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.