The new Adobe “CC” release is now available for instant download worldwide and there are many important differences in this release compared to Creative Suite 6, including hundreds of new features added to the individual desktop applications…
Here we’ve put together a complete set of Adobe CC direct download links for all the new products (Windows and Mac OS), for instant access and the ability to use your own download manager or download assistant if you have any difficulty with what Adobe normally employs (AAM, ADA, Akamai DLM, etc.) and need to get the trials without it… These can also come in quite handy if you want offline CC installers to use or back up with (copy or burn to disc or DVD, etc).
Six weeks after its official introduction, Adobe today has rolled out the the new “CC” release, with hundreds of new features and improvements across the product line centering on productivity, performance, and connectivity – see our guide to what’s new in CC…
Yes – the final Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 is just out and now shipping! Pretty much on the timeframe we forecast, you can download a free trial today… And the new product will work side-by-side with any previous releases of Lightroom you may own. If you have an earlier version installed on your system(s), Lightroom 5 will ask if you’d like to upgrade your catalog and copy everything over.
After a 50% price drop for LR4, the price for Lightroom 5 standalone continues to be US$149 for the full version, and $79 to upgrade from any previous release (LR1, LR2, LR3, or LR4)… Students and teachers can get the full education edition for $79.
If you’ve joined the Creative Cloud, then the full release of Lightroom 5 is already available for you to download and use now as part of your membership – it comes automatically and at no additional cost.
[ Wondering which is right for you? See: Compare Creative Cloud vs. Adobe CS6 ]
Also, if you happened to purchase Lightroom 4 within the past 30 days, then if you like you can return it under Adobe’s Refund Policy and order Lightroom 5 instead. It’s not an official “grace period,” but it works.
It’s been a busy spring with Adobe’s launch of the new “CC” release, where they confirmed they are extending their popular Creative Cloud 40%-off discount upgrade offer for existing customers of CS3, CS4, CS5, or CS5.5:
“Based on strong customer demand, Adobe will continue to provide Creative Suite customers worldwide (CS3 and later) the option of joining Creative Cloud Complete for 40% off or $29.99 / £27.34 / €36,89 / A$29.99 a month for the first year.”
For current CS6 customers, the price reduction is now even greater:
“Creative Suite 6 customers: Join Creative Cloud and receive extra savings on your first year of membership – just $19.99 / £17.58 / €24,59 / A$19.99 per month, or 60% off the regular price.”
The updated terms and conditions show that all upgrade discount offers from CS3 through CS6 to CC will be available only until July 31, 2013:
The standard pricing for Adobe’s new CC release – their Creative Cloud all-in-one offering – is US$50 a month with an annual membership. Recently, the company extended their introductory offer for existing CS customers, which gives a 40% discount off that price…
How about for education customers? On price, the offer is even better – all students and teachers can now pay just US$19.99/month with an annual plan (under $1/day) – but importantly, no previous ownership of any Adobe product is required and no coupon code is necessary. Outside of North America, it’s an even greater level of reduction at £15.88 or €19,99 or A$14.99 per month (including VAT), or 60-70% off.
Get every CS6 tool now — everything in the entire CS6 Master Collection — plus more, including the exclusive new CC products and features when they’re released — at a special rate for students and teachers, for a limited time… Just $19.99 a month! Hurry – this offer ends June 25th, 2013.
In surprise news this morning Adobe introduced and announced the immediate availability of Captivate 7, a significant upgrade to its industry-leading eLearning authoring software for rapidly creating a wide range of interactive eLearning and HTML5-based mobile Learning content [see full details].
Below we’ve got the new Adobe Captivate 7 direct download links (Windows and Mac OS) without the Akamai Download Manager, for instant easy access… You’ll also find a wide range of assets that come with Captivate 7 which can be used to create great looking eLearning content. Whether you’re considering buying a full version or upgrading from the prior release, you can always use these trials to install, run, and activate the software on your system.
Here’s some of what’s new in Captivate 7:
Adobe has just unveiled the new “CC” release to follow CS6 (it’s not CS7) – and one of the upgrade questions people are asking is what’s new, what’s different, what’s changed in CC (Creative Cloud) compared to the previous version? The company says it “brings together everything you need to create your best work with incredible new versions of our flagship desktop tools, services that take publishing content to the next level, and making it easier than ever for creatives to collaborate and share their work worldwide.” So our job here is to give you a quick “cheat sheet” on top new features, to help you decide about upgrading…
Just back from Adobe MAX 2013 and as in previous experiences, it’s always the three most intense days of the year… It’s wall-to-wall with larger-than-life presentations, keynotes with creative luminaries, diverse educational sessions, connecting with other leaders in the Adobe space, hands-on with the latest design tools, meeting the product teams, feeling the energy of the show floor, the buzz over “Sneak Peek” demos of cool new technology, and of course the fantastical MAX Bash party with 5,000 of your closest friends.
= BREAKING NEWS =
The next generation of Creative Suite products – sometimes referred to as CS7 or CS-Next – will actually be called “CC” (as in “Photoshop CC“) and from here on out will be available exclusively through the Creative Cloud.
Last week we got a sneak peek of a great feature that is likely to be in the next release of Photoshop: a new Camera Shake Reduction Tool, which was previously known as Photoshop Image Deblurring… We expect more details to be revealed about this and other new features in a possible CS7 announcement on May 6th.
But accomplishing this for still images isn’t the only cool deblurring application Adobe has been working on lately… Adobe researchers Jue Wang and Sunghyun Cho have published a paper on an innovative new technique to deblur videos as well – which could be huge considering how much handheld video footage is out there now, and growing every day. The development of this technology could be a big addition to video editing tools like Adobe’s Premiere Pro.