When Adobe announced the end of the Creative Suite and the shift to the subscription based Creative Cloud not too many people were too happy. Some were happy for not having to pay around $650 every 18 months in case you are following up on newest software while they could have Photoshop CC for 5 years for less of the price and save some money still and have the newest software all that time. The others weren’t too happy because they like that they don’t have to pay for the program and look at it like one more monthly bill they need to pay. The concern was about owning the software, what if you stopped paying, what if they raised the price, etc. It went so fat that there was a petition against Photoshop CC or at least for the CS to continue.
Even so, while we expected Photoshop CC to be more of a challenge to be cracked, it was done in less than 24 hours from its going public. But Adobe most likely never meant it to be hard to crack it, but for us to be harder to decide to use an illegal version while we could have it for as low as $20, or in this promotional case for $10.
If you have had any version of Photoshop CS3 and above you are eligible for getting the discount. What’s more, those already using Photoshop CC and who had one of the earlier versions will not be neglected in any way, they won’t be refunded, but they will automatically go from paying $20 to paying $10 a month. For the price of $10 users will have access to Photoshop CC, Lightroom 5, Behance and 20 GB of storage. You’ll be able to sign up for it through December 31st, 2013 once Lightroom 5.2 is announced in “a couple weeks.”
It leaves the question why did Adobe decide to make this move on Photoshop World conference in Las Vegas. I imagine that there is a large number of people not too satisfied with renting the Photoshop CC, but is it that much that they had to half the price of the package?