Monday, April 11, 2011

CS 5.5 for rent?

This just in from Adobe: "Creative Suite 5.5 software is available as a one-year or month-to-month subscription plan. Convenient and cost-effective, the subscription edition includes everything in the latest version of Creative Suite with the flexibility to stop and restart your subscription as needed."

If you were having trouble paying for Master Collection's steep price, the one year monthly subscription runs $129/month and the month-to-month subscription runs $195/month. Production Premium's subscription runs $85/month and $129/month respectively. If you just want Photoshop CS 5.5 Extended, it'll cost you $49/month with the year's commitment and $75/month without.

Check out the details by clicking here. There are, of course, important terms and conditions. If you commit to the one-year plan, then cancel, you'll be billed for the balance as though you signed up for the regular month-to-month. The yearly plan is set to auto-renew, so you'll have to turn that off if you don't want to re-commit for another year. The month-to-month plan is also set to auto-renew. And ... no ... this is not a rent-to-own plan. Once you go down this path, you're a renter. If you want to own the software at any point, you'll have to buy it as such. You don't get credit towards a future purchase. Adobe polices this by requiring that you activate the software each month.


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