Adobe announced the next generation of their software suite during the Adobe Max conference keynote. The first thing to know is that there is a name change. Photoshop CS will now be called Photoshop CC. The new name stands for Creative Cloud. This seems to be a real indiction of the future according to Adobe. Will there be a standalone version for purchase or will all products need to be a part of the Adobe Cloud? More on that when we get a clear picture from Adobe. And speaking of clear photos, lets look what is new in Adobe Photoshop CC.
The big features shown at the Keynote at MAX today are all things that have been seen in the last few weeks with the Lightroom5 public beta and the keynote at Photoshop World. There is a list of new features. This is the basic list from Adobe
it also looks as if there will be only one version of Photoshop, no more basic and extended versions. This also seems to be a sign of no more separate purchasable versions. Pricing and other details soon…
According to techcrunch, Adobe is only going to be selling the Photoshop CC as part of the creative cloud and no longer will sell the application. Here is the article: Adobe Goes All-In With Subscription-Based Creative Cloud, Plans To Stop Selling Regular CS Licenses & Shrink-Wrapped Boxes
The key part is this:
As Adobe announced at its Max conference in Los Angeles today, it’s about to stop selling shrink-wrapped versions and perpetual licenses of its Creative Suite.Adobe introduced Creative Cloud, its subscription service for getting all of its tools for designers, photographers, videographers, web developers and audio professionals, just over a year ago. Going forward, Scott Morris, the head of Adobe’s Creative cloud and creative suite team told me last week, this will be the only way to get access to its tools. The company will continue to sell CS6 for the time being, but it’s not clear for how long.