Adobe launches major update for Creative Cloud

Adobe has launched a major update to its Creative Cloud, adding and enhancing the design, layout, image manipulation, video editing, and website creation features of its cloud-based platform.

Among the new capabilities are a desktop app to help sync and manage files, integration with Behance, the largest online creative community, improved file storage and sharing across multiple devices and operating systems, with 20GB of space included, access to a slew of publishing options, and numerous font additions to the Adobe Typekit library.

The update applies to Photoshop CC, InDesign CC, Illustrator CC, Dreamweaver CC, Premiere CC and other popular Adobe creative software. Hundreds of new features are added to these, including Camera Shake Reduction and Smart Sharpen for Photoshop, Touch Type for Illustrator, new editing tools in Premiere, and updated CSS in Dreamweaver, to name but a few.

“We’ve added a ton of new innovation to all our CC desktop apps like Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. These apps include new features that increase productivity, streamline the effort to build mobile content and showcase some stunning new imaging and video science,” said David Wadhwani, senior vice president and general manager of Digital Media at Adobe.

“And in addition to the traditional areas of innovation these apps are now connected to the powerful publishing and community features integral to the Creative Cloud experience.”

The update is available free for members to the Creative Cloud and can be accessed on all major computer and mobile platforms. Subscription rates, including discounts for owners of Adobe CS3 or later software, are available on Adobe's website.