Trying to move faster and into new realms, Adobe releases an upgrade to many of its Creative Suite apps. New Web standards and mobile devices are a major focus.
Creative Suite 5.5 features updates to some--not all--of the constituent Adobe applications, including Flash Professional, Premiere Pro, and Dreamweaver.
Displeasure was abundant among more than 1,600 Adobe customers responding to a survey by CNET and Jefferies about Adobe's shift to subscription sales. But Adobe's Creative Cloud shows some silver linings.
Cutting the Creative Cloud subscription price 40 percent to $30 a month is a big draw -- but what'll happen at full price? Also: Photoshop and Illustrator get Retina support.
Adobe's updated raw-image format now handles stitched panoramas and HDR photos, part of a plan to attract more photographers and allies. Adobe hopes to see the features used -- but isn't promising anything.
Adobe has offered a workaround to this issue by reimplementing components that Apple has removed from its APIs.
The company has released patches for four of its software suites, but users concerned about the vulnerabilities in these products will be required to purchase upgrades of each product except for one.
The company says it's working on patches for Creative Suite 5.x versions of Photoshop, Illustrator, and Flash. Previously, customers would have had to pay to upgrade to CS6 to get the fixes.
In a Jefferies and CNET poll, creative pros express more negative than positive views about Adobe's new service and pricing, but Adobe says they'll come around. Also: new possibilities with HTML5.
CNET and Jefferies are running a survey about customers' views about how well Adobe is doing with its Creative Cloud subscription and HTML5 design, and we'd like to hear what you think.