Adobe showed its cards today, fully unveiling a slew of new products and initiatives. The biggest change is the end of Adobe Creative Suite. Adobe will no longer release new versions of its software for individual sale. All the new goodies will be exclusively available with a subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud. Along with that comes new branding for all the major apps. So say goodbye to Photoshop CS6, and hello to Photoshop CC!
At the NAB preview last month we got a taste of some the exciting new features coming in the Adobe CC Collection. One new major feature they held back on last month, but revealed today is settings sync. Imagine being able to set up all your settings for your most used apps at home, and then login to retrieve those settings, from within the app, on any other machine you work on. Anyone who works freelance at lots of different stations will appreciate how big this will be for us.
Also, several months ago Adobe bought a social network for artists called Behance, and today has included a membership for all Creative Cloud users at no additional cost. This will be great for anyone wishing to put their portfolio online.
And Adobe also had a HARDWARE SURPRISE!
As far as I’m concerned, with everything they are offering for only $50/month, Adobe really does have everything you need for just about any creative endeavor, from screenplay writing to color grading software. And it looks like they’ve completed their transition to 64 bit and retina-ready interfaces.
This bold new world will be available for Creative Cloud subscribers in June. And we’ll have more details and analysis in our Adobe Max podcasts this week.