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Photoshop (and 13 other new Adobe CS6 apps) available by subscription

Adobe CS6

Adobe has finally revealed all the details about the highly anticipated Adobe Creative Suite 6 — also known as CS6. Most importantly for photographers and designers on a budget: You can get the whole mega-expensive package via a subscription service.

The service is Adobe's own Creative Cloud. It's basically a way to get every new CS6 application — not just Photoshop and Illustrator but all 14 of 'em — along with Adobe Muse, Adobe Edge and some new HTML5 tools by simply paying a monthly membership fee.

Adobe Creative Cloud memberships cost $50/month if you're willing to sign up for a whole year or $75/month if you're subscribing on a month-to-month basis.  (If CS6 is too pricey for you, then keep in mind that older versions of Adobe's software — such as CS3, CS4, CS5 and CS5.5 — are available for $30/month.)

You can, of course, also purchase the CS6 software the old-fashioned way as well. The CS6 Master Collection will set you back $2,600 if you do that. Individual application pricing varies widely, so you should look them up on Adobe's site.

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