Before Lightroom became popular, purchasing the program used to be so simple and easy since all you need to do was to buy the stand alone, full version package of the program and freely upgrade it once a new version comes in. But since Adobe, the developer of Lightroom, has announced their new creative cloud subscription service, photographers have given another option on buying Lightroom.
Basically, users can still go on buying the full version, stand alone price of the program. However, they can also purchase Lightroom by subscribing to Adobe’s creative cloud plan with monthly installments. In this article, we will give you an idea on what type of payment system to choose.
Adobe’s Creative Cloud Service Publicized
Most adobe users were shocked and surprised by the company’s announcement of the creative cloud service. Although it would be a great option for professional photographers, some users still don’t like the idea of paying monthly for two adobe products.
Essentially, there are two types of Adobe Lightroom users.
The first type of users is called “The Professionals” (such as Professional photographers, graphic artists and web designers), they are those who want to utilize both Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop. For this certain type of user, the newly announced creative cloud subscription is the only choice for them to be able to enjoy the two programs. These users want to get the most of Lightroom and Photoshop.
The second type of users is called the hobbyist, or those who carries out their loads of images in Adobe Lightroom. They prefer to buy the stand-alone full version of the program instead of subscribing to a plan. These types of users owns an older version of Photoshop. So, if in case they need to modify their images manually, they can immediately use their old Photoshop version for major tweaking.
Overall, users can freely choose which type of payment system they want. Both options are good and can provide the best of Lightroom. Moreover, both payment options offer the best lightroom 6 presets.