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Adobe Creative Cloud Features

Features Summary

Functionality

4.7

/5

7.2K

Total features

42

5 categories

Adobe Creative Cloud features

3D Digital Asset Management
3D Video Editing
API
Animations & Transitions
Audio Capture
Batch Processing
Brand Overlay
CAD Tools

Common features of Graphic Design software

3D Digital Asset Management
API
CAD Tools
Collaboration Tools
Commenting/Notes
Content Import/Export
Content Library
Content Management

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52.99

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Functionality

4.7

/5

7.2K

Price starts from

52.99

Per month

Total Features

42

Unique features

  • Content Import/Export

  • Image Editing

  • Animations & Transitions

  • Video Stabilization

Functionality

4.6

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311

Price starts from

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Total Features

65

Features in Common

11

Unique features

  • Calendar Management

  • Contact Management

  • Activity Tracking

  • Revenue Management

Functionality

4.5

/5

179

Price starts from

2000

Per year

Total Features

70

Features in Common

5

Unique features

  • Customizable Fields

  • Activity Tracking

  • SSL Security

  • Progress Tracking

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Pieter v.

Religious Institutions, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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The industry standard, but not perfect

Reviewed 2 years ago

Adobe Creative Cloud has solved many problems our organization has faced by allowing us to work with streamlined workflows and well integrated. However, sometimes I wonder whether there is a better competitor out there.

Pros

Creative Cloud provides access to a suite of software that is extremely versatile, customizable, and powerful for all means of creative work. The different software products integrate well with one another (E.g. After effects animations in Premiere, or Photoshop edits in Illustrator) and allows for workflows in projects that are relatively easy to manage.

Cons

Now and then, Premiere Pro seems to have a new bug that hampers our progress. Some video file formats work better than others. Other competitor video editing software has better performance under certain conditions. Creative Cloud products lack in optimization in certain situations.

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Larry T.

Architecture & Planning, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Creating a convenient path for creatives

Reviewed 4 months ago

Overall experience is great. I hope the prices can be reduced for long term subscribers.

Pros

I like the vast amount of software that is easy to access and much needed in the design industry.

Cons

I do not like the subscription fees as I think they should implement the one time fee structure thatwas very affordable.

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Benjamin G.

Medical Practice, 11-50 employees

Used monthly for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Great for Media and Document Admin, But a bit Clunky

Reviewed 20 days ago
Pros

Has all the tools one could need at their disposal for creative and admin purposes. You can pick and choose which software you need and only pay for what you want.

Cons

When trying to organise and store documents, the layout isn't most intuitive and takes a bit of fumbling around to get used to. I feel it definitely caters more to the professional creatives and software users, and I'm sure those people do fine. ly there are some good guides out there to help you find your way around.

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Tara S.

Design, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Indispensable

Reviewed 5 years ago

Creative Cloud is amazing. I am always excited by the potential Adobe offers, with powerful tools at my disposal, limited only by my expertise using them and my own imagination.

Pros

As a designer, I could not live without Adobe Creative Cloud, because it is the industry standard—every designer is using it. I love that Adobe constantly updates the software and then provides a 30-second walk-through tutorial when you open the program with the update, so the user evolves with the program. I love that all of the Adobe programs are available through Cloud so that you don't have to...

Cons

I wish more non-designers used it so that I could share working files. Like anything, if you don't have the program, you can't open the files. I also miss the days when I actually owned Adobe programs—with everything Cloud-based, you need to be online to have full functionality, and there is a constant subscription fee. It was nice paying once and being done with it.

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Kevin B.

Transportation/Trucking/Railroad, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Still unmatched by any other software

Reviewed 6 years ago

We use Creative Cloud on almost a daily basis, most often using Illustrator for graphic design and InDesign for print publishing. We also use Premiere and AfterEffects for video and motion graphics editing. The ability to move files between different programs through Adobe Bridge is particularly effective when working with a wide variety of assets in different contexts. The cloud-based nature of the software is essential for employees who work remotely, allowing them to sync programs and preferences across devices.

