However, today, one day since the story broke, Adobe has added the $9.99 a month option back on its Creative Cloud plan page.In effect, Adobe seemed to be doubling the monthly subscription fee it charges for the service, which includes Photoshop and Lightroom. Subscribers were understandably angry. On OutdoorPhotographer.com’s Facebook page, photographers voiced their anger. One photographer noted, “No way. When my yearly subscription is up for renewal in November, I am going to have to assess whether to stay on or not. Hope enough of us send them a very STRONG message that an increase is unacceptable.” Another simply commented, “I’ll be testing the cancellation of said plan.”
One positive takeaway from this story is that there is, in fact, power in numbers. It appears Adobe, like most technology companies, cares about how it’s perceived in the marketplace.