Today, at an event in New York City, Adobe will make several major announcements regarding the release of new products and services that include the release of 14 updated Creative Cloud Desktop Apps, 3 new mobile applications, new hardware devices, as well as the release of a new Creative Cloud Plan for photography.
Since the Adobe Creative Cloud was announced at Adobe MAX last year, Adobe has continued to live up to its promise to push out frequent updates for their desktop applications. While in the past, these Creative Cloud updates might have been released sporadically, today, Adobe announced a timed release of updates to 14 of its Creative Cloud Applications, it’s biggest release since CS6. These applications include Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, InCopy, Muse, Dreamweaver, Edge Animate, Premiere Pro, After Effects, Audition, SpeedGrade, Prelude, and Lightroom.
In addition, Adobe also announced the new release of three new connected Creative Cloud mobile applications including: Adobe Photoshop Mix, an app that will allow you to edit and combine photos on your mobile devices, Adobe Sketch for drawing, and Adobe Line, a precision drawing application. These new connected mobile apps will allow you to create on your mobile device, and sync your files with your Creative Cloud account so you can finish creating these documents seamlessly on your desktop. Adobe also announced a new SDK that will allow third-party developers to access Creative Cloud features such as Content Aware Fill, and use them in their applications.
As a companion to Adobe’s new mobile apps, Adobe also released the long-awaited devices that they announced at Adobe MAX last year, codenamed Mighty and Napoleon. The new devices, called Adobe Ink, and Adobe Slide will be available in the U.S., as a pair for $199.00.
Bolstered by its earlier success, Adobe has made the Creative Cloud for Photography plan a permanent fixture in their plan lineup. Photographers that don’t have a use for the other Adobe Creative Cloud applications will now be able to receive Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom, Lightroom Mobile for iPad and iPhone, and Adobe Photoshop Mix for just $9.99 per month.
For designers, Adobe also updated Illustrator with new capabilities such as Live Shapes, which will allow users to quickly transform rectangles into complex shapes, as well as faster rendering of vector graphics. In InDesign, users can now select table rows and columns and use EPUB Fixed Layout to create digital books.
Today’s announcement also brings with it tighter integration with the Adobe Creative Cloud, enabling users to access and manage everything that makes up their creative profile – their files, photos, fonts, colors, and community – from wherever they work. Also, introduced today is the new Creative Cloud app for iPhone and iPad, which will allow you to manage these assets from your mobile device.