Adobe has extended - and expanded - a deal to Photoshop photographers who seek a streamlined and low-cost alternative to the £45 per month Creative Cloud membership.
The company has announced that beginning Wednesday, and ending on 2 December, its Photoshop Photography Program is now open to everyone, whether or not they now own or ever have owned Photoshop.
Adobe insists that it is not simply luring people into Creative Cloud at an introductory price in order to jack up the price later. This £8.78 subscription price is ongoing and includes Photoshop CC, Lightroom 5, 20GB of server space, and a Behance Pro website. The bundle offers the latest versions of Photoshop CC and Lightroom, including feature updates and upgrades as they are available, just like a regular Creative Cloud subscription.
When this offer debuted in September, only owners of Photoshop CS3 and higher were eligible for the deal. Now, everyone can get into the act until the beginning of December.
Upon expiration, the Photoshop Photography Program will continue to be available for £8.78 per month to owners of previous versions of Photoshop Extended, or Creative Suite, version CS3 or later (CS3.x, CS4, CS5.x, or CS6). That offer expires 31 December 2013.
This Photography Program provides Creative Cloud benefits plus Lightroom at half the price that Photoshop subscribers once paid for that subscription alone. The deal requires an annual commitment with monthly billing, just like other Creative Cloud subscriptions.
More information is available on Adobe's website.