Adobe November 2015 Creative Cloud Update Includes New Features for Photoshop, Premiere Pro, After Effects and More

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Several of Adobe's key Creative Cloud apps will see updates today as part of the company's promised 2015 update plan. As highlighted at Adobe MAX and IBC 2015, Photoshop CC, Lightroom CC, Illustrator CC, Indesign CC, Premiere Pro CC, After Effects CC, and more will gain new features.

Many of Adobe's apps, including Photoshop CC, Lightroom CC, Illustrator CC, InDesign CC, and Premiere Pro CC are being updated with new Touch capabilities for use on Windows tablets and Apple trackpad devices.


Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC, InDesign CC, Lightroom CC and more are receiving minor updates alongside Adobe's video editing apps, with features announced at Adobe MAX. Photoshop CC includes a new UI, customizable toolbar, and workspaces, along with new Artboards capabilities and tight integration with Adobe Fuse CC to create realistic human 2D models.

Illustrator CC includes a new Shaper tool that combines 12 tools and panels in one, non-destructive Live Shapes, and Improved Smart Guides, and InDesign CC includes new online publishing features. Several of Adobe's apps, including Photoshop CC, Lightroom CC, Illustrator CC, InDesign CC, and Premiere Pro CC are also being updated with new Touch capabilities usable on Windows tablets and Apple trackpad devices.

Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe's professional video editing software, is being updated with expanded support for UltraHD formats (DNxHR, HEVC H.265, and OpenEXR) for editing 4K to 8K video footage. Premiere Pro's Optical Flow Time Remapping allows for smooth slow-motion and speed-ramp effects, plus high-quality frame rate conversions. Adobe Premiere Pro is also being updated with HDR support.


Adobe After Effects CC is gaining support for the Lumetri Color settings introduced in Premiere Pro earlier this year. With Lumetri color support, changes made in Premiere Pro will carry over to After Effects.

Adobe Audition CC includes a new Remix tool for adjusting the duration of a song to match video content. Remix is able to automatically rearrange music to any duration to create custom tracks that fit video creation needs. It's also able to generate synthesized speech in dozens of voices for custom narration and scratch voiceover.

Adobe's fall updates are the second major round of updates the company's Creative Cloud apps have seen this year. The apps also saw significant feature updates in June.

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handsome pete

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I am curious if the cloud madness is finished in some years. Then maybe I will buy Adobe software again, but not for rent.
I believe that those companies currently have greater losses than they want to believe an/or to publish. Of course I hope so ;-)
We're coming up on 4 years of Adobe as a subscription based service. If it was any sort of a disaster we'd know by now. Suffice it to say, subscription software is here to stay. Hence why everyone else is copying the model.
 
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nagromme

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Is it still practically malware, running buggy stuff in the background that clogs your system and your menu bar, is impossible to troubleshoot or even uninstall, phones home every few minutes even when you're not running any Adobe apps, and makes the Guest account unusable?

Or is it just plain well-crafted apps again at last?

And have they fixed more bugs than they've added, for the first time in years? Because you know, they get paid whether they fix bugs or not... pretty sweet deal.

My CC subscription is up. I'm sorry I paid, and I won't be renewing. Back to CS6! I now have sunk money into Adobe for nothing for 2 years, and they're laughing all the way to the bank. The features added since CS6 are bloat that in no way was worth the price.

I remember when Adobe software was my favorite on the planet... good times.
 

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I am curious if the cloud madness is finished in some years. Then maybe I will buy Adobe software again, but not for rent.

I believe that those companies currently have greater losses than they want to believe an/or to publish. Of course I hope so ;-)
Adobe's subscription service has been around since 2012. Obviously they're doing OK with it.

The company benefits because they have a steady monthly income. That's why they do it.

The customer can benefit too... by not having to plunk down $2600 for Adobe Master Collection... and then $500 every 18 months for updates.

