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Adobe Announces Photoshop & Lightroom for $9.99/mth
« on: September 04, 2013, 01:40:11 PM »
*UPDATE*
The catch is you must own a copy of Photoshop CS3 or higher to qualify for the limited time pricing of $9.99 per month (sign-up before December 31, 2013). They lost me at that requirement, had they not required CS3, I would have signed up as soon as I was able to. This still may be great for customers that have chosen not to upgrade from previous versions of PhotoShop.

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Into the cloud?
Adobe just announced Photoshop and Lightroom for $9.99/mth. If you don’t want to lay out the cost of the software in one lump sum, this may be for you.

I personally have no interest in laying out what Photoshop costs up front, however I may take them up on this new offering once I read the fine print.

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Adobe Announces Photoshop & Lightroom for $9.99/mth
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Re: Adobe Announces Photoshop & Lightroom for $9.99/mth
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2013, 01:43:06 PM »
Nice try Adobe.. just stop messing about and sell us the license just like before this cloud nonsense,Cloud might work for some people but it's not for everyone,I prefer clear skies..  :)

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Re: Adobe Announces Photoshop & Lightroom for $9.99/mth
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2013, 01:49:16 PM »
Nice try Adobe.. just stop messing about and sell us the license just like before this cloud nonsense,Cloud might work for some people but it's not for everyone,I prefer clear skies..  :)

+1

I totally agree.

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« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2013, 01:51:52 PM »
Give a person a fish, you feed them for a day.  Teach a person to fish, you lose a steady customer.
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« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2013, 02:10:09 PM »
Clouds make for nice photographs but I'd rather be under and enjoy blue skies :)

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« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2013, 02:20:02 PM »
Give a person a fish, you feed them for a day.  Teach a person to fish, you lose a steady customer.
LOL  So true.
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Re: Adobe Announces Photoshop & Lightroom for $9.99/mth
« Reply #6 on: September 04, 2013, 02:36:53 PM »
This is actually a pretty good deal if you're someone who needs both photoshop and lightroom, as by the time you purchase both and upgrade both every 3yrs or so, it's break even cost wise at worst.

But, if you're just a lightroom user, its a crap deal.

edit: scratch that, the deal is specifically only for people already with CS3 or newer. Meaning unless you updated CS suites ever 20 months, it's not so great a deal

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Beginning today, customers who own Photoshop CS3 or higher are eligible for a special Creative Cloud membership offer that includes all of the following for just $9.99/month:

    Photoshop CC
    Lightroom 5
    20 GB of online storage
    Behance ProSite
    Access to Creative Cloud Learn’s training resources
    Ongoing upgrades and updates
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« Reply #6 on: September 04, 2013, 02:36:53 PM »

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Re: Adobe Announces Photoshop & Lightroom for $9.99/mth
« Reply #7 on: September 04, 2013, 03:00:44 PM »
Nice try Adobe.. just stop messing about and sell us the license just like before this cloud nonsense,Cloud might work for some people but it's not for everyone,I prefer clear skies..  :)

Agreed!!

I refuse to RENT software.....and have the possibility that if for any reason I cease to pay Adobe 'ransom', that I may no longer be able to open and work on my files.

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Re: Adobe Announces Photoshop & Lightroom for $9.99/mth
« Reply #8 on: September 04, 2013, 03:04:31 PM »
This is actually tempting but for 2 things.  1.) I have CS2.  Once Lightroom became more functional, its pretty much the only Adobe photo product I use so I didn't upgrade.   I'm probably the only person out here on CS2 but still, no deal for me!   & 2.) Adobe will carry this only until they have the base they need/want and then they'll either bump the price or degrade the access to the point that no one will want it.   So $10/month really isn't bad (said the spider to the fly) but..... 


I would put one change on Neuro's turn of phrase:  Teach a person to fish, you lose an income stream. I truly believe that Adobe no longer sees us as customers, simply lemmings to be herding, manipulated, etc.
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« Reply #9 on: September 04, 2013, 03:07:32 PM »
This is actually tempting but for 2 things.  1.) I have CS2.  Once Lightroom became more functional, its pretty much the only Adobe photo product I use so I didn't upgrade.   I'm probably the only person out here on CS2 but still, no deal for me!   & 2.) Adobe will carry this only until they have the base they need/want and then they'll bump the price or degrade the access to the point that no one will want it.   So $10/month really isn't bad (said the spider to the fly) but..... 


I would put one change on Neuro's turn of phrase:  Teach a person to fish, you lose an income stream. I truly believe that Adobe no longer sees us as customers, simply lemmings to be herding, manipulated, etc.

Please don't be confused, Adobe is, I believe, a publicly traded company...and as such they are only answerable to the shareholders for providing them profit.<P>
The customers are just a necessity to do this, but the customer is not their primary concern or obligation.

Once I got this concept down, I can easily understand what corporations are trying to do, maximize shareholder profits, nothing more.

It isn't personal, it is purely business....the only way the consumer can fight back, is with the pocketbook.

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Re: Adobe Announces Photoshop & Lightroom for $9.99/mth
« Reply #10 on: September 04, 2013, 03:14:48 PM »
This sounded very tempting until I saw the requirement that you must already own CS3 or newer.

So close, Adobe... so close!
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Re: Adobe Announces Photoshop & Lightroom for $9.99/mth
« Reply #11 on: September 04, 2013, 03:23:13 PM »
I hate the thought of being held ransom by anyone..... Adobe included.  I was tempted to update to CS6 but then along came this new marketing approach of theirs.  I'll just continue to stumble along with my CS4 which pretty much does everything I need.

And if for some reason, my CS4 craps out, there will always be an alternative somewhere.

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Re: Adobe Announces Photoshop & Lightroom for $9.99/mth
« Reply #12 on: September 04, 2013, 03:24:16 PM »
Should I accept the offer (I own- pardon me- I am allowed to use CS6), and I stop paying: is my license of CS6 still valid or not?
I still don't want it, just curious.
Thanks for information.
BTW.: on the german Adobe homepage I don't find this offer.

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« Reply #13 on: September 04, 2013, 04:11:04 PM »
And there it is.

This is the right combination at the right price, for me. Hassle free, two programs I use together will upgrade in lock-step without having to do workarounds.

I always upgrade for new features, and to support the vitality of the software. I don't expect the company to carry me forever, just because I bought version 1.0 back in the dark ages.

If you haven't upgraded in 4 versions, you lost the ability to pay a reduced price for a stand a lone version anyway - so I guess this doesn't really apply to you. If you're not interested in new versions of a program, what do you care what the pricing structure is going forward?

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Re: Adobe Announces Photoshop & Lightroom for $9.99/mth
« Reply #14 on: September 04, 2013, 04:35:33 PM »
Is this $9.95 for both products in perpetuity or is it just an introductory offer that will soon pop back up to $19.95 or $29.95 in a year?  This part: "The catch is you must own a copy of Photoshop CS3 or higher to qualify for the limited time pricing of $9.99 per month (sign-up before December 31, 2013)" sounds "fishy".

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« Reply #14 on: September 04, 2013, 04:35:33 PM »