Adobe Software “Free Trials” and Rebates with Lexar Memory Cards

Adobe Lightroom 2

Lexar is now providing free trials and rebates on Adobe software with the purchase of Lexar memory cards, including the new Lexar Professional 600x CF cards.  Notably, you can get $100 off Lightroom 2 when you buy one of the new Professional 600x cards.

Although, the free trial doesn’t really seem like it’s anything special because you can already get a free trial from Adobe on these products anyway.  That sounds more like marketing fluff; however, the $100 off Lightroom 2 is not a bad deal at all, particularly if you’re in need of some fast memory cards.

I have requested clarification from Lexar on whether the rebates can be stacked with Adobe’s current standalone $20 rebates on Photoshop Elements products, and whether the “free trial” offered through Lexar provides any additional value to customers aside from what Adobe already offers.  Unfortunately, I did not receive a response at the time this news was published.  I will update this post if/when Lexar responds.

Additional details in the press release below. [Read more…]


Adobe Photoshop Elements 8

Adobe Photoshop Elements 8

Adobe has just announced Photoshop Elements 8, which offers a number of enhancements that appear to be geared toward a more user-friendly environment.  That’s not to say that there isn’t horsepower available in Elements 8, given that it borrows even more tech from Photoshop CS4, like Photomerge Exposure for an HDR experience in Elements.  Additionally, Windows users can pony up for a “Plus” version, which adds 20GB of online storage for automatic backups.

Photoshop Elements 8 will be available in October 2009 at an initial retail price of $99.99.  Check availability on

See the following press release from Adobe for more details. [Read more…]