[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ admin_label=”section” _builder_version=”3.0.47″][et_pb_row admin_label=”row” _builder_version=”3.0.47″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”3.0.47″ parallax=”off” parallax_method=”on”][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” _builder_version=”3.0.47″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”]Adobe┬áis changing the landscape of design software with the recent release of Creative Cloud. Not only have they introduced a cloud-based software solution that uses a subscription model, but they have also stopped development of the Creative Suite software in a box.

What does this mean for your business? Whether you are a designer, an IT professional, or a content creator, if you use the Adobe Creative Suite, switching to the cloud is inevitable. 

5 Things You Need to Know about Adobe Creative Cloud

Any change in a product or service comes with questions from users. These are some of the most commonly asked questions that will help you better understand what it means to switch from Creative Suite to Creative Cloud:

  1. Because it is cloud-based, do I have to be online all the time? No. Just as with Creative Suite, the applications are installed on your computer, so you can use them any time. You do need to be connected to the Internet for the initial installation, and you will occasionally need a connection to validate the software license.
  2. Do I have to keep my files in the cloud? No. Although the cloud is secure, some users prefer to store files on a computer or on a local server. With Creative Cloud you have the option to store your files wherever you choose. However, advantages of keeping files in the cloud include remote access, easier sharing, and better version control.
  3. How do software upgrades work? One of the greatest benefits of cloud-based software is that upgrades are made universally for all users, without the need to install software on individual computers. This means that your team is always working with the same software version, interface, and features. The subscription model also makes it easy for you to predict future costs, regardless of changes in the software.
  4. Are there any price breaks for existing customers? Yes. If you have a license for CS3 or later and switch to Creative Cloud before August 31, you will save on monthly costs for the first year. If you currently have CS6 license, the savings are even greater.
  5. What is the best way to buy a Creative Cloud subscription? The first step is to decide which subscription levelmakes the most sense for your business. If you’re not sure, work with a qualified reseller to help you make your decision. When you do decide to buy, make sure your provider will be there to answer questions and help you get set up. Remember, existing Creative Suite users get valuable price breaks, but only before August 31.

If you want to learn more about how the Creative Cloud can help you improve your business, get in touch with MelroseMAC today. As an Adobe Gold Reseller, we are uniquely qualified to help you select the best solution for your business and provide ongoing support. Contact us today to get started with your free trial.

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