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Announcement on Adobe's Switch to Creative Cloud - PPA Today

Announcement on Adobe's Switch to Creative Cloud

As a professional in the photographic industry, you've probably heard about Adobe's switch over to the Creative Cloud. Unfortunately, due to these changes, Adobe has decided to discontinue all discounts. But we're not going to leave you hanging! Here are a few suggested options to keep your business costs low: 

If you currently use a version of Adobe Creative Suite (CS3 or later) and want to make the switch to Creative Cloud, you stand to save quite a bit of money! Get the latest software and save 40% with the offer below.

$29.99 Creative Could Complete Membership

If you are an existing Adobe customer, you may join Creative Cloud for US $29.99 per month for your first year of Creative Cloud complete membership, a 40% savings. This discount is currently available until December 3. Learn more at

Don't need access to the entire Creative Cloud collection, but want access to Photoshop? There's a solution for you too! 

Photoshop Photography Program

Existing Photoshop customers may join a special Creative Cloud plan designed exclusively for Photoshop customers who are focused on photography. It includes access to Photoshop CC and Lightroom 5, plus feature updates and upgrades as they are available, 20 GB of cloud storage for file sharing and collaboration, and a Behance ProSite. And it's US $9.99/month when customers sign up for a one-year plan. This is not an introductory price, but customers must join by December 31, 2013. To qualify, customers must own Photoshop CS3 or later (Standard or Extended version).

If you need more information on the switch, read Adobe's FAQ here and get all the latest with Adobe's Creative Cloud Team Blog. And if you're ready to make the switch, sign up for the Adobe Creative Cloud here.

Don't forget to check out all of the Year-Round Discounts PPA is proud to continue to offer. As always, we'll be the first to let you know if there's something new!



I am not currently a member of PPA but have been considering it and been to Imaging USA as well as a PPA Mag subscriber... Anyhow...

It strikes me that with Adobe's decision to go to Cloud and not even have an option for a perpetual license. PPA might have actually used any clout it has to fight that move. I cannot imagine why more people haven't stood up to this dangerous move, least of all organizations such as PPA which are stated advocates for photographers. The bottom line is that customers do not have any ownership and that leaves us with the very real threat of not having the tools we'd need in the future. It creates a dependency that is both fragile and exploitable and puts way too much power in Adobe's hands. Prices can be raised arbitrarily and users will no longer have a fallback leaving us with files held hostage (un-editable) until the license is renewed and who knows how long there will be compatibility. This is just bad news and frankly I'm disappointed by how the industry has been so impotent in it's acceptance of the rollout.

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