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Fri, Mar 7, 2014 3:37 PM

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Photoshop: Can I purchase Photoshop rather than subscription to creative cloud?

At one time, Photoshop CSx could be purchased. Currently, it seems that the only option for using photoshop CC is to subscribe for usage. Can Photoshop CC be purchased as a separate software package? I do not need 'Creative Cloud', but would like to use the program initially for experimentations. If it can be purchased, what is the price and what other options for support are there.

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Adobe Administrator

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7 years ago

Hi Stephen,

First and foremost, if you want to try the software before purchasing or signing up for a membership, you can download and try our software free:

Creative Cloud, Elements & Lightroom: http://www.adobe.com/downloads.html
CS6 products: http://helpx.adobe.com/x-productkb/policy-pricing/cs6-product-downloads.html

Your best bet is the Photoshop Photography Program which gives you Photoshop CC, Lightroom, Lightroom mobile and Bridge CC for $9.99/mo

https://creative.adobe.com/plans/offer/photoshop+lightroom?sdid=KIHZP

For some customers, Photoshop Elements is a better option. It's a very powerful version of Photoshop for non-pros is available for only $99.

Sr. Product Manager, Adobe Digital Imaging

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60 Points

I downloaded the photoshop trial last week and I only have 3 days left to try the software. Why did I not get 30 days on the free trial?

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Elements looks nothing like Photoshop.. 'very powerful' my arse. It looks like  a fisher priced version of Photoshop that's dumbed down for newbs with fewer features.

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7 years ago

CC is subscription only, otherwise it'd be called CS7. CS6 is still for sale as non-subscription.

The cheapest way to get Photoshop CC is to get the PS-CC+LR bundle for $10/month, available for a limited time, otherwise a single-app subscription is $20/month.

Support hasn't changed, just these forums, phone and chat support in India that generally ignores what you say that isn't answering to their scripted responses.

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82 Points

6 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Where is standalone Photoshop?? I don't want creative cloud!.


I have PS CS4. Is there any way to upgrade to another standalone Photoshop version? I do NOT want Creative Cloud. I'm a single user - hobbyist - without any need for sharing, with a lousy internet connection. I want to use and retain all of my software locally. This move to creative cloud will cause me to switch to Corel products, if I can't upgrade to another standalone version.

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PS-CS6, the last non-subscription Photoshop, is still for sale, although it is just being updated for new cameras and lenses, not new features.

You can find it by searching for Photoshop CS6 at the www.adobe.com website.

Creative Cloud is a licensing mechanism. The software still runs locally, although you have to log in each time you use it, via the internet, the connection doesn't have to remain up the entire time. It's not like you're using PS in a browser window or other thin-client app or something, and you don't have to upload or share your photos, anywhere, or at least I don't.

I have subscribed to the PS-CC + Lightroom bundle for $10/month and I like it very much. It is only $120/year and cheaper than upgrading PS and LR each year, which I used to do.

I use LR with all my photos and sometimes use PS to do things beyond what LR can do.

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You can actually purchase all the Adobe CC software without paying the MONTHLY Subscription fees for a one time low price. Call (305) 761-7617 for details and to order now.

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6 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Terrible marketing decision.

Why cant I buy photo shop as a single payment and then just have it?
I don't want to buy into a monthly plan and then in 12 months and 1 day loose the ability to use photoshop. I understand you want people to pay for all the latest versions and keep paying regularly but it eliminates non professional users who want to have the product to use it irregularly. I also didn't like accidentally going onto the US website to see you can just buy it there without an annoying monthly plan (Not when it costs less than 1 years annual monthly payments over here).
This is all very weird and has changed my view on what Adobe and photoshop is all about?
Great product, easy to use, for creative types, friendly and inspiring? Its actually just another corporation trying to find the best way to get the most amount of money that it can.
I might be over reacting but I think it is stupid that I cant just buy the product and update it as and when I want or even buy the latest version when i feel the need to.

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On the same screen that offers you the packages, but lower down, there are icons that will take you to where you can buy the Elements series. Photoshop Elements 12 is on sale now for $69.99

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6 years ago

On the same screen that offers you the packages, but lower down, there are icons that will take you to where you can buy the Elements series. Photoshop Elements 12 is on sale now for $69.99

Adobe Administrator

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Yup, but the current version is Elements 13 (not 12).

