How To Buy Photoshop Permanently

Today, we’re going to tackle a common question Adobe Photoshop users often ask: “How can I buy Adobe Photoshop permanently?” This is a question that arises primarily due to Adobe’s shift from a traditional one-time purchase model to a subscription-based model. In this blog post, we’re going to take you through the process of purchasing Adobe Photoshop, albeit not permanently, but in a way that doesn’t require monthly subscriptions.

Why the shift to a subscription-based model?

Before we delve into the purchase process, let’s clarify why Adobe switched to the subscription-based model. The primary reason is that it allows Adobe to continuously roll out updates, ensuring users always have access to the latest features, security patches, and improvements. Unfortunately, this means that the traditional one-time purchase option for perpetual use of the Photoshop software is no longer available.

What are the available options?

While there is no longer an option to buy Adobe Photoshop software permanently, there are subscription plans available that allow you to access the software for a specified period. This includes monthly and yearly subscriptions, both of which are more affordable than they once were. For instance, Adobe’s Photography Plan, which gives you access to both Photoshop and Lightroom, costs around $9.99/month.

Steps to buy Adobe Photoshop

Here’s a step-by-step guide to procuring Adobe Photoshop:

  1. Visit Adobe’s official website.
  2. Navigate to the ‘Creative Cloud plans’ section.
  3. Select the plan that suits your needs best. For Photoshop, you may choose the Photography Plan.
  4. Click ‘Buy now’ and follow the onscreen instructions to complete your purchase.

Note: You will need to create or sign in to your Adobe ID account to proceed with the purchase.


While it is no longer possible to buy Adobe Photoshop permanently, Adobe’s subscription plans have made it more accessible and affordable than ever. These plans ensure that users are always up-to-date with the latest features and improvements, providing a significant advantage over the old one-time purchase model.