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Discussion in '[H]ot|DEALS' started by JStamsek, Feb 19, 2018.
This is a steal!!!
Should be emphasized that this is for the first year only
If you have a .edu e-mail address you can get it for $19 per month with no end to the discount.
I just upgraded from LR 5 to LR 6 for three reasons:
1) LR 6 allows you to stich photos together for panoramas
2) There is rumor that LR 6 is going to be the last stand alone LR product for the PC, after that it's only going to be subscription based ($20 or $30 or whatever they charge per month)
3) Only cost me I believe $60 to upgrade.
I know this isn't contributing to the deal discussion but overall subscription based software like this can get bent.
I was going to sub to the Photography pack that includes Photoshop CS and LR CS for $9.99 a month. Got to the details and they want a 2 year contract. Called them up and they told me there is no other way to do it but pay $29 per mo without a contract. I told them Ahoy Matey!
Nah. I'll just stick with my bought copy of CS6...
I think it is pretty well established that LR6 will be the only standalone version. Also, the newer sub version supposedly has a new dumbed down interface. I bought LR6 years ago for $140 and at that time I felt that it was so advanced that I would not need to upgrade any time in the future.
They just renamed LR CC to Lightroom classic. I don't agree with the move away from standalone, even though I use CC, but the fact is if you buy a new camera, you'll need new software (or you'll have to convert your raw files to DNG before you can use them in LR.
The new lightroom is a car crash
I thought .edu was free?
Not these days. It is 60% off, though: https://www.adobe.com/creativecloud...ation&ef_id=WpAgGwAABCG3pJoW:20180223140723:s
I have the .edu plan...that was only the first year as well. Now I'm being billed at $30-ish.
Weird. At my company (I work in education), ours have stayed steady at the $20 per month since 2016. We're only using 3 licenses and we contacted a rep directly, so I dunno if that made a difference.
Not a huge fan of services like this, but there isn't much choice. The older UI's don't scale so I can't even see a damned thing on CS6 anymore. That and they stopped adding new stuff to all of those.
I actually went and double checked with Adobe, hoping I could get the rate back down from $30 to $20. No-go. Not every page with the student offer has the first-year-only fine print, but the chat rep pointed me to a page that did...Oh well.
Adobe CC is cancer.
I guess I’m the lone wolf here. Paying $30 a month ($360 annually) is a deal to me. Buying the software I use as a standalone and then having to purchase upgrades would be far more expensive.
So I welcome the subscription model.
29.99 is fine. Per month is not.
I'm with you! $30/month is a great deal! I wish that was their everyday pricing for home use or something! Getting the student price for $30, I'm still paying (though $20 was better), but I can't justify $50/month for it!
If you only need the photography pack then you're better off holding out for a sale. They'll run them from time to time for a year sub. Still, I think it comes out to $20 a month.
The photography pack (Lightroom & Photoshop) is a bargain at $10/month (unless you need just one more Adobe app, like Illustrator or Premier Pro...then it's infuriatingly annoying). Sometimes Amazon has 1-year prepaid on sale for $100.
Not really. If you're a casual user, it's cheaper than buying CS and upgrading every major version (i.e. skip the .5 releases). I suppose eventually it might cost more, but it'd take more than 10 years. What's more, I pick up a 1 year sub card from Amazon when it's on sale and the price is around 7.50/month (photoshop/LR).
Now I don't agree with eliminating stand alone LR, but if you use Photoshop or more, then what's the point of standalone? Pros make much more than the s/w cost and they get to write off 100% of the sub price instead of spreading it out over 3 years.
And honestly, if you don't care about upgrades, then you've got CS6 and you can convert your raw files to DNG if you buy a new camera.
The photo plan (PS+LR) is 10 bucks a month, but yearly subs go on sale on Amazon for as little as 80 (or is it 90?)/year vs 120. I forgot to get it this year (doh), but hopefully it'll happen before my sub runs out. I bought it for 2 years 15 months ago.
Good to know. I thought $10 a month was a steal.
I think 10 bucks is good as well...here's a screen cap of the price over the last 2 years. I'd set a price watch for 90 or 95 and wait for it to hit.
Let me be less specific. SaaS in general is cancer. I will always prefer perpetual licenses, personally.
Easier to swallow licensing the software initially? Sure. I don't care for the extra baggage though. We only use CC in my shop because Adobe has forced it.
Anyway, it is a 'good deal' so I'll leave it at that.
I ended up transitioning to Affinity Photo and Designer. They are purchase once to own and don't have a subscription model. I just wish they had a Lightroom competitor as I have yet to find a solid replacement for that.
I do like Capture One. And it does seem to render the colors and sharpness better from the raw files compared to Lightroom.
I knew that... damn, getting old!