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Adobe Systems Incorporated

NOTE:  Princeton’s buying history with Adobe currently puts us at the highest pricing tier for the Creative Cloud Subscription Licensing Plan. We are guaranteed to receive this top tier pricing through the renewal of our annual agreement on June 13, 2015. However, any subscriptions purchased no later than 5:00 on November 25, 2014, will entitle the customer to renew for an additional year – through June 13, 2016 -- at that same top tier pricing.

The renewal cost for any subscription purchased after November 25, 2014 is not known at this time. Our volume of purchases for the current contract year will determine our pricing tier when we renew our agreement in June 2015. Departments considering a subscription to the Creative Cloud may wish to take advantage of this promotion that will guarantee the best possible pricing through June 2016.

License Information

License Term:

Renews annually June 13

License Type: Named-User or Device Licenses*
Operating Systems:     

Windows 7/8/8.1
Mac OS X 10.7/10.8/10.9

Institutional Computers Eligibility: All faculty/staff institutional machines eligible
Institutional Computers Fee: Yes. A license must be purchased for each user or device.
Personal Computers Eligibility:

Student and personal purchases should be completed directly with Adobe at with the exception of Photoshop Lightroom and Photoshop Elements & Premiere Elements which can still be obtained as a personal purchase through the OIT Online Store. 

Personal Computers Fee: N/A

Work at Home (WAH) Rights:

Yes, faculty and staff may install each named-user licensed product that is installed on their Princeton-owned computer on one home computer if it is not already installed on two Princeton-owned computers (see below Named-User License). Adobe does not restrict how the software is to be used.  When employment ends, the software must be removed.

How to Obtain:


 * Named-User License

- Licenses for an individual user on their institutional work computer and one home computer (Princeton-owned or personally-owned)

- Includes either a complete set of Creative Cloud applications or a single-application option

- Online services included

NOTE: For security reasons and compliance with the IT Policy for storage, we are instructing purchasers of these licenses to disable Adobe File Sync and not use the Creative Cloud storage. Instructions on how to disable Adobe File Sync will be sent to you along with the download instructions.

* Device License


- For use on multi-user departmental computers only (single-user computers must use a named-user license)

- Can only be installed on desktop/workstation (non-mobile) computers (laptops and tablets should use a named-user license)

- Must be installed on a WIRED computer and that computer must maintain wired connectivity at all times (even when the computer has both wired and wireless interfaces)

- Can only be installed on computers physically located on the Princeton campus (no off-site installs)

- Includes either a complete set of Creative Cloud applications or a single-application option

- Online services not included

Pricing Model
    Month    Year
Named-User License    
Single App    $9.00    $98.00
CC  $21.00  $229.00
Device License    
Single App    $8.00    $86.00
CC  $15.00  $164.00

You can purchase the Creative Cloud (CC) package or a single application (products shown below).  Prices are pro-rated according to the time of purchase in the 12-month licensing period. For example, if the named-user Dreamweaver App is purchased in June 2014, it will cost $98 for the length of the license. If the same app is purchased in December, 6 months later, it will cost $49 for the length of the license.


 Products included in the Creative Cloud:
Photoshop CC
Acrobat XI Pro
InCopy CC
Illustrator CC
Audition CC
Photoshop Lightroom 5
InDesign CC
Bridge CC
Media Encoder CC
Dreamweaver CC
Prelude CC
After Effects CC
SpeedGrade CC
Premiere Pro CC
Flash Builder Premium
Extension Manager CC
Muse CC
Flash Professional CC
Edge Tools CC
Single-App Products:
Photoshop CC
Audition CC
InCopy CC
Illustrator CC
Flash Professional CC
Edge Animate CC
InDesign CC
After Effects CC
Edge Inspect CC
Dreamweaver CC
Muse CC
Prelude CC
Premiere Pro CC
SpeedGrade CC


Traditional CLP Licensing

There are a group of products that are still sold as traditional, non-subscription licenses and are installed with either a serializer or CD. These products may be ordered in the OIT Online Store and include:

  • Acrobat Pro XI
  • Captivate
  • Contribute
  • eLearning Suite
  • Font Folio
  • FrameMaker
  • Photoshop Lightroom
  • Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements

This applies to institutional purchases only with the exception of Photoshop Lightroom and Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements which can still be obtained as a personal purchase.

Please note: CS6 products were no longer available for sale through the OIT Online Store on Friday,
June 27.   CS6 is the last version of the Creative Suite and is not eligible for upgrade. Future versions of the creative software are available only via Creative Cloud subscription service.
Those who own CS6 products can still receive serializers if the software needs to be reinstalled.