Photoshop: Creative Cloud FAQs

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I have not had photoshop since I first got XP. Very old software! When forced to leave my XP behind I had to leave my photoshop behind. I am now frustrated without it but can't figure out the new system. No CD to download? Just pay for cloud? Can I use on my computer at home, laptop and the one I take to church or only one of them? I can't find answers anywhere. Thanks!
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The most economical way to get Photoshop now is the Creative Cloud Photography plan:

The Creative Cloud Photography Plan includes Photoshop CC, Lightroom & Lightroom mobile. You have access to all future product updates/upgrades (e.g. Photoshop 2014, 2015, 2016, etc & Lightroom 6, LR7, LR8, LR9, etc) as part of your membership.

There are no DVDs (both Apple and Microsoft don't sell systems with optical CD/DVD drives).

You can download and install on as many systems (Mac and Win) as you like. However, you can sign-in and activate CC on two your personal computers at a time.

To start using on a 3rd computer, simply sign out of one of the two other activated computers. Don’t worry if you don’t have access to the computers to sign out. When you log-in and encounter that you're signed in and activated on two other systems, you will be asked if you want to deactivate the other systems so you can sign-in and start using the current system immediately. This eliminates lost activations from dead systems or systems you don't have ready access to.

Cross platform licenses and roaming activation are both new features of Creative Cloud which hopefully adds a level of convenience not available before.

A full Creative Cloud FAQ is here:

Let us know if you have any other questions we can answer.