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FREE Copies of New Adobe Acrobat XI Pro – Our $950 Giveaway!

September 7th, 2012 205 comments
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Adobe Acrobat X, the world’s leading PDF document creation software, has been with us for nearly two years now, and there are questions out there on when the next version Acrobat XI will be released…

What's New in Adobe Acrobat XI?

Now, nobody can actually say whether it would be called Acrobat XI or Acrobat 11, but one thing for sure is that the upgrade will be incorporated into the next release of Creative Suite (CS6.5 according to plan) and the new Creative Cloud, as well as sold separately.

It hasn’t been announced by Adobe when or what new features would be in an Acrobat XI Pro or Standard, but we do have some educated guesses

In the meantime while we wait for developments on this front, we’re going to give away two copies of Acrobat 11 to two lucky readers here (meaning you!) as soon as it’s available…  Pricing is not definite but if version 11 costs the same as version 10, then Acrobat XI Pro would sell for US$449 for a full copy – meaning this new giveaway is valued at US$948.

And importantly, by popular request from previous giveaways, this one is open worldwide.

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Get Adobe Flash Builder 4.6 + ColdFusion Builder 2 Completely Free

August 28th, 2012 6 comments
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Free Professional Adobe Development Tools

You may have heard of the recent releases of Flash Builder 4.6 (formerly Flex Builder, and part of CS6), plus ColdFusion 10 and ColdFusion Builder 2

And we’ve written about this particular offer before, but it bears repeating now that we have these major product refreshes for both Flex and ColdFusion.

Adobe will give you full versions of these premium devel­opment tools (US$249 – $1,499 values) absolutely free world­wide if you qualify!  And if you don’t, you might know someone who does and could benefit…

Free copies of Adobe Flash Builder 4.6 Standard are given for non-commercial use to:  (a) students, faculty and staff of eligible educational institutions,  or  (b) software devel­opers who are affected by the current economic conditions and currently unemployed.

The ColdFusion products are also available for free to educational customers, to use for learning purposes only and not for production purposes. Complimentary installation support is available, and if you are a teacher and would like ColdFusion 10 for multiple systems in your lab, you can request up to 30 education serial numbers.

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Adobe Creative Cloud CS6 Giveaway! Win FREE Annual Membership

August 2nd, 2012 253 comments
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[UPDATE – Also see our new Adobe CC 2020 Giveaway!]

What is the Adobe Creative Cloud?

Creative Suite 6 has been out since May, for instant download and direct shipping – with many important differences in this release compared to Creative Suite 5, including hundreds of new features added to the individual applications…

And after giving away CS6 Master Collection and CS6 Design & Web Premium this spring, we’re now offering a free annual member­ship for the Adobe Creative Cloud – and this giveaway is open worldwide.

Adobe Creative Cloud Introductory Promotion - Existing CS Product Owners Save 40%! (*Extended*)

The Creative Cloud includes access to all CS6 applications, as well as Lightroom 4, Adobe Muse, Adobe Edge Preview, plus a collec­tion of great publishing services tied together in a digital hub with 20GB of online space for storing, sharing, and syncing your files.  If you’re our lucky winner you will receive a one-year membership for the full commercial Creative Cloud for Windows and Mac, in any available language.

This product sells for US$49.99 per month for the annual plan, so the total value of the prize for this drawing is as much as US$600.  If you are an existing Creative Suite cus­tomer then the price could be 40% less at $29.99/month for the first year for those who sign up now using Adobe’s introductory offer.

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Watch Adobe ‘Creative Week’ On-Demand: Demos, How-to’s + More

July 10th, 2012 Leave a comment
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Watch Adobe Creative Week Shows with CS6 Demos, Tutorials, How-to's, and More!

Adobe’s first-ever ‘Creative Week’ kicked off today in the UK, with 18 hours of free program­ming available either live or on-demand anytime…

The latest trends, the hottest issues, the coolest technology! Join us for lively interactive debates, informative presentations, creative challenges, and exclusive demonstrations broadcast live online over 5 days from our London studio. We’ll be covering every aspect of the creative industry with the help of creative luminaries, industry experts, Adobe evangelists and many members of the creative community.

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New Adobe Captivate 6 Trial Downloads — Direct Links (no Akamai)

June 15th, 2012 20 comments
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Download New Adobe Captivate 6 Free Trial

[UPDATE (August 2018) – These still work to download the old Captivate 6 trials. We also now have the all-new Captivate 2019 Direct Download Links!]

In surprise news this morning Adobe introduced and announced the immediate availability of Captivate 6, 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].

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FREE New Adobe CS6 Design & Web Premium Suite! (Worth $1,900)

May 29th, 2012 642 comments
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[UPDATE – Also see our new Adobe CC 2020 Giveaway!]

Creative Suite 6 is now available for instant download and direct shipping, and there are many important differences in this release compared to Creative Suite 5, including hundreds of new features added to the individual applications.

Download the Free CS6 Design & Web Premium Trial!

And after giving away CS6 Master Collection last month, we’re now offering Adobe’s most popular and top-selling suite, CS6 Design and Web Premium!  If you’re our lucky winner you will be shipped a brand new box with the full commercial English version for either Windows or Mac.  This perma­nent collection is the evolution of both the Design Premium and Web Premium lines, which have been combined in CS6.

“Adobe Creative Suite 6 Design & Web Premium is the ultimate toolkit for professional design and web development. Craft compelling graphics and images, lay out high-impact print pages, build HTML5/CSS3 websites, and design for tablets and smartphones — all with greater speed and precision than ever before.”

