During their MAX keynote today, Adobe announced that the next version of its Creative Suite software (Photoshop, Illustrator, Lightroom, Premiere, After Effects, etc.) will only be available via their year-old subscription service, Creative Cloud.
They’ll be called CC (Creative Cloud), rather than CS (Creative Suite). e.g., Photoshop CC, Premiere CC, Audition CC, etc.
The subscription is $50/month (so, $600/year), and gives you access to all the software in Adobe’s Creative Suite Master Collection.
Of course, this allows you to save your work to the cloud (tho’ you can work offline, as well), access it on any of your devices, collaborate with others, or post it to the Behance creative network.
If you’ve been eyeing Photoshop CS6, for example, you can still buy (license, I s’pose) it outright, but it won’t receive any updates after the CC software debuts mid-June. =) Bud