Today, the Adobe MAX conference started with it’s keynote address, introducing the fact that Adobe will no longer be offering the Creative Suite as stand-alone software, but instead will move to Cloud distribution for all it’s products. There will be no CS7, but rather a CC version (Creative Cloud).
According to John Nack’s blog (the Adobe Evangelist and Blogger) If you own a CS3 or later Adobe app, you can subscribe to Creative Cloud & get all the CS6 apps, 20GB of storage, and more at a huge discount ($29.99/month instead of $49/month in the US)–but note that the offer ends August 31st.
Check it out: http://blogs.adobe.com/jnack/2012/07/40-creative-cloud-discount-ends-in-one-month.html
Has anybody noticed that the new CS6 version of Adobe Premiere‘s Mercury Engine hasn’t been available in the new Macs, with ATI graphics cards (the stock cards, nowadays – seems Apple and Adobe have been “duking it out” and Apple’s not offering the NVidia cards as an option). Adobe only seems to want to recognize the NVidia cards’ CUDA technology for it’s fast render engine. BUT, THIS helpful man seems to have found a “hack” around that, changing some background info in Premiere so that it will recognize any CUDA capable card (http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4664?viewlocale=en_US)
Now, I can’t vouch for the hack’s ability to withstand the CS6 upgrades (it may be replaced), but it seems to work!
I just received this announcement. Not only are there links to purchase the software, but also some information on upgrade pricing and date limitations. Take a look! NEWS: Adobe® Creative Suite® 6 is Now Shipping
The company has also released all CS6 free trials for download and installation. These trials are fully-functional and will work side-by-side with any previous version(s) of the Creative Suite, including CS5 and CS5.5. We’ve got a complete list of trial direct download links for easy access.
The CS6 Student & Teacher Editions are now shipping as well. These offer up to 80% off the regular prices for education customers including students, teachers, and staff.
Today, I got an email from a rep from JourneyEd.com, one of my vendors. Her message states: Adobe has a current promotion with the release of CS6. Adobe is giving a free copy of CS6 to anyone that purchases CS 5.5 now until May 6! Please see attached promotion and contact me today for pricing!
Here’s her contact info:
Shelly Bishop | HigherEd Sales-Digital River Education Services, Inc.
Well, these same guys have finally come around to see that Premiere Pro IS actually a PRO program! Check out their video at the link below – and don’t forget to contact me, if you need any Premiere Pro training!
According to Deal News Daily, Adobe is offering an additional 80% off select education titles. The discount code is “SAVE80EDU”
As I’d only owned the CS5 Design Suite, and want the Master Suite, AND I know CS6 is being released soon, I called to confirm that the educational version would make me eligible for an upgrade price (vs. the educational price) on CS6 (the upgrade price is often better than the Educational price, nowadays). They did verbally confirm that the Ed version of CS5.5 is upgradeable when the new version is released (they would not provide any prices though). Then, they said they’d just been informed that this pricing is a mistake and they could not offer it.
However, I purchased it online – and the Educational version of the CS5.5 MASTER SUITE is shipping for $202 including tax. Of course, they need to verify my educational status, which may take a few days – and may be long enough for them to decline the pricing – but it was worth the attempt, IMO.
If you’re interested in trying for an AMAZING price, and can qualify for educational pricing, check out the article on Deal News at
Another CreativeCow.com article – well-written. I’ve been saying for a while that Premiere is no longer the “red-headed stepchild” of editing software, and I’ve been teaching it for a while now. I’m finding quite a few people switching, and this article, by a long-time user of Final Cut Studio for some time, will help explain why.
Yeah – it’s not perfect – but with no access to FCP Studio 3 anymore – and having this come with the Adobe CS5.5 Suite – it sure can work! This also compares Premiere (in part) to Avid.