Adobe software list: which apps do you need?

Adobe software list
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The Adobe software list is pretty long, as you'd expect given the Creative Cloud suite covers pretty much every sector in visual creativity. Whether you're a graphic designer, web designer, photographer, illustrator, marketing professional or a film or video maker, it has most of the tools your profession considers industry standard.

While there are some free Adobe apps, most Adobe software requires a subscription. There's a choice of signing up for a single app, the Photography Plan (Photoshop and Lightroom) or the whole Creative Cloud suite (keep an eye out for an Adobe Creative Cloud discount). Making the investment is a big decision, so it's vital to know exactly what you'll be getting. 

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Tom May

Tom May is an award-winning journalist and editor specialising in design, photography and technology. Author of the Amazon #1 bestseller Great TED Talks: Creativity, published by Pavilion Books, Tom was previously editor of Professional Photography magazine, associate editor at Creative Bloq, and deputy editor at net magazine. Today, he is a regular contributor to Creative Bloq and its sister sites Digital Camera World, and Tech Radar. He also writes for Creative Boom and works on content marketing projects. 

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