This product sells for $1,899 / €1,837 / £1,509 and contains over $4,000 in individual tools, including the popular Photoshop Extended, Dreamweaver, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat X Pro, Flash Professional, among others… (see the complete list of applications it contains)  If you want to try it out first and install it on your computer, that’s easy as the free trial is available for download for both Windows and Mac OS.

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Download Adobe CS6 Trials: Direct Links (no Assistant or Manager)

May 7th, 2012 1,761 comments
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[UPDATE (May 2019) – Some of these still work to download the old CS6 trials (plus Edge Animate 1.5), but Adobe has recently taken down many links… However, we also now have the all-new Adobe CC 2019 Direct Download Links!]

[UPDATE (Jan. 2017) – Adobe just stopped selling CS6 entirely – here’s why.]

Creative Suite 6 is now available for instant download and direct shipping, and there are many important differences in this release compared to Creative Suite 5, including hundreds of new features added to the individual applications.

Get Adobe CS6 Now

Here we’ve put together a complete set of Adobe CS6 direct download links for all the new products (Windows and Mac OS), for instant easy access and the ability to use your own download manager or download assistant if you have any difficulty with what Adobe normally employs and need to get the trials without it…

Whether you’re considering buying a full version or will be upgrading from a prior CS release, or even if you’re getting a volume license or joining the Creative Cloud, you can always use these free trials to install, run, and activate the CS6 software on your system, without needing to reinstall.  All of these CS6 trials will run fully for 30 (or possibly more) free days after initial launch.

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New Giveaway! Win Photoshop CS6 + Lightroom 4 Free ($1K Prizes)

April 19th, 2012 637 comments
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[UPDATE – Also see our new Adobe CC 2020 Giveaway!]

Creative Suite 6 is now available for instant download and direct shipping, and there are many important differences in this release compared to Creative Suite 5, including hundreds of new features added to the individual applications.

Download the Free Adobe Photoshop CS6 Trial!

And after giving away CS6 Master Collection earlier this month, we now would like to focus especially on Adobe’s popular lineup of Digital Imaging Products. In particular, we want to give brand new copies of Photoshop CS6, Lightroom 4, and Photoshop Elements 10 to three of you, our amazing readers!

There will be one winner for each of these products, which are the commercial English versions for either Windows or Mac OS. The three winners will receive them in prize packages also containing Adobe/CS6 tee-shirts, pens, and other goodies. 1st prize is Photoshop, 2nd prize is Lightroom, and 3rd prize is PSE – with a total estimated retail value for all prizes of US$1000.

Sound good?  These are all brand new releases, so it may help to know what’s new in Photoshop CS6, what’s new in Lightroom 4, and what’s new in Photoshop Elements 10.

How to enter?  It’s easy to gain up to four chances to win…  The contest is open to residents of North America, U.K., Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa – and to enter just do one (or more) of the following:

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Buy CS5 Now + Get Free Upgrade to CS6: Adobe Sets Grace Period

March 26th, 2012 108 comments
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[UPDATE (May 7th) – Creative Suite 6 is now shipping!]

This morning Adobe opened an official “grace period” for free upgrades to Creative Suite 6 for anyone who purchases the current Creative Suite software version today (full or upgrade), and for the next six weeks. This is a “first” for the company – formalizing and announcing a complimentary upgrade offer in advance – and means that if you buy CS5.5 or CS5 now (depending on the application), you will receive a free upgrade to CS6 when it comes out, which can save you significant money…

Buy CS5.5 Now and Get CS6 at No Additional Cost! Hurry - Ends May 6

This news follows on the heels of the release of the free public Photoshop CS6 beta version last week (download here) – and opens the door for owners of older versions of Creative Suite such as CS4, CS3, and even CS2 with a clear upgrade path to CS6 at today’s current prices. Adobe puts this plainly in the Offer FAQ:

“If you upgrade to or purchase CS5.5 today, you’ll be paying the current price, plus you’ll get CS6 at no additional cost.   If you wait until CS6 ships, you’ll pay the price to upgrade to CS6, which may be higher.”

This Upgrade Assurance promotion is valid largely worldwide* for all commercial, education, government, and volume customers, and is good for individual applications as well as suites. It includes most current CS products (but not all – Acrobat, Flash Catalyst, Flash Builder, Con­tribute, and OnLocation individual products are excluded – although suites containing them are covered).  The free upgrades are definitely included for all new orders of Photoshop CS5 and Illustrator CS5, and CS5.5 versions for all the rest.

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Four Hours of Free Tutorials for Lightroom 4, plus Other Resources

March 8th, 2012 8 comments
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[UPDATE (June 2013)Lightroom 5 is now out! Check out over 3 hours of free LR5 training that takes you in-depth with the new features, workflows, and improvements.]

Adobe Lightroom 4 is only days old, yet it’s quickly getting rave reviews across the net…

PC Magazine gives it 4½ stars and their Editors’ Choice Award for photo workflow software, writing: “For anyone who’s serious about digital photography, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 is now a more essential tool than ever – this is the app you need.”

Watch Lightroom 4 Free Video Tutorials

Digital Photography Review also has great things to say: “Lightroom 4 is a substantial upgrade … offers an impressive list of features … on image quality, the Lightroom team has kept its eye on the prize … consistently getting pleasing results in fewer steps … works impres­sively well on a range of images … you can get superior results compared to previous versions … video users will also be pleased … welcome surprise price drop … compel­ling reasons to upgrade.”

And there is already a wealth of free learning resources available… Here are some good ones:

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