Is Canon following Adobe’s steps?

Canon just released their “EOS Dig­i­tal Solu­tion Disk V28.1″ soft­ware suite. As usual, it con­tains the “Dig­i­tal Photo Pro­fes­sional”, “EOS Util­ity” and “Pic­ture Style Edi­tor” appli­ca­tions. So what’s the big deal? For the first time (as far as I can remem­ber) the Solu­tion Disk has been issued only on CDs, but this time it will be avail­able as a download.No con­spir­acy the­ory needed here. The real rea­son behind the online deliv­ery is that many new com­put­ers, includ­ing the lat­est Apple iMac (which is super fast and awe­some) no longer come with CD dri­ves, so we are all being forced to move to the cloud.

Canon EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk Suite

Canon EOS DIGITAL Solu­tion Disk Suite

Sup­port for Mac OS X includes:
• Mac OS X v10.8
• Mac OS X v10.7
• Mac OS X v10.6

And sup­port for Win­dows OS includes:
• Win­dows 8
• Win­dows 8 (x64)
• Win­dows 7
• Win­dows 7 (x64)
• Win­dows Vista
• Win­dows Vista (x64)
• Win­dows XP

Keep in mind that you will need a ser­ial num­ber in order to down­load the soft­ware.
Sup­ported cam­eras will include Rebel SL1, T5i and 1DC along with other updates.

And talk­ing about Clouds and Adobe, on this post I added a link to Adobe’s MAX 2013 Keynote AND and a sec­ond link to the best deal for Cre¬ative Cloud I can find ($20 per month). Here’s a pre­vi­ous arti­cle on using Adobe Light­room with Cloud Stor­age Solu­tions.