creative Suite 2 Premium with Flash Professional 8. The CS2 Premium applications include Photoshop CS2, Illustrator CS2, GoLive CS2, Acrobat 7 Professional, Adobe Bridge, and Adobe Stock Photos.

The Adobe Web Bundle includes Adobe Creative Suite 2 and Studio 8. Studio 8 includes Dreamweaver 8, Flash Professional 8, Fireworks 8, Contribute 3, and FlashPaper 2, which gives users essentially all of the mainstream Web development tools in one package. Since this bundle includes both the Adobe CS2 Premium package, and Macromediais Studio 8 package, it throws former competing Web design products, GoLive and Dreamweaver, together in the same box.

A third bundle, geared towards video editors, is slated for an early 2006 release, but will most likely be a Windows-only based package.

The Adobe Adobe Design Bundle is priced at US$1599, and the Web Bundle is $1899.