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Adobe Releases CS5.5 and Updates Photoshop To Support Mobile Apps

Today was a big morning for Adobe, releasing Creative Suite 5.5 and updating Photoshop to version 12.0.4. Whilst normally the Photoshop update wouldn’t be of much interest, this update brings support for Photoshop Touch Mobile Apps.

Adobe will sometime today also release its iPad demo apps, Adobe Color Lava, Adobe Eazel and Adobe Nav, onto the iTunes App Store. The apps, which we previously wrote about, are provided as demonstrations of the power of the Photoshop Touch SDK and vary in price from $1.99 to $4.99.

As for the release of CS5.5, being called a mid-cycle update, a big component is the greater ability for users to author and deliver content and applications for any screen, particularly mobile devices using iOS, Android and BlackBerry through enhanced HTML5 compatibility. New in CS5.5 is Adobe Digital Publishing Suite, which provides a hosting service and viewing technology so that publishers can easily deploy content across the iPad, Android Tablets and the BlackBerry PlayBook.

The last major component of CS5.5 is the beginning of Adobe’s subscription plans for the Creative Suite. Beginning at $19 per month for Dreamweaver, ranging up to $129 per month, users can “pay as you use” rather than paying the large lump cost of the products.

[Via MacNN, 9to5 Mac]

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