A couple of weeks after Adobe revealed an upgrade offer to CS6, the latest reincarnation in its popular Creative Suite, which includes such big software names as Photoshop, Flash and Dreamweaver, to any existing CS3 and CS4 owners, the San Jose-based technology shed a little more light on its upcoming cloud service, namely Adobe Creative Cloud.
CS6 is dubbed to have “huge improvements” over previous versions, the details of which are still unknown. The Creative Cloud subscription package is also set to come with a few extra features and tools over the standard retail version (including touch versions of some Adobe applications such as Photoshop) and will feature a much more active update cycle than other versions of Creative Suite.
It seems that Adobe is following in the footsteps of its predecessors, as more and more software companies are jumping onto the cloud computing bandwagon. Last year, Apple released its own iCloud service along with iOS 5, helping users to sync files, documents, contacts and more across their iCloud-enabled devices and with 2012 hopefully being the year of cloud computing, it seems like Creative Cloud may not be alone in this field.
However, some die-hard CS users may resent to paying the grand total of $600 a year for a subscription to Creative Cloud and it may be cheaper in the long run (especially for companies) to simply buy the licence outright. But the temptation of having documents synced across all platforms, along with more frequent updates, may just sweeten the deal for some consumers.