Don’t do it Adobe. Your making a very bad decision.
It looks like Adobe is dumping the $9.99 a month Photography Plan. This plan gives you access to Lightroom and Photoshop and 20gb of storage. The replacement gives you 1tb of storage and the apps for $20 a month. I recently did a survey for Adobe that hinted at price increases and have been worried ever since.
I’m not going to tiptoe around this issue. This is wrong and is a mistake. Never mind the storage increase, this is a 100% price increase to keep Lightroom and Photoshop. Double your price because they have a virtual monopoly is just wrong. I’m not going to stand for it and I suspect most users won’t accept it either. The timing for this is especially strange given all of the signs that there is currently a significant slowing of camera sales.
I am still not happy about Adobe’s change to a subscription plan for their apps. So now that they have us locked in they are going to price gouge their users. I can understand a $2-3 price increase but this is behavior that is usually reserved for the pharmaceutical companies.
Word has it that the old plan is still available but you have to contact the company directly. I suspect many will use that contact information to tell them what the think of their plan. Even if Adobe does back down, which I think they won’t, it is going to happen. I recommend we start looking at other products.