Customer Relationship Management News NewsFactor Sites:       NewsFactor.com     Enterprise Security Today     CRM Daily     Business Report     Sci-Tech Today  
   
Home CRM Systems Customer Service Contact Centers Business Intelligence More Topics...
You are here: Home / Enterprise I.T. / Adobe Launching Cloud with CS6
Is your endpoint data protected?
Adobe Launching Creative Cloud, Subscription Model
Adobe Launching Creative Cloud, Subscription Model
By Barry Levine / CRM Daily Like this on Facebook Tweet this Link thison Linkedin Link this on Google Plus
PUBLISHED:
APRIL
23
2012



Adobe detailed on Monday the latest version of its flagship product, Creative Suite 6. In addition to scores of new features, the mammoth release, scheduled to sell within the next 30 days, is accompanied by a new Creative Cloud and a subscription-based model.

Creative Suite 6 comes in four editions -- Design and Web Premium, Design Standard, Production Premium, and Master Collection. Creative Cloud allows users to download and install all 14 CS6 applications, plus two new HTML5 products, Adobe Muse and Adobe Edge preview, plus cloud-based sync and storage.

'Radical New Way'

The company said in a statement that Creative Cloud was "a radical new way of providing tools and services that will change the game for creatives worldwide." Muse allows designers to create and publish HTML5-based Web sites without writing code, and Edge provides tools to create HTML5 animations.

With Creative Cloud membership, users can also deliver mobile apps they've developed to iOS and Android marketplaces through the Cloud's publishing services, or publish, manage, and host Web sites with access to Adobe Typekit and its large library of fonts for Web sites. Updates to CS6 applications will be available via the Cloud before they are generally available as updates.

The Cloud also provides integration for Adobe's growing line of touch-based tools, which now include Photoshop Touch, Adobe Ideas, Adobe Collage, Adobe Debut, and Adobe Proto. With a new app for the desktop, called Creative Cloud Connection, users can sync, share, and store files across devices, up to 20 GB.

The Cloud is available through a subscription membership of $49.99 monthly, with a one-year contract, as well as through a month-by-month option or a lower, special introductory price for owners of earlier Creative Suites. The company said it is currently developing training, support, and community features for Cloud users.

Adobe Mercury Graphics Engine

Michael Gartenberg, research director at Gartner, said Adobe's Creative Cloud is "definitely one step closer to where the personal cloud becomes more important than the personal computer."

He noted that the new pricing structure gives more choices to users, "who don't have to plunk down" a large outlay for a new app, and who can switch readily between Mac or PC. Increasingly, Gartenberg said, this kind of structure is becoming a standard, where apps "will have a cloud function just as they have a print function."

CS6 includes the newest versions of Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Premiere Pro, After Effects and Flash Professional. Customers can also purchase the collections or individual apps as before, with a new Master Collection going for $2,599 or $549 for an upgrade.

The many enhancements to the CS apps include faster performance for apps through use of the Adobe Mercury Graphics Engine that harnesses new hardware power, new Content-Aware capabilities in Photoshop that can fill in backgrounds or stretch images automatically, and new interfaces for Illustrator, Premiere Pro, and others.

There's also a streamlined ability to create multiple layouts for various media from a single set of content in InDesign, and a new 3D camera tracker in After Effects, for positioning a virtual camera in 3D space to better create such effects as 3D text with shadows.

Tell Us What You Think
Comment:

Name:

Like Us on FacebookFollow Us on Twitter
TOP STORIES NOW
MAY BE OF INTEREST
Protect 100% of your Data The prevalence of laptops and mobile devices in the enterprise makes corporate data increasingly vulnerable to loss and breach. And yet, workforce productivity is now inextricably linked to mobility. Click here to access the white paper "Top 10 Endpoint Backup Mistakes" to learn more about how to confidently protect data across platforms and devices while also providing features designed to enhance the end user experience.
MORE IN ENTERPRISE I.T.
Product Information and Resources for Technology You Can Use To Boost Your Business

Network Security Spotlight
Dairy Queen Latest Retailer To Report Hack
Known for its hot fries and soft-serve ice cream, Dairy Queen just made cyber history as the latest victim of a hack attack. The fast food chain said that customer data at some stores may be at risk.
 
Lessons from the JPMorgan Chase Cyberattack
JPMorgan Chase is investigating a likely cyberattack. The banking giant is cooperating with law enforcement, including the FBI, to understand what data hackers may have obtained.
 
Who Is the Hacker Group Lizard Squad?
Are they dangerous or just obnoxious? That’s what many are wondering about the hacker group Lizard Squad, which tweeted out a bomb threat that grounded a flight with a Sony exec aboard.
 

Enterprise Hardware Spotlight
Intel Intros Lightning-Fast PC Processors
Call it extreme. Intel just took the covers off its first-ever eight-core desktop processor, which is aimed at hardcore power users who expect more than the status quo from their computers.
 
HP Previews ProLiant Gen9 Data Center Servers
Because traditional data center and server architectures are “constraints” on businesses, HP is releasing new servers aimed at faster, simpler and more cost-effective delivery of computing services.
 
Apple Set To Release Largest iPad Ever
Tech giant Apple seems to have adopted the mantra “go big or go home.” The company is planning to introduce its largest iPad ever: a 12.9-inch behemoth that will dwarf its largest existing models.
 

Mobile Technology Spotlight
iWatch Watch: What Will Apple Ask Us To Wear?
There are still more questions than answers when it comes to details about the smart watch Apple seems poised to debut on Sept. 9. In fact, nobody seems completely sure that it will be a smart watch at all.
 
Google Successfully Tests Its Own Delivery Drone
While top technology companies are engaged in an "arms race" to develop drones that can quickly deliver goods to anyone anywhere, Google has revealed it successfully tested its own version.
 
Will iPhone Finally Catch Up with NFC Mobile Payment Ability?
Apple's latest version of the iPhone may have a mobile wallet to pay for purchases with a tap of the phone. The iPhone 6 reportedly is equipped with near-field communication (NFC) technology.
 

Navigation
CRM Daily
Home/Top News | CRM Systems | Customer Service | Contact Centers | Business Intelligence | Sales & Marketing | Customer Data | CRM Press Releases
NewsFactor Network Enterprise I.T. Sites
NewsFactor Technology News | Enterprise Security Today | CRM Daily

NewsFactor Business and Innovation Sites
Sci-Tech Today | NewsFactor Business Report

NewsFactor Services
FreeNewsFeed | Free Newsletters

About NewsFactor Network | How To Contact Us | Article Reprints | Careers @ NewsFactor | Services for PR Pros | Top Tech Wire | How To Advertise

Privacy Policy | Terms of Service
© Copyright 2000-2014 NewsFactor Network. All rights reserved. Article rating technology by Blogowogo. Member of Accuserve Ad Network.