Adobe has launched the Adobe Creative Cloud, the company’s first major foray into a subscription-based licensing model. As the name suggests, the Creative Cloud is also a major Adobe cloud initiative. Adobe’s Creative Suite, including Photoshop, Dreamweaver, and Illustrator, is now pushed into the cloud as well, and will be available over the Internet. Two new HTML5 products, Adobe Muse and Adobe Edge preview are included in the deal as well.
Creative Cloud integrates Adobe’s creative tablet applications, such as Photoshop Touch, into everyday work. Creative Cloud members will be able to deliver mobile apps to iOS and Android marketplaces and publish, manage and host websites as well. Adobe Creative Cloud members will also have access to application upgrades, including new CS point-product features, before they are launched as part of major CS updates, says the company.
Shantanu Narayen (President and chief executive officer, Adobe): Wherever and whenever inspiration strikes, Adobe will be there to help capture, refine and publish your ideas.
CS6 includes Adobe Photoshop CS6, Adobe InDesign CS6, Adobe Illustrator CS6, Adobe Dreamweaver CS6, Adobe Premiere Pro CS6, Adobe After Effects CS6, and Adobe Flash Professional CS6. Creative Cloud membership includes up to 20GB of cloud storage. Additional storage purchase options are in the works.
Adobe Creative Suite 6 products and Adobe Creative Cloud are scheduled to be available within the next month and can be pre-ordered now. Adobe Creative Cloud membership will be available to customers in 36 countries and in multiple languages. Pricing for Creative Cloud membership for individuals is $49.99 per month based on annual membership and $74.99 per month for month-to-month membership.
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