Adobe Price increases (but not a don't like Adobe post!)

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MisterBG Veteran Member • Posts: 7,152
Re: Adobe Price increases (but not a don't like Adobe post!)

davidevans1 wrote:

Can I ask about Adobe price increases please.

I have a Creative Cloud Photography plan with 1TB storage and just received an email saying it's up for renewal at the end of July.

For the 2019/20 subscription I've been paying is £12.48 + VAT VAT a month and the renewal is at £16.64 + VAT, so a 33.33% increase.

If Adobe made the same increases year on year I'll be paying £69.24 + VAT a month by 2025/26 if I'm still around! I'd have bailed out of Adobe long before then so its a question of whether this level of incresae is a one off or to make a change now.

Maybe I was on a lower than normal rate previously but although an extra £4.16 a month shouldn't break me, I'm not comfortable with the principal of a 33% price increase.

Was I on a special rate previously and the new price is the standard rate please?

I don't use Photoshop that much, though I've been endeavouring to learn and am slowly getting into layers. I do like to store my images on the cloud as well as locally and like to be able to view and process occasionally on an iPad or iPhone via LR CC, even though nearly all of my processing is via LR CC Classic.

I have also pretty well mastered printing from LR CC Classic, so would miss that aspect.

I have tried and would be fine using Capture One or DXO (but haven't tried printing with them) but neither have an iPhone or iPad app do they? I have already paid for C1 and DXO when trying them in the past, so no additional cost immediately.

My photographs are Sony raw files and older photographs are mainly Nikon raw. so I appreciate if I made a complete change my LR processing would be lost also. Having said that if I desperately needed the original processing my wife has a LR subscription so I could load photographs on her LR if needed occasionally.

I'm a hobbbyist, not relying on photography for a living.

Any suggestions please?

There are many alternatives to Adobe, most of which do not require a monthly payment.

Most of the alternatives are available as free trials, so why not start looking at them?

I chose my alternatives a couple of years ago and I am now free of all Adobe software.

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