Photoshop CC Pricing

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Now that the dust has settled, and the whole idea of going to subscription plans only seems to be set in stone by's the main problem from my perspective.

I've been using Photoshop since v. 7. Every time a new release comes out, I upgrade (as do MANY OTHER users). That makes us loyal customers.

The one year contract teaser price of $10 a month for a single app sounds appealing....until you do some math. Once that first year is done, the price goes up to $20 a month, and that's when the monthly costs well start to exceed what we normally pay for an upgrade.

Folks....consider keeping that $10 a month price beyond the first year. Or make in a nominal increase for those of us that have been loyal customers. Otherwise, you'll be losing lots of loyal customers.
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Charles Putnam

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I too have a long history with Photoshop. Two things concern me, firstly the idea of the subscription "takes some getting my head around". My worry here is not knowing what the future holds. I currently have CS5 and if things turn bad financially I still have it (even if I don't upgrade). Not so if on subscription, is it.

The next unknown is pricing and future increases.

On the Plus side, the advantage of being up to date is a big one.

The offer price for one year at £8.78 per month (For Photoshop CC alone) seems reasonable but the increase to £17.58 per month thereafter is pitched high.

I estimate that Photoshop (upgraded every second edition) cost me roughly £100 per year currently, and that matches £8.78 per month pretty closely.

Please consider your pricing structure again. There must be mutual benefit pitching the price sensibly to encourage greater sales, and extra profit from reduced overheads such as "downloading only" sales, one would think.

Your pricing structure does not cater well for "keen amateurs" in my opinion.