Adobe previously charged $62.99 per month for an individual Creative Cloud subscription, but that's now been cut to $49.99.
The price reduction for Adobe Creative Cloud
brings Australian pricing into line with that in the US, where subscriptions cost $US49.99 per month.
For small businesses with tight cashflow, the ability to pay for Creative Cloud by the month can be more convenient than having to splash out between $2,172 and $4,344 up front for Adobe Creative Suite. Let alone the hefty upgrade prices when new versions arrive if your clients or business partners require you to keep up to date.
Creative Cloud subscriptions also include access to components that aren't available to Creative Suite customers.
The downside is that if you stop paying the subscription, you lose access to the programs. Think of it as renting rather than buying.
The reduction in the price of Adobe Creative Cloud comes at a time when Adobe - along with Apple and Microsoft - has been called before the House of Representatives Committee on Infrastructure and Communications to explain why its prices are so much higher in Australia than they are in the US.