Adobe Creative Suite 4 Design Standard
Adobe Systems Inc.
Adobe CS4 Design Standard includes InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Acrobat 9 at a discount compared with their individual sticker prices; features improved integration among their similar interfaces.
Updates to Photoshop and InDesign don't justify the upgrade for most users; heavy-duty applications take long to install, are hard to learn, and hog resources; costly personal technical support.
Adobe CS4 Design Standard serves designers who edit digital images and layouts for print, but many will find Design Premium a better deal for bundling the interactive potential of Flash, Dreamweaver, and Fireworks for $400 more.
26-Nov-2008 10:57 AM PST