When Creative Suite 6 arrived in 2012, there came with it a new way to buy Adobe software that the world had not seen before: the Creative Cloud. Traditionally, most Adobe products had only been sold with “perpetual” licensing that doesn’t expire. So which Adobe version is best for your needs ?
Adobe Creative Cloud (CC) or Adobe CS6 – Which to Get?
Creative Cloud contains new CC versions of all applications that were part of Creative Suite 6 (effectively the entire Master Collection), as well as others like Lightroom, Adobe Muse, Adobe Edge. Adobe CC is available only via a subscription model which mean you need to pay a monthly fee for the softwares you need. If you’re a harcore user that need the latest features, this solution is for you.
On the other hand, Adobe Creative Suite 6 is sold as a one time fee, a “perpetual” licensing that doesn’t expire. These software are still being updated and are compatible with Windows 10 as well. So if you don’t need the latest updates and are planning to use it for a long time, Adobe CS6 softwares will be more affordable.
Buy Adobe CS6 suites
- Design Standard CS6: includes Acrobat X Pro, Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop
- Web Premium CS6: includes Acrobat X Pro, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Flash Pro, InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop Extended
- Production Premium CS6: includes After Effects, Audition, InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop Extended, Premiere Pro, Prelude, SpeedGrade and Adobe Story.
- Master Collection CS6: includes Acrobat X Pro, After Effects, Audition, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Flash Pro, Flash Builder, InDesign, Illustrator, Lightroom, Photoshop Extended, and Premiere Pro