The eagerly awaited update to the subscription-based Creative Cloud suite by Adobe is finally here. The new update ushers in a number of enterprise-oriented updates including new features and speed improvements for 15 desktop applications.
In addition to app updates, Adobe has also launched Adobe Stock–a nifty new service spawned from its acquisition of Fotolia back in January 2015–which will be integrated with Creative Cloud suite applications with this new update.
This update affects Adobe’s most popular applications, Photoshop CC, Lightroom CC, InDesign CC, Illustrator CC, After Effects CC, Premiere Pro CC, and Dreamweaver CC, as well as most of its iOS apps. Adobe has also launched Brush CC, Color CC, Shape CC, and Photoshop Mix for the Android platform.
This update will also add some much-needed enterprise features to these applications, such as customer-managed encryption keys, secure and firewalled managed hosting for content storage, and data encryption.
Adobe Stock is one of the biggest announcements of the year. This new stock photography service will allow designers to use stock images in their artwork, or add them to their libraries directly from within the application.
Imagine being able to license a stock image directly from Photoshop CC and having it available on your Adobe Stock library at all times. Users will also be able to contribute their own photography and creative works to Adobe Stock, in exchange for 33 percent of the revenue from the sale of those images–compared with the current industry standard of 25 percent.
The service will include 40 million pieces of digital content on launch, with more added as users begin contributing their work.
Creative Cloud users will be able to use images for $9.99 for single images, as well as through one of two subscription plans. The monthly plan will give users access to 10 images per month, for $29.99, while the annual plan will give users access to 750 images for $199.99 per year. Non-CC subscribers will have access to a few plans as well.
Making the Cloud Creative
With cloud technology gaining popularity so rapidly, Adobe’s Creative Cloud suite fits the bill perfectly. Not only does this give users and designers a singular platform to store their design assets for cross- platform use, it also makes collaboration on design projects a lot easier. Combined with Adobe’s own stock image library, this is a very fine feather in the company’s cap.
Have you subscribed to Adobe’s Creative Cloud suite? What do you think about this latest update to the Creative Cloud suite and the launch of Adobe Stock? Let us know in the comments below.
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