Adobe and Avid To Provide Free Software Access During COVID-19 Shift

Accessing software is now a little easier for newly remote creatives.

During this new world of remote work for all, Avid and Adobe want to make it a little easier to support creative endeavors from home. Both companies are quickly rolling out support to help those impacted by COVID-19.

Announced Friday, March 13th, Avid will be providing temporary, 90-day licenses for Media Composer, Pro Tools, and Sibelius to students who no longer have access to their institutions. Avid will also provide the software to remote users who are no longer able to access their places of work. The policy will go into effect Monday, March 16th, and more information will be released on Avid's COVID-19 resource page.

Adobe will be providing "at home" access to Creative Cloud for students use the software at their higher education and K-12 programs. Access will be granted until May 31st, 2020.  Students, teachers, and educators can now request home access to the Creative Cloud Suite on Adobe's site. Adobe has also prepared courses for the K-12 community to help support distance learning as most schools are closed. More information on how Adobe is responding to the need to work and learn from home can be found in the Adobe blog.  

Other companies providing relief in our new all-remote world include the video conferencing platform Zoom, which is now available for free for K-12 schools in the U.S., Italy, and Japan. AT&T is removing internet data caps, keeping service available for customers unable to pay the internet bill, and waiving late fees. And, Comcast is providing Xfinity WiFi for free through hot spots, lifting the limits on data, and waiving late fees.     

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I am deeply in love with adobe photoshop.

March 17, 2020 at 10:33AM

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Meena Nair
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From my understanding, Avid's offering extends to all affected creative professionals and students... that's such a different thing than Adobe's offer limited to students. This article fails to clearly note that distinction. Until Adobe does the same, they aren't doing enough and shouldn't be championed in the same way.

March 17, 2020 at 1:42PM

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Jamie
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Adobe is now "offering" 60-days free. You have to go through the motion of canceling your account through their web portal and take advantage of a 60-day for $0 offer at the last step before confirming the cancel.

March 18, 2020 at 12:50PM, Edited March 18, 12:51PM

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Jamie
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that's pretty generous. I am sure Adobe users will appreciate that.

March 17, 2020 at 4:12PM

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Accessing software is now a little easier for newly remote creatives.

March 17, 2020 at 8:39PM

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Xe Điện Tuấn Linh
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Be safe in Vietnam

March 17, 2020 at 10:57PM

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Xây Dựng Xuân Thành
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March 17, 2020 at 11:22PM

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Boobita Banerji
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Nothing from Adobe is free... except their reader. GIMP=Photoshop, Resolve=Premiere pro, Audition, After Effects, etc. etc. etc.

March 19, 2020 at 2:35AM

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Jerry Roe
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awesome!

March 19, 2020 at 4:17PM

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Lauren Cisneros
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deeply

March 19, 2020 at 9:15PM

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During this new world of remote work for all, Avid and Adobe want to make it a little easier to support creative endeavors from home. Both companies are quickly rolling out support to help those impacted by COVID-19.

March 24, 2020 at 6:54PM

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dangerous

March 27, 2020 at 10:22PM

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I am deeply in love with adobe photoshop.

March 30, 2020 at 4:21AM

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