Adobe Officially Announces CS6, Begins Taking Pre-orders.

While there various great options for the photo/video/web professionals of the world to create and design their ideas, it’s no secret that Adobe’s platform of applications is perhaps the most popular and widely known. That said, for many weeks now Adobe has been posting tons of new teaser and informational videos regarding their upcoming CS6 application suite, highlighting the slew of new features and performance enhancements. And finally, beginning today, you can finally secure the next generation of Adobe creation software as Adobe has officially announced and made available for pre-order, CS6.

Pricing for CS6 is as follows (USD):

  • Adobe Creative Suite 6 Design Standard – $1,299
  • Adobe Creative Suite 6 Design & Web Premium – $1,899
  • Adobe Creative Suite 6 Production Premium – $1,899
  • Adobe Creative Suite 6 Master Collection – $2,599

Adobe Creative Cloud

The other new and perhaps more important announcement, however, is Adobe’s new Adobe’s Creative Cloud initiative beginning at $49.99/month which gives Adobe CS customers cloud storage, versioning and sharing as well as access to Adobe’s Master Suite collection of apps. After the first year, pricing for Creative Cloud’s annual membership is $600/year.

As always, students and teachers can still receive steep discounts of up to 80% on Adobe’s full suite of applications. For example, the new Creative Cloud can be had for as little as $29.99/month for the aforementioned customers.

Actual (read: tangible – you can download/install CS 6 on your computer) release is looking to be early May if the shopping cart dates listed when adding items to your cart are correct.

Not Sure Which Version You Need?

For newcomers or those still not carrying the “professional” tag that are having trouble deciding which version and which apps to buy, Adobe has created a handy comparison chart covering the full gamut of new software. See below.

  • Jordan Carpenter

    I knew the second I re-installed CS5.5 CS6 would be released. And wouldn’t you know, I installed CS5.5 yesterday. Ugh…