Photoshop pricing structure is too high

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The price of Photoshop standalone is too high, and the pricing structure for the suites is too complicated.
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ken zirkel

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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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A few ideas:

Adobe offers upgrade pricing for users who own a copy within 3 versions back (So currently, users of Photoshop CS2, CS3 or CS4 can upgrade to Photoshop CS5 for $199 vs $699 for the full version)

Student Pricing - Students get an amazing discount on Adobe software.

Subscription License - Great for people/businesses who only need software on a project basis.

Photoshop Elements is very powerful version of Photoshop for non-pros is available for only $99 (the Editor is available on its own from the Mac App Store for $79).

I do agree that the product/pricing structure for Suites is complicated. It's something I'd like to see simplified for our users.