Adobe announces Creative Cloud applications for select Chromebooks

Adobe Creative Cloud is a powerful subscription-based service that provides the entire collection of Adobe applications for everyone from individuals and students, to enterprise and government-level uses. It’s especially useful across teams of people who rely on a shared workflow and cloud-based storage and syncing of files, fonts, templates, etc. To push even further into the education market, Adobe has announced that six of their Creative Cloud applications will be coming to select Chromebooks in the next few weeks.

Join us after the break for the details.

Chromebooks have seen quite a rise in popularity in classrooms as they can offer powerful performance with a much lower cost than equipping schools with traditional laptops or desktop computers. And with the Google Play Store now available on Chromebooks, users have access to the entire library of apps found across Android devices.

Adobe’s Creative Cloud apps, such as Photoshop, Illustrator and Lightroom, are the standard within professional creative fields and education. With this expansion into Chromebooks, Adobe will be making their services even more accessible, especially for public middle and high schools. The following apps will be first in line for Chromebook support:

  • Photoshop Mix
  • Lightroom Mobile
  • Illustrator Draw
  • Photoshop Sketch
  • Adobe Comp CC
  • Creative Cloud Mobile

When available on supported Chromebooks, users will be able to download these apps free of charge from the Google Play Store. There will be Chromebook-specific optimizations as well, including unique keyboard shortcuts, camera support, and interface tweaks to support the various screen sizes.

Adobe also performed a recent global study called “Gen Z in the Classroom: Creating the Future” where they found that the vast majority of students and teachers around the world view technology as a key component to preparing for their careers and it all starts in the classroom. These six Creative Cloud apps will be demoed at BETT 2017 in London at both the Adobe and Google booths.

While Adobe has linked to the list of Chromebooks that support Android apps, it’s unclear at the moment if all of them will be compatible with these Creative Cloud apps or if Adobe will be announcing a more specific list in the near future. We will keep an eye out for any updates regarding this.

Source: Adobe

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Kevin has been obsessed with technology ever since the days of playing with commands in MS-DOS. As a graduate of the Rochester Institute of Technology where he studied a combination of New Media Programming and Photography, Kevin lives in New York City where he works as a photo retoucher. His first "smartphone" was the good old LG Voyager with its slide-out physical keyboard. The first Android device Kevin owned was the now-infamous HTC Thunderbolt, which he still has in a drawer somewhere. Currently rocking both the Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X, Kevin has a (un)healthy obsession with phones and has owned more than he can remember. When he's not shopping for a new phone, Kevin enjoys lots of food and wine, video games, astronomy, and the Big Apple.