During today’s Photoshop World Keynote, Adobe unveiled plans for a new subscription to its Creative Cloud model called the Photoshop Photography Program. If you’ll recall back in May when Adobe announced Creative Cloud, there was a resounding cry from the photography community that Adobe had abandoned them. With that in mind, Adobe countered with this offering.
The bundle itself is pretty good, but I doubt it’ll do much to quiet the trumpeting of those who are already dead set against this new business model. Unfortunately that will be a battle that Adobe will have to face for many years to come, unless they relent and start selling boxed copies of software again (fat chance). Nonetheless, let’s take a look at what you get with this new bundle, shall we…
- Photoshop CC
- Lightroom 5
- 20 GB of online storage
- Behance ProSite
- Access to Creative Cloud Learn’s training resources
- Ongoing upgrades and updates
As you can see, you’ll get full access to both Photoshop and Lightroom, some cloud storage, and a Behance ProSite account. Along with the usual CC updates that Adobe dribbles out throughout the year, this bundle sounds pretty good for $9.99 per month, but you need to act fast because according to their blog post you must sign up by December 31, 2013.
While my thoughts on Creative Cloud still remain unchanged, I’m sure there are many of you out there who are still outraged and resistant. However, as is evident by this new bundle, Adobe is listening to you. They want this to work for obvious reasons. That being said, if you have a legitimate criticism or suggestion for how they can improve the model, I highly suggest you reach out to them. Seriously, they’re not as mean and scary as you think they are.