Photoshop moves to the cloud
Effective immediately, Adobe announced that updates to their popular Creative Suite (which includes the popular Photoshop, Illustrator, and Flash software) will only be available through subscription. The software package, renamed Creative Cloud is already set to receive some major updates in June to encourage users to sign up.
The current pricing in the United States for an individual user is set at US$49.99 per month. Current owners of CS3 to CS6 are offered a lower rate of US$29.99 per month for their first year. Students and teachers are also eligible for the discounted US$29.99 per month rate.
Team rates are also available for US$69.99 per month per seat, which will include 100GB of cloud storage and additional admin capabilities.
While the news may frustrate some long-time users, it will certainly be a welcome change for those who found the US$1,298.99 price tag for the complete Creative Suite package too much to swallow all at once.