Adobe Puts Photoshop Lightroom in Creative Cloud

Adobe has announced that its Photoshop Lightroom 4 digital photography software is now available to Adobe Creative Cloud members.

Adobe Systems (NASDAQ:ADBE) announced that its Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 software is now available as part of Adobe Creative Cloud membership.

Lightroom is a digital photography workflow solution that helps amateur and professional photographers quickly import, manage, enhance and showcase images. A new membership-based offering centered around the company€™s design, Web, video and digital imaging tools, Adobe Creative Cloud is a hub for making, sharing and delivering creative work.

€œThe addition of Lightroom to Creative Cloud delivers on our promise to bring the best in Adobe innovation to Creative Cloud members,€ Winston Hendrickson, vice president for products in the Creative Media Solutions group at Adobe, said in a statement. €œOver the next few months, we€™ll continue to add new products and services, keeping Creative Cloud members up-to-date with the latest advancements in Adobe software and services.€

Adobe made the Adobe Creative Cloud available May 11, and Lightroom 4 was conspicuous in its absence from the initial cloud offerings. Yet the company has made it available a month and a half later. Adobe Creative Cloud membership for individuals is $49.99 per month based on annual membership and $74.99 per month for month-to-month membership. A special introductory offer of $29.99 per month for existing customers who own a qualifying version of CS3, CS4, CS5 and CS5.5 is also available. Education pricing is also $29.99 per month.

With a paid membership, Adobe Creative Cloud can give members everything they need to create, publish and share their work virtually anywhere with anyone, including:

  • access to download and install any of the new Adobe Creative Suite 6 applications, including Photoshop CS6 Extended and Adobe Premiere Pro CS6, plus a host of additional tools and services, including Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Muse;

  • integration with Adobe Touch Apps, headlined by Photoshop Touch, that allow users to create on a variety of tablets and further refine on the desktop;

  • 20GB of space and the ability to store and share content across desktop, mobile devices and the cloud;

  • the ability to create stunning Websites without writing code using Adobe Muse software, and the option to host and manage up to five sites using Adobe Business Catalyst;

  • the ability to use Digital Publishing Suite, Single Edition (coming soon) to deliver stunning digital publications to the iPad; and

  • access to application upgrades before they are launched as part of a major update, as well as new products and services, as they emerge.

Lightroom 4 is also available as a standalone product through Adobe authorized resellers, the Adobe Store and the Mac App Store in North America. The estimated street price is $149 for new users and $79 for upgrades.