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Adobe provides a wide range of publishing and imaging software for both Macintosh and Windows computer platforms, e.g. Acrobat, Dreamweaver, Photoshop etc.

On this page you will find information about purchasing and licensing Adobe Creative Cloud software through Information Technology Services (ITS) including:

System requirements for Creative Cloud software

Please see the Adobe Creative Cloud System Requirements webpage for the minimum system requirements for each Creative Cloud application.

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How to choose the right Creative Cloud software

Creative Cloud products are licenced as either a Named-User Licence or Shared Device Licence.

What is a named-user licence?

A named-user license provides a VIP membership to an individual user. This option is great for a small workgroup or department.

Each named-user license includes two one-on-one, 30-minute Adobe Expert Services sessions per year and comes with the ability to install a second copy for the same person on a personally owned device as long as it is not used simultaneously (known as 'work-at-home rights').

Creative Cloud online services are included.

What is a shared device license?

A shared device license is an education-only licensing option for classrooms, labs, and training environments that allows more than one person to use the same software application on a single computer.

This offering includes a complete set of Adobe Creative Cloud software or a single application option.

Creative Cloud online services are not included.

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Creative Cloud software usage and licence terms

  • Staff can use Creative Cloud software on University-owned computers
  • Staff who purchase a named-user licence can install Creative Cloud on their personally-owned device, as long as it is not used simultaneously (known as 'work-at-home-rights')
  • Under no circumstances can staff use Creative Cloud software commercially.

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Ordering Creative Cloud software through ITS

University departments can complete the order form on the ITS software licence order form page to get a Creative Cloud software licence.

Do you have a question? Visit the AskOtago Service Portal about the purchasing and licensing of Adobe Creative Cloud software products.

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