Adobe Rolls Out Test That Doubles the Price for Lightroom and Photoshop Subs

By Kehl Bayern / May 3, 2019

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Creative Cloud subscriptions for Lightroom and Photoshop could jump to $USD 20 from the current price of $USD 10 if a “test” becomes a permanent thing.

The $USD 10 Photography plan wasn’t a bad deal, either, getting you 20GB of cloud storage and access to Lightroom CC, Lightroom Classic CC, and Photoshop CC.

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The new pricing structure gives you the same apps but up to 1TB of cloud storage space. Also, it comes in at about a dollar less than the single app plan.

Like we said, it seems to be a test so far with users in some regions of the world still able to access the old pricing structure according to reports.

Speaking on the test, Adobe told The Verge, “From time to time, we run tests on which cover a range of items, including plan options that may or may not be presented to all visitors to We are currently running a number of tests on The plan can be purchased at, via phone at 1-800-585-0774 or via major retailers.”

But those of us who have been in this game for a while know how this works – this isn’t a test, it’s a feature. So prepare your wallets accordingly.

Of course, all of this just reminds us of the halcyon days where people paid for the software up front (or pirated it, for the less ethical out there) and that was that. In fact, we just reported the final death of Apple's Aperture yesterday (if you need more evidence of the shrinking list of options out there).

Now we’re all being bled to death with subscriptions to everything under the sun.

Do you use Adobe Creative Cloud? What do you think? As always, we’d love to know your thoughts in the comments section below.

[The Verge]


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Kehl Bayern

Kehl Bayern is our staff news writer and has over a decade of experience in online media and publishing. In terms of photography, he is interested in architecture and modern design. Kehl Bayern is also the author of science fiction thriller Animus Proxy. He is based in Boston, Massachusetts and studied politics at the University of Virginia and, later, Harvard University for graduate school. He spends much of his time traveling up and down the east coast of the United States. You can follow him on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.


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