Adobe launched its biggest release since CS6 last week that includes new functions for education customers and new iPad apps, perfect for use in 1:1 programs.
The 2014 release of Creative Cloud included 14 new versions of desktop applications and four new mobile apps. Photoshop Mix, which allows iPad users to use functions of Photoshop that were previously only available to desktop users, was made available as part of the release.
The other three iPad apps released were Adobe Sketch, Line and Lightroom. Senior Vice President of Digital Media at Adobe David Wadhwani said the new mobile apps will “turn tablets into indispensable creative tools”.
New technologies are creating a change in the way creatives develop and execute their work. The New Creatives Report, a US survey commissioned by Adobe of 1,000 creative professionals and 500 students found that 74 per cent of people surveyed believe mobile technology is having an affect on how they create content and 30 per cent said they would like to create more content on mobile technology, which is higher than the response for creating content on desktop computers.
In May, Adobe released a new storytelling application to create stories, projects and reports called Adobe Voice. This free iPad app allows users to create interactive videos.
Jeff Larson, a teacher at Balboa High School in San Francisco, California, said Adobe Voice provides his students with a framework to help them put their words into story format.
“One of the things I really enjoy seeing is the students’ excitement about working together to tell and share stories and ideas with each other. As a teacher in a school that also has an integrated curriculum, I can see my students being able to use Adobe Voice in a variety of classes – quickly and immediately,” Mr Larson said in an Adobe press release.
Adobe now offers device-based licensing for classrooms and labs. This new license allows more than one user to use software on mobile mediums, so in an environment where technology is shared students can easily access their work without being tied to one device.