Pros

For the wide range of applications available through Creative Cloud, no other software comes close to matching the feature set available here. Creative Cloud is still the gold standard for graphic design, photo & video editing, motion graphic design, publishing design, and interoperability between them. The somewhat recent transition to cloud-based software improves the feature set and finally divorces...

Cons

There certainly is a learning curve given the complexity of the software, and Adobe has never fully managed to iron out every single bug. Occasionally, users will run into strange issues of software not working as expected, but thankfully the online knowledge base and customer service available almost always provides a solution, even if it's not intuitive.

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Emily H.

Printing, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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It's the Industry Standard for a reason, but for how long?

Reviewed 6 years ago
Pros

I have loved the Adobe suite since I first started using it back when I started in design with CS2, made my first purchase of the CS5 design suite in high school and Lightroom while in university, and now the CC at work. It's always growing with the demands of the industry and creating new features that assist designers and expand the possibilities. It now has easy tutorials included for new features that are visual more them verbal and easy to understand. The programs all integrate seamlessly together and makes it a joy to work with the software all day.

Cons

There is one flaw in the Illustrator software that is very specific to what I do on a daily basis that most people don't, that I wish would get created. A quick button that would create cut lines and apply bleeds. I specifically am in the sign and vehicle graphics industry and have an old (1990's/Early2000's) software that with a click of a button can recognize what image area is selected, apply cut...

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Cherry W.

Photography, self-employed

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend3/10

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It's powerful, but it also sucks

Reviewed 5 years ago

I am still using Adobe's subscription, but just for photoshop because I found better alternatives for two of the main programmes in Creative Cloud. For Lightroom, it is not the best in interpreting RAW files compared to Capture One. For Premiere, it's very slow and old, Davinci is a much better choice, or FCPX.

Pros

I am a photographer and I do video for my vlogs. Photoshop is an unparalleled photo editing tool. It takes time to learn and master, but it can transform any imagination. I like how I can access some fonts. Audition is amazing in editing audio, it's crazy. Premiere is also a powerful video editing tool, professionals and amatures use it to edit their work.

Cons

Even if you subscribe to Adobe's service from their official site, you may not be purchasing and thus served by Adobe after all. There is a monthly plan or annual, but regardless, you are on a year long contract, not just for the first year, it's every renewal. Adobe, depends on which country you come from, has different resellers. Which means, if anything happens to your account, they simply say,...

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James B.

Marketing and Advertising, self-employed

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Amazing suite of software for a great price!

Reviewed 8 years ago

I have been using the Adobe Creative Suite since 2005, when it was several thousand dollars to purchase! I am SO grateful for the switch the the CC (Creative Cloud) and the new pricing structure. They've really opened up their market for a much broader customer base. Almost all the software has gotten better and better (and more integrated) since I've first come on board. There's a few quirks that I have to work around (one major issue), but other than that, the whole bundle is just amazing for any and all creative/design work.

Pros

The breadth of this bundle is unbelievable. They have addressed 95% of any design person/team's needs with what's in the CC (Creative Cloud). From photo editing, template design, audio optimization, video production, web mastering :-) You name it, the've almost certainly got it.

Cons

The only issues I have are with Premiere Pro and Dreamweaver. First, Premiere Pro: This software is incredibly robust, and my issues with it are minor, but it still causes me to prefer Final Cut Pro X over it. In comparison, FCPX is much more user friendly and really streamlines much of the editing process, so that I don't have to do it manually. If you're someone who just needs to keep producing content,...

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Matthew H.

Consumer Electronics, self-employed

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Continuing a history of excellence

Reviewed 4 years ago

We utilize many of the Adobe Creative Cloud applications, Photoshop for general image manipulation, photo editing and the like; Illustrator for Vector Artwork creation and manipulation, After Effects for video production and multimedia ad creation. Other applications in the Adobe Suite are installed, but used much less frequently. Having used Adobe products since version 7, Creative Cloud continues the iterative nature of Adobe's software while keeping much of the core architecture the same... meaning this 'old dog' doesn't necessarily have to learn too many 'new tricks'.

