Photographers rejoice! When Adobe announced Photoshop CC and the changes to the Creative Cloud, the reaction was pretty split. Some loved the idea, while many threatened to jump ship. Amongst those who were hesitant about this change, were photographers who primarily use Photoshop and Lightroom. Adobe hinted that change is coming, and today during the Photoshop World keynote, they delivered!
Photoshop Photographer Program
Before today, photographers had a few options, many of which they weren’t too please with.
– The full Creative Cloud package: $19.99/month for CS6 users, $29.99/month for CS3+ users, or $49.99/month for new users. These prices were introductory offers which would increase to the $49.99 price point after the first year.
– Subscribe to only Photoshop CC for $9.99/month for CS3+ users or $19.99/month for new users. Again, this was an introductory price, and does not include Lightroom.
– Purchase Lightroom as a standalone application for $79 (upgrade) or $149 (full).
Photographers who use Photoshop and Lightroom would either have to subscribe to the full Creative Cloud, or subscribe to just Photoshop and purchase Lightroom separately.
Change is Here!
During the Photoshop World keynote today, Adobe delivered what photographers have been asking for. Customers who have a CS3+ application will be able to subscribe to a photographer specific Creative Cloud package for $9.99/month, which includes the following:
- Photoshop CC
- Lightroom 5
- 20 GB of online storage
- Behance ProSite
- Access to Creative Cloud Learn’s training resources
- Ongoing upgrades and updates
This isn’t just giving you access to Photoshop and Lightroom. You also get the online storage, Behance ProSite, training, and the ongoing updates! Best of all, the $9.99 price is not an introductory offer! If you sign up before the end of the year, that is your price going forward.
Update: The Photoshop Photography Program is now LIVE! Click here to sign up!