PeaNut 18,334 July 2001 Posts: 38,143 Layouts: 15 Loc: State of cultural confusion. Yeehaw and Aloha have collided!
Posted: 5/4/2014 1:34:16 PM
No idea when they will raise the price. They do advertise the current price as a 40-50% discount so it is fair to assume at some point they will at least double it.
Consider the stand alone program sells for $79 and you can use it until you upgrade your computer which can be several years (at least for me) Or the membership you are renting it for $119 a year with a potential price increase each year and you don't own the program to use as long as your system will support it.
While you do get a bit more than just the program, like online file storage, give consideration to how much storage you need and the cost of alternatives. Not saying it is a bad deal or the wrong way to go. Just thing long term. I don't like having my files on someone else's server because in the end I am at their mercy. I've had a few online places close down with no warning just glad I didn't lose anything really valuable to me. If you end your membership you'll need to make sure your total file size is down below their free membership limits or you risk losing access to part of your files.
I don't know what the price will be after the first year, it was kind of my understanding, and I am not sure where I got this, that the price would not dramatically increase after the first year, for the photography bundle.
I signed up for the $9.99 cloud program for a year... I have a stand alone LR and I also use photoshop quite a bit... the online storage is not something I will use. I kind of figure if they raise the price much, after my first year, I will go back to my CS4 and use the LR I have....
You can always try it for the year and then if it gets to out of line, buy LR5 and go from there... I really like having both LR and CC6
Canon7d, Sigma 18-250mm, EF28-135mm, EF-S 55-250mm, Tamron 90mm macro, Tokina 11-16mm wide angle. Process in LR5, CS6
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