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AdobeCreative Cloud 1-Year Subscription
 
4.4

(based on 10 reviews)

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    (7)

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    (2)

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    (0)

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89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good power output (9)
  • Easy to install (7)
  • Great value (7)
  • Easy to navigate (5)
  • Fast (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Multimedia (9)
    • Business (8)
    • Home use (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Quality oriented (7), Budget shopper (3)
      • Primary use:
      • Business (6), Personal (3)
      • Computer Platform:
      • PC (6), Mac (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Excellent Value For The Money!

    I have struggled to find friends with Adobe software for years to use because when needed I never could afford the newest versions. This product has solved all those problems. The software was easy...Read complete review

    I have struggled to find friends with Adobe software for years to use because when needed I never could afford the newest versions. This product has solved all those problems. The software was easy to install and is a pleasure to use. I have at my fingertips everything I have ever wanted in software and it is allowing my creativity to zoom to new heights. The updates are easy to install when one comes along and it is a breeze to use the apps. I know this is a new way to look at software because it is by subscription but if you want to get creative fast this is an excellent way to do it.
    I have everything I have ever wanted and I am making the most out of it. I also would note the tutorials available on the Creative Cloud site are perfect for getting you up and running with any program you are unfamiliar with. Plenty of extras with this and it gives you everything they make right on your computer to use... I have yet to find anything about it I do not like. I am so glad I made this move. It was the last piece of the puzzle to complete my new workstation.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Beware of the cloud

    At first glance this seems to be a great deal when you consider the previous price to entry with Adobe software, however not all is fluffy in the cloud.

    The variety...Read complete review

    At first glance this seems to be a great deal when you consider the previous price to entry with Adobe software, however not all is fluffy in the cloud.

    The variety of apps is awesome and the functionality is pretty impressive. The major problem with the cloud is that unlike previous versions of Adobe software it is rental only... This means that when you stop renting or when the cloud goes down (and it has) your software and files close down..

    Adobe has not instituted and exit strategy from the cloud so whether you have been renting for 2 years or 20...you will never own a piece of software...Please note many companies offer a rent to own or Rental and purchase system.

    Apps like photoshop suffer the least as long as you convert all your files before you stop renting(if you remember) ..But if you use other Adobe apps you are pretty much out of luck....

    Essentially Adobe is trying to make its users Digital addicts... previously motivation was Adobe had to impress us to keep buying...Now motivation is...stop renting and we shut down your files...ethically wrong..and why many pro's have not jumped on board...

    The cloud is also not truly cloud software...you must still download it and install it on your machine...It comes with 2 licences..one for your desktop one for your laptop... If it were truly cloud software you could run it from your Tablet or laptop....really it is pseudo cloud software..and many of the cloud functions are actually available for free elsewere..

    CC also requires a great deal of authentication and so if you do not have a connection it may not run...bear that in mind especially if you are going to a client meeting...

    I love adobe products and have owned them for over 15 years...however the cloud in its current form is wrong... if I owned a version of the cloud after renting it for three years I would be comfortable... but to never own it...along with files shutting down...I say think twice

    I am a daily user of all adobe products

    Reviewed by 10 customers

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    5.0

    Easy to buy and install, Great Product!

    By insearchoftone

    from Charlotte, NC

    About Me Quality Oriented

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Install
    • Easy To Navigate
    • Fast
    • Great Value
    • Powerful

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Business
      • Home Use
      • Multimedia

      Comments about Adobe Creative Cloud 1-Year Subscription:

      I bought the CC subscription to build my business. So far everything has been great between the Adobe software and my MacBook Pro (running 10.8.5).

      • Primary use:
      • Business
      • Computer Platform:
      • Mac

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      4.0

      Production Made Easy

      By I'm The Villain Films

      from Indianapolis, IN

      About Me Value Oriented

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Install
      • Great Value

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Business
        • Home Use
        • Multimedia

        Comments about Adobe Creative Cloud 1-Year Subscription:

        B&H provides you with a simple downloadable code to get Adobe's best software at a discounted price. It's a no brainer with all the training videos out there on how to utilize Adobe to its fullest. I'm still learning, but I can already tell it was worth the money.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Computer Platform:
        • PC

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        5.0

        Must have software

        By Kwghostship

        from Pittsburgh, PA

        About Me Quality Oriented

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Navigate
        • Powerful

        Cons

        • Slow Download

        Best Uses

        • Business

        Comments about Adobe Creative Cloud 1-Year Subscription:

        If you're doing photography or graphic design...there's no doubt these programs are needed. The Cloud lets you pick and choose what you need.

        • Primary use:
        • Business

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        (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Beware of the cloud

        By ChazBda

        from Bermuda

        About Me Value Oriented

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Powerful

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Business
          • Multimedia

          Comments about Adobe Creative Cloud 1-Year Subscription:

          At first glance this seems to be a great deal when you consider the previous price to entry with Adobe software, however not all is fluffy in the cloud.

          The variety of apps is awesome and the functionality is pretty impressive. The major problem with the cloud is that unlike previous versions of Adobe software it is rental only... This means that when you stop renting or when the cloud goes down (and it has) your software and files close down..

          Adobe has not instituted and exit strategy from the cloud so whether you have been renting for 2 years or 20...you will never own a piece of software...Please note many companies offer a rent to own or Rental and purchase system.

