Adobe accelerates shift to the cloud

Michal Franczak / + press release 2013-05-07 13:37 article  > All

Adobe Creative Suite has been with us 10 long years. But now Adobe wants to abandon it completely and move its products to the Cloud. There will not be any "Creative Suite 7", instead there will be "Creative Cloud". What will change for designers? They will no longer own a licence for software, they will have to pay for a subscription.

Yesterday (6th May of 2013) in L.A., at At Adobe MAX, The Creativity Conference, Adobe accelerated its shift to the cloud with a major update to Adobe Creative Cloud, the company’s flagship offering for creatives. With this update, creative files can be stored, synced and shared, via Creative Cloud, on Mac OS, Windows, iOS and Android; and Behance, the world’s leading online creative community.

Creative Cloud’s became a succes for Adobe - the community counts more than a half million paid members, and well over 2 million free members since it was launched in April 2012.

Adobe also announced that the company will focus creative software development efforts on its Creative Cloud offering moving forward. While Adobe Creative Suite 6 products will continue to be supported and available for purchase, the company has no plans for future releases of Creative Suite or other CS products.

On top of new collaboration and publishing services and the integration of Behance, update to Creative Cloud includes Adobe Photoshop CC, InDesign CC, Illustrator CC, Dreamweaver CC and Premiere Pro CC. Adobe’s desktop tools, previously known as Creative Suite (CS), are now branded CC to reflect that they are an integral part of Creative Cloud.

Another important news is that Adobe decided not to update Fireworks to CC and instead will focus on developing new tools. Besides security updates and bug fixes Fireworks will be not developed anymore. That basicaly means that this piece of software is killed.

Membership Plans and Availability

  • Creative Cloud membership for individuals is US$49.99 per month based on annual membership. If You want to have acces to single app, You will pay 19,99$ monthly
  • Existing customers who own CS3 to CS5.5 get their first year of Creative Cloud at the discounted rate of US $29.99 per month.
  • Students and teachers can get Creative Cloud for $29.99 per month. Promotional pricing is available for first year is 19,99$.
  • Creative Cloud for teams is priced at US $69.99 per month per seat. Existing customers, who own a volume license of CS3 or later, get their first year of Creative Cloud for teams at the discounted rate of US $39.99 per month per seat if they sign up before the end of August 2013. A team version of Creative Cloud includes everything individual members receive plus 100GB of storage and centralized deployment and administration capabilities.

For more details, visit: Adobe will continue to sell licenses for all CS6 products via electronic download from and participating resellers.

Creative Suite is the most valuable option for those who use several Adobe apps. On the other hand, The Creative Cloud has a very firendly pricing for starters. Not to friendly to those who do not upgrade their software with every new version.




Author: Michal Franczak / + press release Editor: dr_After
Tags: adobe
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