Adobe has made a notable change to its Creative Cloud subscription plans. The $10/month Photography offering that was a popular way to get access to Photoshop and Lightroom has just doubled in price. Meanwhile, Lightroom on its own is now priced at $10/month.
As spotted by PetaPixel, the base $10/month Photography subscription featuring Photoshop and Lightroom now has a $20/month price tag. Photoshop is also offered on its own for $21/month (as a single-app subscription).
The 100% price bump came as a surprise to many users and PetaPixel was able to confirm the change with Adobe. The $10/month price for the Photography package dates back to 2013 and was very popular. Here’s how the company’s website used to look:
Here’s how the Creative Cloud subscription lineup for photography products looks now:
Adobe gave an official response to PetaPixel that essentially said the pricing change might be a test, only seen by some users.
“From time to time, we run tests on Adobe.com which cover a range of items, including plan options that may or may not be presented to all visitors to Adobe.com. We are currently running a number of tests on Adobe.com.”
As for what we’re seeing, Lightroom on its own is now $10/month in addition to the new $20/month subscription for Photoshop and Lightroom. Notably, that pricing could become even higher for users who want the iPad version when it’s released sometime this year.
PetaPixel says a workaround for now to get the old $10/month pricing for both Photoshop and Lightroom is to either use this link that Adobe has buried on its site, call Adobe sales directly at 866-493-4989, or use the chat feature on the company’s website.
It doesn’t sound like existing users will be seeing the price change, at least for now.