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Adobe Creative Cloud
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About Creative Cloud
Adobe Creative Cloud, is the new software from Adobe. The creative cloud has all new desktop versions of creative tools and services, such as Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Illustrator & InDesign.
Unlike previous Adobe products, instead of paying a one off price for the product or package that you want you have to pay monthly subscription fees instead, with this monthly fee you can either have one product for £17.50 or every product for £46.88. There are no custom packages as of yet that let you only have the products that you want or need for a cheaper price. Like before students and teachers do get a discount.
Adobe Creative Cloud Review
Adobe have decided to move forward to a subscription based cloud service and move away from the traditional packaged software we are all used to. Rather than buying a standard package the new subscription options gives you the oppertunity to buy just 1 package or all with no inbetwee for a low monthly price per seat, if purchasing a years commitment the package price drops. The entire suite now (23 may 2013) costs just £46.88 per month totaling £562.56 per year making it an attractive offer than purchasing the full creative suite 6 £1980.
Do you need to be connected to the internet all the time to run the cloud apps. THANK GOD no (especially with our isp), the apps dont run from the cloud they are installed on your computer from a download so you need an initial internet connection to aquire the apps and then updates will come in via an internet connection, you can install them on 2 systems (as with creative suite) as long as your not using them (online!!) at the same time. We installed our apps via the Adobe Application manager and this did well at install the apps one at a time, but it would be good if all apps could install simoultaniously (one for you Adobe!!) We found that you need to activate the software accross the web and at this time we are not aware of any other way to activate the apps manully. We also found that the software made regular calls home and a subscription check once a month.
Tablet Apps - in our opinion clucnky at the moment!!
Adobe did plan to include the tablet apps in the monthly subscription but subsiquently have decided not to. Currently you need to purchase the apps seperately which is a pain .
Our conclusion on Adobe creative cloud
If you already pay yearly for the top full creative suite package (master collection) then this is the way forward as you will save you a small fortune and you will get instant updates. If you are a web user or creative user then the way forward is a little less attractive as you will need to subscribe to all packages, maybe Adobe is encouraging a new age of "have a go harrys" with the attitude of we can do it because we have the sofware, but I think most current user will be annoyed at seeing a range of programmes they will never need or use! Adobe needs to think about the industry and the sectors they are targeting their products to. Although we utalize all Adode packages in our full service agency All Advertising Ltd and this will actually be a welcome saving to us, im sure in many creative agencies, video production houses and web designers the full package will be an annoying waste of hard drive space and money.
Having said this we are fans and the software helps us reach our creative and development goals, and everyone working from the same platform will help with compatability issues.
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