Photoshop, Illustrator and All Things Adobe Are Now on the Cloud
How often have you found yourself working in Photoshop just wishing you could close your work computer, and resume working on the same project at home? If you're like us, the answer is a lot! Especially if you're a creative person who craves the ability to start and work on multiple projects from any device, anywhere.
Well the moment we've all been anxiously awaiting has finally arrived: Adobe Creative Cloud.
Simply put, Adobe Creative Cloud puts all the power of Adobe's entire master collection on the cloud. Users can download Adobe CS6 apps (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver, etc) from anywhere, can save work online (20 GB of cloud storage), and share projects way more easily. Creative Cloud subscriptions will start at $50 per month with a one-year commitment, and $75 per month if you prefer a month-to-month contract. If you've already got a version of the Adobe Creative Suite, the new cloud-based service is available for $30 per month for one year.
Monthly pricing for Adobe Software has been a recent revolution in itself, and unveiling cloud accessibility positions Adobe firmly at the forefront of all forms of creative publishing.
Not only can you access all your apps and personal files from the cloud, but you can easily share with other members of whatever project you're working on. If you need to make updates to a heavily layered PSD from your phone, you can. No more compressing and archiving folders and uploading them to Dropbox at the end of the day. No more cursing yourself because you forgot to Dropbox the latest version of your wedding invite.
As new creative apps are released, you will have instant access to them as part of your subscription. And you can rest assured that the most up-to-date version of whatever program you're using is ready and waiting for you on the cloud.
Critics question the speed at which all of Adobe's apps will operate on the cloud, and wonder just how seamless it will be. We can't wait to try it out as soon as possible. We'll be sure to follow up with a full report. The level of freedom this might bring to the creative process is just too exciting!
What do you think of this latest release from Adobe? Will you sign up for a subscription? What other publishing software and apps do you use to create and share creative projects? Leave us a note in the comments below or voice your opinions over on Twitter.