Adobe Creative Cloud Upgrade Offer Ends, New Features Begin
Since it launched, those of us who have licenses to recent versions of Adobe Creative Suite have had the chance to migrate to Adobe Creative Cloud for only $29.99 per month for the first year, instead of the standard $49.99 per month plan. But that offer ends August 31, so if you were thinking about going the Cloud route, now is the time to do it!
This month those of us who subscribe to the Adobe Creative Cloud are also starting to get some of the other benefits of being members. We begin to get updates to our Creative Suite 6 software with features which will not released to non-subscribers until Creative Suite 7 arrives next year. The first of these arrives very soon with an update to Adobe Illustrator CS6. It will include some new features including the ability to package Illustrator files with placed images and fonts, just as InDesign does it. InDesign users have long taken for granted the ability to package their assets, but it’s always been a royal pain to do it in Illustrator without buying a third-party solution. Rufus Deuchler (who has presented at InDesign Conferences) did a sneak peek of the feature that Adobe has posted.
So, why can’t Adobe offer this kind of deal to all Creative Suite 6 users? Because if you buy a license to the Creative Suite (rather than a subscription), U.S. law prohibits adding new features to software you’ve already purchased without charging for them. However, subscribers to the Adobe Creative Cloud are not held to this restriction, and they can receive the update when it’s available.
There will also be updates to Adobe Muse and Adobe Edge applications coming this week as well.