TABLE OF CONTENTS:
- The biggest hurdles with Adobe Creative Cloud apps
- How can you simplify the deployment of Adobe Creative Cloud?
- Adobe Premiere Pro on a Chromebook? Cameyo can do it
The Adobe Creative Cloud is one of the most in-demand and widely used software suites in the world. Much like Microsoft Office is a standard for workplace productivity like word processing, the Adobe Creative Cloud (Adobe CC) has become the industry standard for working with all kinds of digital media, including photo and video editing, graphic design and desktop publishing.
What makes the Adobe Creative Cloud suite so powerful is that it’s greater than the sum of its parts. As a collection of specialized but complementary software tools, it allows individuals, teams and entire organizations to tackle every aspect of a creative project from start to finish.
Some of the more well-known Creative Cloud apps are:
- Adobe Photoshop: A photo editor that allows users to interact with image files on their screens to alter them in real time. It’s become so synonymous with image editing that Photoshop has been adopted into multiple languages as a verb that means “to manipulate or enhance images.”
- Illustrator: A vector graphics editor that enables users to create images from scratch or edit existing image files. Often seen as the counterpart to Photoshop, Illustrator can be used to make logos, digital drawings and other graphic design elements.
- InDesign: A desktop publishing and page layout design application. Users can incorporate fonts and images to create digital and print media such as posters, flyers, brochures, magazines, newspapers and ebooks to name only a few.
- Premiere Pro: A timeline-based video editing software application that can be used to assemble and edit everything from video clips to feature-length films. Major film studios and broadcasters have adopted Premiere Pro as their go-to video editor.
- XD: Short for Adobe Experience Design, this is a vector-based user experience (UX) tool for designing web and mobile applications. It’s used to develop the visual and interactive elements of apps across multiple platforms and devices.
- Adobe Acrobat Pro: Designed for the sole purpose of working with the Adobe-created Portable Document Format, or PDF, Acrobat is familiar to computer users far outside the office or studio. It offers one of the most reliable ways of editing text, formatting and images in an otherwise “fixed” PDF file.
- After Effects: After Effects is the industry-standard for motion graphics and visual effects software. It is utilized to create movie titles, intros, and transitions. From an editing perspective, After Effects enables you to remove objects from a clip, add graphics, animate logos/characters, and more.
Armed with these tools alone, you could prepare a collection of digital photos for a gallery exhibition, design a poster and a mobile app for the event, then edit the footage you captured on opening night into a promotional video. That’s why Adobe Creative Cloud is considered an all-in-one solution for anything and anyone with a creative angle. And there are a variety of Adobe Creative Cloud plans that enable you to get all apps or just the ones you need.
The biggest hurdles with Adobe Creative Cloud apps
For the average user, the Adobe Creative Cloud presents two challenges. One is pricing. This premium Adobe software follows a subscription model that gives users the choice of purchasing access to apps individually or in different bundles with different cloud storage options. Casual users might balk at some of the pricing plans, which tend to be targeted at professionals who will use Adobe’s cloud storage and creative apps daily.
Fortunately, many businesses and educational institutions, including school districts and universities, provide their users with access to the Adobe Creative Cloud as part of enterprise or EDU licensing agreements. That means employees, students and teachers who are associated with these organizations can take advantage of Creative Cloud apps. Which brings us to the second major challenge.
Even if organizations offer their users access to the Adobe Creative Cloud, whether it’s for essential day-to-day work or as part of an academic course, its deployment can be extremely difficult. Distributing and managing all of its apps for all users is no simple task. There are different devices, different requirements and skill levels, different workflows and different configurations in the mix. Something as basic as a software activation hiccup can prevent an authorized user from accessing Creative Cloud apps on their supported device.
How can you simplify deployment of Adobe Creative Cloud?
Cameyo’s Virtual Application Delivery (VAD) platform makes it possible to provide your end-users with access to all the apps in Adobe’s Creative Cloud—on any device, regardless of OS, and without IT having to install and manage those apps on every single client.
- Effortless installation: Cameyo has an “install once, deploy anywhere” model. IT admins can install Adobe Creative Cloud apps like Acrobat, Photoshop or Premiere Pro on the Cameyo server and then grant access to anyone—or everyone—in their organization on a granular app-by-app or user-by-user basis. There’s no need for the software to be installed directly on the users’ devices.
- Universal compatibility: With Cameyo, users enjoy access to the full, unrestricted desktop versions of the Adobe Creative Cloud apps. It doesn’t matter if they’re running an iPad with iOS or an older computer that’s considered underpowered for graphic design work. This is because Cameyo runs apps in a secure HTML5 browser via an encrypted HTTPS session. Any device with an HTML5 browser is now capable of accessing these powerful apps.
- Seamless integration: Cameyo works with your organization’s existing Adobe Creative Cloud licensing. When you publish applications with Cameyo, you’ll be asked to enter your licensing information. Only the number of users you have licenses for will be able to access the apps via Cameyo.
These advantages make Cameyo the ideal choice for organizations that are looking to reduce management overhead while making the user experience as smooth as possible.
Adobe Premiere Pro on a Chromebook? With Cameyo, anything’s possible
School districts across the United States are already using Cameyo to put Adobe Creative Cloud desktop applications in their students’ hands. In fact, it’s been called a “game changer” during the rapid shift to distance learning.
For example, Baldwinsville Central School District near Syracuse, NY serves over 5,500 students and runs a 1:1 Chromebook program. The district had been using VMware Horizon 7 for distance learning, but that solution left Chromebooks unable to access Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office and other apps that students needed for their coursework. Virtual App Delivery (VAD) from Cameyo enabled Baldwinsville’s students to use Adobe’s desktop apps on their Chromebooks for high-quality graphic design and video editing.
And Baldwinsville is just one case in point. Over the course of a single month in 2020, 34 school districts adopted Cameyo’s digital workspace solution for many of the same reasons. Since then, that number has more than doubled. That’s because Cameyo’s virtual app delivery empowers districts on their path toward equity in education by removing the technological barriers that have traditionally stood in the way. The digital divide—an issue that’s exacerbated by differences in technological skills, Internet connectivity and device specifications—is narrowed when every student can enjoy the same easy access to Adobe software and other course-critical desktop apps.
Whether your organization is an urban community college, a rural school district or a global enterprise corporation, Cameyo can provide secure, cost-effective, streamlined access to virtual apps that’s enhanced by a first-rate user experience. Get started with a free trial of Cameyo today (no credit card required) to take it on a real-world test run. Or join an upcoming demo to have one of our engineers explain how our Virtual App Delivery (VAD) platform can distribute the Adobe Create Cloud suite to an entire userbase with just a few clicks.