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Adobe Software

Adobe provides tools that allow you to create PDF files, work with graphics and images, build webpages, edit video, and much more.

Adobe Creative Cloud for Students

After registration, Creative Cloud is available at no cost for coursework. Please follow the instructions listed on the Adobe Creative Cloud for Students page.

Adobe Products for Faculty Use

Adobe products for faculty are available for use through Software Downloads. Adobe CC and Acrobat licenses are made available at no cost to members of the faculty when used on a personal computer. If the software is to be used on a university owned computer, the department must purchase the proper software license for the installed application. Please refer to the chart below for pricing.

Adobe Products for Department/Staff Use

Some software titles are available at no cost to full-time and part-time University faculty through software.pitt.edu. Additional titles, licensed per person, are available for purchase by departments for installation on University-owned computers.

Product Operating Systems Departmental Purchase Annual Maintenance Renewal Date Available through Software Download Service for Faculty
Cost (per user) Includes Home Use Rights

Acrobat Professional DC

Windows/ Macintosh

$50

Yes

June 1

Yes

Captivate

Windows/ Macintosh

$50

Yes June 1 No

Creative Cloud

Windows/Macintosh

$200

Yes

June 1

Yes

Photoshop Elements

Windows/ Macintosh

$53

No

Does not expire

No

Premiere Elements

Windows/
Macintosh

$53

No

Does not expire

No

Visit Adobe for a list of Adobe Creative Cloud products or complete product information.

Getting started with Creative Cloud

To install Acrobat or Creative Cloud on a user’s dedicated machine, please provide the user's primary University Computing Account (@pitt.edu) when the software is purchased in the Software Store on PantherExpress.

To install the software on a shared machine or in a lab environment, please provide the username “labinstall” when the software is purchased in the Software Store on PantherExpress If the Shared Device installer is required, please contact the Technology Help Desk to request access to the proper installer. Please be ready to provide your order number, the software title needed and operating system. The Help Desk will then provide you with a link to the proper download site.

More Ways to Get the Most from Adobe

University faculty and staff can take advantage of free professional development courses, obtain teaching materials, and connect with expert users of Adobe software with the Adobe Education Exchange.

Learn More

  1. Go to http://edex.adobe.com and click the sign-in button in the top menu.
  2. Enter your Pitt email address and click Sign in.
  3. Select Company or School Account for account type.
  4. Enter your Pitt username and password, then login.
  5. At the welcome screen, begin exploring the site.
    Adobe Education Exchange Welcome Page