(From the December 2013 issue of Research Now)
Adobe® has changed their licensing scheme to a cloud-based product, the Creative Cloud™, which is available for teams through subscription-based licensing, rather than the previous perpetual licensing. Subscriptions are purchased on an annual basis, with the termination date in March of each year, and are pro-rated by month at the time of purchase.
What applications are included in Creative Cloud for teams?
Is it possible to purchase just single application subscriptions?
Yes. The following applications are available for purchase as single app subscriptions: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Adobe Muse, Dreamweaver, Flash Professional, Edge Inspect, Edge Animate, Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects, Adobe Audition, SpeedGrade, InCopy, and Prelude.
Will internet access be needed to use the Creative Cloud applications?
No, the applications will be installed directly to your computer. Subscriptions are managed through an administrative portal by RIT. Although available, cloud storage will be disabled. Files will be stored on the network (preferred) or hard drive (if off-site).
What is the difference between the perpetual licenses and the subscription licenses?
I have a desktop and a laptop computer; can the software be installed on both computers?
The Creative Cloud applications can be installed on two computers, regardless of the operating system, for the subscribed individual.
My lab/investigator/department currently owns a perpetual license of Creative Suite, Photoshop, Illustrator, etc.; do I have to move to the Adobe Creative Cloud?
No. At this time, you may continue using the perpetual license until it no longer works on the operating system.
I don’t use these Adobe products on a regular basis but may need them once or twice a year. What’s available for me?
RIT is purchasing a number of licenses that will be available for check-out on a monthly basis. Users will not be permitted to check these licenses out on an on-going basis. If users have a continuous need for these products, they must purchase a yearly subscription.
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