During the keynote at Photoshop World, Adobe announced that they would launch a new Creative Cloud plan for photographers and that it would launch about the same time that the Lightroom 5.2 update was ready. Today I saw that Adobe had released Lightroom 5.2 (and Camera Raw 8.2) and so I decided to take a peek at the Creative Cloud site to see if there were any updates. Sure enough, when I went to the Creative Cloud Membership Plan page, there it was, the Creative Cloud plan for Photoshop customers. I was a little confused by the name because everyone has been calling it the Photoshop for photographers or some variation there of but if you look at the details, it’s definitely the right plan – Photoshop CC, Lightroom, 20GB of online storage, and a Behance membership for $9.99 with a sign-up deadline of December 31. Of course there is also the stipulation that you must own a copy of Photoshop CS3 or later to qualify. This is definitely the deal and it is active for anyone looking to join. I just updated my Camera Raw and Lightroom so I will probably hold off on the deal until later this year but I will most definitely be signing up before the deadline. I’m not going to get into the pros or cons of the Creative Cloud. There are plenty of articles that have done this and plenty of opinions voiced about it (check out Scott Kelby’s take along with all of the comments). All I know is that this is a deal that works for me and I am looking forward to getting all the Photoshop CC updates and and everything else that comes with it.
- Adobe Announces New Creative Cloud Option for Photographers
- Lightroom Updated for Retina Displays
- The Wait Is Over – Lightroom 2.0 Released