Pros

Adobe Creative Cloud has long been considered the "cream of the crop" when it comes to Document Publishing / Document Layout / Graphic Design / Multimedia / Video Editing software. Their latest version(s), part of the Adobe Creative Cloud suite, continue that legacy with highly capable software that is robust, reliable, and thoroughly useful in any number of utilizations. Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, with each of these products you see vast improvements and new features, without sacrificing previous iterations workflows, which increases productivity even further.

Cons

As Adobe has been migrating to a Cloud-first approach to their software packages, single-use application purchases have been minimized and or lost completely. Adobe Creative Cloud offers a significant value in terms of software bundling, however, some customer's may be turned off by the inability to do a single purchase for the software. Having to pay to use the software in-perpetuity does cause pause for many organizations, but the upside is that you can always use the latest and greatest version(s).

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Glenn F.

Pharmaceuticals, 10,001+ employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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The Software Gold Standard for Creative Professionals

Reviewed 4 years ago

In general, my experience with Creative Cloud has always been a highly positive one. I use the software everyday for my job and although I've tried the other page layout design program, who's name rhymes with dark, I always come back to InDesign and am baffled at why anyone wouldn't use CC exclusively. As a graphic designer, I'm often times looking for new fonts for my creative projects and while the...

Pros

As a graphic designer creating packaging artwork for pharmaceutical products, it's easy to work with multiple programs in Creative Cloud because of the seamless integration involved. No special formatting or hoops to jump through to go from one program to another. For the most part it's just copy and paste from one to another. I also like that now that Creative Cloud is web based with a desktop control panel, it's easy to update and upgrade software at any time without needing to wait for our administrator to roll out the new software.

Cons

Not easy to find much to dislike about Creative Cloud as I've been using the programs for roughly 20 years or more. The only thing that comes to mind is an aspect of the desktop control panel for CC. When I go to the control panel to see what programs are available, are installed, or have updates/upgrades, the interface is a bit of a mess. All previous versions of programs still show up and list updates that are available. The real issue I have is that the programs with multiple versions available don't easily note which version they are. They list their versions as 21.0.1 instead of CC 2017, CC 2018, or CC 2019, which would make it much easier to determine what is there since the installed programs show up by the year.

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Ben B.

Nonprofit Organization Management, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Creative Cloud is the software I dreamed about when I was a young professional.

Reviewed 7 years ago

Creative Cloud lets us bring our creative ideas to life.

Pros

Comprehensive and contiguous creative ecosystem at the foundation of Creative Cloud, and the reason I will use this platform for years to come. Some 10 years ago when I began my career in digital video and design, I lamented the limitations that the available software was bound by. I could not easily jump from one function to another (like video editing to sound editing, to coloring, to VFX, etc.),...

Cons

Creative Cloud has been sluggish to integrate certain features that I think they need. For example, audio/video sync should be built in to Premier by now, and not relegated to a feature that can only be obtained with pricey 3rd party plug-ins. Also, the performance of SpeedGrade lags behind other color grading applications that I am familiar with. I stick with SpeedGrade because of the tight integration, but it is slower than I like (part of this might be my workstation setup, but I cannot be sure).

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Heidi S.

Graphic Design, self-employed

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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A game changer in the world of graphic design software.

Reviewed 6 years ago

A necessity for creative professionals working on line or in brick and mortar studios.

Pros

For many years, Adobe products were price prohibitive, usually only available to students and larger businesses. Freelance designers and smaller design studios were often left to find alternatives that many times failed to meet the standard that Adobe has set with its wide array of industry applications. With the advent of the subscription program, now Adobe products are available in any combination...

Cons

There are no cons to this software. While it runs quietly in the background at all times, it doesn't take up a lot of space or memory and it never inundates you with annoying popups or notifications while you're working. There is no downside to Adobe Creative Cloud.

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Christopher W.

Photography, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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We use Abobe Creative Cloud every day and have only one complaint...

