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Photoshop CC: Now the World's Best Image Editor Is Even More Powerful

Photoshop CC: Now the World's Best Image Editor Is Even More Powerful | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it

Adobe rolled out Photoshop CC in the past week, enhancing the gold standard of image editing applications with powerful new capabilities. Let's test these intelligent tools folded into the new version, and figure out if it's worth it to upgrade.

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Lots of sophisticated new features, but is the monthly price worth it?

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Harvard and MIT try to build a higher education in the cloud

Harvard and MIT try to build a higher education in the cloud | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
The Guardian Harvard and MIT try to build a higher education in the cloud The Verge Harvard and MIT are among a group of universities planning to spend tens of millions of dollars on "massively open online courses (MOOCs)," a new type of higher...
Becky Roehrs's insight:

Online education isn't for everyone, but it does work for a number of people. I like edX since it's non-profit, so we'll have to see how The Verge turns out. Until you can get credit for it, I see MOOC's in these early days mainly filling the role of Massively Open Online *Continuing Education* Courses. Non-credit education is needed, too-how can we have too much learning, especially when it's free? 

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Adobe releases Creative Cloud into the wild | Macworld

Adobe releases Creative Cloud into the wild | Macworld | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
Adobe's massive experiment in subscription software begins now with the release of Creative Cloud.

 

From the article: Adobe has released its long-awaited and highly controversial Creative Cloud suite of applications for both longtime professional devotees and the newcomers it hopes to attract. Having historically operated on an upgrade schedule of every 12 to 16 months, Adobe is now releasing new subscription-only versions of its flagship Photoshop image-editing program—called Photoshop CC (for Creative Cloud)—along with more than a dozen of its other creative apps.

While the merits of Adobe's new subscription model promise to be a continuing topic of debate, the apps themselves are the same creative-suite products that photographers, artists, videographers, graphic designers, animators, and other people in creative fields have become attached to over the past 20 years. Although Adobe has dropped some software packages and consolidated others in the lineup since last year, the basic Creative Cloud suite will look familiar to veteran users.

As always, applications reside on your hard drive—you do not have to be connected to the Internet to use any Creative Cloud application after you’ve downloaded it. The system requires a connection every 180 days to double-check your annual subscription status (every 30 days for month-to-month subscriptions), but that is the extent of cloud involvement with typical app usage.

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What a change from the present model of installing software suites on your computer-now it can reside in the cloud...I just worry about storing all my files on the cloud-what if you don't renew?

 

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