Adobe Creative Cloud Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

Adobe Creative Cloud

Graphic design and video editing software

4.7/5 (6,680 reviews)

Adobe Creative Cloud overview

What is Adobe Creative Cloud?

Adobe Creative Cloud is a graphic design and video editing suite that enables businesses to publish print layouts, edit images, manage PDF documents, and collaborate with team members using various mobile and desktop applications. With Adobe Creative Cloud Libraries, enterprises can remotely access, organize, and share creative assets from a centralized repository.

Adobe Creative Cloud lets designers create customizable portfolio websites, access multiple fonts to create projects, and share artwork on Behance. Photographers can utilize Adobe Photoshop to crop, remove, enhance, retouch, or combine images according to individual requirements and create posters, websites, or banners using various built-in editing tools. It helps businesses in the digital media and print industry to design brochures, magazines, reports, books, and flyers, add animations, audio, video, or slideshows in documents, and import SVG files in InDesign.

Adobe Creative Cloud enables businesses to edit videos or films and create designs for mobile applications, games, and websites. Adobe Acrobat DC allows users to create, convert, share, edit, archive, or sign PDF documents and streamline review processes adding comments or annotations in files
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Pricing

Starting from
$19.99/month
Pricing options
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Free trial
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Markets

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Supported languages

English
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Adobe Creative Cloud user reviews

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Avash Kattel

#1 Design Software in Market

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-11-14
Review Source: Capterra

I have been using Adobe Creative Cloud for more than 3 years and it has been the best choice among other competitors for all these 3+ years. The software I use most is Adobe Photoshop and it has helped me a lot in my professional career. For all the features available in Adobe Creative Cloud - I absolutely love it! If you are a graphic designer, you need Adobe Creative Cloud as it is the #1 graphic designing software available in the market.

Pros
One subscription - and I get access to 20+ awesome design software. I also get access to stock photographs and other assets which I use regularly as they are of high quality. It's also easy to work on a project with teams as projects are saved online. The thing I like most about Adobe Creative Cloud is that - it gets updated regularly. Due to regular updates, I can be sure that the features of these software are in accordance with current technologies. I have spent more than 3 years using Adobe Creative Cloud in regular basis - and I can say that I learn something new every week and this has helped me a lot in my professional career.

Cons
Subscription for only one software is expensive and doesn't seem to be suitable for beginners. We also need a fast performing computer to use most of Adobe software - which is fine looking at the features they offer. However, I think there is room for improvement of performance.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Rick Marquez

The standard

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2021-02-23
Review Source: Capterra

Adobe is crucial to what I do. The alternative options available are pretty capable also, but that’s only because of the trail Adobe has blazed. I can’t think of another product that allows me to create design photography audio video and animation all within the same ecosystem.

Pros
Every design or marketing team that I’ve been a part of for the last ten tests has used the bundle of Adobe products that eventually became creative cloud. It’s become an indispensable tool in our industry. The cloud based service along with subscription pricing structure changed the application space for the better because you’re always up to date with the latest features. The seamless integration between applications and file types has created the most productive digital workspace imaginable.

Cons
Sometimes the inconsistency across the app interfaces can be frustrating. For example, the crop tool in Photoshop I has a shortcut key of C but in Lightroom the shortcut key is R. You can create your own shortcut keys in Premiere but not in Lightroom. I wish Lightroom Classic would work on iPad on a per catalog basis

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Sam Z

I cannot say how much I dislike Adobe enough

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-01-04
Review Source: Capterra

I use the Adobe Creative Cloud at my full-time job, and it is a constant headache. It does the job it's supposed to, but for a company such as Adobe, I expect better. I expect better products, better customer service, better policies, better everything.

Pros
The programs are fairly easy to use. And I suppose on paper it's not a bad idea. Having a subscription does make it so you're spending less money up front. And it's an easy way to stay up to date. But remember, this is all on paper. In practice it's not so good.

