Subscribe Almost five years ago, in the spring of , Adobe launched two major products at one time: Creative Suite 6 and the Creative Cloud. A year later, Adobe announced that CS6 would be their last perpetual software release, and there would be no CS7. By law, with the purchasing model that CS6 had , Adobe could not legally add significant new features to the traditional release. Thus, CS6 was written before and is not supported on newer operating systems, meaning that officially Windows 8.
Shortly thereafter, in September , Adobe stopped selling Creative Suite 6 online on their website… Essentially the reason was because the newer CC rapidly grew and took over. Some CS6 editions could still be purchased from the company after that point, although only by calling an Adobe call center directly and only for older operating systems. But with the 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: The latest versions of all your favorite apps like Photoshop and Illustrator are only available with a Creative Cloud membership. That notification comes from this page where you previously could buy CS6: With Creative Cloud, all ongoing upgrades, compatibility updates and product additions are always included — so becoming obsolete will never happen.
The monthly payments are also more budget-friendly in the new model than in the old CS model — where the software used to cost many hundreds or often thousands of dollars upfront , and never evolved. Many of the Creative Cloud desktop applications let you export files to the Creative Suite 6 version of that same application. However, note that new features added to 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 to find it secondhand on sites like eBay or Amazon?
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 Adobe has finally closed the last door on this. But now you know the full story, and why. Do you have any further questions about CS6 or CC? See Also.
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Adobe Creative Cloud, subscription Show More Following a debut filled with fanfare and a rollout designed to stoke anticipation, Adobe has released its Creative Suite 6 CS6 software for sale on its website and via authorized dealers worldwide. This upgraded collection of professional applications, which targets artists, graphic designers, photographers, videographers, multimedia specialists, and Web designers, is available immediately. It also debuts two new video-related software packages —Prelude and SpeedGrade. At the same time, Adobe has announced that its Creative Cloud subscription service—widely expected to be available simultaneously with CS6—will now be released on May