For the most part, Adobe is offering its CS packages at the same price as its 5.5 offerings as well, with pricing for the Design Standard ($1,299) and Master Collection ($2,599) packages remaining unchanged. One notable exception is the Production Premium package for video professionals, which is being bumped up $200 to $1,899 thanks in part to the addition of new applications Adobe Prelude and Adobe Speed Grade. Lastly, Adobe’s $1,799 Web Premium package is being dropped from the company’s lineup, replaced with the $1,899 Design and Web Premium package.
In addition to a educational version, Adobe has options for subscribing to its “Creative Cloud” product, granting users access to its tools for $49.99 a month.
If you use Adobe’s applications heavily, the subscription doesn’t make a whole lot of sense, but for students (who enjoy $20 off each month), it’s a pretty good deal, especially if they just need an app or two for a semester’s worth of classes.