Took the plunge this morning and signed up for Adobe Cloud. Cost for the first year (as an upgrade from CS3) with tax $32 / month. I’m downloading PS6 now. I have access to everything Adobe offers. I pretty much had to do it because my various Adobe programs were beginning to complain about not working well together – well they’ve been doing that for a year or more.
I’ll write about the experience as I go through it. The one thing that I liked was that for tax purposes – it seems like a simpler way of showing my expenses, i.e. $32 x 12 for this year etc. Whereas when I was upgrading whole programs etc. I often didn’t keep track of the expense. (That’s not the main reason).
Main reason is to be up-to-date with these myriad of programs, as well as some that aren’t offered separately. Also, there are some that I would like to use once in a while (like inDesign) but don’t want to purchase separately.
p.s. Programs I use fairly regularly – Photoshop, Lightroom, Dreamweaver, Fireworks. Every once in a while I’ll dip into inDesign.
I’m using a MacPro (a few years old); and doing downloads etc. through Chrome.
FIRST TIP: MAKE SURE ALL YOUR OTHER ADOBE PROGRAMS ARE CLOSED BEFORE YOU INSTALL THE NEW STUFF. Rather than checking in the beginning to see what else is running – the Adobe Installer downloads about 1/3rd of the new install and then tells you to close other programs.
DREAMWEAVER 6 DID NOT PICK UP MY OLD SITES AUTOMATICALLY.
DREAMWEAVER 6 HAS STUFF FOR CREATING WORDPRESS THEMES – What? That would’ve been good to know. I’ve been doing all that sort of thing manually. At any rate – I’ll need to look at what they’ve done there.
THERE ARE 4 APPS I’ve never heard of available in the cloud.
Edge Animate (wonder what that will be?)
SpeedGrade (how fast is your code?)
Touch App Plugins (not a clue though I guess they’re making it possible to write for touch screens now)
Muse (hmmm…. always need a Muse… but seriously no clue right now)
And as you can see, I’m writing this as the programs are installed.
All together, there are 17 Apps. Yikes.
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