Adobe Announces Competitive Photoshop and Lightroom Subscription Package

Published on September 9, 2013

A few months ago, we were intrigued by Adobe's move to the Cloud. Now, it seems they are taking measures to win back customers who were dissatisfied with the new subscription-based process by temping them with exciting new package deals.

Adobe Systems just announced a new bundled plan - pay $10/month (minus a penny) and receive two top imaging software programs: Photoshop and Lightroom.

It's a good deal, considering. It used to cost existing Creative Suite users $10/month for photoshop alone, and that was only a limited-time offer - it later jumped to $20/month for subscribers.

Here is what the new Adobe subscription package entails:

  • It is $10/month with no expiration date, unlike before
  • Users get both Photoshop and Lightroom
  • Comes with 20GB of cloud storage space
  • Free access to Adobe's Behance network

So... what's the catch?

First, it is still a subscription. You do not "own" the software, and you must keep subscribing to use it. If you do unsubscribe for a couple months, don't worry - your work won't be lost, you just can't use the software.

Second, in order to receive this rate, you have to sign up by December 31st.

Third, you have to have bought Photoshop CS3 or later versions.

Still, many users may find this deal intriguing. Lightroom and Photoshop are two tools that are invaluable to those active in the photography and graphic design worlds, and as far as we know, Adobe is making no plans to go back to purchasable software. It could very well be your best bet to go ahead and jump on the subscription train, especially when deals are as good as this one.

Want to learn more? Here's what Adobe has to say on their subscription-based software.