I’m going to be on with Jimmy Beltz over at PhotoTips for a Livecast as we talk about Adobe’s new Creative Cloud decision. Jimmy tells me that he’s spoken with Adobe and they would be watching the Livecast as well.
We’ll be talking through the specifics of the new Creative Cloud move, and will take questions and comments from others who join in.
If you want to join us, we’ll be kicking off at 1PM ET. You can find the Livecast here on Spreecast.
If you missed it, the replay is embedded below.
Updated: I just wanted to follow-up on a point where I misspoke. Someone asked a question about the download and installation process of Creative Cloud apps. Specifically, the question was whether it was a DMG file for Macs. I said it was; however, it’s actually some kind of application manager from Adobe that installs the individual apps without having to deal with DMG files. Sorry for the mix up.
What a week it has been.
Many pro and amateur photographers, along with many other creative pros and enthusiasts, woke up Monday morning looking forward to what might come out of the Adobe MAX conference as the latest Adobe products were set to be unveiled.
Adobe teased us for several weeks leading up to Adobe MAX, including an impressive showing of new video products at NAB 2013. Many of us were nearly on pins and needles with anticipation based on what we had seen thus far.
I mean, this stuff just keeps better and better.
And Then… The Hammer Dropped.
Adobe killed perpetual licenses of almost all of its creative software. Creative Cloud is the future. The only future.
Sure, you can still buy CS6 licenses, and you will own those in perpetuity. Although, you won’t get the whiz-bang new features for CS6. Ever.
Deep down, most of us knew this was coming. However, I don’t think many of us guessed it would happen this year. I sure didn’t. [click to continue…]
Lightroom product manager Tom Hogarty showed off raw image processing on an iPad on Scott Kelby’s ‘The Grid‘. The winks and nods during the discussion of the app’s features point to Lightroom for the iPad, which seemingly extends beyond just raw processing and also permits you to organize your library.
While they don’t show off the organization features in the early-build of the app, it appears that it will rely heavily on a cloud connection in order to sync the Lightroom library across devices. Check out the video below (the iPad Lightroom talk kicks off around 19mins). [click to continue…]
Adobe is offering Creative Cloud subscriptions at $29.99/mo (reg. $49.99/mo). The deal ends later this week on April 19.
So if you’ve been on the fence about moving to Creative Cloud (and getting access to all of the Adobe apps – e.g., Photoshop, Lightroom, Illustrator, Premiere Pro, etc.), now is the time to lock in your discounted rate for a whole year. More details on Adobe’s website.
I’ve been a Creative Cloud member since day one and really like what I get for the money. The $29.99 intro price is a solid deal to take it for a spin for the first year.
Photoshop Touch is now available for the iPhone, as well as Android phones. Previously, Photoshop Touch was only available on tablet devices. [click to continue…]
Earlier this week, I tried to open Photoshop CS6 and received a message that I could continue with a free trial or put in my serial number. Even though I had been using Premiere Pro CS6 all day and they are both part of the same Creative Cloud subscription, Photoshop just wouldn’t open for me. After two hours of troubleshooting and a call to Adobe customer support, I was finally able to use Photoshop again.
As it turns out, this was a bug and an update is available to fix this problem for both Creative Cloud users and boxed-copy users with serial numbers. Details from Adobe on the update below. [click to continue…]