Adobe introduces low-cost month-by-month rental of Photoshop, Creative Suite

Can't stomach the thousands of dollars it costs to purchase your own copy of Adobe's Creative Suite? Now you don’t have to.

With the April 11 launch of Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 (CS 5.5), Adobe has introduced flexible, easy-to-swallow subscription-based pricing.

Since the release of Adobe Creative Suite in 2003, Adobe’s selection of professional graphic design, photo editing, web design and video editing software has remained the software suite of choice for most in the creative industry.

However, the high price of the software is restrictive for many individuals and small businesses.

To compete with the growing list of relatively inexpensive (or free) Creative Suite alternatives like Aviary, GIMP, Inkscape, Scribus, Rapidweaver, Pixelmator, SketchBook Pro and Blender, Adobe has had to re-think its pricing structure.

Adobe’s new Subscription Editions provide casual or new users with a much cheaper entry point ($129 per month verses $2,599 outright for CS 5.5) and provide freelancers and non-frequent users with an economical way to stay up-to-date with the latest version of the software.

"Subscription editions of Creative Suite software are just like regular Creative Suite products — they are installed on your computer and provide all the same features and functionality," explains Adobe.

The monthly subscriptions also provide ongoing access to the latest version of the software at no extra cost, provided the subscription remains active.

Starting from just $19 per month on a one-year plan, users can rent software applications like Dreamweaver, Illustrator ($29), Photoshop ($35) and InDesign ($35), or the entire Creative Suite Master Collection ($129) from Adobe.

Infrequent users can also opt for month-to-month subscriptions which range from $29 per month for Dreamweaver to $195 per month for the Creative Suite Master Collection.

The full list of pricing options can be found here: http://www.adobe.com/products/creativesuite/cssubscription.html

PROMOTED VIDEO
Life and Style
ebookA wonderful selection of salads, starters and mains featuring venison, grouse and other game
Independent
Travel Shop
the manor
Up to 70% off luxury travel
on city breaks Find out more
santorini
Up to 70% off luxury travel
on chic beach resorts Find out more
sardina foodie
Up to 70% off luxury travel
on country retreats Find out more
Latest stories from i100
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
Independent Dating
and  

By clicking 'Search' you
are agreeing to our
Terms of Use.

ES Rentals

    iJobs Job Widget
    iJobs Gadgets & Tech

    Senior Digital Marketing Executive

    £35000 - £45000 Per Annum: Clearwater People Solutions Ltd: Our client based i...

    Junior Developer- CSS, HMTL, Bootstrap

    competitive: Progressive Recruitment: A leading company within the healthcare ...

    Junior Web Developer- CSS, HMTL

    competitive: Progressive Recruitment: A leading company within the healthcare ...

    AX Developer With EPOS Experience

    £450 - £500 per day: Progressive Recruitment: Dynamics AX / Developer / AX2012...

    Day In a Page

    Save the tiger: The animals bred for bones on China’s tiger farms

    The animals bred for bones on China’s tiger farms

    The big cats kept in captivity to perform for paying audiences and then, when dead, their bodies used to fortify wine
    A former custard factory, a Midlands bog and a Leeds cemetery all included in top 50 hidden spots in the UK

    A former custard factory, a Midlands bog and a Leeds cemetery

    Introducing the top 50 hidden spots in Britain
    Ebola epidemic: Plagued by fear

    Ebola epidemic: Plagued by fear

    How a disease that has claimed fewer than 2,000 victims in its history has earned a place in the darkest corner of the public's imagination
    Chris Pratt: From 'Parks and Recreation' to 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

    From 'Parks and Recreation' to 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

    He was homeless in Hawaii when he got his big break. Now the comic actor Chris Pratt is Hollywood's new favourite action star
    How live cinema screenings can boost arts audiences

    How live cinema screenings can boost arts audiences

    Broadcasting plays and exhibitions to cinemas is a sure-fire box office smash
    Shipping container hotels: Pop-up hotels filling a niche

    Pop-up hotels filling a niche

    Spending the night in a shipping container doesn't sound appealing, but these mobile crash pads are popping up at the summer's biggest events
    Native American headdresses are not fashion accessories

    Feather dust-up

    A Canadian festival has banned Native American headwear. Haven't we been here before?
    Boris Johnson's war on diesel

    Boris Johnson's war on diesel

    11m cars here run on diesel. It's seen as a greener alternative to unleaded petrol. So why is London's mayor on a crusade against the black pump?
    5 best waterproof cameras

    Splash and flash: 5 best waterproof cameras

    Don't let water stop you taking snaps with one of these machines that will take you from the sand to meters deep
    Louis van Gaal interview: Manchester United manager discusses tactics and rebuilding after the David Moyes era

    Louis van Gaal interview

    Manchester United manager discusses tactics and rebuilding after the David Moyes era
    Will Gore: The goodwill shown by fans towards Alastair Cook will evaporate rapidly if India win the series

    Will Gore: Outside Edge

    The goodwill shown by fans towards Alastair Cook will evaporate rapidly if India win the series
    The children were playing in the street with toy guns. The air strikes were tragically real

    The air strikes were tragically real

    The children were playing in the street with toy guns
    Boozy, ignorant, intolerant, but very polite – The British, as others see us

    Britain as others see us

    Boozy, ignorant, intolerant, but very polite
    How did our legends really begin?

    How did our legends really begin?

    Applying the theory of evolution to the world's many mythologies
    Watch out: Lambrusco is back on the menu

    Lambrusco is back on the menu

    Naff Seventies corner-shop staple is this year's Aperol Spritz