There also are other subscription plans. For those who don't want the entire suite, Adobe offers subscriptions to individual programs. The shift to subscription pricing has been gradually spreading across the computing industry as the Internet has simplified software distribution. Early pioneers such as Red Hat argued that customers are better off with a steady stream of payments that gets them a steady stream of updates. Now subscription pricing is spreading to software such as Google Apps, Evernote, and Dropbox that are inextricably linked with online services. The shift is aided by pay-as-you-go infrastructure such as Amazon Web Services that lets companies use and pay for only as much computing power as they need. Some people just do not like subscription pricing, and they'll have to make do with CS6, which Adobe will continue to sell, or with rival products.
Search for: As of , nearly all Adobe professional software is now available only through a Creative Cloud subscription. They are now available only as part of a paid Creative Cloud subscription. How to get applications such as Photoshop Between and , some Adobe professional applications were available by both subscription and perpetual licenses. This led to confusion about which version to get, especially as Adobe began to hide the perpetual license options. After CS6 went off the retail market in , the choice became clear only because all Adobe pro applications became available exclusively by subscription. Photoshop The king of Adobe software is, of course, Adobe Photoshop. If you use Photoshop for business reasons this is probably going to be one of the smallest business expenses you have. The relatively low cost of the Photography Plan subscriptions means that many of the objections to it are not economic.