Adobe launches Creative Cloud Express and confuses everyone: here's the skinny

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Adobe has launched a "new" free app called Creative Cloud Express. For anyone who's balked at the cost of Creative Cloud – the software suite that includes Photoshop, Lightroom, Illustrator, Premiere Pro and more – that will sound quite enticing. 

However, despite the name, don't get too excited. This is not a cut-down version of the Creative Cloud apps (wouldn't that be nice?). Instead, it's simply a rebranding, and slight tweaking, of a free app that already existed: Adobe Spark

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Tom May

Tom May is a freelance writer and editor specializing in art, photography, design and travel. He has been editor of Professional Photography magazine, associate editor at Creative Bloq, and deputy editor at net magazine. He has also worked for a wide range of mainstream titles including The Sun, Radio Times, NME, T3, Heat, Company and Bella.