Adobe (ADBE) Creative Suite Gets Rebranded With A Focus On Cloud

Posted May 6, 2013

Adobe Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:ADBE) has announced a major upgrade and rebrand to the Creative Suite software.  The software is now known as the Adobe Creative Cloud and it will replace Creative Suite 6, which was released last year.  Almost every one of the company’s products will be updated including Photoshop, Illustrator, and Premiere Pro.  All of these products will have the acronym CC attached to them rather than CS.

One of the most notable feature updates in the new version of Adobe Photoshop is the ability to remove blurring from photographs caused by a camera shake.  The new version of Photoshop was announced at the Adobe Max 2013 conference.

Photoshop Extended, the more expensive version of Photoshop, will be merged into Photoshop CC.   Photshop CC will have the 3D capabilities and image analysis tools that Photoshop Extended was known for.

Adobe Creative Suite 1 launched around ten years ago and has been revised around 6 times.  Creative Suite 6 will still be available for purchase, but it will not be updated to address bugs and operating system compatibility.

Adobe has a paid subscription service that gives access to Sync, 20GB of online storage, the Behance community hub, automatic cross-platform downloading, and updates to all of the programs in the suite.  Anyone with a CS 3 or later serial number will be able to access Creative Cloud for $29.99 per month.  The complete version of Creative Cloud will cost $49.99 per month and a single app subscription costs $19.99 per month.  Teams will have to pay $69.99 per month per user or $39.99 if you have purchased CS 3 or later.  Students will be paying $19.99 per month for the complete version and Teams for Education will cost $39.99 per month per user.  There are training programs available through the subscriptions also.