Adobe lowers bar to entry on Photoshop Photography Program
posted Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at 4:38 PM EST
Last September, Adobe announced its Photoshop Photography Program, a limited-availability discount bundle of its subscription-only Photoshop Creative Cloud product with the photographer-centric Lightroom, 20GB of cloud storage, and a Behance ProSite. Pricing for the bundle was set at US$10 per month, a pretty significant savings over the US$50/month charged for the full Creative Cloud suite, and even over the single-app plan at US$20/month. There was but one catch: to be eligible for the discount you had to own either Photoshop CS3 or Creative Suite CS3, or a more recent version of either.
Today, Adobe has lifted that requirement, extending access to the Photoshop Photography Program to one and all. If you need Photoshop and the still-available CS6 -- the last non-subscription version of the app -- isn't sufficient, or you don't qualify for upgrade pricing on it, then the photography program is a no-brainer deal. At $10/month, it would take you almost six years to match the full retail pricing for CS6, and with the Creative Cloud release you'll get free updates to Photoshop and Lightroom in the meantime, where Photoshop CS6 is no longer eligible for feature upgrades.
If you want to take advantage of the offer, though, you'll need to act quickly: the ability to enter the Photoshop Photography Program without owning Photoshop CS3+ is time-limited. You have through December 2nd to enrol, at which point the requirement to own CS3+ will, presumably, be reinstated. (At launch of the program, Adobe had stated that it would be open for enrolment thru December 31st.) If you sign up, you lock in your US$10/month pricing for the foreseeable future, as the company has stated that this is not simply an intro price, but is the expected ongoing price for the program.
(via John Nack on Adobe)