Adobe has released the latest iteration of it’s Creative Suite: Adobe CS6. The game changer for Adobe this go-round is the introduction of a software-as-a-service option called Creative Cloud. Creative Cloud will offer users a subscription-based offering of the Adobe software, a la carte and in the usual bundles.
Adobe Creative Suite 6 consists of 14 applications, which are available in four different packages – Adobe Creative Suite 6 Design & Web Premium, Adobe Creative Suite 6 Design Standard, Adobe Creative Suite 6 Production Premium, and Adobe Creative Suite 6 Master Collection.
The Design Standard suite costs $1,299 and the Master Collection which includes everything will run you $2,599.
Probably the best-known app in the bunch, Adobe Photoshop CS6, starts at $699.
The cost for the Creative Cloud subscription service is $49.99 monthly ($19.99 for students). Adobe Photoshop by itself is $19.99 per month.
Key Features and Improvements of Creative Suite 6 (CS6):
Application Performance. The Mercury performance Adobe started a couple years ago has now made its way to the imaging, video and illustration tools.
Enhanced User Interface. Enabling direct, on-canvas editing of content.
Efficient development for Multiple Devices. A practical approach to creating responsive content, so your web sites or apps look great regardless of the device or orientation they’re viewed in.
Key Features of Creative Cloud:
Members can download and install all of CS6 tools and can use them even when disconnected from the internet.
Members also get access to Muse (HTML5 tool for designers) and Edge Preview (HTML5 tool for interaction designers). They also benefit from deep integration with touch tools like Photoshop Touch and Adobe Ideas.
Storage and Sharing. Members content can be automatically synchronized across of their PCs, mobile devices and the cloud. The files are accessible from anywhere, on any device and easily shared with colleagues or clients.
Publishing Web Sites and Apps. Members are able to host up to five websites for free and will be able to create and deploy digital brochures and catalogs to the iPad and iPhone.
Members will be guaranteed to always have access to the most up-to-date products and services all included as part of their membership.