In addition to the Project Mighty and Napoleon announcement we told you about earlier, Adobe had a few more things up its sleeve yesterday. Key among them was the official release of the exciting $10/month photographer bundle along with some statistics that show how fast Creative Cloud is growing.
As they say on NPR’s Marketplace, “first, let’s do the numbers.” Adobe’s quarterly earnings statement for Q3 was released yesterday, but another dip in revenue was overshadowed by the bigger news that Creative Cloud has surpassed 1 million subscribers.
Not all photographers are thrilled with the new pay-as-you-go system, but it seems people are adopting it nonetheless. “Our customers are overwhelmingly choosing subscriptions instead of perpetual model licenses,” said CFO Mark Garrett, “which is accelerating our business model transition.”
And alongside this exciting growth news came another announcement: Lightroom 5.2 and the Adobe CC Photography Bundle are officially here. When the bundle became official, we knew they would arrive together in “a couple of weeks,” but now the wait is over.
Lightroom 5.2 is a minor update that brings a Smoothness adjustment slider along with some refinements to the Spot Healing Tool and Local Adjustment Brush. There’s also several bug fixes as well.
As previously reported, the now-available Photography Bundle will only be available for a limited time and to a specific user base. To qualify, you have to own a perpetual license for Photoshop CS3 or above, and you’ll have to sign up before December 31st.
That $10/month price requires a 12-month commitment, and will snag you Photoshop CC, Lightroom 5, 20GB of online storage, Behance ProSite, access to Creative Cloud Learn’s training resources and ongoing upgrades and updates.
Fortunately, it doesn’t seem to be an introductory price, so as long as you keep your account active you’ll keep paying just $10/month. For more info, head over to Adobe’s blog by clicking here.