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

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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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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.
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