I blogged about Photoshop World in the past. Why it is a great conference and a great value. One of the great things about the conference is that several companies make announcements at the conference and this year was no exception. Adobe showed many things that are in the pipeline, but they made a huge announcement for those who own CS3 or above and don’t want to move to the complete Creative Cloud product.
For those who only want Photoshop and Lightroom, you can now, for a limited time, purchase a Creative Cloud license for only $9.99 per month. You get Photoshop CC, Lightroom 5, Behance, and 20GB of storage. That price is good for as long as you want to keep the subscription current. You must own a copy of CS3 or above and purchase this subscription before the end of the year. This is a great value for those who don’t want the full subscription of Creative Cloud.
During your subscription you receive all of the updates to the programs along with other services. The Behance application can be a very good addition if you look into and need something like the services it provides. The storage space is nice for those who want to store projects in the cloud to work on them from various locations. Overall it seems to be a very good value for what is offered.
So, the announcement will be great for some people and not a big deal for others. There will still be those who want Photoshop for free or will stick with their old versions — that is understandable (sticking with their old versions that is). The really cool stuff from the conference opening session will come later when Adobe releases the tools and applications that were featured in the presentation. You can go to the Photoshop World site to watch the keynote, it had some great stuff in it looking at the future for Adobe.