Pricing for the complete Adobe Suite starts at $420 per user per year. This gives a single named user access to the entire Adobe Creative Cloud suite of software, which can be installed on up to two computers (a work desktop and a work/personal laptop, for instance). Creative Cloud also comes with dedicated cloud storage and ability to synchronize preferences. Single A single Creative Cloud applications app (i.e., Photoshop) can be licensed for 50% of the cost of the entire suite (for instance, if you wanted just Photoshop it would cost $210 a year). Any $180/year. (Note that if you need more than two Creative Cloud apps it's cheaper to buy the entire suite.) Any purchase of any Creative Cloud subscription also includes Acrobat Pro for free. Pricing for the Creative Cloud Complete suite goes down as more people at Drew purchase subscriptions for the software, with price breaks at 50 and 250 users. If users or departments choose to purchase per-user licenses of Creative Cloud, they will work with University Technology who will administer the program and coordinate payment.
|PDF creation/editing||We have a site license for PDF-XChange Pro for creating and manipulating PDFs. Microsoft Office and Google Docs can export files as PDFs.|
Users preparing images for the Web might also be satisfied by any one of a number of free image editing websites (Google search). Smartphone or tablet apps for image editing, many free, may also be used. These options will not be supported by UT.
|Video editing||Macs come with iMovie. Most smartphones come with video editing tools. Again, there are free video editing tools. Users who are seriously editing video would be candidates for buying Premiere or Final Cut Pro.|
|Web page editing||Most University web pages no longer need an external editor such as Dreamweaver. WordPress will use the standard University template. Moodle and other tools also automatically format their webpages. Faculty/staff users who wish to have personal pages can now use Google Sites for their web pages. Blogging sites have their own templates and don't require the use of Web editing tools.|