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Adobe Creative Suite 3, commonly abbreviated to CS3, is the successor to Creative Suite 2 / 2.3. CS3 was announced on March 27, 2007, and shipped on April 16, 2007.[1] CS3 integrated applications from the former Macromedia company, which had been acquired by Adobe. It is the first version of the Creative Suite series to have more than just the Standard and Premium editions. It was updated to Creative Suite 3.3 and succeeded by Adobe Creative Suite 4.

EditionsEdit

There are six editions of Adobe Creative Suite 3: Design Premium, Design Standard, Web Premium, Web Standard, Production Premium, and Master Collection. All editions contain Adobe Bridge, and Adobe Device Central, Adobe Acrobat Connect. All editions contain Adobe Version Cue except for Production Premium.

Design PremiumEdit

Adobe Creative Suite 3 Design Premium box

Design Premium is focused on professional print, web, and mobile publishing. The stand-alone applications included are:

Legacy equivalent: Adobe Creative Suite 2 Premium

Design StandardEdit

Adobe Creative Suite 3 Design Standard box

Design Standard is focused on professional design and print. The applications included are:

Legacy equivalent: Adobe Creative Suite 2 Standard

Web PremiumEdit

Adobe Creative Suite 3 Web Premium box

Web Premium is focused on assisting in all stages of web design. The stand-alone applications included are:

Legacy equivalent: Macromedia Studio 8

Web StandardEdit

Adobe Creative Suite 3 Web Standard box

Web Standard is focused on creating and maintaining webpages. The stand-alone applications included are:

Legacy equivalent: Macromedia Studio 8

Production PremiumEdit

Adobe Creative Suite 3 Production Premium box

Production Premium is focused on the creation and production of videos, movies and rich media. The stand-alone applications included are:

The shared applications Adobe OnLocation CS3 and Adobe Ultra CS3 are only included in the Windows version.

Legacy equivalent: Adobe Creative Suite Production Studio Premium

Master CollectionEdit

Adobe Creative Suite 3 Master Collection box

Master Collection contains all the applications of the various editions of CS3. The stand-alone applications included are:

End of supportEdit

In July 2017, activation servers for CS3 applications were shut down. Registered users who wished to continue using Photoshop CS3 after that date could use their valid serial number to download a new installer from Adobe that could be activated without contacting a server.[2] In December 2019, Adobe stopped providing CS3 downloads entirely.[3][4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Adobe Ships Creative Suite 3, Adobe Systems. 2007-04-16. Archived 2007-04-29.
  2. CS3 Activation Server Retired by Jeff_Arola, Adobe Support Community. 2017-07-28.
  3. CS3, Acrobat 8 ~ Activation Servers Retired by Nancy_OShea, Adobe Support Community. 2017-07-26 / 2019-12-18.
  4. Photoshop CS3 Activation (CS3 is dead) by al52268624 / Nancy_OShea, Adobe Support Community. 2017-08-01 / 2020-01-01.

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Adobe Creative Suite 3
Design Premium · Design Standard · Web Premium · Web Standard · Production Premium · Master Collection
Acrobat 8 Professional · After Effects CS3 · Bridge CS3 (Stock Photos) · Contribute CS3 · Device Central CS3 · Dreamweaver CS3 · Dynamic Link · Encore CS3 · Fireworks CS3 · Flash CS3 Professional · Illustrator CS3 · InDesign CS3 · OnLocation CS3 · Photoshop CS3 (Extended) · Premiere Pro CS3 · Soundbooth CS3 · Ultra CS3 · Version Cue CS3
Added in Creative Suite 3.3: Acrobat 9 Pro
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