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Adobe Makes $10 Photoshop CC 2014 Photography Plan Permanent

Get Photoshop CC 2014 + Lightroom 5 + More for $9.99/Month with the Adobe Photography Plan

Previously available only as a special promotion (on Black Friday), and originally only offered to existing customers who were upgrading from older versions of Photoshop, Adobe has now made permanent a low-cost Photoshop/photography product bundle that anyone worldwide can take advantage of, with no prior purchase or software ownership necessary…

The new Creative Cloud Photography Plan includes the latest and greatest full desktop releases of both Photoshop CC and Lightroom 5, plus other integrated tools and services. It includes all of the following components for only US$9.99/month with an annual membership (Adobe’s best deal ever on PS):

Adobe has been clear that this is the regular ongoing price for anyone who signs up for this plan.  So if you join now, then if/when you renew in a year’s time, the price will still be $9.99 per month. They do not have plans to change this price.

In other words, this is not an introductory rate, it is the standard price for subscribers.  If you prefer, you also now have the ability to prepay the plan a year in advance, instead of monthly. For the annual prepaid option, it’s US$119.88 per year.

Internationally, the monthly cost is £7.14 GBP, €9.99 EUR, A$9.99 AUD, and ¥980 JPY, and the annual pay-upfront rate is £85.68 GBP, €119.88 EUR, A$119.88 AUD, and ¥11,760 JPY (all prices are exclu­sive of VAT/local taxes).  Wherever you are, you can:

What’s this plan worth? Well, the list price of Photoshop Extended just by itself (quoting CS6 from 2012) is $999 – with many new features added since.  Adobe Lightroom 5 (full) sells for $149.  Plus you get the online storage, mobile apps, and product training.  Add it all up, and to buy a software bundle like this upfront would cost over US$1,200 for static versions that never improve. That would be a decade of paying just $10 a month instead with this special plan, where here you’ll also receive ongoing support and upgrades to new desktop releases with the latest features!

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What’s changed between Adobe’s new and previous Photography Plan offerings? The new one has 2 GB of Creative Cloud file storage rather than 20 GB – but instead you now get unlim­ited online photo storage in Lightroom Web. The new generally-available plan also does not include a Behance ProSite or access to Creative Cloud Market (however, subscribers of the previous promotional program are grand­fathered in on the ProSite, the CC Market, and the 20 GB cloud). But outside of that, everything else in the plan is the same – including Adobe’s flagship Photoshop and Lightroom desktop applications.

Adobe Creative Cloud Growth Now Surpasses 2.8 Million Paid Subscribers (Click to Enlarge)

So if you’d like to have those industry-leading professional imaging tools plus other benefits at a low monthly cost, this is a terrific package… And if you want to take it up a step further and get the full Creative Cloud including these and all the rest of the new CC 2014 tools, then existing CS customers can receive upgrade pricing for $29.99 a month.

For students and teachers there’s another way to save – Adobe is offering complete Creative Cloud memberships with all their creative tools for up to 70% off to education customers ($19.99 a month in the US), also with no prior software ownership required.

[UPDATE (June 27th) – With Apple today stopping development of Aperture, and Adobe doubling investment in Lightroom, there is only one major player left in this space…]

Want to get started today, for free? You can download the CC 2014 trials which will install and run fully-functional for 30 days (or possibly up to 60 days). Those free trials can then convert to full versions if you decide to sign up. If you don’t wish to continue once the trial is up, simply uninstall the programs.

See Adobe’s official press release about the new plan.

Wondering about file compatibility with older versions of Photoshop? Check out:

» Can You Save/Open Adobe CC Files on CS6, CS5, CS4 & CS3, and Vice Versa?

See Also

New Adobe CC 2014 Direct Download Links: All Free Trials

Do you have any questions about CC 2014 or the Creative Cloud?  Just ask them below and we’ll get you answers fast!

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  1. Design bundle plan

    Design bundle/plan please! That includes Photoshop, Illustrator and Indesign.

  2. Offer

    Also web design plan or production plan please.

  3. Cathy

    Just bought creative cloud photoshop and Lightroom. Already have receipt. Having trouble finding it. When I use my sign in stuff, it says I can’t access it – help

  4. Cathy

    Sorry, been out of town . When I go into my photoshop it tells me to sign in for my trial .. Now it says my membership has expired and I will have to redo it. I have had a photo session for over a week and cannot work on it. If we cannot get this fixed just give me a refund. I realize its a lot of confusion but I just need this taken care of. I appreciate your help.

    • Hello again Cathy – it sounds like your free trial ran out so the solution now would be to (re)license the the Creative Cloud product… Just follow these steps:

      1. Launch one of your Creative Cloud applications.

      2. On the Creative Cloud application trial screen that you’re seeing, click License This Software.

      3. Then sign in with the Adobe ID and password associated with your Creative Cloud membership.

      That should take care of it for you, and get the software fully running again – but if not then just contact Adobe directly (the live online chat is fast), and they should be able to help you further:

  5. Rebekah

    I have Windows Vista, and I need Photoshop. Any help.

    • Greetings Rebekah. Per Adobe’s official system requirements, Photoshop CC 2014 isn’t supported on Vista (nor Windows XP), however the good news is that Photoshop CS6 will work on both older operating systems. In fact there’s someone by here the other day who was still running Photoshop CS6 on an old Windows XP netbook and it did decently.

      Importantly, note that all Creative Cloud members get the new CC releases plus the older CS6 versions together – both are included in the subscriptions – which, for Photoshop + Lightroom by itself is only $10 a month.

      So in other words, if you signed up for Creative Cloud or even just Photoshop CC, then you would also get a full Photoshop CS6 included for your download and use at no additional cost.

      Note the same is true for Lightroom. You can’t run the latest release Lightroom 5 on Vista, but the previous version LR 4.4 is included and available to CC and photography plan subscribers and will work on Windows Vista.

      The other possibility, of course, is to upgrade your operating system and/or computer – but even when this isn’t possible you still have a solution.

      Hope that helps!

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