Taking collaboration to the next level with new Creative Cloud features

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More than 165 million people have joined the international creator economy over the last couple of years, according to a recent study conducted by Adobe. The community is growing exponentially, and as more content is being created than ever before, it’s essential that stakeholders along the creative process can seamlessly collaborate to deliver content at the caliber and speed they need — whether they are in the same room or halfway across the world.

In this article

  • Introducing the world’s first camera-to-cloud workflow
  • New collaboration capabilities in Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Share for Review
  • Extending Adobe Acrobat to the web
  • Maximize productivity with enhanced creative collaboration

Creators now require game-changing ways to creatively collaborate. To help teams meet ever-growing demands for fresh content that works across multiple platforms, Adobe is expanding its offering of collaboration-focused tools and technology that will empower creators to continue to innovate.

Read on for all the collaboration features and integrations announced at Adobe MAX 2022, including enhancements to Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Frame.io, Adobe Acrobat, and a game-changing new way to capture and store photos in the field.

Introducing the world’s first camera-to-cloud workflow

The way photos and videos are created is fundamentally changing. Photographers, photojournalists, and whole movie studies, along with video production companies around the world, are moving away from disk drives to productivity-boosting cloud-based workflows.

In a world first, Adobe has teamed up with RED and FujiFilm to develop a technology that will revolutionize the traditionally linear production workflows. The camera-to-cloud integration allows the transfer of media directly from the camera to the Adobe cloud without having to ship media and upload files later on. This means stakeholders no longer have to wait for files, saving hours or even days in the production process.

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The game-changing FujiFilm integration — coming at the end of 2022 — gives photographers unprecedented access to cloud workflows, while the RED integration — coming in spring 2023 — will connect RAW files at major Hollywood studios with the cloud. This new in-camera workflow will become the standard over the next decade.

New collaboration capabilities in Photoshop and Illustrator

Efficiently managing and incorporating feedback is the key to successful project delivery. To help streamline feedback loops and offer teams more creative control over what they share and with whom, Adobe is introducing two new features to Photoshop and Illustrator.

Share for Review

Photoshop and Illustrator users now have two options to share files: Invite to Edit enables them to co-edit live files with co-creators, while Share for Review (now in beta) lets them share specific versions of design work with clients and stakeholders.

This flexibility in sharing files enhances the designers’ workflow and finetunes the process of getting feedback. Having reviewer comments automatically flow back into the app, all in one place, eliminates the need to juggle between different tools to combine feedback and helps teams to complete work faster and with more creative control.

When a file is updated, designers can push updates to the same review link — no more manually exporting and sharing files during the review and proofing process. Learn more about Share for Review in Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop.

Illustration of 'Share for Review' feature in Photoshop and Illustrator.

To share a Photoshop or Illustrator file with a client or team member, click on ‘Share’, followed by ‘Create link’ (1), which generates a URL that you can copy by clicking on the link icon (2).

Illustration of sharing a link and allowing reviewers to access the documents.

Paste the link in any communication channel you like (3), and allow reviewers to access the document and make mark-ups and comments about any aspect of the artwork (4).

Illustration of commenting directly in Photoshop or Illustrator.

The comments flow directly into Photoshop or Illustrator (5), so you can respond to the feedback and see what needs to be updated right in the live file (6).

Illustration of making changes and pushing updates to the same link.

Once you’ve made the changes, you can push an update to the same link (7), and everyone with access to that link can see the update immediately (8).

Extending Adobe Acrobat to the web

Every year, more than 300 billion PDFs are opened in Adobe Document Cloud, and more than eight billion digital signatures are processed.

Adobe Acrobat for the web will provide customers (more than 100 million people use Acrobat each day) with a streamlined experience to view, edit, and collaborate on PDFs faster than ever before.

A new Discover panel will help users find tools more easily, and a Quick Actions toolbar will ensure easy discovery and fast access to frequently used features. The new Edit, Convert, and Sign left-hand panels, meanwhile, reorganize tools into three purpose-driven categories, while core accessibility enhancements include a read-out-loud feature and high-contrast support.

Maximize productivity with enhanced creative collaboration

In response to the rapidly evolving ways in which people create, Adobe continues to release tools and technologies that empower creators to collaborate more effectively and more efficiently.

Today’s announcements add to the strong list of existing features we introduced over the last months. Frame.io for Creative Cloud, for example, enables the industry’s first real-time video review and approval workflow directly integrated with Premiere Pro and After Effects.

Frame.io for Creative Cloud allows key stakeholders to collaborate seamlessly in the cloud to reach final approval faster and easier. The unique workflow also lets creators securely upload footage from their camera straight to the cloud as soon as they stop recording, enabling collaborators to begin post-production almost immediately.

Whatever the industry, whatever the device or platform the content is consumed on, the need for powerful collaboration tools is stronger than ever. It’s crucial that these tools give the community the flexibility to work how and where they want, and it’s why Adobe continues to drive innovation in connecting creatives around the world.