Adobe looks to the cloud with Creative Suite 6

Adobe on Monday announced pre-order availability of its next-generation collection of design applications, Creative Suite 6, which includes Photoshop CS6, Illustrator CS6, InDesign CS6, Dreamweaver CS6, After Effects CS6, Flash Builder CS6 and more. “Creatives get a ton of innovation across CS6, with milestone releases of all our flagship products,” Adobe’s SVP of Digital Media David Wadhwani said. “With CS6 and Creative Cloud, we’re also introducing new products, new mobile workflows and advanced publishing capabilities that show we are laser-focused on ensuring design, Web and video pros have everything they need for the delivery of high-impact content and apps.” Read on for more.

Pricing ranges from $1,299 for the “Design & Web Standard” edition of CS6 to $2,599 for the “Master Collection,” and upgrades from previous Creative Suite versions range from $300 to $550. Adobe also unveiled its Creative Cloud solution, however, which adds online storage and sharing capabilities to CS6 and offers users the opportunity to save money while taking advantage of the new service.

For a monthly subscription ranging from $49.99 to $74.99, users get access to Creative Cloud as well as all of Adobe’s new CS6 Master Collection software. Adobe Creative Cloud is also available for just $29.99 per month for the first year to Creative Suite customers upgrading from earlier versions of the software.

Creative Suite 6 is available for pre-order beginning Monday and it will launch within the next 30 days.

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