Reviewed a year ago

The Adobe Creative Cloud is just one reliable product and having all their apps in one place for all our creative needs is key for us. It's extremely affordable and we have had no issues in about five or six years/ We would highly recommend using this platform.

Pros

Adobe Creative Cloud has become a must for our photographic and video editing company. We use it every day and it's critical that we can use their features across all devices really easily. It looks good, works really well and have had no issues over the last five or six years we've used it. This is one reliable product.

Cons

The only feature that doesn't seem to work properly for us on the Adobe Creative Cloud is the RUSH mobile App. I suppose this might not come under the Abode Creative Cloud review but we've tried uninstalling it and downloading it (obviously through the Adobe Creative Cloud) and nothing seems to work. The issue is with the exporting feature within the app. It always leaves a green flickering line at the bottom, whether the video is old or new.

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Oscar H.

Apparel & Fashion, self-employed

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Affordable Pro-level Work: Adobe Creative Cloud Empowers Professionals

Reviewed a year ago

Adobe Creative Cloud delivers professional-level video and image work at an affordable price. With its mature tools and access to a vast stock media library, Creative Cloud is the go-to choice for elevating creative projects. Its comprehensive software suite, including Photoshop, Premiere Pro, After Effects, and Illustrator, offers a seamless workflow for professionals and aspiring artists alike. The cost-effective subscription model provides exceptional value, eliminating the need for separate investments. Additionally, the inclusion of high-quality stock assets further enhances the overall value of Adobe Creative Cloud, making it a top recommendation for professionals in need of top-notch creative tools.

Pros

I have been using Adobe products for 2 years now, starting with Photoshop. Even as a student, I found these tools accessible and easy to use. During my internship at the university, I had the opportunity to train other students in their usage. Additionally, I gained valuable experience as an operator in a publicity agency, relying on Adobe products for my work. Today, as a solopreneur, I continue to rely on Adobe's Creative Cloud. The bundling of their products has made it incredibly convenient to access the specific tools needed for professional-grade work. Adobe has consistently developed and refined their tools into powerful instruments, making them an excellent choice for anyone looking to achieve professional results.

Cons

Using Adobe Tools requires a professional approach, implying a steep learning curve that can be challenging. The Adobe Way of doing things encompasses several unique paradigms that must be understood. However, once you conquer this learning curve, the experience becomes smoother, especially since these principles align across various Adobe products. While one can critique the seductive nature of the...

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Sai Nikhil Chakravarthy N.

Computer Software, self-employed

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Unleashing Creativity (Adobe Creative Cloud)

Reviewed a year ago

In My overall experience, it's a great tool to have I solved so many problems in my current and previous organizations, If you are taking it for personal use I recommend first learning that software, and trying those similar functions in other open-source websites online, then if you're making good use of it then go for it.

Pros

A comprehensive suite of software tools for creative professionals, Wide range of applications for various industries and creative fields, Seamless integration between different applications, Ability to share files between programs, Cloud-based storage and syncing for easy access and collaboration from anywhere with an internet connection, Regular software updates and new features added to the suite, Extensive community of users and resources for support and learning, Ability to customize settings and preferences for individual workflows, Cross-platform compatibility for both Mac and PC users, Option to purchase individual applications or the entire suite as a subscription service.

Cons

The subscription-based pricing model can be costly for some, Internet connection is required for installation and updates, which may be a challenge for users with slow or unreliable internet, Certain features or tools may require high-end hardware or graphics cards, which can be expensive or impractical for some users, The size and complexity of some applications may make them difficult to learn, The version compatibility is also an issue.

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Joshua K.

Biotechnology, 51-200 employees

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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All The Tools You Need to be Successful

Reviewed a year ago

I love Creative Cloud. Because I have access to such strong tools and am only constrained by my own creativity and skill level in using them, Adobe always excites me.

Pros

I absolutely adore Creative Cloud. It offers a wide range of products to meet all of your media production needs, including video editing, marketing, promotional videos, and anything else you can imagine, as well as flyers, websites, commercial ads, and Facebook promotions. Photoshop is my favorite and is where I spend HOURS every other week! On Photoshop, however I can also use Lightroom if I need...

