Since announcing Photoshop CC last spring Adobe have faced a fair amount of criticism regarding their decision to move from a perpetual license to Creative Cloud, which is based on a monthly or annual payment plan. Few were more irritated than photographers who feel that Creative Cloud has very little to offer them. In the aftermath of the initial announcement Adobe asked for user feedback and promised that they would not only listen to that feedback but act upon it. The feedback came from a spectrum of our customers, from advanced professionals to casual enthusiasts. One common request was a solution specifically tailored for photographers. As promised, Adobe listened and at Photoshop World they announced a special offer for their loyal Photoshop customers. 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 (pricing varies outside of the US):
- Photoshop CC
- Lightroom 5
- 20 GB of online storage
- Behance ProSite
- Access to the online video tutorials in Creative Cloud
This is the ongoing price for anyone who signs up by December 31, 2013. So if you sign up in October 2013, then when you renew in October 2014, the price will still be $9.99 per month. Adobe do not currently have any intention of raising this price.
More details of above announcement can be read at the Photoshop.com Blog