|[December 11, 2012]
New Photoshop Features and Team Version Headline Major Update to Adobe Creative Cloud
SAN JOSE, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today is revealing a major update
to its Adobe®
Creative Cloud™ offering. During Create
Now, an online event this morning, the company is announcing that
Creative Cloud members will now have access to over a dozen exclusive
new features for Adobe
Photoshop®. Adobe (News - Alert) is also highlighting the huge customer momentum
behind Creative Cloud, with more than 1 million free and paid
memberships, including approximately 326,000* paid individual members
who have signed up through November 2012. Additionally, at the Create
Now event, the company is introducing a new version, Creative Cloud for
teams, making it easy for creative professionals to collaborate with
colleagues; showcasing new capabilities for mobile website design with
Adobe Muse™; launching Creative Cloud Connection for desktop synching
and collaborative sharing; debuting Creative Cloud Training, a library
of premium instructional video from leading partners; and demonstrating
the unlimited access to the Digital Publishing technology used by major
publishers to create interactive content for the iPad.
"It's been remarkable to see over 1 million users join Creative Cloud in
just seven months," said David Wadhwani, senior vice president, Digital
Media, Adobe. "Our goal is to make Creative Cloud the ultimate hub for
creatives, where they can access the world's best creative tools, store
and collaborate around their work and ultimately showcase their
creations. Now with the availability of the new Creative Cloud offering
for teams, we're making it easier for workgroups to create and
Tune in to see the full details unveiled at the Create Now online event
at 10 a.m. PT with new Creative Cloud capabilities, including Creative
Cloud for teams, available at that time.
New Photoshop CS6 capabilities available to Creative Cloud members,
Immediate supprt for HiDPI (Retina) displays for Apple (News - Alert) MacBook Pro.
This feature was also made available to perpetual license customers as
a free update.
Smart Object support for Blur Gallery and Liquify.
The ability to quickly export CSS (News - Alert) code for text and objects, and
import color swatches to easily design incredible websites.
New workflow timesavers including Crop tool refinements.
3D enhancements including improved live (OpenGL) previews of shadow
effects and additional control over illumination using 32-bit color
picker to create glow effects.
Conditional Actions that automatically select the appropriate Action
based on user-defined rules, giving users enhanced image processing
New Offering Brings Teams into Creative Cloud
Also available today, Creative Cloud for teams is designed to help
creative professionals work better together. Creative Cloud for teams
delivers everything that's included with the individual version of
Creative Cloud - all of the same desktop tools, online services for
publishing and file sharing, and upgrades and feature updates when they
are released. Plus it also includes easy management of virtual
workgroups, 100GB of cloud storage per user (versus 20GB for the
individual Creative Cloud offering), expert support services,
centralized administration for the quick and easy deployment of new
seats, and centralized billing and efficient license management.
Other new Creative Cloud additions include an update to Adobe Muse, a
desktop app that allows designers to create professional, HTML websites
without writing code. Adobe Muse now includes the ability to create
unique layouts for desktop, iPhone (News - Alert), iPad and other mobile device
versions of a website. Designers can now customize each experience
whether the site is viewed on a large monitor while sitting at a desk,
or viewing on a small screen while on-the-go.
Also added is Creative Cloud Connection, a desktop sync app, which
allows users to automatically sync files to a Creative Cloud account by
saving files to the desktop folder, or simply dragging and dropping. In
addition, new exclusive Creative Cloud Training (available to all paid
Creative Cloud members soon) offers an extensive library of tutorials
and trial courses from renowned training partners, Kelby Training,
video2brain and Attain, designed to help make Creative Cloud members
successful with the tools and services available to them. These select
partners, along with Adobe, will provide training videos for an
international Creative Cloud audience in English, Japanese, French,
German, Spanish and Italian, with more languages to be added later. Also
today, Adobe Illustrator was updated to support HiDPI (Retina) displays
and this feature was made available to both Creative Cloud members and
perpetual license customers.
Digital Publishing Single Edition
During Adobe's Create Now online event, the company is demonstrating
core Creative Cloud capabilities, including Digital Publishing Suite
(DPS), Single Edition. DPS, Single Edition significantly simplifies the
mobile app development process by enabling designers to create and
deliver digital publications to iPad through the Apple App Store,
without writing a single line of code. With DPS, Single Edition members
can create single-issue content, including brochures, catalogs or
personal design portfolios, and submit an unlimited number of apps to
the Apple App Store for publication, at no additional cost. This
gives freelance designers, design agencies and small-to-midsize
businesses easy access to the same core digital publishing technologies
that leading publishers worldwide are using.
Pricing and Availability
Adobe Creative Cloud membership for individuals is US$49.99 per month
based on annual membership; existing customers who own CS3 or later get
their first year of Creative Cloud for individuals at the discounted
rate of US $29.99 per month. Students and teachers can get Creative
Cloud for $29.99. Creative Cloud for teams is priced at US $69.99 per
month per seat with an annual contract required; existing customers who
own CS3 or later get their first year of Creative Cloud for teams at the
discounted rate of US $49.99 per month per seat. Creative Cloud for
teams is available for purchase today on Adobe.com; annual memberships
are also available worldwide through a growing network of Adobe
certified resellers. The new Photoshop and Adobe Muse features, Creative
Cloud Training, and Creative Cloud Connection preview are immediately
available to Creative Cloud members.
About Creative Cloud
Adobe Creative Cloud is a membership-based service that provides users
with unlimited access to download and install all Adobe Creative Suite®
desktop applications, plus other applications including Adobe Photoshop
Lightroom®, Adobe Muse, Adobe Edge Tools & Services; game developer
tools and integration with the Adobe Touch Apps**. With Creative Cloud
membership, users also have access to publishing services to deliver
apps and websites, cloud storage and the ability to sync to any device,
and new products and exclusive updates as soon as they're released.
About Adobe Systems (News - Alert) Incorporated
Adobe is changing the world through digital experiences. For more
information, visit www.adobe.com.
* Total paid Creative Cloud subscriptions of approximately 326,000 as of
the end of November 2012 was achieved based on stronger-than-expected
adoption of Creative Cloud for individuals during the fourth quarter of
fiscal 2012 and does not include Q4 term-based enterprise users.
** Internet connection required. Adobe online services, including the
Adobe Creative Cloud service, are available only to users 13 and older
and require agreement to additional terms and Adobe's online privacy
policy. The applications and online services are not available in
all countries or languages, may require user registration and may be
subject to change or discontinuation without notice. Additional fees or
subscription charges may apply.
© 2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All rights reserved. Adobe, the Adobe
logo, Creative Cloud, Photoshop, Muse, Creative Suite and Lightroom, are
either registered trademarks or trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated
in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks are
the property of their respective owners.
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