Adobe on Tuesday announced the 2015 edition of its Creative Cloud subscription program along with the launch of a new stock photo service. The new update brings with it a bunch of new tools including Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC, Premiere CC and InDesign CC. Also included in the update will be new connected mobile apps for iOS and Android. The suite now includes a plethora of apps across several platforms – 15 for desktop and around 8 for mobile.
“We’ve been really focused on performance for this release,” said Scott Morris, Creative Cloud’s senior marketing director. “This release of Illustrator is 10 times faster than CS6 for all of the common tasks like panning and zooming; InDesign is twice as fast, even in scrolling through complex documents; and performance enhancements in Photoshop such as the Healing Brush and the Path Tool are up to 120 times faster with GPU acceleration.”
The company also touts its brand new stock photo service, Adobe Stock to be the first ever industry stock content service; that’ll be integrated directly within software and tools for everyday usage. It’ll also make full utilization of Adobe’s recent acquisition of the Fotolia stock agency.
“We have 40 million pieces of high-impact creative content for print, web and mobile app projects, and know you will find the perfect photos, illustrations and graphics, covering virtually every subject,” said Adobe in a blog post
Launched back in 2012, Creative Cloud was primarily meant for mobile devices with free apps that work in conjunction with CC desktop tools. The company has now released Brush CC, Shape CC, Color CC and Photoshop Mix for the first time on Android. In addition, Adobe has also updated many of its popular Creative Cloud mobile apps for iPhone and iPad, including the likes of Adobe Comp CC, Photoshop Mix, Photoshop Sketch, Illustrator Draw, Brush CC, Shape CC and Color CC.
“We have a commitment that over time we will bring phone-based apps to Android. It opens up that mobile-to-desktop workflow for the legions of Android users out there,” added Morris.
Along with all these updates, the company also debuted Adobe Hue CC today, which essentially allows users to capture and share production quality lighting effects and color schemes that can be used for video, film and broadcast projects.
All the updates to Creative Cloud mobile and desktop apps are now available for free, though only for Creative Cloud members, while new stock service prices start at $9.99 for a single image, $49.99 for 10 images a month and 199.99 for 750 images a month.
Creative Cloud members will be entitled for a 40 percent discount if they buy 10 images a month for $29.99.