Why I like Adobe CC products

I think we all know that there is a variety of software available for post processing and that within any one program (app) there is always more than one way of achieving a particular result. I am a Lightroom and Photoshop user, I also have Aurora HDR and the NIC Collection neither of which I use on a regular basis. I’d say I’m advanced in Lightroom and beginner/intermediate in Photoshop. 

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I subscribe to Adobe Creative Cloud. For $14.29 per month I get the following:

  • Lightroom Classic CC which is my current preference.

  • Lightroom CC which I don’t use now but might migrate to it when it develops further.

  • Photoshop CC which I use for functions not available in Lightroom.

  • Behance network. Adobe claims Behance to be the world’s largest platform to showcase and discover creative work. It is an online portfolio site, think of 500px, Smugmug, etc. You can build your own “Project” or cruise around looking at other people’s work. Behance Projects will automatically be imported to your Adobe Portfolio site as pages. And that’s not all, there is a tutorials section with helpful training videos.

  • Adobe Portfolio. This is a template based, multi-page, personal website that has the look, feel and ease of use of similar platforms like Squarespace, Wix and GoDaddy. Portfolio can be synced with Behance. Portfolio and Behance are a great combination of website and gallery included in your CC subscription at not additional cost. Together they enable you to present your work to the world without paying an annual subscription for a service like Squarespace or Wix.

  • Adobe Spark. Spark is a single page website of more limited application. It’s fine for one page story telling with images, text or video.  It's not the right tool for building an entire website.

The following mobile apps are included as well:

  • Lightroom for Mobile

  • Photoshop Mix

  • Spark Post

  • Spark Page

  • Spark Video

Of these I only use Lightroom for Mobile on my iPhone and iPad

All are regularly updated with new features and I reckon that for a modest monthly sum this is a good deal.