          Apps like photoshop suffer the least as long as you convert all your files before you stop renting(if you remember) ..But if you use other Adobe apps you are pretty much out of luck....

          Essentially Adobe is trying to make its users Digital addicts... previously motivation was Adobe had to impress us to keep buying...Now motivation is...stop renting and we shut down your files...ethically wrong..and why many pro's have not jumped on board...

          The cloud is also not truly cloud software...you must still download it and install it on your machine...It comes with 2 licences..one for your desktop one for your laptop... If it were truly cloud software you could run it from your Tablet or laptop....really it is pseudo cloud software..and many of the cloud functions are actually available for free elsewere..

          CC also requires a great deal of authentication and so if you do not have a connection it may not run...bear that in mind especially if you are going to a client meeting...

          I love adobe products and have owned them for over 15 years...however the cloud in its current form is wrong... if I owned a version of the cloud after renting it for three years I would be comfortable... but to never own it...along with files shutting down...I say think twice

          I am a daily user of all adobe products

          • Primary use:
          • Business
          • Computer Platform:
          • PC

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          5.0

          A Solid Example of GREAT VALUE at B&H!!!

          By jwakers23

          from ROWLETT, TX

          About Me Quality Oriented

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Install
          • Easy To Navigate
          • Fast
          • Great Value
          • Powerful

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Business
          • Home Use
          • Multimedia

          Comments about Adobe Creative Cloud 1-Year Subscription:

          I use almost all of the ADOBE products and have been very pleased at the CS3, CS4, CS5 & CS6 versions. However, when CC came along with the subscription for $$ a year, I was stumped as to what to do. then i saw the ad on B&H for $[$]for a year subscription. I could wait no longer and purchased it right away. ADOBE CC is an experience you don't want to miss. there are soooooo many things that are new and exciting and don't forget the GREAT pricing at B&H!

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Computer Platform:
          • PC

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          5.0

          Great price on an awesome collection

          By HenryH

          from Seattle, WA

          About Me Quality Oriented

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Install
          • Great Value
          • Powerful

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Business
            • Educational Purposes
            • Home Use
            • Multimedia

            Comments about Adobe Creative Cloud 1-Year Subscription:

            I know all the usual complaints about Adobe's subscription model, but for the price you get a chance to work with pretty much everything with no limitations. I'm a definite believer.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Computer Platform:
            • PC

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            No choice but to buy it

            By Tom F

            from Chicago IL

            About Me Value Oriented

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Powerful

            Cons

            • Expensive

            Best Uses

            • Business
            • Multimedia

            Comments about Adobe Creative Cloud 1-Year Subscription:

            There is nothing that compares to CC and Adobe knows that. $[*] isn't much if you use the software everyday or make money on it. For those people it's cheap.I wish adobe let us use 3 programs for $[*]/month and I'd be fine with that instead of whole suite for $[*]. Software is great, I'm just questioning the licensing strategy of all or nothing. Overall I'd recommend it as there aren't really any alternatives.

            • Computer Platform:
            • PC

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            5.0

            Excellent Value For The Money!

            By Bearmenus

            from Phoenix, Arizona

            About Me Quality Oriented

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Install
            • Easy To Navigate
            • Everything Adobe Makes
            • Fast
            • Great Value
            • Powerful

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Business
              • Digital Art
              • Multimedia
              • Video Photo Editing

              Comments about Adobe Creative Cloud 1-Year Subscription:

              I have struggled to find friends with Adobe software for years to use because when needed I never could afford the newest versions. This product has solved all those problems. The software was easy to install and is a pleasure to use. I have at my fingertips everything I have ever wanted in software and it is allowing my creativity to zoom to new heights. The updates are easy to install when one comes along and it is a breeze to use the apps. I know this is a new way to look at software because it is by subscription but if you want to get creative fast this is an excellent way to do it.
              I have everything I have ever wanted and I am making the most out of it. I also would note the tutorials available on the Creative Cloud site are perfect for getting you up and running with any program you are unfamiliar with. Plenty of extras with this and it gives you everything they make right on your computer to use... I have yet to find anything about it I do not like. I am so glad I made this move. It was the last piece of the puzzle to complete my new workstation.

              • Primary use:
              • Business
              • Computer Platform:
              • PC

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              5.0

              Adobe CC Suite only way to go

              By NBC3_NNL

              from Las Vegas NV

              About Me Quality Oriented

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Install
              • Easy To Navigate
              • Fast
              • Great Value
              • Powerful

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Multimedia

                Comments about Adobe Creative Cloud 1-Year Subscription:

                Very usefull way to go with Adobe products. Automatic updates, low cost, lot's of products for every type of media design. Next step will be to put my entire creative department on cloud licenses.

                • Primary use:
                • Business
                • Computer Platform:
                • Mac

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                5.0

                Adobe Creative Cloud is Awesome

                By DirProd

                from LA, CA

                About Me Quality Oriented

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Install
                • Fast
                • Great Value
                • Powerful

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Multimedia

                  Comments about Adobe Creative Cloud 1-Year Subscription:

                  Great programs...love the connectivity between programs!!! Couldn't ask for much more.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Business
                  • Computer Platform:
                  • Mac

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