Tool Tips: Adobe Creative Cloud
According to Adobe, Creative Cloud (www.adobe.com/products/creativecloud.html) will deliver a comprehensive array of creative services, including Adobe Creative Suite desktop applications, Adobe Touch Apps, and community features, “that together will radically redefine the content creation process.”
This is great news for adult and other operators on the go, who need access to their tools and files, wherever they may be. In a big picture way, this author believes it is also another signal of the shift to tablet computing, where an increasing part of the workload is offloaded to service providers — a necessary hardware cost-cutting step that’s required to usher in universal device ownership.
You have what you need, when you need it (whenever and wherever that might be).
Software publishers get to fight software piracy while adding new revenue streams.
The company says that the new system allows users to view creative files on virtually any device, but increasingly robust feature sets will define new roles for enabled devices.
“View layers, artboards, and pages of PSD, AI, and INDD files on virtually any device — even change the layer state of PSD files,” states the product’s website. “Adobe Creative Cloud eliminates the need to export JPEG or PDF files because you’re able to open and work on your source files directly in Adobe Touch Apps.”
Still in development, with some features currently available, Adobe Creative Cloud is scheduled to fully launch in 2012.