Macromedia has made trial versions of its now-shipping Studio 8 collection of products available for download.

The company has made Studio 8, Dreamweaver 8, Flash Professional 8, Flash Basic 8 and Fireworks 8 available for download. All five products are available for download from Macromedia's download page.

Users who download the products can use them for 30-days, after which the products time out. Versions are available for Mac and Windows systems.

Macromedia Studio 8 is expected to ship in September. Localized versions in German, French, Japanese, Spanish, Italian, Korean, Traditional Chinese and Simplified Chinese will be available shortly thereafter. Studio 8 costs £699, or £299 for an upgrade.

The full versions of the products are also shipping now.

Individual product pricing: Flash Professional 8: £499 (£249 upgrade); Dreamweaver 8: £339 (£169 upgrade); Fireworks 8: £249 (129 upgrade); Contribute 3: £99; FlashPaper 2 £49; and Flash Basic 8: £299. All prices exclude VAT.