In case you have not been following what is going on at Adobe MAX, the Creative Cloud took center stage today.
During today’s keynote address, Adobe announced a major set of updates to the Creative Cloud, as well as a new generation of desktop applications which will be available exclusively to Creative Cloud members. This will give Creative Cloud members the very latest versions of the Adobe tools and services, coupled with more efficient ways to collaborate with peers and share work with the creative community. All of the updates announced today are expected to ship in June.
Highlights of today’s announcements include:
- 15 brand new desktop apps, now branded CC to reflect that they have been reinvented to support a more intuitive, connected way of creating — available exclusively to Creative Cloud members
- Integration between these desktop apps and new creative services in Creative Cloud, designed to help remove the friction from the creative process: you can now sync your settings, styles, fonts, colors, and more
- You can now share work and get feedback from your community throughout the creative process – including posting work in progress directly to Behance from right within Photoshop
- A new Creative Cloud desktop application to install your desktop software, manage your files, get feedback on your projects on Behance, and keep track of just about everything in your creative universe — all in a single activity stream
- Enhanced collaboration and publishing capabilities
- Attractive Creative Cloud promotional pricing for existing CS customers
- You can learn more about today’s announcements on the Creative Cloud overview page on adobe.com.
Future plans at Adobe are to focus all innovation exclusively for Creative Cloud. They will continue to make CS6 available outside of Creative Cloud, and will provide updates as necessary. However, they have no plans for any future releases of Creative Suite or other CS products. From here on out it will all be Creative Cloud (CC not CS).