Adobe Creative Suite 6 launches Monday, May 7

Adobe launched its sixth Creative Suite of programs Monday, though without its anticipated cloud service. The Adobe Creative Cloud, which will let users share their content across their desktops, mobile devices and the Web, will launch on Friday, the company said in a news release.

Those looking to get their hands on the premium software bundle will have four options to chose from: the $1,299 CS6 Design Standard, the $1,899 CS6 Design & Web Premium, the $1,899 CS6 Production Premium or the $2,599 Master Collection.

The company has said that its latest version of the software is changing to deal with the proliferation of consumer devices, and aims to make it easy to collaborate with other users.

In a video on the company’s Web site, Adobe Senior Director of Products Jeffrey Veen gave the following example: Users could take a picture of something with their tablet, edit it with Photoshop on the tablet, upload it into the cloud version of InDesign and then publish it straight to an app.

Still, adding on the cloud functionality will cost you. The cloud subscription will have a monthly cost of $49.99 or — if you only need to share content for one or two projects — $79.99 for a month-to-month commitment. You can also subscribe to most components from the suite such as Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign or Dreamweaver for $19.99 (subscription) or $29.99 (month-to-month) a pop.

Adobe had already given users a peek at the new version of Photoshop through a beta that ended on May 3, which showed more video-editing integration and new features such as searchable layers that should make Adobe pros happy.

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