Adobe’s Creative Suite 3 isnt even in its 2nd year, (well ok the betas were released late 2006 but they dont count!), and already Adobe has released CS4 details this week. CS4 will be shipped sometime in October and you can already preorder via Adobe.com.
Price details are as follows: (in US dollars)
CS4 Design Premium – Preorder 1,799 || Upgrade from 599
CS4 Design Standard – Preorder 1,399 || Upgrade from 499
CS4 Web Premium – Preorder 1,699 || Upgrade from 599
CS4 Design Standard – Preorder 999 || Upgrade from 399
CS4 Production Premium – Preorder 1,699 || Upgrade from 599
CS4 Master Collection – Preorder 2,499 || Upgrade from 899
Some notable improvements are:
Expanded support for high-def and mobile content
Photoshop now uses your graphics card and natively supports 64-bit Vista
You can now apply tweens to objects and not just keyframes
A new “Bones Tool” for better animation between linked objects in Flash
InDesign includes a new Live Preflight tool that allows designers to catch production errors and a newly customizable Links panel to place files more efficiently.
Aware Scaling tool in Photoshop CS4 and Photoshop CS4 Extended automatically recomposes an image as it is resized, preserving vital areas as it adapts to new dimensions.
An expanded version of Dynamic Link in CS4 Production Premium enables users to move content between After Effects CS4, Adobe Premiere Pro CS4, Soundbooth® CS4, and Encore® CS4, so updates can be seen instantly without rendering.
On a side note a beta version of Flash player 10 is available for download here.
Find out more info on cs4 here.