Adobe Bundles FAQ
Q: Why is Adobe offering these three new product bundles?
A: The acquisition of Macromedia provides Adobe with an opportunity to enhance future workflows for print, web, video, and mobile content development and delivery. With the delivery of these new bundles, Adobe is able to offer world-class, highly complementary products together in one package. For creatives and designers interested in publishing to print, the web, in video, and on mobile devices, the Adobe® Design Bundle, Web Bundle, and Video Bundle enable customers to easily upgrade at one time or purchase a world-class solution in one value-priced package.
Q: What is the Adobe Design Bundle?
A: The Adobe Design Bundle offers the unified design environment of Adobe Creative Suite 2 Premium software with recently introduced Macromedia® Flash® Professional 8 software, the industry’s choice for creating advanced interactive content. Launched in April 2005, Adobe Creative Suite 2 integrates cutting-edge design tools—Adobe Photoshop® CS2, InDesign® CS2, Illustrator® CS2, and GoLive® CS2 software—with the all-new Version Cue® CS2. It also introduces the Adobe Stock Photos service and Adobe Bridge and includes Adobe Acrobat® 7.0 Professional software.
Q: What is the Adobe Web Bundle?
A: The Adobe Web Bundle offers Macromedia Studio 8 software, the essential solution for web design and development, with Adobe Creative Suite 2 Premium software. Announced in August 2005, Studio 8 combines the latest releases of award-winning Macromedia Dreamweaver® 8, Flash Professional 8, and Fireworks® 8 software and the key maintenance and productivity tools Macromedia Contribute™ 3 and Macromedia FlashPaper™ 2 software. The combination of Adobe Creative Suite 2 Premium and Studio 8 offers a new level of expressiveness, efficiency, and comprehensive workflows to design, develop, manage, and maintain rich experiences for print, the web, and mobile devices.
Q: What is the Adobe Video Bundle?
A: The Adobe Video Bundle offers Adobe Production Studio Premium software, the complete audio and video post-production solution, with Macromedia Flash Professional 8 software, the industry’s choice for authoring rich interactive content for the web. Production Studio Premium offers unparalleled integration and productivity by combining Adobe After Effects® 7.0 Professional, Adobe Premiere® Pro 2.0, Adobe Photoshop CS2, Adobe Audition® 2.0, Adobe Encore® DVD 2.0, and Adobe Illustrator CS2 software with the timesaving workflow features Adobe Dynamic Link and Adobe Bridge. Now with one value-priced package, you can design, develop, and produce professional results for film, video, and DVD, plus easily incorporate interactive video for rich online experiences.
Q: Are the products in the Adobe Bundles newer than or different in any way from the standalone products?
A: There is no additional integration or change to the software included in the Adobe Design Bundle, Adobe Web Bundle, or Adobe Video Bundle at this time.
Q: What is Adobe Creative Suite 2?
A: Delivering the next level of integration in creative software, Adobe Creative Suite 2 enables creative professionals to realize ideas anywhere—in print, on the web, or on mobile devices. For more information, visit
Q: What is Flash Professional 8?
A: Flash Professional 8 is the industry’s most advanced authoring environment for creating interactive websites, digital experiences, and mobile content. For more information, visit www.macromedia.com/software/flash/flashpro.
Q: What is Studio 8?
A: Studio 8 offers web designers and developers a new level of expressiveness, efficiency, and simplified workflow to create websites, interactive experiences, and mobile content. For more information, see www.macromedia.com/software/studio. Pricing and availability
Q: What is the pricing and availability for the new Adobe Bundles?
A: Customers around the world can purchase the Adobe Design Bundle, Web Bundle, and Video Bundle through Adobe Authorized Resellers or the Adobe Store at www.adobe.com/store. The Adobe Design Bundle and Web Bundle are available in the following languages: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, and Spanish. The Adobe Video Bundle is available in the following languages: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, and Japanese. Estimated street price for the Adobe Design Bundle is US$1,599*, for the Adobe Web Bundle, US$1,899*, and for the Adobe Video Bundle, US$2,099*. *Pricing may vary; contact your Adobe Authorized Reseller for more information.
Q: Why should I order an Adobe Bundle instead of just a point product or one of the components of the bundle?
A: The Adobe Design Bundle, Web Bundle, and Video Bundle offer a unique opportunity to purchase leading-edge products at a savings of up to US$299*. In addition, using a combination of products to design and develop print, web, video, or mobile content enables you to realize your ideas faster, because you have the right tool at the right time. *Pricing may vary; contact your Adobe Authorized Reseller for more information.
Q: Are the Adobe Bundles available internationally?
A: Yes. All three Adobe Bundles are available internationally in English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, and Spanish language versions. The Adobe Design Bundle and Web Bundle are also available in a Korean language version.
Q: Why aren’t the bundles available in my localized language or geography?
A: At this time not all products are localized into the same languages. In most of the languages where all products included in the bundle are localized, the bundle is being offered.
Q: Are there upgrade paths and pricing available for the new software bundles?
A: The following upgrade paths are available through Adobe Authorized Resellers or directly from the Adobe Store at www.adobe.com/store: • If you own Adobe Creative Suite 1.x, Standard or Premium, you can upgrade to the Adobe Design Bundle for US$949*. • If you own Adobe Creative Suite 1.x, Standard or Premium, and Macromedia Studio MX or MX 2004, you can upgrade to the Adobe Web Bundle for US$899*. • If you own Adobe Video Collection Professional or Adobe Video Collection Standard, you can upgrade to the Adobe Video Bundle for US$1,199*. *Pricing may vary; contact your Adobe Authorized Reseller for more information.
Q: I just purchased Adobe Creative Suite 2. Why isn’t there a cross-grade path for me to get special pricing on the Adobe Web or Design Bundle?
A: If your product was purchased recently, you may be able to return it to the location from which you bought it and purchase the bundle instead. Adobe allows returns for products bought directly from our phone or web store up to 30 days after the purchase date. Adobe Authorized Reseller policies may vary. If you have questions about Adobe’s return policy, U.S. customers can contact Adobe Customer Service at 800-833-6687. Outside the U.S., visit www.adobe.com/support/intlsupport.html. Adobe Bundle FAQ
Q: Is there better upgrade pricing for the Adobe Design Bundle if I own both Macromedia Flash Professional and Adobe Creative Suite?
A: No. There is only one upgrade path to the Adobe Design Bundle. If you are interested in leveraging your investment in Flash Professional, you may be interested in the upgrade paths from Flash Professional to Macromedia Studio 8. Refer to www.macromedia.com/software/flash/flashpro/ productinfo/upgrade for upgrade eligibility and availability.