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Jonathan Tom

You may recall a post I made a little while ago where I pretty much jumped on the internet hatewagon  with regards to Creative Cloud; if you don't recall, you can find it in the photography category here.

After some discussion and coming across an introductory deal through the National Association of Photoshop Professionals, with which I have been a member for quite some time, I've signed up for the Creative Cloud. Does this mean that I've changed my mind about the whole ordeal? Not particularly; I still think it's not the best move that Adobe has made in terms of what they offer to photographers.

I can understand that it's an incredibly good deal for video professionals but, as of yet, it's still not what I would call a good deal for photographers. Fortunately, the Lightroom team has released a statement that essentially said that they will be keeping Lightroom separate from the Creative Cloud at least for the foreseeable future.

I've taken advantage of the fact that I have access to the full suite of applications and I've downloaded Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and Audition. While I'd love to try out their video applications (Premier, AfterEffects, Speed Grade and Prelude) I don't have any way of creating video content nor do I have any friends that I can leverage for footage.

So far, all of these applications are essentially CS6 and will upgrade when the CC applications are released in June. One of the offerings with Creative Cloud is a DropBox-style sync service for your Adobe Files. Unfortunately, this service doesn't work very well; when uploading the service doesn't throttle itself which results in it hogging the bandwidth. This can be a major issue especially for the initial sync when you may be wanting to upload all of your project files.

It got to a point for me that I decided it wasn't worth it and I cancelled the sync and just tossed all my files on DropBox which, next to Google Drive, is the king of the hill for file sync between multiple devices.