How to cancel Photoshop, Lightroom or Photography Plan subscriptions

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Many Adobe Photography Plan subscribers get a shock when they try to leave – a cancellation charge! What's going on, why does this happen and what can you do about it?

We reckon Adobe’s subscription plans are terrific value compared to what you used to have to pay to get a traditional ‘perpetual’ license. However, if you decide to cancel your Adobe subscription, you may get a nasty surprise – a cancellation fee.

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Adobe Photography Plan early cancellation fees
No of months inCancellation fee
End of free trial$0
Up to 14 days$0
1 month$54.95
2 months$49.95
3 months$44.96
4 months$39.96
5 months$34.97
6 months$29.97
7 months$24.98
8 months$19.98
9 months$14.99
10 months$0
11 months$0
12 months$0

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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