As of 2015, the retail price of Adobe Creative Suite 5 is $2,599, although it is commonly sold online for considerably less than that price. It includes over 12 applications for design and production. Most of the programs in this package were improved over the versions in Creative Suite 4.
The programs included in Creative Suite 5 were given enhancements that improved their compatibility with 64-bit operating systems. Programs like Photoshop, Premier and InDesign were also improved to allow users to perform other tasks while a project is compiling itself. While many of these programs work with each other, they can be purchased separately.