ArcGIS Maps for Adobe Creative Cloud

Plus for ArcGIS Maps for Adobe Creative Cloud is Retiring

ArcGIS Maps for Adobe Creative Cloud is a plug in for Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop that allows you to quickly find and add geographic content to your work as editable vector layers and high resolution images. This plug in bridges the gap between ArcGIS and Adobe, bringing editable maps into Adobe for extensive map design possibilities.

At the end of April 2023, the “Plus” subscription for ArcGIS Maps for Adobe Creative Cloud will be retired. For users who are already using ArcGIS Maps for Adobe Creative Cloud through ArcGIS Online or ArcGIS Enterprise, there is no impact from this change.

FAQs

What is Plus?

Plus was offered as a monthly subscription with limited feature functionality and it did not require a foundational Creator user type.

How do I know if I have a Plus subscription?

If you do not have an ArcGIS organizational account and you are currently paying monthly for access to ArcGIS Maps for Adobe Creative Cloud, then you are using the Plus subscription.

Is it still possible to purchase the Plus subscription?

No, it is no longer possible to purchase the Plus subscription for ArcGIS Maps for Adobe Creative Cloud.

When will I lose access to Plus?

Current Plus subscribers will have access to Plus through the end of April 2023.

What will happen when my Plus subscription is retired?

You may opt to keep your Plus log in when you convert to an ArcGIS organizational account and you will be able to use those credentials to log into ArcGIS Maps for Adobe Creative Cloud. If you choose to create a new ArcGIS Online organization with a new log in, then you will need to use that new log in to access the plug-in. If you did not purchase a Creator (or other user type, if you already have an ArcGIS organization), then you will not be able to access the plug-in.

How can I use ArcGIS Maps for Adobe Creative Cloud after April 2023?

You can access ArcGIS Maps for Adobe Creative Cloud through an ArcGIS Online or ArcGIS Enterprise user type, because it is now an Essential App. If your organization has an ArcGIS account, you can contact your administrator and get an additional license. If you are a current Plus user without an ArcGIS account, you’ll receive an email with instructions on how to migrate from Plus to an ArcGIS Creator user type.

What will happen to my work if I lose access to Plus or switch to an ArcGIS user type?

All work in the ArcGIS Maps for Adobe Creative Cloud plug-in using the Plus account should be stored locally and therefore should not be affected by this licensing change.

Summary

The Plus subscription for ArcGIS Maps for Adobe Creative Cloud is retiring and to access the plug-in after April 2023, you will need an ArcGIS organizational account. This does not affect you if you were already using ArcGIS Online or ArcGIS Enterprise to log in to the plug-in. If you need to purchase a license to keep access to ArcGIS Maps for Adobe Creative Cloud, it is now officially an Essential App and is included in the Viewer, Editor, Mobile Worker, Creator, and GIS Professional user types. For any questions that were not addressed above, please reach out to mapsforadobe@esri.com and be sure to keep up with the latest news on ArcGIS Maps for Adobe Creative Cloud through our Esri Community page.

About the author

Albert is an Associate Product Marketing Manager at Esri. He spent three years at Esri in Digital Sales. Albert earned his Bachelor's degree in Environmental Biology at Cal Poly Pomona.

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