Adobe has announced a new Photoshop CC pricing plan, allowing CS3 or higher users to get the Creative Cloud app for $9.99 per month and a free Lightroom 5 copy.
Photographers have not been happy with Adobe killing the standalone version of Creative Suite. The company’s decision also meant that the most popular editing program in the world, Photoshop, would head over to the cloud and be available only for a monthly subscription fee.
Photoshop CC has gone live in mid-2013 with Adobe claiming that it is happy with the level of subscribers. However, a lot of people have continued to share their negative feelings towards the $19.99 / month fee for a single cloud-based application.
Adobe listens to photographers, cuts Photoshop CC price to $9.99/month
At the Photoshop World 2013 event in Las Vegas, the company has revealed that it has listened to all these outcries and it has decided to issue a positive response by announcing a new pricing plan.
According to Adobe, Photoshop CC is now available for $9.99 per month. Users will have to agree to a 12-month plan. However, this offer will remain in place forever for people who own CS3 or higher.
Sign up before December 31, 2013 and get Lightroom 5, Behance, and 20GB cloud storage for free
The deal goes even further in the customers’ favor. If you sign up for Photoshop CC before December 31, 2013, Adobe will also provide Lightroom 5, Behance, and 20GB of cloud storage for free.
This is an amazing deal, as a Lightroom 5 upgrade costs about $79 at Amazon, while Behance ProSite is available for about $50/month, while the 20GB of cloud storage can be used to backup your photos online.
Another incentive is complete access to Creative Cloud Learn, which consists of resources that will help users become more familiar with CC apps.
Only users who bought Adobe CS3 or higher have access to this offer
It is worth reminding that the $9.99 offer is available only for people who have purchased Adobe CS3 or any other higher version of Creative Suite.
Loyal customers always have access to better deals, but it remains to be seen what happens to the people who have already agreed to the $19.99 monthly plan, as the company has not made any mentions in this regard.
Meanwhile, Adobe has confirmed that the Lightroom 5.2 update will be released for download in two week time. More details will be released soon, so stay tuned.