Adobe has announced that the Creative Cloud “photographer’s bundle” is now available to everyone until 9:am Pacific Time (noon Eastern Time) on December 2. Prior to this, you needed to own a copy of Photoshop CS3, CS4, CS5, or CS6 to take advantage of this offer. This special $9.99 per month subscription plan includes:
- Photoshop CC
- Lightroom 5
- Behance ProSite
- 20 GB of online storage
You don’t need to be connected to the Internet to use the software. After signing up for the plan, you will download the applications to your computer. All you have to do is get online once every ninety days so the software can verify that your subscription is current.
This is an exceptionally good deal. For $120 per year, you get the latest versions of Lightroom and Photoshop (not Photoshop Elements). This is far below what both would cost to maintain if you didn’t have the subscription and could still buy Photoshop as a standalone program.