"Adobe Creative Suite Master Collection delivers the motherload of graphic design tools that can all be used in the compilation of an incredible Adobe Flash, Flex or AIR experience."
Dr. Dobb’s, Mike Riley, October 20, 2010
"Overall, picking the upgrade for Adobe's suite of programs is well worth it to get the new features and getting the whole Master Collection if you need more than a few of the applications just makes money sense."
Associated Content, Jeff Gedgaud
"Overall, the CS5 suite is a very good upgrade. Those who skipped CS4 will appreciate the added speed and stability of CS5. The new features also offer another incentive to upgrade."
Computer Graphics World, George Maestri
"Any software company that would attempt to serve an entire business category with a complete workflow that empowers creation, assembly, analysis, distribution and monetization of work has my unlimited support. Now consider that Adobe has become the dominant force in three business categories – print, interactive web and motion pictures – and has attempted to unify the workflow for all. Add to that the affordability of what Adobe offers, and you want to just take a month off and truly comprehend it all before doing one more project."
George Avgerakis, HDVideoPro
"Master Collection 5 from Adobe Systems is an incredible collection of must-have multi-media productivity software in one box."
Howard Berenbon, Cyber News & Reviews
"In terms of productivity boosts and connecting media to markets, CS5 represents one of the most significant leaps in Adobe's history."
Ric Getter, MacDirectory
"Adobe, as always, is in the forefront of innovation. Recognizing that we live in a fast moving, global society of rapidly changing technology, with CS5, Adobe brings its loyal users the tools to keep up, and surpass, the constant changes in computers and mobile devices that bombard us on a daily basis."
Dee Marie, Renderosity
"It's the combination of innovation, integration, and attention to detail that makes Creative Suite 5 great. Regardless of your field of expertise, and regardless of whether you use Creative Suite 5's apps alone or together, you'll agree that CS5 is an impressive work."
Matthew Murray, reprinted from PCMag.com, April 12, 2010, with permission. © 2010 Ziff Davis, Inc. All rights reserved.
Award: Street Smart Editors' Choice Award 2009
Award: Productivity Software: Best of 2010
Award: Editors Choice Award - Most Valuable Web or Mobile Dev Tool
Award: Winner, Best Business Productivity Solution
Award: Excellence in Technology Awards, Winner
Award: 10 out of 10 rating
Award: Street Smart Editors' Choice Award 2009
Award: 2008 Vanguard Award
Award: Digital Content Producer Vanguard Award Graphics Package, Professional category
"Adobe hit a home run with the integration among the products in Adobe Creative Suite 4 Master Collection. We can move smoothly among Adobe Illustrator CS4, Photoshop CS4 Extended, After Effects CS4, Adobe Premiere Pro CS4, Soundbooth CS4, and Encore CS4 without a lot of file translation and switching from application to application. Our day-to-day workflow just keeps getting better and easier."—Ray Tragesser, vice president and CTO, Euphoria
"What excites me most about Adobe Premiere Pro CS4 and Soundbooth CS4 software in Adobe Creative Suite 4 Master Collection is the speech-to-text function, Speech Search. I made a documentary with more than 400 hours of footage, and I cannot tell you how difficult it was to transcribe the entire thing. With Speech Search, I would have been able to transform dialogue into text-based metadata to make my video searchable. For a filmmaker, Speech Search is the ultimate tool. What a breakthrough!"—Juan Carlos Pineiro Escoriaza, director, Pure West Films
"With Adobe Creative Suite 4 Master Collection, Dynamic Link just got better. It now works with Adobe Premiere Pro, Soundbooth, After Effects, and Encore, automatically making updates when working among all of the individual programs. Dynamic Link is incredibly useful when I'm applying effects across multiple clips or handling color correction across multiple files. In terms of eliminating time-consuming intermediate rendering and enabling roundtrip editing, Dynamic Link is huge!"—Isaac Anderson, owner, Vision FilmWorks
"The integration among the products in Adobe Creative Suite 4 Master Collection is impressive. With Dynamic Link extending from Adobe Premiere Pro CS4 to After Effects CS4 and Encore CS4, every component of our HD editorial flow is now far more empowered and efficient. By eliminating intermediate rendering when making edits within different programs, we save invaluable time on every project."—Jacob Rosenberg, CTO, Bandito Brothers
"For cross-media projects that include video, we often have to review hours of footage to find usable material before digitizing it down to a computer workstation. With Adobe OnLocation CS4 software, we can record directly to a hard drive in real time, saving hours of production time. We can then seamlessly and efficiently integrate the footage, including the Shot List and metadata, into Adobe Premiere Pro CS4 and After Effects CS4."—MJ Anderson, vice president of creative services, Trekk Cross-Media
"Adobe Creative Suite 4 Master Collection delivers major upgrades for mobile development. With Adobe Device Central CS4, special consideration has been placed on video capture to better showcase mobile applications in their true form. The ability to create a high-quality video capture of our creations allows us to showcase our work to clients the way it should be viewed — via video instead of snapshots."—David Brown, lead developer of emerging technology, AgencyNet
"Today's students are very much attuned to new promotional opportunities on the web, as well as the slew of web-based television networks that are emerging. With increasing integration among tools like Adobe Premiere Pro CS4, After Effects CS4, Flash CS4 Professional, and Encore CS4, students can more easily publish their content to the web, making it easier for them to produce, design, and output for web-based venues."—Dominique Elliott, professor of broadcast design and motion graphics, Savannah College of Art and Design