Adobe Announces Monthly Software Subscriptions For Creative Suite 5.5

Adobe Systems announced monthly subscriptions model for its upcoming Adobe Creative suite 5.5. This new model will allow users to try out Adobe products by subscribing online and paying a fraction of the cost of the original product. By this new model Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 Master Collection can be subscribed for $129 a month for a year or $195 month-to-month.

Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 will feature new tools that will enable users to create content for smartphones and tablets and will have an extensive support for HTML5. This new refresh will be made available in about a month and will be the first of Adobe's new release schedule.

Adobe is planning to release major versions of Creative suite product at every 24 month interval, with more incremental updates between the major releases. This is made clear in statement given by the company at San Jose.

"Adobe now plans to have milestone Creative Suite product introductions at 24-month intervals and -- starting with Creative Suite 5.5 -- significant mid-cycle releases designed to keep the worldwide creative community ahead of the latest advances in content authoring."

The Creative Suite subscription editions are new to Adobe and marks a major a change to Adobe's release strategy and allows users to subscribe to Adobe products without spending thousands of dollars to buy the software.

Adobe Announces Monthly Software Subscriptions For Creative Suite 5.5

By this new model the price of many of the Adboe's products become affordable for common people, starting from Adobe Photoshop, one of most popular Adobe products, has a subscription fee of $49 for monthly model and $35 per month one-year subscription.

Adobe's Creative Suite 5.5 Design Premium package, which includes InDesign, Dreamweaver, Flash Professional and Adobe FlashCatalyst, Acrobat X Pro, Illustrator CS5, Adobe Photoshop CS5 Extended and Adobe Fireworks CS5, has a subscription fee of $139 for month-to-month and $95 a month as part of a one-year plan.

Adobe's top-of-the-line Creative Suite 5.5 Master Collection can be subscribed to for $129 a month for a year or $195 month-to-month.

The traditional, non-subscription copy of Adobe's Creative Suite 5.5 Master Collection software will sell for $2,599, about $1,000 more than a one-year subscription to the software. The Design Premium package will sell for $1,899, or $759 more than a one-year subscription.

Here is the subscription fee for Adobe products

Product

Monthly Subscription Fee

For 1 Month

For 1 Year

Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 Master Collection $195 $129
Adobe Photoshop $49 $39
Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 Design Premium $139 $95

This new monthly subscription model makes Adobe products cheaper than the traditional non-subscription versions and will succeed in attracting more users to try Adobe products.

Links

Adobe Official Press Release - http://www.adobe.com/aboutadobe/pressroom/pressreleases/201104/041111AdobeCreativeSuite5.5.html

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