Adobe has announced changes to their Creative Cloud applications. From now on, Creative Cloud customers will only have direct download access to the two most recent major versions of Creative Cloud desktop applications.
For Creative Cloud users it was possible to download older versions of the applications included in their subscription. Not anymore. On Wednesday, May 8th, Adobe’s CC communications team published the following note on their blog:
A Creative Cloud subscription offers numerous benefits, including frequent product updates with new features and capabilities, critical bug fixes and important security updates. We recommend all customers use the latest release of Creative Cloud for optimal performance and benefits.
Please note that going forward, Creative Cloud customers will only have direct download access (from the Creative Cloud Desktop app and Adobe.com) to the two most recent major versions of Creative Cloud desktop applications.*
Focusing our efforts on the latest two major releases of Creative Cloud applications, which the vast majority of Adobe customers are already using, will further enable us to develop the features and functionality most requested by customers and ensure peak performance and benefits across Windows and Mac operating systems. Business customers in need of an older version of a Creative Cloud application should contact their IT Administrator to see if one is available.
*Exception: Only the most recent version of Adobe Acrobat is available for download.
This decision might cause some problems for some Creative Cloud users who wanted to continue using an older version of Premiere Pro or other CC applications.
Adobe, of course, always wants their customers to use the latest version of their applications. With Premiere Pro there is, however, a lot of feedback from filmmakers reporting about stability issues with the latest versions. Personally, I also use Premiere Pro CC and I usually don’t download the latest version right away, as I am worried it may contain stability issues.
What do you think of Adobe’s recent decision? Is it going to be limiting for your work? Let us know in the comments underneath the article.