Adobe quietly cans its cheapest Creative Cloud plan

The Adobe Creative Cloud monthly subscription plan with cheapest cost was, up until this week, approximately $10 USD. That plan was the "Photography plan" with 20GB of cloud storage. Now, according to many users, that plan's disappeared, and the new least expensive Adobe Creative Cloud subscription cost is approximately $21 USD.

The Photography plan included Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom access – and the updates therein. The plan began back in the year 2013, when it was launched only as a (planned) limited-time-only sort of deal. In its place are two distinctly different plans – one of them with Lightroom on its own.

Before you got 20GB of cloud storage and both Photoshop and Lightroom for $10. Now you can opt for a Photography: Lightroom plan or a Photography: Photography plan. Both include access to Lightroom and have 1TB of cloud storage.

The Photography: Lightroom plan includes access to Lightroom and 1TB of cloud storage for approximately $10 a month. That's the same price as before, but you get more cloud storage and no longer get Photoshop access.

The Photography: Photography plan includes Lightroom, Lightroom Classic, Photoshop, and 1TB of cloud storage for approximately $20 a month. That's more storage than was given before, and access to an additional app: Lightroom Classic.

With Single App, users can choose from any of Adobe's various creative apps. Users gain access to that one app with a monthly subscription cost of approximately $21 USD. This cost includes Adobe Portfolio, Adobe Fonts, and Adobe Spark with "premium features." You also get 100GB of cloud storage.

Users can also kick things up a notch with the "All Apps" plan that costs around $53 USD. This plan allows access to all 20+ creative desktop AND mobile apps. The mobile apps work on a variety of devices, but several key apps benefit most from devices with a stylus, like iPad Pro or Samsung Galaxy Note.

Users also get 100GB of cloud storage with the All Apps plan, as well as Adobe Portfolio, Adobe Fonts, and Adobe Spark with "premium features."

You'll find that all of these prices are augmented somewhat (and in some cases in a MAJOR way) depending on your contract. Everything we quoted above was per-month, but includes a 1-year contract. If you want to pay per-month without a contract, you'll pay around 150% of what you'd pay per month with a contract.

Conversely, if you have the ability to pay for a whole year in advance, all at once, you'll be paying slightly less. I mean very slightly. If you pay for a Single App at $21 a month (with your 1-year contract) you'll end up paying a total of $252 (approximately). If you choose to pay for that year all at once, you'll pay around $240 USD. Business, Students and Teachers, and Schools and Universities price plans are also available.