Adob​​e Price Increase for Lightroom & Photoshop

Posted May. 3rd, 2019 by Daniel J. Cox

Ever since Adobe came out with the subscription model for their products there’s been concern about an Adobe price increase some time in the future. And today it seems as those fears may have been well-founded.

Adob​​e Price Increase for  Lightroom & Photoshop

The website PetaPixel announced today the Adobe price increase that was announced on the Adobe website. It seems that parts of the US and even the world are seeing different price packages. The folks at PetaPixel are seeing nothing less than $19.99/month for what used to be $9.99/month.

Adob​​e Price Increase for  Lightroom & Photoshop

They’ve reported that there are some regions that are still seeing the lower $9.99 price. Here in Montana, I’m getting the new price of $19.99/month. PetaPixel contacted Adobe, and they affirmed the lower price is no longer being offered in many places. They also said that testing new pricing in specific regions around the country and the world is a common procedure they do frequently.

Adob​​e Price Increase for  Lightroom & Photoshop

Just one more reason why I’m happy I’ve moved over to what I feel is a superior Digital Asset Management tool, Mylio, and RAW converter DxO PhotoLab. Mylio is also a subscription service but is now less than half the price of Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop. My favorite RAW converter, DxO PhotoLab Elite version, is a one-time fee of $199.

Adob​​e Price Increase for  Lightroom & Photoshop

Would love to hear your thoughts about this major change. Share them in the comments below.

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  1. Jim ScarffOn May. 25th, 2019

    Be careful to no over-react to the Adobe price increase for its photography plan. Adobe issued a press release that it was part of a test and only being tested in certain markets.

    As of May 25, 2019, the $9.99/month photography plan with Lightroom (Classic and CC) and Photoshop is still being offered.

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      Daniel J. CoxOn May. 25th, 2019

      Overreacting is exactly why they’ve rolled this idea back. However, I by no means think the rollback will stick. They’ve already proven it’s on their mind and if they can get away with it as some point, I can guarantee you they will.

  2. Bill TylerOn May. 23rd, 2019

    While I’d be disappointed at the price increase, the determining factor for me is what’s best suited to my work flow. Neither price is a significant item in my budget, and for anyone who routinely spends the kinds of dollars needed for up-to-date camera bodies, lenses, travel to interesting photo destinations, etc., $20/month is small change. Yes, it’s always unpleasant to see a price hike, and this is no different. But in the grand scheme of things, for a serious or semi-serious photographer, it’s a very small item indeed.

    So if Mylio or DxO or something else fits your needs better, by all means use them. We should all use the tools that suit us best. But the difference between about 33 cents per day and 66 cents per day isn’t enough to force me one way or the other.

  3. Iliah BorgOn May. 20th, 2019

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  4. Rene ThebergeOn May. 5th, 2019

    Like you, I use DxO Elite for it’s RAW conversion, but I find it cumbersome as a culling tool. I’ve been using Fast Raw Viewer to cull, but that has it’s issues also. I’m wondering what you think of Mylio as a tool for culling and also your work flow process between Mylio and DxO. I’m pretty minimal when it comes to post processing and Find DxO’s tools enough most of the time.


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