First a reminder, the full Affinity suite, which recently launched, comprising Affinity Designer, Affinity Photo, and Affinity Publisher for Mac, iPad, and Windows is currently on sale for $119. Without a subscription, in a one-time purchase.
If it doesn’t work without Photoshop
However, if you depend on Photoshop for image processing, you can no longer escape the ongoing annual payment to Adobe. Fortunately, the software giant not only offers its expensive Creative Cloud subscription, but also a special Photoshop subscription that only includes annual use of Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom, and the mobile applications for iPad and iPhone.
The so-called Adobe photo subscription is usually offered for around 130 euros, but is sold about twice a year for less than 90 euros. In addition to a spring campaign, Adobe usually drops its photo subscription during the Black Friday week – now it’s that time again.
Currently, annual access to Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom can be included for only 89 euros and can therefore be paid for a year in advance. A promotion that users who are already paying should definitely grab and renew their account before the start of the next billing period. If you don’t do this, Adobe will simply charge the normal list price for the next subscription renewal – an experience we’ve already had, but certainly can’t recommend.
On two computers at once
The Adobe photo subscription is linked to an Adobe ID, but can be used on two computers at the same time for daily use. Then, if Photoshop needs to be activated on a third computer, you’ll need to select which of the two already activated Macs you want the Photoshop installation to be temporarily deactivated on. In principle, however, you can jump back and forth between active computers as often as you like.