Adobe CS6 Available Today, Creative Cloud Coming This Friday
Adobe today announced the release of Creative Suite 6, the latest iteration of the company's design and publishing product line. As previously detailed, CS6 includes updated versions of Photoshop, InDesign, lllustrator, Dreamweaver, Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects, Flash Professional and other products. Adobe also launched four suite versions: Creative Suite 6 Design & Web Premium; Creative Suite 6 Design Standard; Creative Suite 6 Production Premium; and Creative Suite 6 Master Collection. CS6 apps are also available as one-year or month-to-month subscriptions.
Estimated price for the suites is $2,599 for CS6 Master Collection, $1,899 for CS6 Production Premium, $1,899 for CS6 Design & Web Premium, and $1,299 for CS6 Design Standard, with upgrade, education pricing, and volume licensing available as well.
In officially announcing CS6 back in April, Adobe wrote:
Creatives get a ton of innovation across CS6, with milestone releases of all our flagship products,” said David Wadhwani, senior vice president, Digital Media Business, Adobe. “With CS6 and Creative Cloud, we’re also introducing new products, new mobile workflows and advanced publishing capabilities that show we are laser-focused on ensuring design, Web and video pros have everything they need for the delivery of high-impact content and apps.
Adobe's new service Creative Cloud, also officially announced in the company's press release today, will launch on Friday, May 11, as a $49.99 monthly subscription. The "digital hub" is aimed at "making, sharing and delivering creative work" by connecting Adobe's CS apps with the company's Touch Apps and other online services.
Check out Creative Cloud's Tech Specs page for details on supported languages and services, the Buying Guide for a comparison table, and visit Adobe's "Switch to the cloud" page to save $20/month on the first year of Creative Cloud (offer available to all registered users with CS3 or later). A demo video of Creative Cloud is available here.