Cons

In-Design is the only product in the creative cloud that I haven't really loved that much; I occasionally find it to be pretty challenging to utilize. But that's simply what I think. Really, there aren't too many aspects about Creative Cloud that I dislike. It essentially does everything.If you only intend to use a few apps, it is somewhat pricey. It takes some getting used to and is undoubtedly not one of the simpler apps to use. Photoshop editing can occasionally be challenging for new users. Since many of the functions are special and difficult to understand, watching tutorials will be quite helpful when starting started. The program uses a lot of RAM on my PC to run. My laptop had trouble with it, which was a little disappointing.

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Tim k.

Information Technology and Services, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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The defacto toolkit for creatives of all levels and specialisations

Reviewed 2 years ago

Adobe creative cloud has a way of drawing you in and keeping you there, once you become even a little proficient you become reliant on it and unwilling to work with anything else. Adobe know they are at the top and they dont even try to compete with anyone else and you can see it in their software, they do their thing regardless of market and usually user feedback. Their rigidity has ensured a solid and stable product nonetheless so for now it is working for them.

Pros

Adobe has been in existense for a long time and as such it just works, it will allow the experts to achieve anything they can imagine by following the same workflow they habe been doing over the last 15 years or more.

Cons

For a beginner it can be quite daunting, 1st to deternine which tool to use when, and once you are inside it, to access the functionalities you need. The yearly release of versions can be quite annoying in keeping up, especially for those who purchased a lifetime license rather than the cc version. The price is also uo there.

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Robert G.

Music, self-employed

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Fantastic Value and a Heartening Focus on Learning

Reviewed 3 years ago

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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Lea B.

Retail, 10,001+ employees

Used monthly for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Adobe Creative Cloud Honest Review

Reviewed 3 years ago

Overall, Adobe Creative Cloud is a good software for anyone in the graphic design, animation, film, or any other similar industry. It’s easily manageable, but does take up a considerable amount of space, and does need to be used fairly often in order for you to get your money’s worth.

Pros

I’ve been using Adobe Creative Cloud for a couple of years now, and I’d say I’ve had a pretty Decent experience. My day job is a retail sales associate, but I make some extra money by doing art commissions, and creating ads. I’ve also used Adobe in my education (I majored in animation at an Arts High school). While it is expensive, I appreciate their student features the most. If you are a college...

Cons

The only issues I have with Adobe Creative Cloud is that in it if itself, it takes up a considerable amount of space, andsome of the programs can have a few bugs. However, they do allow you to submit issue reports with the programs, and they issue constant updates (and yearly, they do complete updates on each app to fix their problems). The only thing I do not like about the yearly updates is that they come in the form of entirely new apps, which means you can have photoshop 2018, 2019, and 2020. This CAN be useful though if you need to work on a piece you did years prior on an older software.

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Avash K.

Information Technology and Services, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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#1 Design Software in Market

Reviewed 4 years ago

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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Design, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Absolutely Creative

Reviewed 4 years ago

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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Matt L.

Animation, self-employed

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend4/10

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This is definite a mixed bag that I have mixed feelings about, now more than ever.

Reviewed 4 years ago

Meh.

Pros

I don't eve know where to start. Adobe was always what the "cool kid" artists were talking about. It was the "thing to do" .. For one, I do not like being bound to one brand and program language to make my entire creative dreams come to life. I prefer multiple mediums and programs. Adobe is too expensive, and since most people that buy Adobe are students or people trying to learn, it is selfish to...

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I did not like the violation of trust. I had multiple intrusions and crashes due to this cloud system and the malware it introduced to my system. To make matters worse, they even took over my project during a commission and were moving the mouse while I was trying to work. That was just blatant disrespect. Maybe it was a 3rd party hacker, but the coresync.exe and other strange instances make me suspect that Adobe is another player in the big "4th Amendment Implosion" project where they sell our lives for 30 cents. Here is an example. I literally just looked at my task manager and see over a dozen instances of Adobe Running. I am sure there will be an "explanation" but the writing is on the wall. [SENSITIVE CONTENT HIDDEN]

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Ilan T.

