I’m willing to bet that 99% of you own and use Adobe Photoshop to a greater or lesser degree. As you may be aware, the latest release is CS6 and with it, Adobe have switched to a ‘Creative Cloud’ arrangement.
One of the biggest stumbling blocks to people buying Photoshop is the cost. It is not cheap. However, Creative Cloud provides a different way to spread it out. Instead of buying a box set (which you can still do…) you buy a subscription to a web service that allows you to download and use all of the Adobe Apps as you need them. It’s still not truly cheap, but it does spread the cost nicely. For those of you using Lightroom, there is another reason to make a switch – Lightroom 4 is now included within the Creative Cloud offering. For £46.88 per month you get access to all the Adobe apps including Photoshop Extended, Premiere Pro, SpeedGrade, After Effects, Lightroom 4, Illustrator, Flash, Dreamweaver and many others. Basically everything you might need for stills and video editing, web building and PDF creation or editing. And if you only want one or two apps – that’s all you install!
Given the shift in the photographic world, with the continued growth of HD DSLR video, this does make a great way to get hold of all the apps you might need, in a cheaper and easier to swallow monthly pill.
What are your thoughts on this? Will you switch to Creative Cloud or not?