Adobe sparks panic as its £9.98/$9.99 Photography Plan DISAPPEARS

A screenshot from Adobe Photoshop CC

Many photographers object on principle to ‘subscription’ software where you pay a monthly fee rather than a one-off licence payment. For ages we’ve been saying what a good deal the Adobe Photography Plan is, but when the base-level £9.98/$9.99 plan disappeared from Adobe's Photography Plan options, like so many others, we assumed the worst.

Without so much as a press release, it appeared that Adobe had withdrawn its £9.98/$9.99 Photography Plan from its websites, so that the cheapest option that still included Photoshop would now cost twice as much and tie you in to 1TB cloud storage for Lightroom CC, whether you wanted it or not. This is the Photography Plan with 1TB, which costs £19.97/$19.98 per month (paid annually), twice as much as the standard Photography Plan.

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Rod Lawton

Rod is an independent photography journalist and editor, and a long-standing Digital Camera World contributor, having previously worked as DCW's Group Reviews editor. Before that he has been technique editor on N-Photo, Head of Testing for the photography division and Camera Channel editor on TechRadar, as well as contributing to many other publications. He has been writing about photography technique, photo editing and digital cameras since they first appeared, and before that began his career writing about film photography. He has used and reviewed practically every interchangeable lens camera launched in the past 20 years, from entry-level DSLRs to medium format cameras, together with lenses, tripods, gimbals, light meters, camera bags and more. Rod has his own camera gear blog at but also writes about photo-editing applications and techniques at