End of the road for boxed copies of Adobe products?

Adobe favours creative cloud and digital distribution over boxed versions of Creative Suite and Acrobat products

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According to recent reports, Adobe could be set to phase out boxed versions of Creative Suite and Acrobat products, including Adobe Photoshop.

According to an article posted on TechHive, an Adobe representative has claimed to have said "As Adobe continues to focus on delivering world-class innovation through Creative Cloud and digital fulfillment, we will be phasing out shrink-wrapped, boxed versions of Creative Suite and Acrobat products. Electronic downloads for Creative Suite and Acrobat products will continue to be available-as they are today-from both Adobe.com, as well as reseller and retail partners. We are in the process of notifying our channel partners and customers, as plans solidify in each region."

Adding to this, Adobe resellers Toolfarm and Softwaremedia are expected to stop selling boxed copies of Creative Suite as of 1 May 2013.

This latest move from boxed copies to digital versions comes at a time when Adobe is claiming it receives 8000 new subscriptions to its Creative Cloud software every week.

In recent times we've also seen Adobe Lightroom 4 reach its lowest ever price of £68 at Camera World as well as being offered with every purchase of Samsung's latest compact system camera - the NX300. 

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