Today at Adobe MAX 2013 in Los Angeles, Adobe made a significant announcement that it has accelerated its shift to the cloud with a major update to Adobe Creative Cloud, the company’s flagship offering for creative professionals. Available in June, Creative Cloud is designed to “reimagine” the creative process through a feature-packed set of desktop applications and sophisticated cross-device collaboration and publishing capabilities. Adobe’s desktop tools, previously known as Creative Suite (CS), are now called CC to reflect that they are an integral part of Creative Cloud. Adobe also emphasized that Creative Suite 6 products will continue to be supported and available for purchase but the company has no plans for future releases of Creative Suite or other CS products. This update to Creative Cloud includes the next generation of Adobe desktop applications — including Photoshop CC, InDesign CC, Illustrator CC, Dreamweaver CC and Premiere Pro CC.
By signing up for Creative Cloud today, creatives will be set up to immediately download and use these latest cloud-enabled innovations from Adobe, when they are available next month. Creative Cloud membership for individuals is US$49.99 per month based on annual membership; 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 some customers, including CS6 users.