Why is it hard to make up my mind?
I have Lightroom 5.5 and Photoshop…. so I can quite merrily do most things I want to do with a photograph. But here is the problem… Adobe are not releasing stand alone versions of Photoshop any more. Everything, except Lightroom is CC (Creative Cloud).
And every photographers dream.
Now if you don’t make money from your photography or you don’t cover your overheads having to shell out a nice price every month for these apps… is a bit steep. Anyway, Adobe announced last year that they were doing a $9/99 per month, which is £8.78, plan where you have the full features of Lightroom and Photoshop CC.
However what they didn’t say was how long this offer was for. You knew you had it for the first year at that price, but nobody was certain whether or not Adobe would pull that particular plan and that was it; you had to start paying those heavy monthly plan fees.
But alas no… thanks to the information from Lightroom Killer Tips. Matt writes:
Creative Cloud Photography Plan is Now Permanent
Last year, Adobe announced a $9.99/month photography plan for the Creative Cloud in response to photographers that didn’t want to use all of the CC apps. When they announced it, it was a temporary thing. So if you got it, you were in. If not, you weren’t. Well, then they brought it back, but again it was still meant to be temporary. I think that made a lot of people uneasy because they thought maybe next year it would go away, and they’d have to revert back to old versions or spend more money to get the full Creative Cloud. So today, they officially announced that the Creative Cloud Photography plan is permanent. It’s not going away so if you want to sign up this week, great. If not, and maybe you decide to next month it’ll still be there.
Well for less than £2.50 a week I could get the photography plan… but this is the dilemma? Do I opt in now or do I wait for Lightroom 6, which I guess will be next year sometime or do I opt in now for the photography plan?
If anyone is on this Photography Plan can they tell me, what extra’s you get with CC that you don’t with CS6 and can you install plug-ins, the likes of those from Nik and Topaz Labs?
Oh how I hate these so called decisions….. and would really like some guidance on which way to jump 😀