“Adobe subscriptions massively lower the barrier to entry,” I wrote back in 2012:
Yesterday, if you didn’t own Photoshop, the cost of getting started was $700.
Today it’s $20*.
Yesterday if you didn’t own the Master Collection, the cost was $2,600.
Today it’s $50–or if you own a CS3 or later app, just $30 (!).
Yesterday if you wanted to reach tablets via Adobe’s Digital Publishing Solution, the cost was $400 per publication.
Soon it’ll be free, for unlimited publications, once you subscribe to Creative Cloud.
This is a very big deal.
Adobe will offer K-12 schools its full suite of Creative Cloud software for $5 per student per year, starting May 15, it said Thursday. That’s a radical discount compared […] earlier education pricing of $240 per year […] $360 after the first year.
Kids can use on home computers when they sign in, Adobe said.
Amazingly bold. I love it.