Photoshop 5.5 available on a subscription basis

Aside from the big news yesterday that Adobe is jumping into the touch app business with 3 new touch apps for Photoshop, adobe announced a few other new things for Photoshop 5.5. One is going to be a brand new way of purchasing Photoshop and the other creative suite applications. Adobe will now be allowing you to purchase Photoshop on a monthly basis with a subscription fee. Now while I think this option won’t be useful for most photographers I do see the need for a model like this. If you are a part time photographer and maybe only shoot weddings a few months out of the year, it would be beneficial to have a subscription to Photoshop for just those few months vs. paying for the full version.

photoshop subscriptionYou can get these on a month to month basic for a higher cost, or if you commit to a one year plan the monthly cost will go down. For a one year plan with Photoshop extended you will be paying $49/month and while that may seem like a lot if you are buying the full version (non-upgrade) that will set you back $999. If you are upgrading from a CS suite then the cost for this is only $349 to buy Photoshop. There are many factors that will make a big difference for people considering buying one of these products vs. subscribing. Mainly the use that you have planned for the application and if you are upgrading from a past version or not.

The following products are available from Adobe.com on a subscription basis:

One-year plan (per month)1

Month-to-month plan (per month)2

Creative Suite Design Premium

US$95

US$139

Creative Suite Design Standard

US$65

US$99

Creative Suite Web Premium

US$89

US$135

Creative Suite Production Premium

US$85

US$129

Creative Suite Master Collection

US$129

US$195

Photoshop®

US$35

US$49

Photoshop Extended

US$49

US$75

Illustrator®

US$29

US$45

InDesign®

US$35

US$49

Dreamweaver®

US$19

US$29

Flash® Professional

US$35

US$49

Adobe Premiere® Pro

US$39

US$59

After Effects®

US$49

US$75

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Author: Mark

Mark is a fine art wedding and portrait photographer from Northern California. He has been passionate about photography since childhood and started his studio 12 years ago to bring a fresh style of photography to the wedding and portrait world.

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