Over a year back, Adobe abandoned its pay-once, use-forever Creative Suite in favor of a subscription-based app distribution model. Despite the ensuing furor, the company’s recurring annual revenue from Creative Cloud subscriptions has grown to over $1.20 billion. That being said, the company seems willing to address some of the gripes of its over 2.4 million Creative Cloud subscribers — well, especially where Lightroom users are concerned.
Photoshop CC and Lightroom 5 bundle now $9.99 per month
In November of last year, Adobe began offering Photoshop CC, Lightroom, and 20GB of storage for the special price of $9.99 per month. That deal was supposed to run until December 2, but was extended. The same price was available to students. Fast forward to today and Adobe has opted to do away with all the special price shenanigans and make Photoshop CC and Lightroom 5 permanently available for $9.99 per month.
Adobe today announced the immediate availability of its Photoshop Lightroom 5 software for Windows and Mac OS. The photo editing software is being offered both as a standalone product and as part of Adobe's Creative Cloud, a $50 per month streaming subscription package that includes continually updated versions of various Adobe software, including Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, and more.
It's the cloud or bust for Adobe and its customers.
Can you feel the ground shaking? That's just Adobe, which today made an earth-rattling announcement regarding its plans to go all-in with the cloud. Adobe Creative Cloud is the company's new flagship offering, a re-imagining of the Creative Suite, if you will, which will no longer see new releases (so no Creative Suite 7, which many anticipated would be announced today) but will continue to be supported.
Adobe today announced that its Creative Suite 6 (CS6) software set announced in April is now available to purchase. Included in the CS6 product line are new releases of Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Adobe Premier Pro, After Effects, Flash Professional and more, as well as four new suite versions -- Creative Suite 6 Design & Web Premium, Creative Suite 6 Design Standard, Creative Suite 6 Production Premium, and Creative Suite 6 Master Collection.