Photoshop CC and Lightroom 5 Now Available to Everyone for $9.99/mo

Photoshop Photography Program

Adobe has opened up its Photoshop Photography Program to everyone for a limited time through December 2, 2013. The Photoshop Photography Program offers access to Photoshop CC and Lightroom 5 (plus respective feature updates and upgrades as they are available), 20GB of cloud storage and Behance ProSite, via Adobe Creative Cloud for $9.99/month as an annual subscription.

Previously, this program was only available to those who own a previous version of Photoshop Photoshop Extended, or Creative Suite, version CS3 or later. After Dec. 2, however, the deal will no longer be available to those who don’t own one of these prior CS3 or higher versions – and that deal will also expire Dec. 31, 2013.

You can find more details here on Adobe’s website.

Adobe CC and CS6 Compatibility with OS X Mavericks

Apple OS X Mavericks

Apple released OS X Mavericks yesterday. I’m not going to cover all of the new features. It’s free though and there are several things I do like (e.g., tabbed Finder, and Menu Bar/Dock available on all screens); however, one of the first things photographers want to know before upgrading to a new OS is whether there are compatibility issues with photo editing software.

I’ve used Lightroom 5 in OS X Mavericks and have no problems at all with it thus far. Additionally, Adobe released a statement regarding its CC and CS6 apps. In short, everything should work fine (except After Effects requires an update). The full statement is below. [Read more...]

Adobe Camera Raw 8.2 and DNG Converter 8.2 Now Available

Photoshop-CS6

Along with the release of Lightroom 5.2, Adobe also released Adobe Camera Raw 8.2 and DNG Converter 8.2.

Camera Raw 8.2 is made available to Photoshop CC and CS6 users, while Adobe had released DNG Converter 8.2 for customers using versions older than Photoshop CS6.

While Camera Raw 8.2 provides several new features, they are only available to Photoshop CC users. Those using Photoshop CS6, however, do get the new camera support provided in Camera Raw 8.2. [Read more...]

Adobe Creative Cloud Pushes Past 1 Million Subscribers; Photoshop CC and Lightroom Now Available for $9.99/mo

Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom Creative Cloud Deal

After the Creative Cloud subscription method was implemented in full and perpetual licenses for future versions were killed,  many photographers vowed to leave Adobe in the dust and proclaimed that the company would crumble and fall from the decision. Adobe’s prior goal was to reach 1 million subscribers before the end of 2013. It seems that they are ahead of schedule. [Read more...]

Adobe Photoshop CC and Lightroom 5 for $9.99/mo . . . But There’s a Catch

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One of the biggest criticisms since Adobe killed perpetual licenses and forced Creative Cloud memberships on users who want access to future versions of Photoshop has been the price. The full Creative Cloud subscription that includes all the apps runs $50/mo. Single apps, like Photoshop CC, run $20/mo.

Jimmy Beltz and I discussed this very issue during a live cast shortly after the launch of Creative Cloud. I believe it was Jimmy that came up with the suggestion of offering Photoshop CC and Lightroom for a combined price of $10/mo.

Well, that is just what Adobe has done. [Read more...]