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TechSoup is proud to announce the newest product in the Adobe donation program: Creative Cloud.
Creative Cloud is the evolution of Creative Suite: a suite of design applications for creating graphics, video, audio, and interactive content for print, the web, and mobile devices. You can use Creative Cloud to tell your story in a variety of media.
TechSoup offers access to 60 percent off the retail rate on the first year of a Complete plan membership for one user. Adobe will then automatically bill you at 40 percent off the retail rate for every year after until you cancel. You can request discounted rates for as many individual memberships as you need, and this offer is available to 501(c)(3) nonprofits and public libraries regardless of their size and budget.
This plan includes the full version of every Adobe Creative Cloud program, full access to its related services, access to Behance ProSite, and 20 GB of cloud storage space. Adobe also provides all updates and upgrades without any additional cost. See the program page for more details about this membership offered through TechSoup.
Creative Cloud is an all-in-one solution for organizations that produce creative content, including digital photographs, vector graphics, websites, and video, to inspire and better achieve their missions. The discounted membership to Creative Cloud offered through TechSoup is ideal for organizations that plan to use more than a single Adobe product regularly for one year or more.
Creative Cloud consists of more than 20 desktop applications, including Adobe's most popular programs like Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and Dreamweaver. See the full list of applications on Adobe's website. You can choose to download all the programs offered through the membership or just the ones that you need at any time.
Some applications included with Creative Cloud
Creative Cloud also includes full access to other Adobe services including Typekit, Adobe's library of thousands of fonts; PhoneGap Build, a mobile app development platform; Business Catalyst, Adobe's web hosting platform; and Behance ProSite, a customizable portfolio site.
Screenshot of a Mac Finder window synced with Adobe cloud storage
Each membership includes 20 GB of cloud storage. You can upload and sync PSD, AI, INDD, PDF, and other types of Adobe files to and from any device.
Check out how these nonprofits and charities are using Adobe products to tell their stories and deliver messages.
Also, take a look at TechSoup's Storymakers program to see the stories other nonprofits are telling with the help of Adobe products.
I am THRILLED to finally have this available!
Adobe has shut out a lot of customers through this renting scheme. I'm sure larger non profits will be thrilled. But for us small guys, the cost is prohibitive. So long, Adobe. It's been swell.
To share some information that we posted in the forums:
•Our Adobe relationship managers worked hard to get the best deal possible. The technology landscape is changing to cloud computing in many cases and we work diligently to provide the best offer possible for nonprofits.
•We understand that subscriptions require serious consideration as far as operation expenses. We respect the situation that many nonprofits are in. That is why we continue to offer a range of products and will continue to try bring in new offers that may better suit your needs.
•Also note that we still offer Acrobat Pro XI and Photoshop Elements as a donation for desktop download if that interests you.
Is Photoshop Elements compatible with Photoshop CS6? If a file is created in CS6, can it be edited in Elements?
My understanding is that Photoshop Elements has some of the editing capabilities that CS does, but not all. So I think you might be able to open a file created in CS6 in Elements (it would probably depend on what type of file it was), but you might or might not be able to edit it, depending on which type of editing you wanted to do. Here's a blog post that compares the functionality in Adobe Photoshop Elements to that in Adobe Photoshop Creative Cloud that I think will help, since it gives a lot of details about what type of editing you can do in Photoshop Elements (scroll down to the table):
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