Adobe's New Creative Cloud Now Available
Adobe announced the availability of its new subscription-only Creative Cloud with new CC apps.Adobe announced the availability of its major update to Adobe Creative Cloud, initially announced at Adobe MAX in May. At Adobe MAX 2013 last month, Adobe announced it was shifting everything to its Creative Cloud subscription program. The creative software solutions maker said 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, Adobe said it has no plans for future releases of Creative Suite or other CS products. Adobe officials said the new Creative Cloud release re-imagines the creative process through a set of "CC" desktop applications and sophisticated cross-device collaboration and publishing capabilities. Creative files can be stored and shared, via Creative Cloud, on Mac OS, Windows, iOS and Android. Behance, the company's online creative community, is now integrated with Creative Cloud, so customers can showcase work, get feedback on projects and gain global exposure.
"We've added a ton of new innovation to all our CC desktop apps like Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign," said David Wadhwani, senior vice president and general manager of Digital Media at Adobe, in a statement. "These apps include new features that increase productivity, streamline the effort to build mobile content, and showcase some stunning new imaging and video science. And in addition to the traditional areas of innovation, these apps are now connected to the powerful publishing and community features integral to the Creative Cloud experience. And with even more great updates coming to Creative Cloud throughout the year, we can't wait to see the incredible work our customers are going to deliver."