Adobe Creative Cloud Express

Free social media content maker software

About Adobe Creative Cloud Express

Adobe Creative Cloud Express (formerly Adobe Spark) is a cloud-based software designed to help businesses create and share rich multimedia content across various platforms, in the form of social media posts, stories, and marketing materials, such as flyers, banners, and logos. It allows professionals to utilize the drag-and-drop interface, built-in templates, Adobe Stock images, and Adobe fonts library to express their creativity with just a few clicks.

Pricing starting from:

US$0.00

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Key benefits of Adobe Creative Cloud Express

Make stunning content.
Start from thousands of templates for social media graphics, stories, and thumbnails, as well as posters, flyers, business cards, logos, and more.

Get free Adobe Stock images.
Access the Adobe Stock royalty-free photo collection* with millions of on-trend and seasonal images.

Give your photos pro effects.
Get the look you want with easy-to-apply effects, filters, textures, and overlays.

Remove backgrounds instantly.
Effortlessly cut out backgrounds without having to outline your subject — and start with a fresh canvas.

Add design elements.
Discover just what you need from tons of images, icons, backgrounds, and design assets.

Resize content in a snap.
Instantly resize and reflow content to fit any size for Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, banners, flyers, and more. Your content will adjust instantly using intuitive Adobe tools.

Make it move.
Create attention-grabbing content with features to animate text and photos.

Apply your brand.
Upload your brand logo, fonts, and colors and apply them to any design with one tap.

Make videos made for social.
Easily trim, crop, resize, and convert videos.

Play with text.
Choose from over 18,000 licensed fonts from the Adobe Fonts library. Start from text templates that feature curved type, grids, and beautiful font pairs.

Remix it.
Customize predesigned graphics and text to make them your own.

Work better together.
Share templates, assets, and brand identity across your team so content consistently reflects your look. Save favorite templates to your library for a faster start.

*Creative Cloud Express membership required. The Adobe Stock photo collection does not include Premium or editorial content. Limited Adobe Stock functionality available in web page and video features within the desktop app.?

Typical Customers

  • Freelancers
  • Small Businesses (2-50)
  • Mid-size Companies (51-500)
  • Large enterprises (500 and more)

Deployment

  • Cloud-based
  • On-premise

Markets

Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany , United Kingdom, India, Japan, Mexico, United States

Supported Languages

Chinese, Dutch, English, Finnish, French , German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese

Pricing starting from:

US$0.00

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Adobe Creative Cloud Express Software - Adobe Stock photos
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Adobe Creative Cloud Express Software - Brand in a snap
Adobe Creative Cloud Express Software - Resize
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Features

Total features of Adobe Creative Cloud Express: 17

  • Communication Management
  • Content Library
  • Content Management
  • Customisable Branding
  • Customisable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Synchronisation
  • Design Templates
  • File Sharing
  • Image Editing
  • Preview Functionality
  • Print Management
  • Template Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Video Editing
  • Video Management
  • Video Support

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5
(879)
Value for Money
4.5/5
Features
4.3/5
Ease of Use
4.5/5
Customer Support
4.4/5

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David
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  • Industry: Photography
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

A huge time saver

Reviewed on 21/8/2022

It's become my go-to for fast media posts.

It's become my go-to for fast media posts.

Pros

I discovered this a few months ago, and immediately dropped several other paid apps in favor of this one.

Scheduling across many social media platforms is the key for me.

Cons

Easier to use images I've already uploaded. I have multiple Facebook pages, but because FB and Instagram are linked, I can't upload to the correct Instagram account.

Alicia
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  • Industry: Automotive
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Absolutely love!

Reviewed on 4/8/2022

Pros

Adobe CC recently acquired ContentCal late last year and re-launched the platform as a part of Adobe Express (previously Adobe Spark). The schedule function within the platform is absolutely beneficial and as a current Adobe Creative Cloud user, this is a massive green tick to have this function included in my subscription. After experiencing issues with our previous provider, we were on the hunt for a new social scheduler and lo and behold, Adobe had just launched this product. This feature gives users the ability to create content and allocate to the "unscheduled" area of the platform. This is awesome for banking content or drafts that may need approval from others. I look forward being able to seamlessly create and store QR codes in the future too!

Cons

They're still in early stages of development and I am aware that it is in the works, but being able to review analytics for social performance is one function that I am very much looking forward to.

Jackie
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  • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 5.0 /10

Great for video and photo editing, but crashes a lot.

Reviewed on 1/9/2022

Ok experience. Great possibilities, but can be frustrating as it makes my computer go slower.

