I often see people commenting on the price of Photoshop. It’s too expensive; it costs hundreds of dollars; my business doesn’t make enough to justify the cost.
The problem with this is that most of these comments are made based on outdated information. The price of Photoshop has changed.
Owning a copy of Photoshop used to be a substantial investment. 10 years ago, you would have had to drop around $700-1000 upfront.
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How Much is Photoshop Now?
In 2017? You can rent the software for just $10 per month.
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I like to believe Adobe’s move over to this business model was one of the catalysts that made this model popular. It was after they started offering every single one of their products for about $50 per month with a year commitment that I started to see a lot more major software companies falling in line behind them. At least in the design world.
Why would they do this?
Well, I’m sure it’s doing loads to fight piracy. It’s finally affordable to the hobbyist, student, or online entrepreneur like you and me.
So when I see these people who are stressing over the cost of Photoshop, I like to let them know. For just $10, you can sign up for the Photography plan, which gives you access to the full version of Photoshop and Lightroom – a program built to make life easier for photographers.
Another great thing about this is that you can purchase it only when you need it. So if you don’t need Photoshop for a few months, you don’t have to keep paying for it. Just cancel and resubscribe when you need it again.
Get Access to Everything
All programs from Adobe are connected through the Creative Cloud. You get access to several previous versions as well as immediate access to new updates to the software you’re subscribed to.
So if you sign up for the complete Creative Cloud, at $50 for a year contract or $80 month-to-month, you pretty much get access to everything Adobe has to offer, both in the future and the past.
So if you’ve been on the fence about subscribing or just wishing you could afford Photoshop, Illustrator, or another program in the Adobe family, perhaps you can!