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.?

Devices

Business size

S M L

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

Top 5 alternatives to Adobe Creative Cloud Express

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Adobe Creative Cloud Express Software - Templates
Adobe Creative Cloud Express Software - Adobe Stock photos
Adobe Creative Cloud Express Software - Remove backgrounds
Adobe Creative Cloud Express Software - Easy-to-apply effects
Adobe Creative Cloud Express Software - Brand in a snap
Adobe Creative Cloud Express Software - Resize
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Adobe Creative Cloud Express video
Adobe Creative Cloud Express Software - Templates
Adobe Creative Cloud Express Software - Adobe Stock photos
Adobe Creative Cloud Express Software - Remove backgrounds
Adobe Creative Cloud Express Software - Easy-to-apply effects
Adobe Creative Cloud Express Software - Brand in a snap
Adobe Creative Cloud Express Software - Resize
Adobe Creative Cloud Express Software - Creative Cloud Express interface

Features

Total features of Adobe Creative Cloud Express: 17

  • Communication Management
  • Content Library
  • Content Management
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Synchronization
  • 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
(856)
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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Youssif
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  • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Adobe Incredible EcoSystem

Reviewed on 09/06/2022

Pros

great system to include all the amazing softwares inside one big software. I love the free trial option to go and try new software and dive more into the ecosystem. I've been using adobe softwares for +8 years and I don't think I'll need to switch to any other company

Cons

the template library prices are so expensive.

Noah
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  • Industry: Media Production
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
  • Review Source

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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.

Heather
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  • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 1+ year
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 4.0 /10

Adobe Spark vs. Canva

Reviewed on 04/10/2019

I started using Adobe Spark as an alternative to Canva. But I found the whole experience not as...

I started using Adobe Spark as an alternative to Canva. But I found the whole experience not as user friendly as what I can create with Canva. My team ended up going back to using Canva for simple graphics.

Pros

As a Social Media Director I often need to create quick graphics myself rather than bog down a graphic designer with a simple task. I found Adobe Spark, and it's great for just that, simple graphics. You can choose from a large assortment of stock images because they are attached to Adobe Stock, as well as other free stock images on the web.

Cons

I felt it was too hard to make the graphic the exact way I wanted it too. You could change the font only by using a sliding scale, in order to make changes to the text you had to click on the word box and it opens in a new screen. Additionally, the variety and of "shapes" they offer is not as vast as Canva's selection.

Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Adobe puts the creative into this nice compact package

Reviewed on 14/06/2022

I used a well know desktop / app editing suite when I first started as a consultant but because I...

I used a well know desktop / app editing suite when I first started as a consultant but because I got express in with my main package, at no extra cost, I started to try it out and moved completely to express within a month. Been using this now for over 2 years.

Pros

I've been with this package for a number of years - almost from the start. I've seen a number of great features added and only recently they have brought in direct scheduling to social media.

I particularly like the predesigned sizes for posts and the ability to take a design you have made and convert it to a template.

Working for different clients, I can also set up their brand colours, fonts and styles and quickly switch between or or another.

The app version is also great for taking posts you have created and animating them quicker than using the desktop version.

I use this across mac, windows and ipad.

Great facebook support group too.

Cons

I have the full desktop package for adobe which is how I got into using express however my only issue is that I have to pay extra to access it on the ipad. A pity that isn't included by I get that it's a different platform.

Alternatives Considered

Canva

Reasons for Choosing Adobe Creative Cloud Express

Express was included in my adobe package at no cost

Switched From

Canva

Reasons for Switching to Adobe Creative Cloud Express

Express was included in my adobe package at no cost
Donna
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  • Industry: Primary/Secondary Education
  • Company size: 5,001-10,000 Employees
  • Used Monthly for 1-5 months
  • Review Source

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  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

easy adobe express

Reviewed on 15/07/2022

I have only used a few times but the first time was easier than other programs.

I have only used a few times but the first time was easier than other programs.

Pros

The fact that it was very easy to use. The free use for educators.

Cons

The cost but then I found out that educators can get a free account.

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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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