Adobe Launches Subscription-Based Software, CS 5.5 Production Premium

Adobe's Photoshop has to be one of the most well recognized image retooling programs on the market, and we doubt the company will be giving up that crown anytime soon. This week, they've announced the Creative Suite 5.5 Production Premium, described as a complete software solution for video and post-production that helps deliver content to virtually any screen. The new build improves performance and includes a number of workflow enhancements, not to mention new audio editing capabilities.

New versions receiving major updates include Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5, Adobe After Effects CS5.5, Adobe Flash Professional CS5.5, Adobe Flash Catalyst CS5.5, Adobe Story, Adobe Media Encoder CS5.5, and Adobe Device Central CS5.5. New to Creative Suite 5.5 is Adobe Audition CS5.5, bringing its audio-for-video multitrack editing environment to both Mac OS and Windows for the first time.

Today also sees Adobe debut an affordable and flexible subscription-based pricing plan, attractive to customers that want to get current and stay current on Creative Suite products, have project-based needs, or try the software for the first time. Would you consider trying out an Adobe product now that you can pay month-to-month? It's definitely an interesting setup, and will almost certainly appeal to folks who aren't willing to shell out major bucks for full versions.