We posted about this back in March, when news broke that Adobe planned on making it’s Creative Suite and Acrobat products only available through their Creative Cloud subscription service. Well it’s no longer in the planning stages, the switch was flicked last night and it’s lights out for boxed copies of Adobe software.
At an event where most people expected to see Adobe release Creative Suite 7, they were blind sided with the news that the Creative Suite name is being retired, with the more hip Creative Cloud taking it’s place.
There are mixed feelings about this move by Adobe spreading throughout the internet. Some people are happy for the move and don’t really care, these are in most cases are the ones already signed up and are using the Creative Cloud. I have seen a few studios explaining that they will now need to change up there budgets and update cycles, government agencies are probably not allowed to use the cloud, schools will probably shy away from it as well. Adobe has released special licenses to combat the Government and School issues which will give them the features they need without the features they don’t.
Adobe is trying to make the transition easier, but allowing everyone who has a license to CS3 and up to subscribe to the Creative Cloud for $29.95 per month for a limited time. Similar price reductions will be in place for people who have standalone products like Photoshop.
So what do you think?