Adobe Drops Version Cue from Creative Suite

Adobe plans to drop its Version Cue product from future Creative Suite releases, and instead move to other solutions for file management. Version Cue is Adobe's server-based file management solution that's currently included with its Creative Suite packages.

"Adobe will not be including Version Cue in future versions of Creative Suite. This decision is part of our strategy to provide integrated asset management experiences to Creative Suite users in a way that reflects the current DAM marketplace," an Adobe spokesperson told The Mac Observer. "Adobe will continue to invest in asset management enablement through open industry standards and partnerships."

For customers that are using Version Cue today, the announcement means they'll need to plan for a different solution if they upgrade to future versions of the  Creative Suite, including Adobe Creative Suite 5. Just exactly what that transition will involve, however, is still in the works.

"For current Version Cue users, Adobe is working through details to help them migrate to a different asset management system with as little disruption as possible to the user experience," the Adobe spokesperson said.

The Adobe Creative Suite package includes applications such as Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and Dreamweaver. Several software packages are available with different application mixed geared towards specific design needs such as print or Web-focused content creation.