Adobe has announced a new program for current Photoshop users. With the move of Photoshop to the Creative Cloud, many photographers were upset with the requirement of high monthly subscription fees. Adobe has addressed this concern with a new offer: Photoshop Photography Program. You will get Lightroom 5.2 and Photoshop CC for $9.95 per month. Adobe claims this is not an introductory price and membership can be renewed in subsequent years. However, to qualify for this pricing, you must sign up by December 31, 2013 and be a registered user of Photoshop or Photoshop Extended CS3 or newer.
One benefit of Creative Cloud programs is you always have access to the latest features and updates for as long as you have an active membership. An additional benefit of the Photoshop Photography Program is 20GB of cloud storage for sharing files and collaborating with other users. Adobe is including a Behance ProSite to host your online portfolio website. Adobe Bridge CC is also included with membership.
To get the special Photoshop Photography Program pricing, you must agree to an annual commitment and monthly billing. Current Photoshop CC users can transition to the lower price, provided they own Photoshop CS3, CS4, CS5 or CS6.