Adobe will offer special pricing to CS3 and CS4 users to buy CS6

Adobe took a lot of heat last year for its pricing of future versions of Creative Suite. The company responded and said it would have promotions to help customers purchase CS6.

This is what Adobe said today:

We’re very excited about the upcoming release of Adobe® Creative Suite® 6 software and Adobe Creative Cloud. CS6 will be a major new release of our creative desktop tools, with huge improvements for every type of creative professional. Adobe Creative Cloud will be our most comprehensive creative solution ever, giving members access to all of the CS6 desktop software plus additional services, new tools, Adobe Touch Apps, and rich community features. In addition, Creative Cloud members will receive continuous upgrades and updates to all products and services as part of their membership. With these great new releases coming in the first half of 2012, we want to make sure our customers have plenty of time to determine which offering is best for them. Therefore, we’re pleased to announce that we will offer special introductory upgrade pricing on Creative Suite 6 to customers who own CS3 or CS4. This offer will be available from the time CS6 is released until December 31, 2012. More details on this offer, as well as any introductory offers for existing customers to move to Creative Cloud membership, will be announced when CS6 and Creative Cloud are released later this year.

Details on upgrade pricing are available from Adobe’s Web site.

  • Interesting …it says there is no subscription pricing for educational customers. Guess we are supposed to just keep buying the bundles as we have? Are they even going to keep doing bundles like “Design Premium”? 

    Damn it Adobe…

  • Adobe is just running around shooting themselves in the foot these days. It’s pretty amazing just how lacking in clue they seem to be.

    The current CEO seems to be studying with the CEOs of RIM. 

    Wait, did they hire Enderle as a consultant?

  • So I needn’t have upgraded to CS5.5 in November just to stay in the loop after all?  Thanks Adobe.

  • Adobe’s management doesn’t have offices. They use playpens.

  • JB

    Thanks for announcing that AFTER Dec. 31, AFTER I upgraded against my will to CS5.5.

  • Bob2

    Before all you whiners & idiots get your panties in a twist, you should read Adobe’s web site which addresses your rants.Here are a few F.A.Q.s…I purchased a Creative Suite 5 edition around the time Creative Suite 5.5 was announced. Am I eligible for a free upgrade?

                        You may be eligible. Call Customer Service in your region for more information.
                Can I upgrade from a validly licensed education version of a CS2, 

    CS3, CS4, or CS5 product to a noneducation version of a CS5.5 product?

                        Yes, you may purchase upgrades for education versions provided 

    you meet the upgrade eligibility requirements. For requirements, pricing, or to place your single-user license order, visit the Store in your region. For additional sales information about education versions of Adobe products, see the service note.

  • Robertprins

    Adobe is such a pain in the ass about upgrades, charging for 5.5 was robbery.

  • Anonymous

    Dennis and JB, if you feel you were mislead into upgrading to CS5.5 over the last couple of months, I recommend you contact Adobe Customer Support at 800-833-6687 or on Twitter @Adobe_Care:disqus .

    Be prepared with proof and date of purchase.

    zwei, Adobe will continue to offer Creative Suite bundles. Whether they will be the exact bundles that have been offered in the past we won’t know until they actually officially announce the launch of CS6.