Adobe Photoshop CC and Lightroom 5, £8.78 monthly subscription- need to join by 2nd December
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Adobe Photoshop CC and Lightroom 5, £8.78 monthly subscription- need to join by 2nd December

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Found 20th Nov 2013
This Photoshop Photography Programme was previously only available to people who owned a licenced copy of Photoshop CS3 or above. For a very limited time you can subscribe for £8.78 per month.

"It includes access to Photoshop CC and Lightroom 5, plus feature updates and upgrades as they are available, 20GB of cloud storage for file sharing and collaboration, and a Behance ProSite. And it's just £8.78/month when you sign up for a one-year plan, but you need to join by December 2, 2013." You need to record a credit card against your account which is then charged monthly.

No doubt this thread will get voted cold as comments fly in about Adobe security issues and the merits or otherwise of 'renting' software... but for those out there who would love to use this software at a great price, hope you enjoy it!

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IMHO it is cold, personally I am not interested in renting software, I think Adobe have made a bad decision renting it only rather than buying it as a programme to install, also cloud computing is not much use to many of us on slow Broadband connections with download quotas.

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nilrem

IMHO it is cold, personally I am not interested in renting software, I … IMHO it is cold, personally I am not interested in renting software, I think Adobe have made a bad decision renting it only rather than buying it as a programme to install, also cloud computing is not much use to many of us on slow Broadband connections with download quotas.



Just in case anyone else is wondering.... you install the programme in its entirety on your hard drive - you don't need to be hooked up to the internet while you are using it.

With how much these programs cost, it's not that bad. But you either need it or you don't so I don't see people buying it for a few months. The real program gives you a free trial which is something like 3 or 4 weeks to try it first.

Also you need to consider that even though you won't own the program, people tend to upgrade and get rid of the old version anyway.

I just use the open source GIMP instead of Photoshop. It can open, edit and save as .psd files.

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imdave

I just use the open source GIMP instead of Photoshop. It can open, edit … I just use the open source GIMP instead of Photoshop. It can open, edit and save as .psd files.



And what do you use to catalogue that links into GIMP?

I can understand the principle that "renting" software isn't a good deal, but given the prices of these packages and the free upgrade path, this isn't as bad as people are suggesting.

I've gone for the student package which gives me access to ALL adobe software for under £16. It gives me installations on any 2 PCs, which fortunately includes my personal PC and my student sons. (but don't tell anyone! lol)

Sometimes our users miss the point of HUKD - this is a place to share deals and rate accordingly to the value and worth of the deal. Threads often spiral into opinions about the product and as a result get voted cold.

This is a great deal against what is being offered vs original price and we should vote it accordingly

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Rockets

With how much these programs cost, it's not that bad. But you either need … With how much these programs cost, it's not that bad. But you either need it or you don't so I don't see people buying it for a few months. The real program gives you a free trial which is something like 3 or 4 weeks to try it first.Also you need to consider that even though you won't own the program, people tend to upgrade and get rid of the old version anyway.



Absolutely Rockets - Adobe has always given a 30 day trial on any of its products - which is a great policy I think. The subscription model is one that quite a few software developers are moving to so I think the world is changing a bit. You can buy Lightroom 5 as a standalone product and as far as I know Adobe intends to keep this (and Photoshop Elements) as an offering. You can also still buy Photoshop CS6 as a standalone product but Adobe has said that they won't update it for e.g. future camera support.

This offer is very much for those who are already into digital photography using perhaps older versions of this software and would appreciate getting the latest versions for a good price (or people who would really love to use them but couldn't afford it because until this offer came along they had to have had a qualifying product to get the cheap price).

I knew when I posted it there would be controversy and a lot of cold votes - but as I didn't post it to win a popularity contest, I knew there would be one or two folk out there for whom this is a great deal - and that, in my opinion, is what HUKD is all about

PureJT

Sometimes our users miss the point of HUKD - this is a place to share … Sometimes our users miss the point of HUKD - this is a place to share deals and rate accordingly to the value and worth of the deal. Threads often spiral into opinions about the product and as a result get voted cold.This is a great deal against what is being offered vs original price and we should vote it accordingly


I am not saying this isn't a good offer or anything, as I stated earlier it's not a good deal for me as I don't like the rental product offered. Personally I believe that people should post their opinions of a product, after all some items no matter how dirt cheap are just not a good deal.

To back this up I have in the past on several occasions seen items on here that to me seemed good and I would have ordered, but on reading comments of others have changed my mind.

I don't think it is right to just rubbish an item because individual posters don't like it but IMHO it is fair to point out ones reason for not thinking it is 'good deal'.

(This may be a 'good deal' for someone who likes this way of using software)

I think this is a good deal for people who would want the latest versions of LR and PS. I would prefer to own the software, but this ends up cheaper than going through the annual or bi-annual upgrade process.

I downloaded the 30day trial of photoshop on my mac about 3 months ago. It seems that because I've never closed the programme it just keeps going!

This has not expired yet?

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rooo

This has not expired yet?



Correct - you need to join up by 2 December

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What's interesting is that Adobe recently said that this is 'the' price - they don't currently intend to put it up after the deal runs its 12 months...

Before everyone downloaded movies, now you have lovefilm/netflix. I see the same happening with software. This is a good deal IF you don't own this software. Also consider Prosite which is $100 us a year..
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