Adobe Creative Suite 6: Is it worth it?
Behold the “Creative Cloud”
Adobe’s biggest selling point is the introduction of their “Creative Cloud.” With trends of cloud computing popping up everywhere this is to no surprise to introduce. Adobe presents this feature as a way to easily integrate all creative work done over their various software platforms. This will allow designers to work on projects on everything from tablets to smartphones and easily upload to a cloud to retrieve on their desktop. It will also make it easier to share files with colleagues. At what price does this creative cloud computing come at though?
Aside from the great “Creative Cloud” Adobe has some great new features that make their platforms easier to use and new effects.
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Any and every designer knows that the biggest downfall of Adobe’s Creative Suites is the price. Which is usually an outrageous figure, but hard to avoid since in all honesty they have the best software out. With their new pricing scheme they plan to deploy with CS6 we wonder is it actually worth it?
Below is how Adobe plans to price out CS6 highlighting its cloud service.
It is clear Adobe is attempting to sway the customers into their cloud computing services making the “Creative Cloud” seem like the most bang for your buck, but here are a few things to consider when deciding if you REALLY need to have this.
- Number of employees – If your firm has one person designated for all of the creative work do their really need to share files with anyone else in the company?
- Experience versus New Features – if you are a designer or developer with years of experience you have seen Adobe’s Creative Suite transform before your eyes. Take time to evaluate all of the new features and determine are they really that beneficial to you? Or is your current process working just fine for you?
- Cost – There is no doubt evaluating the cost to determine if it is in your budget. Don’t stretch out your budget to get Adobe’s cloud computing unless you are absolutely sure it will make your work easier and create a smoother work flow process.