Download and install creative suite 6

Almost five years ago, in the spring of 2012, Adobe launched two major products at one time: Creative Suite 6 và the Creative Cloud. The Creative Suite 6 suites were well received and cost from US$1,300 to $2,600 – while Creative Cloud, a subscription khổng lồ their full range of creative applications, had a much lower cost of entry and gave customers access khổng lồ the CS6 tools và services, as well as ongoing upgrades. A year later, Adobe announced that CS6 would be their last perpetual software release, & there would be no CS7.

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Since then, the Creative Cloud has evolved khổng lồ include the newer milestone releases CC 2013, CC 2014, CC 2015, CC 2015.5, and now CC 2017. Over this time, thousands of new features và improve­ments have been delivered exclusively khổng lồ Creative Cloud members, while the original CS6 release has remained largely static. By law, with the purchasing mã sản phẩm that CS6 had, Adobe could not legally showroom significant new features to the traditional release.

By June of 2014, after the first two major Creative Cloud versions, Adobe described new CS6 sales as “de minimis,” with customers overwhelmingly choosing subscriptions instead of perpetual model licenses.

Adobe did continue providing maintenance (bug/security) fixes to CS6 & refreshing Camera Raw through July 2015, over 3 years after CS6 came out – but then finally discontinued support in order to lớn evolve the platform & pursue further innovations in image processing and workflow technology.

Thus, CS6 was written before newer operating systems and is not supported on them, meaning that officially Windows 8.1 và Mac OSX v. 10.9 (“Mavericks”) are the last compatible OS versions.

Shortly thereafter, in September 2015, Adobe stopped selling Creative Suite 6 online on their website… Essentially the reason was because the newer CC rapidly grew & took over. Some CS6 editions could still be purchased from the company after that point, although only by calling an Adobe call center directly & only for older operating systems.

But with the official CS6 software EOL (end-of-life) and end of support, there were no further updates, no bug fixes, and no guarantees it will run on the latest or future operating systems. So finally, earlier this month, Adobe ceased any remaining sales of CS6 for good:

As of January 9, 2017, Creative Suite is no longer available for purchase

Looking for Creative Suite 6? The latest versions of all your favorite apps lượt thích Photoshop and Illustrator are only available with a Creative Cloud membership. You’ll also get ongoing hàng hóa upgrades, hundreds of step-by-step tutorials, built-in design templates, your own portfolio website, and more.

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That notification comes from this page where you previously could buy CS6:

So really the only path forward for Adobe creative products now is Creative Cloud, which are considered better tools anyway, or you can downgrade them lớn use CS6 instead – because Creative Cloud subscribers can choose either or both versions (CC plus CS6) with your subscription.

With Creative Cloud, all ongoing upgrades, compatibility updates & product additions are always included – so becoming obsolete will never happen. The monthly payments are also more budget-friendly in the new mã sản phẩm than in the old CS mã sản phẩm – where the software used to cost many hundreds or often thousands of dollars upfront, và never evolved.

Many of the Creative Cloud desktop applications let you export files to lớn the Creative Suite 6 version of that same application. However, chú ý that new features added khổng lồ the desktop applications after CS6 may not be supported in the exported file, or by the CS6 application.

Finally, while Adobe no longer makes or sells CS6 in any way, some readers may ask if is it still possible khổng lồ find it secondhand on sites lượt thích eBay or Amazon? The answer is perhaps – but it doesn’t matter, because even if you could, you wouldn’t even want lớn try buying it from those places… Because if you vì chưng happen to lớn see a copy for sale out there, it’s likely neither legitimate nor safe.

Bottom line: Last year we stopped recommending CS6 as a good or viable option going forward, as it is simply not current or future-proof… and as of January 2017, Adobe has finally closed the last door on this. But now you know the full story, & why.

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