Adobe Launches Creative Cloud

Adobe Launches Creative Cloud

Adobe Creative Cloud is a radical new way of providing tools and services that will change the game for creatives worldwide. A subscription-based offering, it is a hub for making, sharing and delivering creative work.

A Creative Cloud membership provides users with access to download and install every new Adobe CS6 application and two new HTML5 products, Adobe Muse and Adobe Edge preview. Members will have access to application upgrades, including new CS point-product features, before they are launched as part of major CS updates, as well as inventive new products and services as they emerge.

Adobe's cloud service also integrates Adobe's creative tablet applications, such as Photoshop Touch, into everyday work - seamlessly synchronizing and storing files in the cloud for sharing and access on any device. Creative Cloud members will be able to easily deliver mobile apps to iOS and Android marketplaces and publish, manage and host websites.

"The urge to be creative is universal, and harnessing the creative spark - in everyone from school children to creative pros - has never been more important," said Shantanu Narayen, president and chief executive officer, Adobe. "Wherever and whenever inspiration strikes, Adobe will be there to help capture, refine and publish your ideas."

Adobe Creative Cloud membership is US$49.99 per month, with an annual contract. The membership includes up to 20GB of cloud storage, with additional storage purchase options coming soon.