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Citing ‘fluctuating foreign exchange rates’, Adobe has notified Creative Cloud subscribers in the UK and Sweden that they can expect to see their fees increase soon. The price hikes will take effect starting March 6 for month-to-month subscribers; members who have paid for a full year will see a price increase when they renew their plans.

Prices vary by plan, but users are reporting around a £10 per month increase. Emails sent to affected members pointed to a page on Adobe’s support site with an explanation:

‘Currency exchange rates have fluctuated significantly over the last few years. Like many US-based global companies, Adobe is making pricing adjustments in a number of countries to offset fluctuations in foreign exchange rate. Starting on March 6, 2017, the price of Adobe products in the United Kingdom and Sweden will be increased. Existing customers will receive information about their subscription pricing directly from Adobe.’

This is called jumping on the price increase bandwagon…Sony, Sigma have all increased their pricing by 10-15% this year and now Adobe, who don’t have any more work as its cloud based, but the end users get stung again…appalling !


Having been working in the video business since 1988 I have amassed a great amount of knowledge of both the kit and production values over the last 30 years.

4 thoughts on “Adobe sting end users by a further £10 a month for “cloud based products”.

  1. This is a sign of the times. When the pound was strong UK people were paying close on what their US counterparts were paying, but now that the pound is much weaker they are expected to keep paying outlandish premiums. Apple are top of the list for this exploitation of UK citizens.

    The only way to beat these exploiters is to stop using their products and find new avenues to travel. For instance try stand a lone video editors you don’t need to pay exploited monthly fees for…. or change from over inflated Macs to much cheaper PCs that are more powerful, and which are starting to be a lot more reliable these days too (in my experience anyway). I’ll never buy another Mac again after they hiked the price by £400 overnight after the MacPro launch.

    If people open their mind there are many ways to beat these companies who think exploiting their customers is alright. It’s not alright.


  2. Happy to still be on FCPX. I bought into the last CS6 package, I believe it was in 2012, but when Adobe wanted a monthly fee I changed to FCPX. I have never regretted it or looked back and I am working for national TV with no problems.

  3. @Gary

    Yes I’m also one of those that have ditched any new stuff from Apple.
    Through most of the years they have offered a nice range of computers. From cheaper ones to more performance focused ones.

    Now they have some strange array of macbooks mostly focused on coffee shop bloggers and wanna be pros. And the stationary range are totally messed up. With poor cheap low speced mac minis, all in one imacs and extreme positioned mac pros.
    Most of these are neutered and can not be upgradable and therefor have to be over speced and over payed for from start. And after a few years you have to trash it because you cant do anything else with it.

    They have done to the hardware as they have done to the software. Killed it off. One product at a time.

    I’ve bought so many new Macs throughout the years, often on release day. But I have not done that for quite some years now. They are not worth it for me.

    It’s almost as if they dont want us to buy them. Or as if they are squeezing the last monetary unit out of us before they kill’em off totally.

    The workstations are unreachably dead.
    Mac minis under speced.
    Imacs all-in-one are bed room styled all-in-one. Did I mentioned all in one?
    A gazillion blogger laptops.
    Ipads that dont sell any more.
    Watches are a dead end.
    The aTV is years behind the rest.
    The iphones do sell at least but they have not been fore front evelotionary for years.

    I’m just waiting for them to kill off the video editing suite and server software as well.

    Then they can live off the coffee shop bloggers and iphone aficionados.

  4. I can only say I’m glad I’ve still got an older (non-subscription based) version of CS, and when it eventually needs updating I shall try very hard not to use Adobe. (And yes, Apple also seem over-priced.)

    OK, there’s no denying the pound has dropped like a stone over the last 6 months, and I can accept buying one-off physical items (and it’s far from just electronic/photographic) is going to be impacted – but subscription services that you’ve already taken out the subscription for?

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