Adobe has announced that the Photoshop Photography Program is now available to everyone, even if you have never owned a full version of Photoshop! The program allows for anyone to purchase a Creative Cloud membership that includes Photoshop CC, Lightroom 5, 20GB online storage, Behance, and Traning for only $9.99/mth! According to Adobe’s blog, “$9.99 is not an introductory price. It is the price for those of you who sign up by December 1, 2013″. That’s right folks, if you sing up by 12/1 12/31 your cost will always be $9.99/mth for Photoshop and Lightroom (of course they claim that with inflation that may go up, but there are no current plans to go beyond $9.99! If you use Photoshop on a daily basis, I would say this is almost a no braniner. I still have reservations for those you only tinker who are not using the current tools close to the full potential. If you mainly only use Lightroom, you can typically pick up the newest Lightroom for $79-$99 and it will last you a year or two.[su_pullquote align=”right”]Photoshop Photography Program [su_list style=”arrow”]
- Photoshop CC
- Lightroom 5
- 20 GB of online storage
- Behance ProSite
- Access to Creative Cloud Learn’s training resources
- Ongoing upgrades and updates
As I’ve said before, I wouldn’t say that it’s a no brainer decision, but it’s pretty close. Plus don’t forget to add on 20gb of storage (when Adobe gets the local sync worked out, 20gb is a lot more than the 2gb you get with a free Dropbox account). Oh yeah, Behance is in there too. If you like to upgrade Photoshop or if you use it a good amount, then jump on board. If you just poke around in Photoshop and mainly use Lightroom then I know plenty of very active photographers that are still using Photoshop 7.