Lightroom/Photoshop: Cloud Storage Limit is way too small - 100 GB vs Microsoft Office 365 of 1 TB

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I have a Creative Cloud All Apps subscription that includes 100 GB of storage on the cloud server. With a 40+ megapixel camera that also shoots 4K video, I fill that up VERY quickly. Upgrading doubles my monthly subscription price, so I've been saving files locally, which is super cheap given that I can buy a 8 TB drive for just over $100. So, I have my work-flow down, download all the images and video from my camera into Lightroom, edit and finalize my work, save to my local hard-drive, back up to an external drive, and then delete the images and videos off of the adobe cloud server to stay under 100 GB. But today I noticed that with my Microsoft 365 Office subscription, I get 1 TB of storage. So my Microsoft Office subscription gives me 1 TB of cloud storage for way less than my media heavy Adobe Creative Cloud All Apps subscription? Something seems out of wack. This is not a good value. Charging a huge premium for cloud storage is just not cool.
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Tom Lesser

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I don't have a need to share in a manner that makes Cloud storage that appealing, and I generate a lot of GB of photo files, too.  Except for the Cloud, my system is similar to yours.  My guess is that there are a lot more Office 365 subscriptions than Creative Cloud subscriptions, and that the economies of scale are at play ... Office makes a little on each one of hundreds-of-millions of subscriptions and Adobe makes a little more per subscription but only on tens-of-thousands.  Just a guess.
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Hello, which is your expression of subscription, because there are several:
For photographer as you: I shall take the Creative Cloud Photography plan.

Photography plan (1TB) US$ 19.99
LR Classic
Bridge is free !!!!

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My point is that we are not talking about going from 100 GB to 1 TB for a small amount more - the price is double! And cloud storage is relatively cheap. I referenced Microsoft Office because the cost of a full year subscription to Office 365 is the same price as one month of Create Could All Apps with 1 TB of storage. Amazon Prime has unlimited photo storage with Prime. Google charges $9.99 per month for 2 TB of storage. Even Apple's iCloud is only $9.99 per month for 1 TB of storage. I'd be happy to pay an additional $10 a month to upgrade to 1TB but Adobe wants three times that. Would you pay $30 per month for 900 GB more storage? That's way over priced, and the convenience of not having to manage my files the way I have to now (move them locally) is not worth it.

I am not just doing photography - I'm also doing video, so having access to Premier Pro is one of the reasons I subscribed. And I need to edit and create Acrobat (PDF) files for my child's PTA, so I was already paying for that, which is why it made sense to upgrade to All Apps. So I don't want to download to the photography only plan even though it has 1TB at a lower price.