Will you be tempted to join the Adobe Creative Cloud? | Practical Photoshop
Adobe Creative Cloud is a new subscription-based service that launches in early 2012. Instead of buying an outright license for a particular piece of Adobe software, you can instead pay a monthly Creative Cloud membership fee and get access to a wide range of Adobe applications and services.
The Creative Cloud has four elements. ‘Desktop Applications’ includes all the tools in Adobe CS Master Collection – Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator and more – plus Adobe Edge, Muse and other tools that are still in beta. ‘Touch Apps’ features Photoshop Touch, Adobe Carousel and four other mobile creative tools. A ‘Services’ option enables you to access Adobe software for publishing on the web and tablets, while ‘Community’ gives you the chance to share your work and chat (or rant…) in forums.
The price for all this? $49.99 per month for single users, with the bill rising to $69.99 per head for businesses (these costs are for 12-month plans). UK pricing has yet to be confirmed.
“Our move to this membership model allows us to keep our customers up to date with the latest Adobe innovations in our tools and related services,’ says David Wadhwani <link: http://blogs.adobe.com/conversations/>, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Adobe’s Digital Media Business Unit.
“Creative Cloud will provide maximum flexibility, offer lower cost of entry, and add cutting-edge innovation on an on-going basis to keep our customers ahead of the changing technology and device landscape.”
So… are you heading for the Creative Cloud or not? Do you still like to buy boxed copies of full software, or does range of applications on offer in the Cloud tempt you to switch to a monthly membership plan? Let us know in the comments below…
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