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Photoshop CC & Lightroom 5 for $9.99/mth
« on: November 22, 2013, 08:20:40 AM »

Until December 2, 2013

Adobe is offering the Photoshop CC, Lightroom 5 & Behance ProSite hosting bundle for $9.99. The big deal on this one is you do not need to have any previous versions of Photoshop or Lightroom.


This offer is good now and goes until 9PM PST December 2, 2013.


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Photoshop CC & Lightroom 5 for $9.99/mth
« on: November 22, 2013, 08:20:40 AM »

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Re: Photoshop CC & Lightroom 5 for $9.99/mth
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2013, 08:38:32 AM »
This promo makes me think that their new licensing approach is not as successful as they had thought it would be.  I'll continue to use my 'perpetual license' version, thank you very much.
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Re: Photoshop CC & Lightroom 5 for $9.99/mth
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2013, 09:33:19 AM »
I agree!

Adobe did a total "face plant" with their introduction to their pay-as-you-go cloud rental scheme.  This is their attempt at back-pedaling a bit after alienating their client base with such a cocked-up scheme.
Sorry, but even at $10/mth I won't bite. 

This makes for a great opportunity for the other photo software companies out there to grab a larger market share... are you guys listening???   ;)

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Re: Photoshop CC & Lightroom 5 for $9.99/mth
« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2013, 09:41:31 AM »
This promo makes me think that their new licensing approach is not as successful as they had thought it would be. 

Agreed.

I'll continue to use my 'perpetual license' version, thank you very much.

So will I…but for those that don't already have a CS license, the cost of Photoshop CS6 new would pay for close to 6 years of a subscription at $10/month, and they'd have CS7, CS8, etc., when they come out.  That doesn't sound like such a bad deal…
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Re: Photoshop CC & Lightroom 5 for $9.99/mth
« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2013, 09:42:01 AM »
Adobe are hurting,they're trying to lure you in now with a cheap fix.. don't take the bait,let them learn a hard lesson instead....

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Re: Photoshop CC & Lightroom 5 for $9.99/mth
« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2013, 09:44:38 AM »
i like the magic between usd -> eur

at the moment: 1,00 USD = 0,74 EUR

Adobe Photoshop CC: 9,90 USD = 12,99 EUR  :o   

i´m no math-genius but it should be 7,39 EUR?
or normaly it is 9,99 USD = 9,99 EUR :-)
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Re: Photoshop CC & Lightroom 5 for $9.99/mth
« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2013, 09:46:32 AM »
They finally caught on to newer version of the old saying… 

"If you give a man a fish, you feed him for a day.  If you teach a man to fish, you lose a steady customer."

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Re: Photoshop CC & Lightroom 5 for $9.99/mth
« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2013, 09:46:32 AM »

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Re: Photoshop CC & Lightroom 5 for $9.99/mth
« Reply #7 on: November 22, 2013, 09:52:13 AM »
Am I really so old fashioned, that I have absolutely no intention to get with this kind of business model?
sometimes you have to close your eyes to see properly.

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« Reply #8 on: November 22, 2013, 10:09:08 AM »
If t was half that or allowed to use by 2 people, I'd do it nut at 120/year, not a big benefit.

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« Reply #9 on: November 22, 2013, 10:21:52 AM »
They finally caught on to newer version of the old saying… 

"If you give a man a fish, you feed him for a day.  If you teach a man to fish, you lose a steady customer."

 :)
Totally agree with this.  ;)
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Re: Photoshop CC & Lightroom 5 for $9.99/mth
« Reply #10 on: November 22, 2013, 10:59:33 AM »
So will I…but for those that don't already have a CS license, the cost of Photoshop CS6 new would pay for close to 6 years of a subscription at $10/month, and they'd have CS7, CS8, etc., when they come out.  That doesn't sound like such a bad deal…
This is the conclusion I came to.  Even an upgrade of LR and PSE pays for ~15 months which is about how often an upgrade to LR and PSE come out on average -- PSE seems to come out more often, LR occasionally less.  Hopefully it will stay at $10 or I hope I don't get hooked on some feature in Photoshop CC I can't live without.

