A couple days ago, Adobe announced their new CC platform–which puts everything in the cloud and requires a monthly fee. Despite the fact that this is still more affordable overall and that work can still be saved to external hard drives, the creative world is very split with those not so happy about this being very much up in arms. Listening to their customers, Adobe stated in a blog post on their Photoshop blog that they’re considering what they can do as far as giving photographers a bundle to work with. By far the two most popular pieces of software are Photoshop and Lightroom 5. At the moment though, if you just want Photoshop, you can lock yourself into a $19.99 fee per month or choose to cancel at any time for $10 more. And if you’re running a studio or an independent photographer, it’s a fee that’s well worth budgeting for.
For photographers that don’t know where to start, we put together a quick guide for you. Photoshop Elements is an alternative for sure if you don’t need full Photoshop–but it is still best complimented by Lightroom.
If you’re a working professional, studio owner, or on a collaborative team, we’d love to hear your thoughts on the new Creative Cloud in the comments below.