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Adobe Is Screwing With Its Cheapest Software Plan In the Scummiest Way | GIZMODO

When Adobe switched from a flat price for its software products and updates to a subscription model a few years ago, many worried it could be used to discreetly introduce dramatic price increases down the road. Adobe claimed this wouldn’t be the case, but this week some users discovered that the cheapest Creative Cloud subscription plan had suddenly doubled in price.

Not everyone is seeing the changes on the Creative Cloud Plans & Pricing page on the Adobe website (myself included) but others have found that the $9.99/month Photography option—which includes Lightroom, Lightroom Classic, Photoshop, and 20GB of cloud storage space—has been replaced with a $20.99/month alternative that bumps the included storage to 1TB.

Adobe’s subscription model includes cloud storage with all of its software options (you can’t opt out of it, but you can simply not use it) so some users might benefit from that extra 980GB of space. But for those who only use the apps, this amounts to more than a 100 percent price increase for the software. Years ago, if Adobe had announced that the next version of Photoshop would now cost $1,000 instead of the $500 it cost in previous years, the photography community would have been livid and potential new users wouldn’t have even considered it an option. But the jump from $9.99 to $20.99 sounds much less dramatic.

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Adobe Is Screwing With Its Cheapest Software Plan In the Scummiest Way.

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