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How Much Does Basic Photoshop Cost?

Last updated on September 24, 2022 @ 1:44 pm

Adobe Photoshop is a raster graphics editor developed and published by Adobe Inc. for Windows and macOS. It was originally created in 1988 by Thomas and John Knoll.

Since then, the software has become the industry standard not only in raster graphics editing, but in digital art as a whole. The software’s name has thus become a generic trademark, leading to its usage as a verb (e.g., “to Photoshop an image”, “photoshopping” or “Photoshop job”) although Adobe discourages such use.

How much does basic Photoshop cost?

Adobe Photoshop CS6, the latest version of Photoshop, sells for $699. However, Adobe offers a subscription service that allows you to pay $19.99 per month and receive all future updates to the software.

Photoshop CC, the newest version of the software, is only available through this subscription service.

PRO TIP: This article is outdated and no longer relevant. Basic Photoshop no longer exists as a standalone product – it is now only available as part of the Creative Cloud subscription.

So, how much does Photoshop cost in the long run? If you plan on using Photoshop for several years, it will eventually become cheaper to subscribe to the monthly service than it would be to keep buying new versions of the software.

In conclusion, the cost of Adobe Photoshop depends on which version you want to purchase and whether you want to subscribe to the monthly service. The basic cost of Photoshop CS6 is $699 while the newest version, Photoshop CC, costs $19.99 per month through the subscription service.

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