This is a good deal!!!

September 19, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

 

https://creative.adobe.com/plans/offer/photoshop+lightroom

 

If you are into photography at all, this is a good deal and worth checking out.  As software companies embrace the cloud in different ways, Adobe has bundled two very powerful and popular photography editing tools together in a subscription model for $10/month.  This means you can download the full versions of the software to install on your computer of choice and get all updates while paying a monthly subscription fee of $10/month.

If you do the math, a traditional license for the full version of Photoshop alone can cost you over $700, and Lightroom retails for about $150.  So for about $850 you can buy the current version of both applications, and then get hit with upgrade license fees as new versions are released, with the average Lightroom upgrade costing about $75 and while I know the cost to upgrade Photoshop has to be more than that, I can't seem to find a price for it online.  Even with the purchase of a single license of both of the current versions, it would take 85 months at the subscription price to pay more than the subscription rate.  Seems like a no brainer to me.

Before you ask, yes - if you stop paying the subscription fees the software will stop working.  That's how these online subscriptions work.  At first I had a real problem with that, but since using services like Spotify for music, it seems to be the way to go for me.  In fact, in the not too distant future, I believe you won't be able to buy a full license of software anymore and you will only be able to do this sort of subscription deal.  That may be why I can't find an upgrade price for the current version of Photoshop.

Last comment - I am not getting paid from Adobe for this announcement, I just think it is a great deal and photo enthusiasts ought to check it out.  Now if you end up subscribing to Adobe and need help with either app, I can help.  Visit my Workshops page for more details or email me.

 

What do you think?  Good deal or not?


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