Graphic Design, self-employed

Used daily for 2+ years

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Adobe Photoshop Creative Cloud 2020 Review

Reviewed 4 years ago

Using Photoshop on a daily basis for client design projects has made me familiar with the product and I can say it is an amazingly useful tool to any designer or artist. Someone who doesn't need the entire Adobe set but is looking to edit photos with filters and cropping can pay for a Photshop-only plan at a reduced cost compared to the all-program suite. This is important to mention as unfortunately the price on the entire Suite is high, being $40 per month at the time of writing. It grows even more feature-rich yearly, and there is the ability to use Photoshop on tablets as well to transfer files for on-the-go editing. I'd say look into Photoshop and if you need it for your work or are a hobbyist artist, buy it if it's financially viable.

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A highly impactful feature that separates Photshop from simpler image-editing software would be the ability to use layers. Layers mean that a user can decide to have the background be distinct from the foreground, or individually edit objects within a large picture with many objects. The layers can also be merged together, copied or deleted as needed. Naming layers is a small effort that pays off in...

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There are minor issues I have with the program. When initially downloading it unless settings are toggled Photoshop might not naturally start every document in inches or even pixels, but in picas. Picas aren't a common measurement tool and it is easy to think your program has a bug if you do not know where the settings are. Another issue is that Photoshop, like most Adobe programs, does take up a rather...

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Jordan B.

Defense & Space, 10,001+ employees

Used weekly for 2+ years

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Adobe User Since 2003

Reviewed 4 years ago

The Adobe Cloud software has been pinnacle to creating digital media which entices customers to shop at my business. It also has been great for designing and editing artwork and photographs for my families home. I have also used it to design presentations I used while in school. It is my workhorse for productivity, design, and creation!

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There are a lot of different things to say about the Adobe Creative Cloud Suite. Simply put, with access to Adobe's Creative Cloud, the top quality media editing tools are right at your fingertips. I have spent the last 17 years using Adobe's products on a weekly basis. It has varied from professional uses, to personal uses, to educational uses. During this time I have seen the upgrades and implementations...

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This is just a con I feel about most "Cloud Softwares" in general. The launcher applications they use take a hit on memory, and occasionally CPU. This gets annoying since I do not like having extra unnecessary things running in the background. I wish I could just have a local license the required weekly internet connection renewal. This to me is the biggest con. I also wish I could by a universal subscription for personal work and school. I have to three different instances to abide by their terms. Because of this my cloud sharing functionality takes a hit.

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Dean B.

Marketing and Advertising, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 6-12 months

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Adobe Creative Cloud is an incredibly powerful software service for skilled individuals

Reviewed 4 years ago

The Adobe Creative Cloud is a great tool for any business looking to launch their business into the new digital era. It is imperative that there is an individual or team that can use the applications that come with Adobe Creative Cloud as it is a skill-based software service with amazing capabilities!

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The Adobe Creative Cloud is a comprehensive software service with incredible applications such as Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, and Adobe InDesign. Looking to create eye-catching motion graphics and videos? Adobe Creative Cloud is the hub that also provides access to Adobe After Effects and Adobe Premiere Pro, 2 powerful tools available to put your business into modern digital territories. The...

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The Adobe Creative Cloud is quite a pricey software service that is based on a yearly or monthly subscription and is not beneficial to companies that will not be using the applications on a daily basis. The Adobe Creative Cloud also lacks progress in the 3-Dimensional creation space. Although Adobe has recently purchased the Substance Softwares it is not part of the Adobe Creative Cloud and is an additional cost should you wish to use it. Baring in mind Adobe Creative Cloud does have Adobe Dimension for 3D creation, but this does not have the capabilities of modeling or extreme texturing as it is more a 3D object management tool. Overall the Adobe Creative Cloud should not be used for 3D graphics.