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$9.99/month

  • 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$9.99/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Features

Total features of Adobe Creative Cloud Express: 18

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

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5
(994)
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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Linda
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  • Industry: Education Management
  • Company size: 10,000+ Employees
  • Used Weekly for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Super easy! Design elements for the classroom!

Reviewed on 10/06/2021

Great tool for small businesses and for education. Very simple to use and there are tons of...

Great tool for small businesses and for education. Very simple to use and there are tons of templates and tutorials, plus a huge image collection. In education, my students created several marketing materials and created a portfolio of their work, and for small business it will be great for social media, websites and blogs.

Pros

Adobe Spark has a range of functionality for design. From infographics to web pages, digital portfolios, slideshow videos and social media posts. All of these elements are fantastic for building assets for education and for student demonstration of knowledge.

Cons

When adding assets to a Spark webpage that are designed in Spark, you must first download the item as an image (infographics, social media posts, menus, posters, etc) before adding them to the Adobe Spark webpage. If it had a drag and drop function it would be very convenient.

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

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

Reviewed on 20/06/2022

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.

Clemen
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  • Industry: Media Production
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

All in one platform

Reviewed on 12/01/2023

Pros

All the essential Adobe products under one platform, simple access

Cons

Price points are a little high for individual users. Better if the company provides.

Maximilian
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  • Industry: Food & Beverages
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Monthly for 1+ year
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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 3.0 /10

Not my favorite software

Reviewed on 13/01/2023

I like it for storage between adobe platforms, but I dont like the cost or ease of use. Overall, I...

I like it for storage between adobe platforms, but I dont like the cost or ease of use. Overall, I dont use it very much since other products have come out.

Pros

I enjoyed using this software when it was free. I always thought it was difficult to use, but when it was free I used it far more often. You can create content that is unique to your brand, but utilize templates that make the projects come together quicker. I like being able to edit photos or use photos that ive taken in express projects.

Cons

The software is not easy to use and it costs money. There are easier platforms that are free that fulfill the same niche that express does.

Joel
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  • Industry: Arts & Crafts
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Essential for content creation and Social Posts

Reviewed on 08/11/2022

Overall I really enjoy and appreciate this software and use it daily, it's helped me to create the...

Overall I really enjoy and appreciate this software and use it daily, it's helped me to create the posts I need in very little time and has assisted me in creating streamlined and consistent branded images and social posts.

Pros

I love the ease of use and the variety of posts you can make using the software. I use the software to create and manage posts for my own brand and for a client and it's easy to switch between two branded templates and to keep everything connected and uniform. I love the stock libraries and the ability to import logos, fonts, images to keep everything exactly as you want it.

Cons

I feel the video templates could be improved or updated, they don't feel helpful for creating modern content, the same with the animation features. I would like more control or options in those areas.

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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$9.99/month
  • Pricing model: Free Version, Subscription
  • 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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