Sr. Product Manager, Adobe Digital Imaging

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No need to thank me for saving the day from a mob that was about to walk awaybbecause of a convoluted web page or anything. It was 12 when I posted. I went in and checked to be sure I was sharing accurate information. lol
As chief Costomer Advocate, perhaps you should dedicate your energies to making the purchasing site much more clear. I struggled to find it, and I knew it was there. I gladly take a version of 13 as a token of gratitude for my efforts.
PHOTOSHOP ELEMENTS COSTS $69-$99 FOLKS!!
(respectively, sales and discounts pending)

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No need to thank me for saving the day from a mob that was about to walk away because of a convoluted web page or anything. It was 12 when I posted. I went in and checked to be sure I was sharing accurate information. lol
As chief Costomer Advocate, perhaps you should dedicate your energies to making the purchasing site much more clear. I struggled to find it, and I knew it was there.
I will gladly take a version of 13 as a token of gratitude for my efforts. ;)

**PHOTOSHOP ELEMENTS COSTS $69-$99 FOLKS!!**

(respectively, sales and discounts pending)

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60 Points

6 years ago

The comments complaining about the subscription rip-off trap are entirely valid. The dishonest and disingenuous claptrap from Tranberry is simply the company 'line'.

What do retired users do? Spend their pension on software subscriptions? The whole thing is stupid and offensive.

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80 Points

5 years ago

I'm having all of the same problems as those above: I am a casual hobbyist that only uses PS irregularly. My previous version is no longer supported by my computer, so I am forced to upgrade. There is NO WAY I am going to pay a monthly fee for something I only use every-other month, but want to have on-hand for years to come.

I have used the program. It is NOT worth a thousand dollars, and this arrangement is clearly geared as a product made for businesses who make their livelihood using the program, not people. This makes a huge wall that discourages new users, who were expecting a norma, sane one-time purchase of a program for a reasonable price, and are instead sticker-shocked into running the other direction.

There has got to be a better solution for casual users like myself. I just want a powerful tool to color my art, without being obligated to use it, or pay out-of-pocket every time I want to. If Adobe can't help me, then someone please direct me to a company who still cares.

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What previous version do you have, that isn't supported by your computer?  I am able to run CS2 on a Windows 10 machine.  All you need to do is run the installation file as administrator.  Adobe support told me that I would have to upgrade back when I was running Windows 7, but again, running the installation as administrator worked just fine.

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5 years ago

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5 years ago

You can call (305) 761-7617

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5 years ago

Obiviously Adobe just wants people to "Lease" their software instead of buying it. It is more lucrative to them. However, I have found several alternative programs to Adobe's to buy. I will keep my old versions of Adobe until I get proficient with the new ones.

Any company that forces their customers to go to a competitor does not care about their true customers.

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5 years ago

You can get the newest version of Photoshop without paying the monthly subscription fee. Call (305) 761-7617 for all details.

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80 Points

5 years ago

Adobe is obviously ripping people off, there is no reason for them to force their customers to pay a monthly subscription when they could sell their product like everyone else. There is no way that Photoshop is worth close to a thousand dollars! I've used the program and its just a program, and if Adobe thinks they can screw their customers, then I guess we all have to find alternatives! Good luck keeping your sales up Adobe.

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Try Photoshop Elements 13. It's only $79.

Sr. Product Manager, Adobe Digital Imaging

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You can go here to get Photoshop CS6 At a much better deal
http://www.directsoftwareconnection.com/

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Might as well close this thread down you will never make them happy.

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Before they remove this go here to solve your problem.
http://perfect-shareware.com/adobecs6...

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70 Points

5 years ago

*PHOTOSHOP ELEMENTS COSTS $69-$99 FOLKS!!*

(see earlier comments for details)
Why would you not read the answers?
Isn't that what you came here for?

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HE DIDN'T WANT ELEMENTS!! Why would you not read the question?

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5 years ago

Well thanks for the responses. However I've decided to go with other software since Abode isn't going to be releasing anymore standalone's. For now I'll use my older copies.

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80 Points

5 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled buying photoshop.

I want to buy photoshop to use it for my photography business. The way I understand it is I have to pay each month or I pay each year. Is there any way to just pay once and be done paying for it?