Towards the end of final licenses

Currently, if you wanted to legally use After Effects, Photoshop, or any other application from Adobe, several solutions were available to you:

  • Purchase a permanent license (from version to date) of a software (1434 € for After Effects)
  • Purchase a Creative Suite software containing several softs (2510 € for the Production Premium)
  • Being a student, and benefit from preferential rates (417 € for CS Production Premium)
  • Subscribe to a subscription monthly for each application (107 € / month for After Effects)

Creative Cloud, a single subscription, which includes all

With its new Creative Cloud , Adobe opts for a new economic model, based on a monthly subscription, aggressive and costs:

$ 50/month, on 2 machines

It will take tax rates for Euro, but this should not exceed 50 €. And for that price, you'll get:

All applications of the Creative Suite, and more:

Photoshop, After Effects, Premiere Pro, Illustrator, etc. .. All of the Creative Suite applications will be available in their desktop versions and executable locally, of course.
The term cloud is only some new features, it's not even tomorrow After Effects run on a browser, do not worry.

As a bonus, up to applications that were then sold to independent manner will be included in your subscription: Lightroom (right out of the final version 4) and Muse and Edge -side web development wysiwyg.

In addition, new applications will be added for free over time, the service that aims to improve with age.

Applications up to date, ahead of the new features

Subscribers to the Creative Cloud will always receive the latest version of their applications.
If you did not like the rates charged for updates (836 € for a maj of CS5.5 to CS4 for example), you will not have to worry about.

The price of the upgrade is included in the subscription, and new versions will be available for free.

Better, the new features of each software will be installed as they become available. No more waiting 18 months for a new result if a function is already set on their side.

New applications for tablets

A series of applications dedicated to touch pads will also be included in the offer. Photoshop Touch, Ideas, Collage, and many others, that can enhance your workflow. More information about these apps on the Touch Apps page .

New cloud services

  • Sync files across your devices (PCs, Macs, tablets)
  • 20 GB of storage space online, accessible from anywhere
  • Access to the library are web Typekit
  • Business Catalyst, for hosting your websites
  • Facilities for publishers with the Digital Publishing Suite

Access to community resources and online support

A new website will appear, available to members of Creative Cloud. You will get answers to your problems and get in touch with other members through social functions.


Creative Cloud will be available later this year, along with the release of Creative Suite 6.

Personally, I find that Adobe really advance in the right direction with this new offering, which is really affordable compared to rates charged previously.

In addition, subscriptions to even lower rates available if you do not need all these applications. Offers groups are also planned.

I find this new offer particularly attractive to people engaging in the middle, which have only a very small investment to do to legally obtain a full range of software and proven. Moreover, this investment will be quickly returned from the first month of production.

Less spending, more tools

I honestly think that this offer is fair compared to what it provides. (Except if you are one of those professionals who never change their applications, but I do not wish it, really.)

  • Small simple calculation of 2 years, with Creative Suite Production Premium: € 2510
    And at that price, you will not get free upgrade to the next version. And yet, there will surely have one published since your purchase.
  • Creative with Cloud, over 2 years: $ 1200
    And during this time, you've had a lot more software, and all the new appeared during this period.

You'll need more than 4 years subscription to spend as much as the output price premium (which is not scalable, and that does not contain all apps). And of course, imagining that in four years, you have not started your day once more ..

In short, I find this offer very interesting, and I look forward to see happen.
And you? Will you subscribe? ;)