A lot has been said about adobe’s move from the licencing model to the rental model which Adobe calls the creative cloud.
It started with adding a $9.99/ month photography package which includes Photoshop and Lightroom, but now we may be seeing the next step on the Adobe Creative Cloud pricing.
It turns out that browsing to Adobe’s creative cloud plans in Germany yields different pricing for different browsers.
If you visit the page in safari the photography package will be €9.99 and buying the entire CC bundle will be €49.99
If you are surfing with firefox, you are less fortunate, the photography bundle is €11.99 and the full bundle is €59.99
But if you are browsing with chrome you are really getting it hard at €12.49 and €61.49 – 25% more than your safari surfing buddies.
Speculation on the web suggests that this is how Adobe is testing a new pricing scheme. We have asked adobe about this and will update once we hear anything.
If the speculation is correct, it would seem that adobe is testing a price increase as the lowest plan is what it used to before the test.
UPDATE: reader Daniela Bowker reports similar browser discrepancies in the UK as well: £8.49/month (£101.34/year) in Chrome vs. £8.78/month (£104.86/year) if you use Safari or Firefox. I would expect new pricing from adobe coming soon.