As of today, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 is now included in Adobe Creative Cloud software bundle aside the CS6 creative suite. Adobe also say they will make new creative softwares available through Creative Cloud within the following months like the single publishing suite that is aimed at publishing content for ipad. Lightroom 4 is now cheaper than ever and should have been a part of Creative Cloud since it has been launched. What I am expecting from Adobe, as a photographer, is a deeper cloud integration of Lightroom, with online backup and synchronization of my RAW files and Lightroom catalogs. I know it is tough due to the size of a Nikon D800 RAW file for instance (50MB), but that is something Adobe has to work on before someone else does it… I am also expecting Aperture 4 to come with a new iCloud service and I believe that is one of the reasons why Apple is so late on Aperture 4. At least, that’s my guess.
Lightroom gets in Creative Cloud : Adobe Press Release
SAN JOSE, Calif. — June 26, 2012 — Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom® 4 software is now available as part of Adobe Creative Cloud™ membership. Lightroom is the essential digital photography workflow solution helping amateur and professional photographers quickly import, manage, enhance and showcase images. A new membership-based offering centered around the company’s design, Web, video and digital imaging tools, Adobe Creative Cloud is a hub for making, sharing and delivering creative work.*
“The addition of Lightroom to Creative Cloud delivers on our promise to bring the best in Adobe innovation to Creative Cloud members,” said Winston Hendrickson, vice president products, Creative Media Solutions, Adobe. “Over the next few months we’ll continue to add new products and services, keeping Creative Cloud members up to date with the latest advancements in Adobe software and services.”
With a paid membership, Adobe Creative Cloud can give members everything they need to create, publish and share their work virtually anywhere with anyone, including:
Access to download and install any of the new Adobe Creative Suite® 6 applications including, Photoshop CS6 Extended and Adobe Premiere® Pro CS6, plus a host of additional tools and services including Adobe Acrobat® and Adobe Muse™
Integration with Adobe Touch Apps, headlined by Photoshop Touch, that allow users to create on a variety of tablets and further refine on the desktop**
20GB of space and the ability to store and share content across desktop, mobile devices and the cloud
Create stunning websites without writing code using Adobe Muse software and the option to host and manage up to five sites using Adobe Business Catalyst®
Use Digital Publishing Suite, Single Edition (coming soon) to deliver stunning digital publications to the iPad
Access to application upgrades before they are launched as part of a major update, as well as new products and services, as they emerge
Pricing and Availability
Adobe Creative Cloud membership for individuals is US$49.99 per month based on annual membership and US$74.99 per month for month-to-month membership. A special introductory offer of US$29.99 per month for existing customers who own a qualifying version of CS3, CS4, CS5 and CS5.5 is also available. To learn more, visit http://www.adobe.com/go/ccm_specialoffer. Education pricing is also US$29.99 per month.
Lightroom 4 is also available through Adobe Authorized Resellers, the Adobe Store and the Mac App Store (North America); the estimated street price is US$149 for new users and US$79 for upgrades. For more detailed information about product features, upgrade policies, pricing and language versions, please visit www.adobe.com/go/lightroom.