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Photoshop CC and Lightroom Bundle Available for 9.99 a Month

By Jules Ebe on September 4th 2013


Adobe has just announced today The Photoshop Photographer’s Program, which includes a bundle for their new Creative Cloud. The new bundle offer will include Photoshop, Lightroom, Behance ProSite Membership, and 20GB of storage at the rate of $9.99/mo.  This is a limited time offer is ending on December 31, 2013 and Adobe has confirmed that this rate will not be available to customers at a later time, but will remain the rate for those who sign up before the December deadline.

Read more on the update from the Adobe blog below:

During today’s keynote at the Photoshop World conference in Las Vegas, Adobe is showcasing how photography workflows will evolve to take advantage of an increasingly connected world. This includes a tour of how easy it is today to use Creative Cloud to make your content and creations available anywhere, plus the power of Behance to showcase work. We also highlight some of the exciting new technologies that we’re working on for Photoshop CC and Lightroom; our roadmap for making our photography products even more connected; and a peek at how we’re planning to bring advanced Adobe digital imaging technology to mobile devices. You’ll see these products and services become available in the not too distant future.

If you missed the keynote, you can watch the replay here, which should be posted within about 24 hours. Throughout this week at Photoshop World, we’re demoing some great digital imaging innovation and I hope you’re as excited as we are about what’s available today and what’s coming soon, thanks to our talented teams of engineers.

Since introducing Photoshop CC, we’ve listened to feedback from a spectrum of our customers, from advanced professionals to casual enthusiasts. One common request was a solution specifically tailored for photographers. We listened, and at Photoshop World we’re announcing a special offer for our loyal Photoshop customers. Beginning today, customers who own Photoshop CS3 or higher are eligible for a special Creative Cloud membership offer that includes all of the following for just $9.99/month:

    • Photoshop CC
    • Lightroom 5
    • 20 GB of online storage
    • Behance ProSite
    • Access to Creative Cloud Learn’s training resources
    • Ongoing upgrades and updates

To be clear, $9.99 is not an introductory price. It is the price for those of you who sign up by December 31, 2013. This offer will be available at the same time we introduce the new version of lightroom 5.2 in a couple weeks. Visit the FAQ to learn more and follow Photoshop on Facebook, Twitter and Google+ to find out when the offer goes live.

All of us on the Photoshop team look forward to continuing to build on our 20+ year relationship with our loyal community.”

To take advantage of this offer, you need to already own a Photoshop or Photoshop Extended version of CS3 or later. If you already own a single use Photoshop CC membership, you will be automatically upgraded to the new offer and features. If you own a different CC membership, contact customer service directly.

If Lightroom and Photoshop is not enough for your workflow, you may consider the full Adobe Creative Cloud Membership.

What are your thoughts on this new offer or the keynote speech? 

Until Next Time . . .

Stay Inspired ~ Jules

[via Adobe, Photoshop World]




is a Southern California based Conceptual Artist and Photographer. Her work has been featured in several print publications and selections can be seen in local gallery exhibitions. Connect with her on Facebook and Google+.

Q&A Discussions

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  1. cassie werner

    Hey there! I would like to take advantage of this deal, but can’t find a link to get signed up. Can you please direct me? Thanks so much!

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    • Gio

      Hi Cassie,
      This is from the FAQ page hope it helps:

      Available for purchase from September 17, 2013, through December 31, 2013 from only.

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  2. Dave

    What kinda pisses me off of is that they announce this right after the last “initial offer” expired. So on 31st I signed up for ps at the good price then they launch this a few days later with lightroom… i hope they are willing to change plans for you.

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  3. Angelo

    You said “If you already own a single use Photoshop CC membership, you will be automatically upgraded to the new offer and features.”

    So if I go and sign up now for a single app use Photoshop CC for $19.99, you’re saying Adobe will automatically upgrade me to the $9.99/month bundle?

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    • Gio

      This is from their FAQ page:

      Existing Creative Cloud members who wish to transition to this offer must own a previous version of Photoshop or Photoshop Extended, version CS3 or later (CS3.x, CS4, CS5.x, or CS6).

      If you meet this qualification, how you transition will depend on the type of membership you have:

      Photoshop CC single-app members will be automatically transitioned to this new program, with its additional benefits and lower ongoing price.

      Creative Cloud complete members should contact Adobe Customer Service to discuss transitioning to this new offer.

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  4. Gio

    I have to agree with James. Many of us cannot afford a complete version of the stand alone PS software at $699. $9.99 a month would have been Ideal to bring in newer photographers. At $29.99 that is still almost $400 a year. They should at least include a pricing option for those who do not own a version of Photoshop. Sorry, Not good enough.

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    • Stewart

      I absolutely agree. Even an option for the many thousands who have stuck loyally with PhotoShop Elements and Lightroom would make this fair. $10 a month would then be worth shelling out for and Adobe would get thousands of loyal customers on their CC train.

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  5. James

    The restriction of requiring a previous (non-CC) version of Photoshop makes this a no-go for me. Oh well. I wouldn’t have minded half price on Photoshop CC. Lightroom is a “meh” addition at that point.

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  6. Photosharpe

    Until Adobe fixes the issues with Lr5 its not worth a dime. Even so, I won’t be subscribing to software. cs6 and Lr4 give me all I need.

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  7. mike c

    Sorry to say, I don’t care how cheap it is or what you are giving me I won’t pay a monthly fee for any software. I’ll stick with my cs6

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  8. Sebastian

    It is not the big step many people waited for. But it shows that Adobe has problems to get the mass market into the cloud.

    I would like to see more flexible subscriptions / bundles than one or all products. And something like “freeze state” to pause payments and updates. This sould be no problem, because CC products are not really cloud software. It is desktop software using the cloud for licence verification.

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  9. Stephen Deleski

    Adobe’s way of getting more people into the cloud. If your head is in the clouds how far can you see? Keeping a standalone program on your computer would be important when you decide to take a break from the CC for a while and won’t need the programs. Re-enrolling might cost a bit more and the program won’t work if you just need a few minutes now and then if you quit paying.

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    • Jules

      That’s a really interesting point. May be why they are trying to bring more clients into CC, as some may still be on the fence (myself included). The deadline is an intriguing concept. What do you think?

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    • Michael Yuen

      I agree with Stephen on this — one of the primary reasons for why I refuse to go on CC is the fact that I don’t use LR enough to justify a monthly subscription, nor use it consistently throughout the year. If you want to take a break for a month or two, you’d still have to pay for the subscription, I believe. Perhaps they should offer something like Netflix: allow hold periods where you don’t get charged (good for times when you go on vacation, for example.)

      Similarly, if you only need to use LR for, say, 5 hours in a month, to do quick edits, $10/mo is still too much. I’ll stick to my standalone LR4

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