Adobe has just announced the latest update to their CS (Creative Suite) Package, CS 5.5. Along with the software enhancements, the company is also introducing subscription options for their programs, allowing people to rent programs such as Photoshop, InDesign and even whole collections for relatively low monthly rates.
The idea of course is to reach out to people who can’t afford to shell out hundreds or thousands of dollars for Adobe’s software. For example, Photoshop CS5 currently costs $699 (USD), but with the subscription plan you can now use it for as low as $35 a month. Prices are better on a one-year plan, but you can go month-to-month for a little more. Below is a full list of prices:
Watch Adobe’s overview to learn more:
Check out the Creative Suite subscription page for more info including pricing specifics. It goes without saying that there are alternatives – both free and commercial – to Adobe’s software, but if you’re sold then head on to Adobe’s online store.