Adobe says so long to shrink-wrapped boxes for Creative Suite products


posted Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 2:02 PM EDT


Adobe has just confirmed to Imaging Resource that it is, in fact, phasing out the traditional, shrink-wrapped, boxed versions of its Creative Suite and Acrobat products. (The potential switch had been reported on several tech and photo sites.)

Instead, Creative Suite customers -- including all you Photoshop users -- now will need to download the products and updates electronically via (We hope your Internet connections are fast!)

Here's a quote on Adobe's new electronic sales approach emailed to us by a spokesperson:

"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, 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."

While this sort of change was perhaps inevitable, we do have to say we're going to miss having the "hard copy" of the software program on our shelf as a backup.

But what about you guys? Are you going to miss having Adobe's physical DVDs around or is this a good way to get rid of the clutter in your lives? Share your thoughts in the comments below.