I do feel for pros and those who really need Photoshop CS being strong-armed into the subscription model to get upgrades.

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« Reply #11 on: November 22, 2013, 11:09:26 AM »
I do feel for pros and those who really need Photoshop CS being strong-armed into the subscription model to get upgrades.

Yeah, but from a business perspective it might not be so bad.  The price is supposed to stay stable once you've subscribed, but even if Adobe changes their policy and raises it, that won't happen frequently.  For a business, predictability and the ability to forecast expenses is important, and the subscription model offers it.  Spending a known (and pretty small) amount each month might be an advantage over a need to spend several hundred dollars at widely spaced intervals.
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Re: Photoshop CC & Lightroom 5 for $9.99/mth
« Reply #12 on: November 22, 2013, 11:43:17 AM »
it's a promotional price for the first year only.

in the terms of use conditions they say, that the renew will be automatical at the actual price of the Subscription.

i dont understand if you can cancel the Subscription at the end of the first year without incorring in penality
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Re: Photoshop CC & Lightroom 5 for $9.99/mth
« Reply #12 on: November 22, 2013, 11:43:17 AM »

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Re: Photoshop CC & Lightroom 5 for $9.99/mth
« Reply #13 on: November 22, 2013, 12:25:59 PM »
Hi Aznable

I received the following pricing information from an Adobe member of staff earlier today

Hi bitm07
 
The important thing to note is that the $9.99 price is not an introductory price for a year.  This is the regular price for this plan.
 
We cannot guarantee that the price will stay exactly the same year after year - it may go up, it may go down.  We don't have plans to change the price, but just like all of our other prices for our services and products, the prices may change in the future.
 
Hope this helps.
 
Thanks
Bev


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Re: Photoshop CC & Lightroom 5 for $9.99/mth
« Reply #14 on: November 22, 2013, 12:46:33 PM »
Others have pointed out in different discussions that the subscription model means you do not get to keep using the software after you stop paying for it. If Adobe raises the price in a year, two three years, you can decide without penalty to discontinue the arrangement. I have never heard of a penalty. Here's what Adobe's FAQs say in a section about this offer:
After the first 12 months, we will automatically renew your contract based on the current price of the offering which is not, I believe, saying it will go to $50/month, as that is not the "offer" extended here.  So it seems to me you could eat the candy for a year, a year and a bit, and worst case go back to the state of affairs you have now. The software "calls home" occasionally and news coverage I read estimated that you would get about 60 days max further usage and one day the sw wouldn't boot.

There are some discussions/threads here about ways you might save out your work if you were afraid Adobe software would not read the edit list on your RAW. Others reading this please chime in if you believe this is not going to be possible, though, after making the jump to the subscription model.

I had planned to move to the original $10/month offer as I have the requisite [legal]PS installed (bought PS v6 at a very good price before the first $10 offer was announced to be sure I could do so). I had not upgraded LR when I heard about that earlier offer. NAPP people tell their membership that there are going to be several years gone by before THAT arrangement will change. (I have no solid link/reference for this, either). So I have a better fall back state than some. BUT as I have researched this post I do not see any references to the first offer to those who already had Photoshop CS3 and above. That offer was open until 12/31/2013. Would they be less willing to change THAT plan? More of a pro base? or does that imply they'd know we would be annoyed but then dial in the new cost structure for our business?

Last thought: all of these moves are for stockholder interests and the need to project revenues at particular levels to maintain that. Even if the original program was "successful" senior management might have said, "Get more money in the house before 31 December." We're customers and wallets. They aren't here to support (be nice to) our craft or small business. (I don't follow the stock and comments about its prospects...)

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Re: Photoshop CC & Lightroom 5 for $9.99/mth
« Reply #14 on: November 22, 2013, 12:46:33 PM »