What is InDesign?

A professional page layout application for print and digital publishing, InDesign lets you design, preflight, and publish a broad range of content for print, web, and tablet apps. It offers precise control over typography, built-in creative tools, an intuitive design environment, and tight integration with Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and Acrobat.

InDesign is built for designers, prepress and production professionals, and print service providers who work for magazines, design firms, advertising agencies, newspapers, book publishers, and retail/catalog companies, as well as in corporate design, commercial printing, and other leading-edge publishing environments. Learn more about InDesign.

And because InDesign is part of Adobe Creative Cloud, you get access to all the latest updates and future releases the moment they’re available.

How does InDesign integrate with other Adobe products?
InDesign tightly integrates with Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat Pro, and InCopy. InDesign shares a common user interface, commands, panels, and tools with Photoshop, Illustrator, and InCopy, so it’s easy to apply what you know about one program when you’re learning another, and to move efficiently from program to program. Because you can import native Photoshop and Illustrator files, it’s easier to lay out, enhance, and update graphics. Native support for PDF files gives you reliable, consistent output whether you publish to print, the web, or devices. In addition, InDesign and InCopy work together to provide robust editorial workflow management for small creative teams.
How much does InDesign cost?
Adobe InDesign plans start at PRICE - ABM - InDesign. You can purchase InDesign as part of a Single App plan or the Creative Cloud All Apps plan. Learn more about purchasing options on the Creative Cloud plans page.
Is there a free version of InDesign?
You can download a seven-day free trial of InDesign. The free trial is the official, full version of the app. It includes all the features and updates in the latest version of InDesign. Your trial will automatically convert to a paid Creative Cloud membership after seven days, unless you cancel before then. For a quick, easy, and free online template editor, try Adobe Express.
Is there student pricing for InDesign?
Students and teachers save over 60% on the Creative Cloud All Apps plan. Find out more about student plans here.