What is Adobe Creative Cloud?
The Adobe Creative Cloud is a membership service that gives you access to all the newest features of Adobe software, including Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, and more. Creative Cloud Memberships allow you to download and install apps to and run from your hard drive, not the cloud. Creative Cloud includes Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC, InDesign CC, Dreamweaver CC, After Effects CC, Premiere Pro CC, Adobe Muse CC, Acrobat Pro, Audition CC, Bridge CC, Edge Tools & Services, Encore, Fireworks, Flash Builder Premium, InCopy CC, Lightroom, Media Encoder CC, Prelude CC, SpeedGrade CC and more!
What are the differences between Named-User and Device Licenses?
- Creative Cloud Device Licenses are intended for a classroom/school lab setting. Each Device License can be installed on a single computer. A Device License is the only way to allow multiple users on a single computer without having to log-in or authenticate license ownership. Device Licenses are managed by an administrator and software is deployed via the Adobe Creative Cloud Packager tool. Collaboration and web services such as Cloud Storage are not included with Device Licenses.
- Creative Cloud Named-User Licenses are intended for small workgroups. Each Named-User License is granted to each user rather than the device. A Named-User License allows the user to install the software on a second computer, only for use by the same person and not used simultaneously. Users are managed through the browser-based admin console. Software for Named-User Licenses can be downloaded by the user or deployed via the Adobe Creative Cloud Packager tool. Collaboration and web services such as Cloud Storage are included with Named-User Licenses.
What happened to Creative Suite 6 products?
As of February 27, 2015, Adobe no longer offers Creative Suite 6 (CS6) products through their Education/Nonprofit Licensing Programs. In 2013, Adobe announced that Creative Cloud would be Adobe’s platform for innovation, and that CS6 was their last perpetual software release. Adobe is now continuing their commitment to the education and nonprofit community exclusively through Adobe Creative Cloud. Customers are encouraged to migrate to the Creative Cloud subscription based licensing, which gives you access to updates and new releases of Adobe software during the subscription term.