Adobe has announced that it will no longer sell downloads of older versions of its Photoshop and Lightroom software.
In a statement posted to its blog, Adobe said:
We recommend all customers use the latest release of Creative Cloud for optimal performance and benefits.
Please note that going forward, Creative Cloud customers will only have direct download access (from the Creative Cloud Desktop app and Adobe.com) to the two most recent major versions of Creative Cloud desktop applications.
Focusing our efforts on the latest two major releases of Creative Cloud applications, which the vast majority of Adobe customers are already using, will further enable us to develop the features and functionality most requested by customers and ensure peak performance and benefits across Windows and Mac operating systems. Business customers in need of an older version of a Creative Cloud application should contact their IT Administrator to see if one is available.
The news comes just a week after Adobe was revealed to be trialling a 100% increase in the price of its Photography Plan, which includes Photoshop CC and Lightroom CC and Classic, plus 1TB of storage space. The proposed move would see the Photography Plan jump in cost from $10 per month to $20.