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Photoshop Creative Cloud Subscription currently £8.78 for UK users

Discussion in 'Hot Deals - Find a Great Deal? Share It Here.' started by dannybgoode, Feb 14, 2014.

  1. dannybgoode

    dannybgoode SC Regular

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    Feb 13, 2014
    Hi all

    There are a couple of deals from Adobe at the moment in the UK at least that may of interest to people.

    LR5 for £72 and this is what I was going for until I saw they are offering a sub to Photoshop AND LR combined via Creative Cloud for £8.78 inc vat p/m fixed for 12 months.

    At the end of 12 months it reverts to the standard cost or you can cancel - its a smashing deal if you need full fat PS.
     
  2. BillN

    BillN SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 25, 2010
    S W France
    Bill
    Presumably as it browser based it's only a one user License

    Not sure about all this monthly subscription business Danny

    The full Photoshop package is very complicated and I get all I want from Photoshop Elements 10, (about £50) plus I have LR 4.4 - I cannot remember how much for it as I have had it since the beginning - I have tended to upgrade every 2 years at a cost of about £50 - I notice that the LR5 upgrade is now £59.

    I get all I need from LR 4.4 plus Elements 10 ……… element 10 is good and IMHO LR is essential for photographers

    so that's a cheaper route
     
  3. dannybgoode

    dannybgoode SC Regular

    28
    Feb 13, 2014
    Hi Bill

    PSE 10 is brilliant - I used it for ages. But, if you want full fat Photoshop subscription is now the only way and given that it is usually £18 p/m its a healthy saving for the first year.

    I have previously used DxO Optics Pro for my RAW work as I much preferred it to LR4. Am liking LR5 though and it handles TIFF's much better than DxO (a purchase of the Sigma DP2M has pushed me to TIFF's for fine tuning PP).

    The deal makes a lot of sense if you need (or just really want full PS) and you get LR chucked in.

    Bear in mind also that there will now be no new versions of PS (although undoubtedly there will for PSE) as new features are just added in and downloaded automatically.

    Also, whilst the 'monitoring' of your subscription is done via the internet the program itself is very much resident on your hard drive and is not browser based in the slightest (you may know this but clarifying for others,)(
     
  4. pdh

    pdh SC Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    and to think ... when Adobe first introduced the Cloud-thing, my suggestion that it was only a matter of time before LR went the same way was dismissed with a lot of "Adobe will NEVER do that!" by many folk here at SC ... hehehe
     
  5. theoldsmithy

    theoldsmithy SC Top Veteran

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    Jan 7, 2013
    Herefordshire, England
    Martin Connolly
    I went for the 8.78 per month option. It lets me use PS and LR on 2 machines - I have my Win7 laptop and my iMac which is getting a bit long in the tooth. It seems a good price for 2 very highly specified programs. I really need to get to grips with PS, I really struggle when I try to follow guides in Amateur Photographer for instance. I find LR is quicker and gets better results than Aperture, especially from my Nikon V1's raw files, so if the subscription goes up a lot after 12 months I'll just buy the standalone version.
     
  6. BillN

    BillN SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 25, 2010
    S W France
    Bill
    i was looking at SAGE accounting software for a friend of mine the other day, (that's why I'm spending so much time in front of my computer, Polly!!!), they are moving towards browser based applications - the simplest being £10 per month plus VAT, (which you can/could but for £120 outright), and the most popular one £25 per month plus VAT, (outright purchase £500 ish).

    I suppose you are always up to date and online help is a freebie as part of the package ……. plus more than one person can view, (which is the main reason he wants it) ……….. but they have got you over a barrel once you "sign up"

    I'm not thrilled about it!
     
  7. dannybgoode

    dannybgoode SC Regular

    28
    Feb 13, 2014
    i used to think the same re: online pricing

    But, when you think about it (and assuming you need full fat PS) the software used to cost around £550 and LR say £90 so £640 in total.

    The first 12 months are £8.78p/m or £105.36 for the first year. Take that of the £640 gives £534.64.

    Now divide this by the non-offer price of £18ish gives another 29 months of use.

    So, for the same outlay you get 41 months of PS and LR access with all upgrades. now, most people would upgrade every couple of years and £300-400 each time so cost-wise its pretty price efficient. Plus, a lot of people couldn't justify (or their wives / partners would not let them spend) £640 in one chunk on a 'computer game'!
     
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