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Adobe Releases New Creative Cloud Apps

Back in May, Adobe announced plans to abandon its Creative Suite to focus on several new Creative Cloud apps, including Photoshop CC, InDesign CC, Illustrator CC, Dreamweaver CC, and Premiere Pro CC, among others.

As of today, those apps have been made available for users on a subscription basis. While all of Adobe's previous Creative Suite apps are available in Creative Cloud, a number of the apps have received significant upgrades.

Photoshop CC, for example, offers impressive new features like Smart Sharpen, Camera Shake Reduction, Behance integration, and more. In addition to updated apps, Creative Cloud also offers a synced, cloud-based design experience and streamlined collaboration tools.
We couldn't be more pleased to announce that our new family of Creative Cloud desktop apps, and many of the powerful publishing and collaborative features that we announced at Adobe MAX in May, are now available. These include:

- Hundreds of new features in new versions of the apps you love, including Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC, InDesign CC, Adobe Muse CC, Dreamweaver CC, Edge Animate CC, Adobe Premiere Pro CC, After Effects CC, and more. Your Creative Cloud membership includes more than 30 tools and services that enable professional-grade content creation and delivery across print, web, mobile apps, video and photography.

- The new Creative Cloud app for your desktop, which keeps your entire creative world in sync and organized. Download and manage the latest product updates, keep tabs on your work and your followers on Behance, and more – all right from your desktop.

- The ability to sync your application settings to Creative Cloud. Whether you use a Mac or PC —or both! — you can synchronize your workspace settings — including things like preferences, presets, brushes, and libraries. No more tedious fussing with your apps on a new computer. Just log in, sync, and get back to work.
Individual Adobe users will now be required to pay a $50 monthly fee to access the entire suite of apps and features, though additional pricing options are available for single app subscriptions, teams, and students. Subscribers who own CS3 or later will also receive a $10 per month discount.

While the new CC apps are cloud based, the software does not require a constant internet connection to function. Annual users are required to connect to Adobe's servers and check in after 180 days, while month-to-month subscribers will need to check in once per month.

More information about Adobe Creative Cloud and its included apps and features can be found on the Creative Cloud website.

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48 months ago
Wait I can pay $240 a year for JUST photoshop and never actually OWN it? Guess I'm stickin' with CS6 unless I can actually buy software.
Rating: 37 Votes
48 months ago
Changes Everything

Creative Cloud changes everything...Very true. The real question is... does it change everthing for the better, or for the worse? My vote is the latter.
Rating: 28 Votes
48 months ago
Euro - Dollar conversion

It's interesting that adobe does not know how to make dollars to euro conversions, cause I might be wrong, but since when a dollar is worth more than an euro?

Users in Europe have to pay more for the same service than in the US???:confused:
Rating: 21 Votes
48 months ago
I'll stick with CS6 as long as I can. Thank you.
Rating: 19 Votes
48 months ago

I really happy with adobe!

For a design student, having to pay 19.99 for all their apps is much better than paying thousands of dollars. It's just like leasing a car.

You might want to read the fine print - the $19.99 p.m. is a limited time offer due to expire soon. At which point, students and teachers will have to pay more. How much is still a secret, but full whack is probably a safe bet.

Which is quite unlike leasing a car, as those rates are usually fixed for the entire duration of the contract. It's more like a sub-prime mortgage.
Rating: 18 Votes
48 months ago

I really happy with adobe!

For a design student, having to pay 19.99 for all their apps is much better than paying thousands of dollars. It's just like leasing a car.

Eek but I love not having a car payment!
Rating: 15 Votes
48 months ago
Poor Fireworks. Goodnight, my sweet child.
Rating: 13 Votes
48 months ago
$30 per month for me being a Cs5 user. Pfft. No thanks adobe. For users like me that do a bit of work occasionally were now forced into a subscription or else we don't get the latest version or access to our files. Come back when this fee platform fails for you. Until then im sticking with my CS5.....which was a cheap download anyway......because its a rip off.
Rating: 12 Votes
48 months ago

I really happy with adobe!

For a design student, having to pay 19.99 for all their apps is much better than paying thousands of dollars. It's just like leasing a car.

"Thousands of dollars?" :confused:

Master Collection has been less than 800$ for for a long time (for students).

And that's for everything included (which few people ever need). If you needed just a few apps, you could have done with one of their smaller, less expensive suites.
Rating: 11 Votes
48 months ago
If you were an Adobe customer who upgraded the most expensive suite (Master Collection?) every single time it was updated, then you'll save some money on Creative Cloud. Pretty much everyone else is getting screwed.

I use Design Standard because I only need Design Standard. Creative Cloud will amount to me paying the full retail box price (not the upgrade price) for Design Standard every two years, with the added wrinkle that I will never own my software and if I hit a cashflow crisis* and can't make a monthly payment for a couple of months, the software on which I rely to make a living will simply stop working.

Adobe have been quite clear about this: Creative Cloud is about normalising the peaks and troughs in their own cash flow and is only about piracy in as much as it's a means of gouging the poor saps that actually pay for their software. It's a very bad deal for the vast majority of their customers but, because Adobe have a de facto monopoly in the design industry, they just don't care.

My last CS upgrade will be just that. My last.



*Because that never happens to self-employed people and, besides, self-employed people aren't a big part of Adobe's customer base, right?
Rating: 10 Votes

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