Adobe Creative Cloud Suite
Adobe Creative Cloud Suite is a subscription-based software service that allows users access to a collection of software developed by Adobe for graphic design, video editing, web development, photography, and cloud services.
The Creative Cloud suite (all-applications) includes the following applications:
- Acrobat Pro
- After Effects
- Premiere Pro
Acrobat Pro DC is also available as a single application.
Note: For other Adobe individual titles, please contact CDWG.
How to Get Adobe Creative Cloud Suite
Faculty, Staff, or UW-Owned Lab Computers
- Named Used Licenses are available for purchase for faculty and staff
- Shared Device Licenses are available for purchase for lab computers
- Purchase requires a valid UW budget number and authorization from a budget approver.
- No Procurement cards or direct sales to individuals are available.
- Adobe Creative Cloud Suite is available through an annual subscription, with the license period running from July 1 through June 30.
- UW-IT cannot prorate or refund the cost of the Adobe Creative Cloud Suite license subscription
- UW-IT will automatically bill for the Adobe Creative Cloud Suite license in the next license cycle.
- Named User Licenses are assigned to an individual. Creative Cloud applications may be installed on multiple devices, but can only be used on one device at a time by the named user.
- An individual license can not be assigned to a shared UW NetID.
- Shared Device Licenses are available for a lab or other shared computer environment and can be installed only on a single device, for use by any user on that device.
- UW-IT Software Licensing Team will work with you on setting up your Shared Device Licenses
- Once purchased, you will be automatically billed for Adobe Creative Cloud Suite on an annual basis unless you opt out of the renewal before the opt-out deadline. For more information about the opt-out deadline or to submit an opt-out request form, visit: https://itconnect.uw.edu/wares/uware/uw-software-renewal-opt-out-request/.
- You can install your applications on multiple computers
- You can remain signed in to the apps on up to 2 computers
- You can use your app on only one computer at a time
- The license can be transferred to another user at your request
- Yes. Your shared device license product profile administrator should use the Adobe License Utility tool to remove the license from the existing device first. You may then use the license on a new device.
- You can view a complete list on Adobe’s website: https://www.adobe.com/creativecloud/all-apps.html
- A user with an existing Adobe named user license purchased via UW IT should use the “Enterprise ID (Company or School)” option to sign-in to Adobe on the device with Adobe Shared Device License.
- If you do not have an Adobe “named user” license purchased via UW IT, you must sign in with “Adobe ID”. A free Adobe ID is issued by Adobe and is not related to the University of Washington. It is your personal account. Do NOT use UW NetID and/or UW email address to create your personal Adobe ID. You can create an Adobe ID here: https://helpx.adobe.com/manage-account/using/create-update-adobe-id.html
- This is a known issue. Adobe recommends using Lightroom Classic as a workaround.
PlatformPC, Mac, iOS, Android, Web Browser
Named User License: $175 annually
Shared Device License: $250 annually
- Graphic Design
- Video Editing