Adobe Creative Cloud: 14 Reasons Developers Need to Try It
Access to All CS6 Components
Creative Cloud membership enables users to download and install every new Adobe CS6 application announced April 23, along with two new HTML5 products, Adobe Muse and Adobe Edge preview. CS6 includes landmark releases of industry icons, such as Adobe Photoshop CS6, Adobe InDesign CS6, Adobe Illustrator CS6, Adobe Dreamweaver CS6, Adobe Premiere Pro CS6, Adobe After Effects CS6, Adobe Flash Professional CS6 and more.Â With Creative Cloud membership, creative professionals can download and install all of the 14 new Adobe Creative Suite 6 applications.
Creative Cloud integrates Adobe's creative tablet applications, such as Photoshop Touch, into everyday workseamlessly synchronizing and storing files in the cloud for sharing and access on any device.
Easy Mobile Apps Delivery
Creative Cloud members will be able to easily deliver mobile apps to iOS and Android marketplaces and publish, manage and host Websites.
Early Access to Upgrades
Adobe Creative Cloud members will have access to application upgrades, including new CS point-product features, before they are launched as part of major CS updates, as well as innovative new products and services as they emerge. Shantanu Narayen, president and CEO of Adobe, speaks during the Adobe Creative Cloud and Creative Suite 6 launch event.
The Price Is Right
Adobe Creative Cloud membership is $49.99 per month, with an annual contract. A special introductory offer of $29.99 per month for CS3, CS4, CS5 and CS5.5 individual customers is also available.
Access to New Products
Creative Cloud membership also includes access to the Adobe Muse and Adobe Edge previews, which are new tools for HTML5 design and development that demonstrate Adobe's commitment to the latest Web standards.
Adobe Touch App Integration
Adobe Creative Cloud integrates Adobe's line of creative touch tools with CS6 desktop applications. Adobe Touch Apps bring professional-level creativity to tablet devices and address multiple areas of the creative process: image editing, ideation, sketching, mood board creation, Website and mobile app prototyping, and the presentation of finished work.Â Photoshop Touch and Adobe Ideas have already proved to be runaway hits on the iPad and Android tablets. Three additional tools available on Android today will be coming to iPad soon: Adobe Collage, Adobe Debut and Adobe Proto.
Adobe Creative Cloud Connection
A new desktop app, Adobe Creative Cloud Connection, enables the sharing, storing and synchronization of files across mobile devices and desktops.Â
Creative Cloud membership includes up to 20GB of cloud storage, with additional storage purchase options coming soon.
Publishing to Multiple Mobile Devices
Creative Cloud publishing services will include the ability to easily publish apps, magazines and catalogs to iPad, iPhone and Android devices.
Rich Font Library Access
Members have immediate access to Adobe Typekit, the Web-based font library that pioneered the use of real fonts on Websites, delivering more than 700 typefaces from leading foundries.
New Web hosting capabilities, integrated as part of Adobe Creative Cloud membership, allow users to easily create and host high-impact Websites. The Integration between Adobe Muse, Typekit and the Web hosting capabilities power a new simplified workflow for delivering high-impact Websites.
Future Products Supported
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4, the desktop photo-editing software that provides professional-grade photographic post-production tools from shoot to finish; the first complete release of Adobe Edge, a ground-breaking HTML5 development tool; and Digital Publishing Suite Single Edition, the technology behind the delivery of digital magazines on iPad.
Support and Training
Also coming in the future, Creative Cloud will provide training, support and community features that drive meaningful connections between creative people worldwide.