Ok experience. Great possibilities, but can be frustrating as it makes my computer go slower.

Pros

The options for editing on Photoshop and Premiere pro are endless

Cons

The fact that you have to download the full cloud express simply to use one software or the other (such as Photoshop) is extremely annoying. Would prefer to have a cloud separate to each software.
It often crashes my computer because of the amount of space and RAM it takes.

Noah
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  • Industry: Media Production
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Adobe Creative Cloud Express (Formerly Adobe Spark) is Better than Canva

Reviewed on 20/6/2022

Frankly, I've quite enjoyed it. I recommend them over their competitor, Canva. Both Express and...

Frankly, I've quite enjoyed it. I recommend them over their competitor, Canva. Both Express and Canva do virtually the same thing, but Express has a few integrations with other Adobe products that makes it worth using instead of Canva (if you have the CC subscription). Plus, if you don't have the CC subscription, a subscription to Express is cheaper than Canva.

Express is a powerful, browser-based image (and I guess video, though that's not it's best feature) editor capable of producing professional-style images for business cards, social media, graphics, and more.

Pros

The software is simple, and easy to use. Upon logging in, I was able to go through a bunch of prebuilt templates, establish my brand identity (colors, upload fonts, logos, etc.) and begin creating graphics.

I am a huge fan of the interface, and I enjoy the extraordinarily powerful background-remover tool. It is almost always accurate, and causes graphic creation to be quite simple.

There's a button called, "Brandify" which will automatically insert your colors, logo, and fonts into the picture you've created (or the template you've grabbed) which makes for very quick creation/editing of graphics.

I primarily use CC Express for social media graphics, and I'll say that I personally think that they're better than their competitor, Canva. Both offer nearly the same tools, and Canva is just a little bit simpler, but CC Express is cheaper by a bit ($100 for a year subscription vs. Canva's $120). But the reason I prefer CC Express to Canva is that it integrates with the Adobe suite in small quality of life things that make using this software with other products very easy and compatible.

Cons

There's really only two things I dislike about this software.

First off, it has video editing capabilities. The video editing is primarily for social media graphics, though you can do some full-blown video editing. The thing is, most people likely have this product through the Adobe Creative Cloud subscription. If you do, you might as well use Premiere Rush or Premiere Pro, which are Adobe's video editors. Rush is a more powerful version than the one within Express, yet a simpler version of Pro. I don't see a use for the video editing when it's already in it's other products.

The load times can be horrendous. Most of the time I have no issues, but when I do have a loading issue, it can take minutes (the longest I've waited is 10 minutes to log in). This is rare, but it's always extremely inconvenient when it does happen. Also, if you're editing something and then your internet "hiccups" and connection changes for any reason, a popup will occur and tell you to refresh the page. Since the software saves automatically as you make edits, this generally isn't an issue. Though, occasionally, it will lose progress after a refresh, and you'll have to redo some work.

Vladimir Azariel
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  • Industry: Entertainment
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Creative Cloud helped me reorganize my life.

Reviewed on 30/8/2022

Pros

I've been using Adobe products for years because of my job, from when I started learning how to use it to now that I get paid for it, so I know that Creative Cloud is relatively new, but it came and revolutionized all Adobe products so far.
Before, to share a composition or an edition with a colleague, it was necessary to resort to some physical storage medium or to send things through a "cloud" of external servers to adobe, so, in addition to the delay, the reliability was in play.
With Adobe Cloud none of that happens, apart from being able to share your stuff securely with other colleagues, you can also do it with the adobe community worldwide, so creativity was also on the rise, and you can find inspiration from various minds around the planet.

Cons

The main disadvantage is that, for Adobe Creative Cloud to be profitable, you need to be fully committed to all its products and take them to a more professional level, because in fact that is its purpose, that professionals in the area have a place where they can share and pay for their work.

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Adobe Creative Cloud Express FAQs

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Adobe Creative Cloud Express offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$0.00
  • Pricing model: Free Version
  • Free Trial: Available

Free plan: Includes all core features so you can start making content. Continue using it for as long as you want at no cost. Premium plan: Start with a free trial and then $9.99/month or $99.99/year

Adobe Creative Cloud Express has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1,000, 1,001-5,000

Adobe Creative Cloud Express supports the following languages:

Chinese, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese

Adobe Creative Cloud Express supports the following devices:

Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

Adobe Creative Cloud Express integrates with the following applications:

Dropbox Business

Adobe Creative Cloud Express offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Chat

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