The Magical and the Not-so in Adobe CC 2015 Release

adobecc2015Getty Images and other stock photo suppliers are about to get a run for their money as Adobe Creative Cloud releases Adobe Stock Marketplace in its latest update.

“Our vision for Creative Cloud has always included the creation of a marketplace that makes it easy to access creative talent, training and content. And now, just five short months after our acquisition of Fotolia, I’m excited to introduce you to Adobe Stock, a major step toward establishing this marketplace,” writes Adobe’s David Wadhwani on the company’s blog.

With the release of Adobe Cloud 2015, “we’ve integrated Adobe Stock into the CC desktop apps you use every day—such as Adobe Photoshop CC, Adobe Illustrator CC, Adobe InDesign CC and more,” Wadhwani continues. “Any stock images you select for preview or purchase in Adobe Stock are instantly available within our desktop and mobile apps, and any edits you make to watermarked images are automatically applied when you buy that image, saving you hours of rework.”

Adobe Stock is one of the many enhancements to the product that were just announced by the company, using words like “magic,” “cool” and “incredible.” That may well be, but there is talk in blog land of a big snag in the update process.

According to Gary Coyne in Technology Tell, “When you have the opportunity to grab the new updates you will be given a choice to either download or update.”

If you choose “update” instead of “download” the new release will remove your old versions the programs you use, rather than making a new copy of the program and leaving the old one alone.

“If you download, you will have (say) Photoshop CC 2014 and Photoshop CC 2015. If you update, you will only have Photoshop CC 2015. In other words, if you update, your copy of CC 2014 will be deleted during the CC 2015 installation,” Coyne warns.

Coyne gives a good explanation of working your way through installing the new releases. Pretty sure “magical” isn’t the word being used to describe this.