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Adobe dropping Version Cue from Creative Suite

updated 07:25 pm EST, Mon March 1, 2010

Company following open industry standards

Adobe on Monday announced that it will cease to support Version Cue in future versions of Creative Suite. The server-based file management system, which works in conjunction with Adobe Drive, is currently integrated with several CS4 software packages such as Design, Web or Master Collection. Capabilities focus on managing shared project files, searching for metadata, and hosting PDF reviews.

The company has yet to provide specific details regarding the basis for removing Cue. The decision is said to be part of its strategy to provide integrated asset management "in a way that reflects the current DAM marketplace," according to a brief statement.

"Adobe will continue to invest in asset management enablement through open industry standards and partnerships," the statement reads.

Current Version Cue users can contact Adobe to obtain assistance during the transition. The company has yet to disclose which asset management system will serve as a primary alternative to Cue.

by MacNN Staff



  1. Feathers

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Sniff sniff!

    I smell a deal with Microsoft!

  1. rvhernandez

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Congratulations Adobe! I applaud you for cutting the fat. Now if you'd allow Bridge to be a truly optional install as well.

    Why, in some apps, can I "view in Finder" and others I am forced to "view in Bridge", to only then "View in Finder"?

    I hope Adobe CS5 continues on the path to KISS. This would truly make it a worth-while upgrade.

  1. stainless

    Joined: Dec 1969


    F Adobe!!!

    Adobe should have NEVER been allowed to purchase Macromedia... There is NO competition for Adobe and they have become LAZY, period. The CEO has ZERO direction for the company, just like M$ buy out the competitors and boot strap their program onto ours using under-qualified software programmer, because they are cheap!

  1. shawnde

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Good Riddance

    Version Cue was pretty much a virus running on your computer ... it never worked properly, and it constantly f*cked everything up.

    I also second the request to make Bridge optional, along with the Adobe Media Player, and all the other c*** they install by DEFAULT (like Adobe AIR). And people were giving grief to Apple!!! Adobe installs 5 different programs by default without EVER asking the user.

  1. waawaa

    Joined: Dec 1969



    CS5 will have a form of gridiron's Flow incorporated. That has a version tracker in it that actually works.

  1. hhans

    Joined: Dec 1969


    They should get PixelNovel Timeline instead - it's a Subversion client for Photoshop, so it's truly based on open standards, and it has a very nice UI too

  1. ClevelandAdv

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Adobe trojans

    While I have been a big fan of Adobe and was happy about the Macromedia merger. Flash was buggy and Freehand became unusable. Adobe has made a decision over the last few years to force installation resource sucking software with zero benefit:

    Adobe Stock Photos
    Version Cue
    PDF plugin for MS Office
    Adobe Updater

    And they want to force you to use their file viewer, which is horrid.
    Please Adobe go back to focusing resource on creating solid, stable and useful applications and not trying to force useless c*** on my machine!

  1. la.dreuil

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Alternatives emerge

    Weird ideas that DAM == asset versioning! DAMs have been a static resting abode for published assets, not files in motion. They should probably buy a pure versioning solution like Evolphin Zoom ( and merge with their Day software DAM. That will be compelling

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