Adobe Creative Suite 6 Now Available, Creative Cloud to Follow on May 11

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    Two weeks ago, Adobe officially unveiled its new Creative Suite 6 (CS6) bundles of design applications, as well as its new Creative Cloud subscription service offering access to the software and other cloud services for integrating access across desktop and mobile devices.

    Adobe had announced that the new products would begin shipping within 30 days, and the company officially began shipping CS6 today. Availability of Creative Cloud will follow on Friday, May 11.
    Pricing for CS6 bundles begins at $1299 for the Design Standard collection, which includes Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, and Acrobat X Pro. The Master Collection, which includes all CS6 applications, is priced at $2599.

    Creative Cloud will be priced at $49.99 per month on an annual commitment or $74.99 for month-to-month access, with the service providing full access to all CS6 applications, cloud storage and hosting, and integration with HTML 5 and mobile apps.

    Article Link: Adobe Creative Suite 6 Now Available, Creative Cloud to Follow on May 11
     
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    Waiting for my new Amex to arrive and I will be ordering! I am very excited for CS6 editions of PS & DW!
     
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    Great! Now I'm only waiting on the Ivy Bridge MacBook Pros to come out.
     
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    Time to Yaargh it!
     
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    Adobe prices seem quite high anyway, but the UK prices are stupidly high. I'll be sticking with Illustrator CS4. Not that I expect there will be much different in Illustrator CS6.
     
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    It's been a long time.
     
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    So has anyone who subscribed to Creative Cloud....downloaded the trials? Or are you waiting until Friday?


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    $1299 and $2599?! Just trying to get Photoshop is also expensive on its own. Oh well, Adobe brought this on their own....

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    slightly confused...

    ...is Adobe forcing buyers to use the Creative Cloud to register the software bundle on top of paying for the software itself?!
     
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    And with adobe you get a disk cluttered with files everywhere, like Norton.
    Why can't they just get Apps with all files in it and maybe just one support folder in the main Library.
     
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    Did you hear these turkeys on MacWorld podcast congratulating themselves that STUDENTS only have to pay $39 per month for their software?

    Now we know, all the design students are going to have to become strippers just to pay for their software.

    Dig that hole deeper, Adobe!
     
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    No, you have the choice.....either:

    a) buy a normal license like before....you own the software and will have to pay for future upgrades

    b) subscribe to Creative Cloud....you get access to ALL the software as long as you are a subscriber. FYI....if you own a license to a CS3+ suite...then you can get Creative Cloud for $29.99/month for the first year.

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    Uhm... students will blow more than $39 on one night of drinking and partying. And they do it a lot more than once per month.
     
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    I'm confused how this isn't too good to be true? And how Adobe benefits from me paying $50 a month and getting access to ALL the programs? Some clarity would be helpful.. thanks!
     
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    I WISH I could spend over $100 a month on going out alone (since you're insinuating it's $39 a few times). That's over $800 a year aside from food costs, general living costs, school, ect.

    $40 per student per month is very costly.
     
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    Downloading the Master Collection now. According to an announcement on the Adobe forums, you can activate the trials with your membership on Friday.

     
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    It's simple....it's a subscription. You have to pay to be able to use the software. You stop paying....you can't use the software anymore.

    Adobe get's a steady revenue stream of $600/year for people in the cloud.

    Based on previous upgrade pricing....it's not that bad of a deal if you are a professional and make your living with the software.

    The only big downside is....you don't own the software. If you change jobs and wanted to say have Photoshop around to play with.....you can't. It's won't work.

    Adobe hasn't yet clarified what discounts they would give for Cloud customers to get back into buying software licenses.....hopefully they come up with something for a discount if people choose after a year to buy again.

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    Thanks....I read that. I'm always nervous with Adobe and their trials.

    Do you know....with Creative Cloud....I'm guessing you get a serial number in your account that you can enter into any of the apps and it will activate it?

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    I'm downloading the trials right now. I'll replace them when CC comes out on Friday.
     
  19. macrumors newbie

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    Check out the Adobe product comparison to see exactly what you're getting. It seems to good to be true, but it's true.

    Adobe Product Comparison
     
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    It's time for adobe to reduce their prices and get their stuff in the Mac App Store.
     
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    Replace....do you mean just enter your CC serial number?

    Do you know how that will work?

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    Can't wait for someone come in and take all the business away from Adobe. Please anyone.

    Adobe's improvements are small, the updated prices are stupid high. Time from us to stop using their upgrades.
     
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    Lion Support?

    Does anyone know if Adobe actually took time to implement some of the new features in Lion such as full screen apps or Versions?
     
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    While they haven't said exactly how, I'd imagine you just register the trial software with your Adobe ID that's attached to your subscription and go from there.
     
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    Thanks....that's what I am guessing.

    Maybe I'll call and see if someone can clarify.

    I find it odd that they didn't at least activate our CC accounts today with the ability to just download the software....even if the other features aren't ready.

    BTW....I'm assuming you are downloading these via the Adobe Download Assistant?

    -Kevin
     

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