About Adobe software at IU

Software covered by the IU/Adobe Education Enterprise License Agreement (ELA) is available to Indiana University faculty, staff, and currently enrolled students at no cost by various means; see Get university-licensed software at IU.

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Software available through the agreement

Adobe Creative Cloud

Adobe Creative Cloud (CC) is the latest version of Adobe's creative software. Adobe CC is distributed in a different manner than Adobe Creative Suite. Adobe CC desktop applications are available to Indiana University faculty, staff, and currently enrolled students; for details, see Adobe Creative Cloud at IU.

Under IU's contract with Adobe, Creative Cloud eligibility is limited to Indiana University faculty, faculty emeriti, staff, and currently enrolled students.

Additionally, under this contract, affiliates meeting the following criteria are eligible:

  • If IU did not exist, the organization would not exist; and
  • IU owns over 50% of the organization.

Adobe Creative Suite

Adobe's creative tool set, known for years as Creative Suite, has been replaced by Creative Cloud. Software in the final version of Creative Suite, CS6, remains available to the IU community at present, but will eventually be retired. For installation instructions, see Install Adobe Creative Suite 6.

Software available individually

  • Captivate
  • Contribute
  • Photoshop Elements
  • Premiere Elements
  • Presenter

Software available for registered IT Pros only

  • ColdFusion Standard
  • ColdFusion Builder
  • Adobe Media Server

Separate from its agreement with IU, Adobe provides free downloads of ColdFusion for Education to qualified educational customers. See the download page for eligibility requirements, terms, and conditions.

Access the software

Eligible IU users can install Adobe software on up to two personally owned computers, or access Adobe software without installation via IUanyWare.

For installation instructions, see:

Adobe's Creative Cloud license allows two concurrent active instances of Creative Cloud. You can install Creative Cloud on as many computers as you wish, but you can only be logged in on two of them at any given time. If you attempt to log into a third instance, you will receive a warning and an opportunity to deactivate (i.e., log out of) the other instances. For this reason, if you have Creative Cloud installed on more than one computer, UITS recommends that you deactivate Creative Cloud any time you are not actively using it.

To deactivate Adobe software so that you can log into it on a different computer, see Deactivate Adobe software.

Eligible IU users may use the products covered by the Adobe Enterprise License Agreement while affiliated with Indiana University. UITS encourages you to purchase your own retail subscription before leaving the university so as to benefit from the academic discount; see Get university-licensed software at IU.

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