Adobe has clarified what forms the Creative Suite 6 and Photoshop CS6 will be offered in. PhotographyUNcapped.com has received permission directly from Adobe to release this information, and we are finally able to inform you.
PhotographyUNcapped.com has been concerned about these changes, since it was first mentioned publicly (Adobe Featured Blogs), and has been working to get our readers clear statements from Adobe. The information we’ve obtained and published in this post is up-to-the-minute, and fully sanctioned from official Adobe sources.
Adobe CS6 applications will be sold as:
- Upgrades and full versions (just like today)
- Individual products and suites (also as with CS5 and CS5.5)
- Individual product purchases and volume licensing (like school and business sites)
Adobe’s CS6 Upgrade Policy has also been the subject of much concern throughout the imaging community. An announcement made in November confused customers and writers alike. There was a huge flurry of blog posts, and forum discussions. See: Adobe to Eliminate Upgrades from Earlier Versions – Only CS5 and CS5.5 Will Be Eligible for Upgrade to Adobe CS6 Products
Adobe’s Creative Suite 6 Upgrade eligibility:
- Currently: Upgrade prices are discounted for users having 2 or 3 versions back from whatever is new
- For the next version (CS6)
- Upgrade price will only be provided to users having CS5 or CS5.5 at the time CS6 is released
- There will be a 20% Promo discount for eligible upgrading to the latest version
You do not have to upgrade by December 31, 2011 as many people have confusedly believed.
I hope this helps sort out what options Adobe will be providing in the future.