Most of us have used Adobe Photoshop at least once. But have we paid for the software? The answer is yes for some and no for the most. Adobe Systems has launched Creative Cloud — a subscription-based model — to prevent use of pirated Adobe software in India.
With easy availability of out products through Creative Cloud and attractive pricing,we see a significant impact on the piracy rate of our products, Umang Bedi,Managing Director South Asia,Adobe,said.
Creative Cloud is a membership-based service that offers users access to download and install all Adobe Creative Suite 6 applications besides other Adobe software like Muse,Acrobat XI and Lightroom 4.
Creative Cloud’s monthly subscription will cost Rs 2,885 till April 30,following which it will be priced at Rs 4,040 per month. The annual subscription will cost Rs 34,620 till April 30,after which the price will be Rs 48,480.
The subscription service is much cheaper than buying Adobe Creative Suite 6 outright,which costs Rs 1.76 lakh.
Users don’t have to bother about connection drops as the cloud service doesn’t need an active Internet connection. Users can use Adobe tools from their desktop,after the initial download. Creative Cloud prompts users for updates once a month.
The services is targeted at the SMB (small and medium business) segment and offers 100GB cloud storage to each Creative Cloud for Teams (CCT) user. Adobe offers centralised purchase and licence management tools to SMBs. Under licence management,the administrator can revoke and assign access for the software to his employees.
Adobe also plans to introduce Creative Cloud with 20GB cloud storage for individual users.