The most common questions concerning Photoshop price and Lightroom price are ‘How much does Photoshop cost?’ or ‘How much does Lightroom cost?’ The truth is that Photoshop and Lightroom pricing has changed significantly in the last few years with Adobe’s launch of Creative Cloud, which operates under a subscription-based model.
As photographers, we can subscribe to the Photography pricing of $9.99 per month, which gives us access to both Photoshop and Lightroom for both MAC and PC. We’ve included a breakdown of the pricing options below and for the different customer groups.
Creative Cloud Pricing: How Much Is Adobe Creative Cloud?
Creative Cloud prices fall into 4 different customer groups. Individuals, Businesses, Students & Teachers, and Schools & Universities.
- Photography – $9.99 per month – Lightroom & Photoshop CC (Gatsby Recommended)
- Single App – $19.99 per month – One desktop app + 20gb cloud storage
- All Apps – $49.99 per month – All desktop apps + 20gb cloud storage
- All Apps + Adobe Stock – $79.99 per month – All desktop apps + 10 images
- Single App – $19.99 per month – One desktop app + 100gb cloud storage
- All Apps – $49.99 per month – All desktop apps + 100gb cloud storage
Students & Teachers Pricing
- Photography – $9.99 per month – Lightroom & Photoshop CC
- All Apps – $19.99 per month – All desktop apps + 20gb cloud storage
Schools & Universities Pricing
- Per Named-user License
- Single App – $14.99 per month – One desktop app + 100gb cloud storage
- All Apps – $34.99 per month – All desktop apps + 100gb cloud storage
- Per Device License
- Single App – $299.88 per year – One desktop app
- All Apps – $155.88 per year – All desktop apps
Creative Cloud Desktop Apps (MAC & PC)
- Acrobat Pro DC – Create, edit and sign PDF documents and forms.
- After Effects – Cinematic visual effects and motion graphics.
- Animate – Flash Professional is now Adobe Animate CC. Interactive animations for multiple platforms.
- Audition – Audio recording, mixing, and restoration.
- Bridge – Centralize your creative assets.
- Dreamweaver – Web and mobile design.
- Experience Design – Design and prototype user experiences. Formerly Project Comet.
- Extension Manager – Easily install and manage extensions.
- ExtendScript Toolkit – Add script to your creative apps.
- Flash Builder – IDE for coding Flash apps and mobile device packaging.
- Fuse – Create custom 3D characters for Photoshop projects.
- Gaming SDK – Create ActionScript games.
- Illustrator – Vector graphics and illustration.
- InCopy – Collaborate with copywriters and editors.
- InDesign – Page design and layout for print and digital publishing.
- Lightroom – Digital photo processing and editing
- Media Encoder – Quickly output video files for virtually any screen.
- Muse – Website design without coding.
- PhoneGap Build – Package mobile apps in the cloud.
- Photoshop – Image editing and compositing.
- Prelude – Metadata ingest, logging, and rough cuts.
- Prelude Live Logger – Work faster with smarter video logging.
- Premiere Pro – Video production and editing.
- Scout – Profile Flash games on web and devices.
- Spark – Easily create and share impactful visual stories — in minutes.
- SpeedGrade – Film finishing and color grading.
- Story Plus – Collaborative screenwriting, reporting, and scheduling tools.
Creative Cloud Mobile Apps (MAC & PC)
- Adobe Capture CC – Create production-ready assets anytime, anywhere.
- Illustrator Draw – Vector drawing anywhere.
- Photoshop Sketch – Expressive drawing.
- Comp CC – Create design comps using your real assets and fonts.
- Preview CC – Preview mobile designs on your iOS devices.
- Spark Page – Turn words and images into beautiful web stories — in minutes. Formerly Adobe Slate.
- Spark Post – Create stunning social graphics — in minutes. Formerly Adobe Post.
- Spark Video – Create compelling animated videos — in minutes. Formerly Adobe Voice.
- Premier Clip – Video editing on the go.
- Lightroom for Mobile – Edit, organize and share images anywhere.
- Photoshop Mix – Creative mobile image editing.
- Photoshop Fix – Photoshop retouching for everyone.
- Photo Editor by Aviary – Serious photo editing made fun.
- Behance – The world’s leading community for showcasing and discovering creative work.
- Adobe Portfolio – Build your own personalized web portfolio.
- Adobe Creative SDK – Build apps that connect with Creative Cloud.