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Adobe Creative Suite Production Studio Standard box

Standard edition

Adobe Creative Suite Production Studio, also simply called Production Studio, was released on January 17, 2006 by Adobe Systems as the successor to its Video Collection series, incorporating new applications from Creative Suite 2.[1] It was succeeded in 2007 by Adobe Creative Suite 3 Production Premium.


Adobe Creative Suite Production Studio Premium box

Premium edition

There were two primary editions of Production Studio: Premium and Standard. These were only available for Windows XP or later.[2]

Adobe Bundles[]

Adobe Video Bundle box

Video Bundle with Flash Pro 8

After Adobe Systems acquired Macromedia in December 2005,[3] Flash Professional 8 from Macromedia Studio 8 was added to Production Studio Premium in the Adobe Video Bundle.[4]

End of support[]

On December 15, 2012, activation servers for CS2 applications were shut down, which also affected Production Studio.[5] Registered users who wished to continue using Production Studio applications after that date could download new installers from Adobe with new serial numbers that could be activated without contacting a server.[6] Some users and websites had interpreted that Adobe was giving CS2 applications away for free, but Adobe clarified that these were only for registered users and began requiring a valid existing serial number to access downloads.[7][8] In May 2019, Adobe stopped providing the downloads entirely.[9]


  1. Adobe Revolutionizes Post-Production Workflows with All-New Adobe Production Studio, Adobe Systems. 2006-01-17. Archived 2006-01-27.
  2. Adobe Creative Suite Production Studio: Premium and Standard edition comparison, Adobe Systems. Archived 2006-01-27.
  3. Adobe Completes Acquisition of Macromedia, Adobe Systems. 2005-12-05. Archived 2005-12-07.
  4. Adobe Bundles, Adobe Systems. Archived 2006-01-18.
  5. Activation server shut down for Creative Suite 2, Acrobat 7, and Macromedia products by Jeff A. Wright, Adobe Community. 2013-06-10. Archived 2016-07-05.
  6. Looking to activate Creative Suite 2, Acrobat 7, or Macromedia products? by Jeff A. Wright, Adobe Community. 2012-12-13. Archived 2013-01-10.
  7. Recommendations for laptop specs to run CS2 and FrameMaker 8 by smittywriter412, Adobe Community. 2013-01-07. Archived 2013-01-08.
  8. Grab Photoshop and CS2 For Absolutely Free, Right Now by Sam Gibbs, Gizmodo. 2013-01-07.
  9. How do I activate CS2? (CS2 is dead) by RandomDave, Adobe Support Community. 2019-05-31.

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Added in Creative Suite 2.3: Acrobat 8 Professional · Dreamweaver 8