Cons
Adobe seems to have something of a monopoly on the graphic design market, because I don't think they'd be getting away with their practices otherwise. People who bought their products previously no longer have license to use the software they once purchased if they're not using Cloud. Their programs crash all the time, and are full of annoying UI issues. A ton of small things that just don't make sense. For instance, resizing in Photoshop used to require holding shift to maintain original dimensions. And after users become familiar with that, they decide to change it so that when you size something, holding shift changes the width and height independent of each other. Sure, this would have made sense in the beginning, but to change what so many people are familiar with this late in the game? Plus, you'd think they implement that with all programs. But nope, InDesign it's the opposite, making the change completely pointless. And InDesign is a whole other bag of problems and glitches that can really put you in a bind if you're putting together a company catalog. My supervisor and I are constantly holding our breaths and on the edges of our seats when building a catalog that something major doesn't go wrong. Crashes every single time my computer goes to sleep, it'll randomly delete elements, and there are so many problems across the Adobe Suite that they simply won't fix. I could go on and on and on, but I'm about to run out of space.

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Likelihood to recommend: 0/10

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Anonymous

Absolutely Creative

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-11-11
Review Source: Capterra

Its a good product. It solves every business related problem I have. Everything creative under one roof, was a great idea

Pros
As a designer, I have to show my appreciation for this product. Its includes everything I will ever need for my business. I can read my PDFs, tweak my images, edit my videos, create illustrations and websites very easily. I especially love the import and export functions among the software's. The free cloud membership is absolutely perfect. I'm always a sucker for anything that includes extra storage.

Cons
Would appreciate if more if the pricing was friendlier and consistent, it's always in the back of my mind that the price for this product will keep increasing. At least pick a price and stick with it. Also not many people know about this creative suite, unless they are in the same industry mine, conversation about it goes right over their heads.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Robert Gray

Fantastic Value and a Heartening Focus on Learning

Used weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2021-02-11
Review Source: Capterra

Value and versatility, very easy to use. Ever since I've signed up for Creative Cloud I've felt like whatever video/graphic design software I need (even if I don't know that I need it yet) is right there at my fingertips because, well, it is! There is no longer any pressure to use the wrong tool for the job because it's the one I have or the one I've invested in. A few months ago, I was told by a friend that what I was doing on one animation would be better suited to After Effects. So, I installed it from the CC dashboard, opened it up, and got to work with no additional cost or learning curve.

Pros
First and foremost, I love their focus in recent years on making the software easier to learn, easier to use, and easier to deploy. In some places, there is educational materials built right into each window of the program. This is especially helpful to infrequent users. I feel less pressure to have a search engine open in a separate tab for questions that come up, as the help is increasingly within the program. Secondly, I've used the software for years and the sheer value it provides is second to none.

Cons
Some of the programs included in the Creative Cloud feel better suited to use on a laptop than others, at least with the default settings. Perhaps they plan on improving this overtime (I certainly hope so) and it must be said the ACC offerings are still better than their competitors'. However, I would like to see some form of "Laptop mode" like a few programming IDEs provide, as the programs can get a bit cluttered when I'm on the go.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Adobe Creative Cloud pricing

Starting from
$19.99/month
Pricing options
Subscription
Free trial
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Adobe Creative Cloud is offered across three pricing plans, outlined below. A 7-day free trial is available.
Individuals: $52.99 per month
Students and Teachers: $19.99 per month
Teams: Pricing starts with $33.99 per month
Business: $79.99 per month

Adobe Creative Cloud features

API
Document Management
Document Storage

Accounting Integration (108 other apps)
Activity Dashboard (214 other apps)
Activity Tracking (115 other apps)
Automatic Notifications (144 other apps)
Billing & Invoicing (162 other apps)
Calendar Management (117 other apps)
Customer Database (112 other apps)
Customizable Reporting (137 other apps)
Data Import/Export (150 other apps)
Electronic Payments (133 other apps)
Inventory Management (162 other apps)
Inventory Tracking (121 other apps)
Invoice Management (151 other apps)
Reminders (113 other apps)
Reporting & Statistics (248 other apps)
Search Functionality (140 other apps)
Third Party Integration (172 other apps)

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Additional information for Adobe Creative Cloud

Key features of Adobe Creative Cloud

  • 3D Video Editing
  • Audio Tools
  • Brand Overlay
  • Collaboration
  • Filtering
  • Image Database
  • Image Editor
  • Layout & Design
  • Media Library
  • Social Sharing
  • Split / Merge
  • Templates
  • Text Overlay
  • Video Capture
  • Video Stabilization
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