Sure... if you bought an Adobe package and kept using that same version for 5 years or more... and never spent any extra money on updates... you'd come out ahead monetarily. But you'd be using progressively older software over time.

Or you make relatively small monthly payments... and you get continual updates.

Adobe never catered to the hobbyist market anyway. Nobody was paying $700 for Photoshop or $2600 for Master Collection for "fun"

It was most likely used for "business"

So if you're using Adobe software to make money... it shouldn't matter the payment method.

I know it was a shock to go from perpetual licenses to a subscription service... but apparently it's going well.

It's $600 a year to get access to every piece of software Adobe offers... plus TypeKit, mobile apps, file and profile syncing and other services.

That's money well spent in my opinion. I can cover my $50/month payment in a little over an hour of work :)
 

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Is it still practically malware, running buggy stuff in the background that clogs your system and your menu bar, is impossible to troubleshoot or even uninstall, phones home every few minutes even when you're not running any Adobe apps, and makes the Guest account unusable?

Or is it just plain well-crafted apps again at last?
It's a putrid pile of gunk, with cruft left around the file system The amount of trouble I've had trying to get CC to update applications on this Macbook Pro is insane. This is both before and after a clean OS install and removing all traces of Adobe from the system in order to get it working. From all kinds of installers and uninstallers, the clean CC tool, the Adobe Update Manager, the CC app that fails without error, it's a total mess. To update the applications I now need to download the updates from a third party website, go deep into the package and run the installer as root.

I'm an IT professional with good knowledge of the Lightroom SDK, so if I've had trouble I don't know what less tech-savvy people would do.

There are currently ten Adobe services running on my system yet I have only LR, PS and Flash installed, and none of them running.
 

multipasser

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Still no updates in CC! Only Media Encoder and it takes 4 minutes now to load!!! On a macpro 12c with SSD! FFS Adobe! Get your sh*t together.
 

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A lot of people who seem to think their dissatisfaction with Creative Cloud means anyone who does not feel the same way is wrong.
 

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justified or not ?
I don't think it is justified. I know a lot of artists that use Adobe products and they all seem to be very happy. I myself have PS, LR, Pr, Audition and Flash installed on 2 Macs and one Windows PC and have zero problems. Then again I don't waste time looking for issues. I go in, edit my photos or videos and collect my fees. Simple and painless.
 

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I see no issue running under El Capitan... other than Adobe still refuses to use System-level basic stuff like Full Screen support, etc.

I don't like the new "start" screens, but at least they are finally consistent throughout the apps, and easily turned off in the prefs. I LOVE the ability to build my own toolbar in Photoshop. Why the hell can't I do that in InDesign???
 

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The features added since CS6 are bloat that in no way was worth the price.
Interesting how I find that "bloat" to be very useful. Photoshop has been rock solid for me. I initially resisted the rent concept but now I'm fine with it.
 

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I don't care about new features. I only care about the bloat and the bad business model.
Don't care about new features?
Well, that's sad, Scroogie.

Bloat?
Did you rip iTunes out of your 'puter?

Bad business model?
CC has been a huge success for Adobe.

'Dys' from the Greek, difficult or problematic. :p
 

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I am curious if the cloud madness is finished in some years. Then maybe I will buy Adobe software again, but not for rent.
I believe that those companies currently have greater losses than they want to believe an/or to publish. Of course I hope so ;-)
You aren't going to see subscription services go away. In fact you're only going to see them increase.

Why would a business want a single payment for a product when they can get money from a people every single month? When people buy a software product they wait far longer to upgrade generally. There are still tons running old versions of Office 2010 or Adobe CS 5 or 6. Those people purchased and are done. If they move them to subscription then they get continued revenue.

Subscriptions also mean less support costs for the software makers. It's FAR easier to support software when everyone is on the same version. With subscriptions, everyone should be running the latest version because there is no cost to keep upgrading and updating.

Subscription software is only going to continue to grow in the future.
 
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