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Adobe Unveils Creative Cloud

Adobe has announced the launch of its Creative Cloud, alongside the unveiling of its Creative Suite 6 (CS6) suite of products.

Described as a game changer (yes, that old chestnut) for creative types worldwide, Creative Cloud charges users a monthly subscription fee for online access to all of its CS6 applications, along with several other products.

While these applications won't actually be browser-based, the subscriber can download as many of them as they like. Creative Cloud members will also be provided with all software upgrades, before they are launched as part of the CS6 major updates.

Creative Cloud links Adobe Touch Apps to CS6 desktop applications. In a press statement, Adobe has noted: "Creative Cloud integrates Adobe's creative tablet applications, such as Photoshop Touch, into everyday work - seamlessly synchronizing and storing files in the cloud for sharing and access on any device."

Creative Cloud publishing services will also be provided, in order to facilitate the easy publishing of apps, magazines, to likes of the iPhone, iPad and Android devices. Web hosting capabilities are also integrated into Adobe's new subscription solution.

Along with the CS6 applications - where there are 14 of in total - Creative Cloud will also boast Adobe Muse and Adobe Edge preview. These are new tools for HTML5 design and development. Furthermore, the service will come with 20GB worth of cloud storage.

As for the subscription price, Creative Cloud membership will cost £47 ($49.99) per month on a one year plan. You can pre-order your membership now, with the product due to go live inside of the next month. Current Creative Suite users can benefit from an introductory offer, which gives them a first year membership at £27 per month.

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Darren Allan

Darran has over 25 years of experience in digital and magazine publishing as a writer and editor. He's also an author, having co-written a novel published by Little, Brown (Hachette UK). He currently writes news, features and buying guides for TechRadar, and occasionally other Future websites such as T3 or Creative Bloq and he's a copy editor for TechRadar Pro. Darrran has written for a large number of tech and gaming websites/magazines in the past, including Web User and ComputerActive. He has also worked at IDG Media, having been the Editor of PC Games Solutions and the Deputy Editor of PC Home.