Adobe Announces New Creative Cloud Apps, Abandons Creative Suite

creativecloudAdobe has decided to focus its resources on Creative Cloud and will not continue development on its Creative Suite software, reports The Next Web. While Creative Suite 6 will continue to be supported in regards to bug fixes, there will be no further updates and no Creative Suite 7.

Instead, the company has today announced several Creative Cloud apps at its Adobe MAX conference, including Photoshop CC, InDesign CC, Illustrator CC, Dreamweaver CC, and Premiere Pro CC.

Each of the apps has seen notable upgrades, as detailed by The Next Web. For example, Photoshop CC offers new features like Camera Shake reduction and Behance integration, which can be seen in the Adobe promo video below.

Adobe's Creative Cloud applications will launch this June. The company plans to offer current users of CS 3 and beyond a year of Creative Cloud at a discounted price.
For creatives that rely on the company's upgrade paths, some will be pleased to find that anyone with a CS 3 or later serial number will get their first Creative Cloud year for $29.99 per month. For everyone else, the complete version of Creative Cloud will set you back $49.99 per month, or you can purchase a single app license subscription for $19.99 per month.

For teams, the same applies, but you'll pay $69.99 per month per user or $39.99 if you've purchased CS 3 or later — added perks include significantly more cloud storage. For students, CC will set you back $19.99 per month for the complete version, and there is also now a "Teams for Education" offering at $39.99 per month per user.
With a standard Creative Cloud subscription, users can access the full library of Adobe apps, making it an attractive choice for subscribers that plan to access multiple Adobe products.

According to Scott Morris (via TechCrunch), head of Adobe's Creative Cloud and Creative Suite teams, the shift will allow Adobe's engineers the "ability to focus," providing quicker updates and more innovative features in the future.

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89 months ago
Lots of pros are not going to like this change to service based and cloud based apps.
Rating: 77 Votes
89 months ago
So, cs6 is my last adobe upgrade.
$600/year to use adobe apps is not worth it.
Rating: 74 Votes
89 months ago
I do hope there's an uproar over this.
Rating: 72 Votes
89 months ago

Lots of pros are not going to like this change to service based and cloud based apps.

And so the crappy cloud/pay-us-forever-business-model trend continues...pathetic.
Rating: 59 Votes
89 months ago
This is horrible. A big mistake.

If they keep this business model, a new company will come about and destroy Adobe.
Rating: 45 Votes
89 months ago
I guess no more upgrades for me, I'm not going to the subscription model
Rating: 38 Votes
89 months ago
This is disappointing, that's for sure.
Rating: 31 Votes
89 months ago
Please allow me this moment to express my sincerest sentiments regarding this new change.


Thank you, that is all.
Rating: 23 Votes
89 months ago
So for someone like me who upgraded his Creative Suite Design Standard (because I don't need the other programms) every 2-3 years it is now almost three times more expensive. :mad:

And if I stop paying I can't open my files anymore.
I'll stay with CS6 for quite a while that's for sure.

I do hope not too many people buy this so that Adobe has to deliver a different solution.

Anyone still using QuarkXPress? Might be worth a try if all else fails ...
Rating: 21 Votes
89 months ago

Interesting. I expect Microsoft will make a similar play in the near future, requiring everyone to subscribe to Office 365.

I think that everyone should buy their last traditional upgrade they need and then boycott the cloud subscriptions until these idiots realize that they have made a mistake.
There are not enough improvements in any upgrade to justify doing it every year. I still use office 11 and have no need to upgrade since the current version does way more than I use. The same for any upgrades from adobe or apple or anyone.
This is just a strong-arm tactic to force people to spend more money.
I say screw them.
Rating: 20 Votes

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