You can easily convert the trial edition of Adobe software into a full unrestricted retail version by typing the software registration key which you can purchase online from any Adobe store and then activating your software online over internet or phone.
While the 30-day trial editions of all these software are available as a separate download on the Adobe website, the installer file size can run into a few gigs so Adobe is shipping trial DVDs of the Adobe Creative Suite CS3 Master collection for a nominal fee.
Adobe Creative Suite 3 Master Collection DVD set includes After Effects CS3 Professional, Adobe Premiere Pro CS3, Soundbooth CS3, InDesign CS3, Photoshop CS3 Extended, Illustrator CS3, Acrobat 8 Professional, Flash CS3 Professional, Dreamweaver CS3, Fireworks CS3, Contribute CS3, Encore CS3, Adobe Bridge CS3, Version Cue CS3 Adobe Device Central CS3, Adobe Stock Photos, Acrobat Connect Dynamic Link Plus Adobe OnLocation CS3 and Ultra CS3.
But there’s a small problem if you are based in India – Adobe won’t ship the trial DVDs to your place as they don’t have an online store in India yet where you can buy Adobe software. You may have to ask your friend in US or Singapore to get the Adobe CS3 Master Collection trial DVD and ship that to you.
Trial DVDs of Adobe Creative Suite 3 Design Premium, Design Standard, Web Premium, and Web Standard cost US$9.99, and DVD sets for Creative Suite 3 Production Premium and Master Collection cost US$24.99.
Vlog It, Adobe Acrobat Connect, Ovation, Robohelp, Adobe Presenter (Macromedia Breeze), Authorware, Captivate 3, Adobe Visual Communicator, OnLocation, Audition CS3 are not available on the Trial DVD since they are sold separately that the Adobe Creative Suite.
And a word of caution – if you are a volume license customer, your volume license keys of CS3 software may not work with the trial software.