Starting today, Creative Cloud members receive a significant update to their membership with the addition of the Digital Publishing Suite Single Edition. As announced on the Creative Cloud Team Blog, DPS Single Edition typically costs $395 per submitted publication, and Creative Cloud members will be able to submit an UNLIMITED number of apps at no cost. If you’re thinking about upgrading to CS6 start thinking about the benefits of Creative Cloud membership.
Yesterday Adobe announced Lightroom 4 has been added to the Creative Cloud. As I’ve mentioned previously, the Creative Cloud will continue to grow in value as more items are added for subscribers. In addition to having access to all the CS6 software, plus 20GB online storage, future updates will include DPS (Digital Publishing Suite) Single Edition for subscribers. That’s right Creative Cloud subscribers will be able to publish to iPads & Android tablets. And who among you has taken advantage of website hosting with Business Site Catalyst that comes with Creative Cloud?
Good afternoon dear readers. If you follow me on Twitter or watch my Facebook page then you probably saw my announcement yesterday that I’ve joined Adobe as a full-time employee. As an employee I will be relinquishing my role as an Adobe Community Professional. It’s been an honor to serve as your community resource. I’m very excited about the opportunity with Adobe, and the new direction I will be taking in my career.
While I haven’t started on the job yet, I’m certain the next few months will be extremely busy as I ramp up on new technologies (Adobe is more than just the Creative Suite). It is my intention to continue producing regular content, and I hope you’ll continue to help me grow our community of creatives. Remember, videos are derived from your questions, so keep them coming and please share the content with your friends.
I am extremely thankful for everyone who has supported me through the years. Whether it’s online via social media, in person at events, or simply as a fan, all of you have been the well I’ve turned to time & time again, through good times and bad.
2012 is shaping up to be one helluva year. Who’s ready for some more adventures?
The CS6 web-page went live at midnight. Later today Adobe will formerly introduce the Creative Suite 6 & the Creative Cloud service. If you have Internet access you can watch the CS6 launch event at 12PM CDT.
One of the leading topics leading up to this announcement has been the addition of subscription model pricing to Adobe products. CNET has a review on why you might like subscription pricing. Here are some clarifications on what the subscription model means to consumers:
1. Adobe’s subscription pricing does not mean you cannot purchase a box copy of the full Creative Suite 6 or individual software such as Photoshop. You can choose a Creative Cloud subscription OR buy the box product as before.
2. Using the Creative Cloud service does not mean you have to be connected to the Internet 24×7. Adobe software is still loaded & run locally on your computer. Subscriptions are simply verified online at the end of each billing cycle (every 30 days).
3. If you purchase Photoshop or other Creative Suite software you must buy it for the OS platform of your choice, either Mac or PC. A single purchase allows for a two computer install. Creative Cloud subscribers will be allowed to install on one Mac & one PC simultaneously.
4. Creative Cloud subscribers get access to the ENTIRE suite of Adobe software.
5. UPDATE 06/30/2012 – Subscription pricing is available on a month-to-month basis $74/mo, one year option (paid $49 monthly), student & teacher option for $29 monthly AND current CS3-CS5 owners can subscribe at an intro discount of $29/mo.
In the upcoming weeks I’ll be detailing features in the Creative Suite 6. So are you going to purchase CS6 or give the subscription service a try?
Last week I made a quick post regarding a bug in Lightroom 4 that effects point curves in Develop module. A blog post with a list of current LR4 issues was released yesterday on Adobe’s Lightroom Journal. In addition to listing known bugs, the Adobe team also provides links where you can give feedback, and stay on top of the communication. If you’re experiencing issues be sure to reference the list, and add to it if necessary. While I’m enjoying the benefits of LR4, I am still using LR3 for my production workflow.