Adobe now shipping Creative Suite 6, Creative Cloud launching May 11

By on May 8, 2012, 12:30 AM

Adobe is now shipping the final release of Creative Suite 6 (CS6) which includes a multitude of software suites available individually or as one big bundle. Design and creative professionals can now get their hands on full versions of Dreamweaver, Fireworks, InDesign and Photoshop (just to name a few) although users will need to have the necessary hard drive space and plenty of spare cash since the subscription-based model won’t be available until May 11.

Software optimizations are said to bring better performance and speed suite-wide while some programs have also received a visual upgrade. We highlighted some of the new Photoshop CS6 features in March when Adobe released a beta version that was free to download and evaluate. Key features in Photoshop CS6 include a content-aware tool, a Camera RAW sub-application and a set of video editing tools.

Individuals that work part time or might not otherwise want to drop big bucks for the entire suite can sign up for Creative Cloud, Adobe’s subscription-based program that starts at $49.99 per month. With Creative Cloud, users have access to the entire CS6 bundle as well as exclusive online content with a membership license. Contrary to what the “cloud” name might imply, software is installed locally on the user’s computer instead of remotely on a server in the middle of nowhere.

This could be the perfect solution for freelance designers that need access to Adobe software at a fraction of the full suite price. And speaking of pricing, the Master Collection will set you back a cool $2,599. Smaller packages are available as well, including Design & Web Premium for $1,899, Design Standard for $1,299 and Production Premium for $1,899.

Individual software pricing can be found in the chart above. Student and teacher discounts significantly reduce the overall price but of course one must prove they are eligible for said discounts.




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Guest said:

or just visit thepiratebay

I think its crazy how big companies expect the average joe to have this kind of money...

I can understand perhaps a med/large business but wow

H3llion H3llion, TechSpot Paladin, said:

Or just get it of their site and get your self a serial = viola. Anyway lets not start piracy talk on Techspot, its bad so don't do it kids! (adults) :3

Most of their profits will be from large corporations, schools and colleges and universities which will need to shellout money for all this. Maybe some small schools will have the pirated copies but most will have the CS6 suit meaning = big profit for Adobe.

The youngsters that are getting into graphic design and other parts will most likely have the pirated versions from what ever sources and adobe knows this. These are new customers in reality since in the end if they continue their passion they will do it professionally and most likely need authentic software.

I am sure 14 year old kid won't have $2000 to get Photoshop, After Effects or what ever, unless his parents are minted :3

PS: Wish the front page displayed paragraphs :3

stewi0001 stewi0001 said:

or just visit thepiratebay

I think its crazy how big companies expect the average joe to have this kind of money...

I can understand perhaps a med/large business but wow

Say that to the people who have to write the programs. Also, these programs are not meant for the Average Joe. But that is why they are doing the creative cloud so people starting out can use that without breaking their bank accounts.

Guest said:

take some classes at your local college, then go to journey ed's web site and get it at a discount. Two birds with one stone--you get smarter and some nice software at discount ;-)

H3llion H3llion, TechSpot Paladin, said:

take some classes at your local college, then go to journey ed's web site and get it at a discount. Two birds with one stone--you get smarter and some nice software at discount ;-)

Our College does that, we get discount from Apple story as far as I know for the Adobe Suit. That you won't be able to receive updates.

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