FREE ACDSee Photo Studio Beta for MacOS

If you like to boldly go and try new beta digital imaging software, AND if you have a MacOS computer (Intel, at least 1GB RAM, 100MB+ free space, OS X 10.11 or 10.12), you can sign up for a free beta of ACDSee’s Photo Studio Beta. You enter name and email address to get access to the beta. Download begins automatically after you enter that information. I don’t have a MacOS device, so I can’t test this any further.

Photoshop Elements 15 and Premiere Elements 15 bundle for $82.50 [Prime only]

UPDATE 12/31/16: the Digital Day is over, but the Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements 15 bundle (digital download) continues to be offered for $82.50 for Prime members…

The $82.50 price is also available on the PC/Mac Disc option, also restricted to Prime members only.

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Corel AfterShot Pro 3 for $40 [was $30]

The latest version, Corel’s AfterShot Pro 3 is on sale for $40 [was $30] at Amazon by Amazon itself with a limit of up to three per customer. This is a “key card” delivered by mail. The digital download goes for $10 more.

If you are curious and tempted by the price, but not sure whether to get it, you can get a 30-day free trial through the Corel website.

Corel Paintshop Pro X9 Ultimate for $50 (PC)

Adobe is not only company offering imaging software, although it may seem that way 🙂 The new Corel Paintshop Pro X9 Ultimate with RAW editing, “intelligent corrections”, and full screen capture features is now on sale for $50 as a PC digital download or PC media delivered by mail at Amazon by Amazon itself. Limit up to three on the media by mail option. This is not a lightning deal.

Photoshop Elements 15 and Premiere Elements 15 for $80 [updated]

Adobe’s pricing continues. You can get the Photoshop Elements 15 and Premiere Elements 15 for $80 at Amazon by Amazon itself either as a “PC/Mac Disc by Mail” or as a “PC download”. A “Mac download” option is not available for purchase at the moment.

This expired: If you don’t need the video software, the sale continues for the Photoshop Elements 15 software for $40 either as a “PC/Mac Disc by Mail” or as a “PC download”. A “Mac download” option is not available for purchase at the moment.

Pinnacle Studio 19 software for $10 (PC)

Happy Thanksgiving to one and all! The Black Friday madness has began and/or continues…

The Pinnacle Studio 19 software is down to $9.62 as a digital download (PC) or $9.67 as a software box (PC) (limit 3) at Amazon by Amazon itself. Free S&H for Prime or with a $49+ order. The PC download is free delivery for all. Note that oF the 12 customer reviews, five of them are 1-star complaining of issues.

Black Friday Mac Bundle 2.0 including Corel After Shot 3 for $20 total (digital download)

Stacksocial launched their Black Friday Mac Bundle 2.0 featuring nine software titles for the Mac for $20 as a digital download. This includes Corel’s AfterShot 3. As far as I can tell, this is not the PRO version. Other titles include Particle Shop, Crossover, PDF Expert, Total Video Converter PRO, etc. Check under the Specs of each title to see if it’s compatible with your current version of MacOS if you are running an older version.

(ENDED) Thursday: 1-YEAR Prepaid Adobe Creative Cloud Photography Plan (Pho CC + LR) for $89

This daily deal expired… One of the day-long deals in the Amazon Gold Box, good until 3am ET on Friday [corrected; I am still time-warped from the time change!], is the 1-YEAR PrePaid Adobe Creative Cloud Photography Plan (Photoshop CC + Lightroom) offered for $89 as either a Key card (physically delivered by mail) or a digital download. Typically the day-long deals are not teased in the Upcoming schedule, although on rare occasion they are.

In-Stock November 16: Adobe Photoshop Elements 15 Software by Mail (PC or Mac) for $40

Amazon now has a specific shipping estimate for the boxed software delivery of Adobe Photoshop Elements 15 going for $40, it will be November 16 [was 10th]. Free shipping for Prime members or with a $49+ order (or $25+ in books). The software box is good for either PC or Mac… If you prefer instant delivery, the Windows download continues to be available for $40. The Mac download is not available for purchase at the moment… Updated 11/9/16 at 12:40am ET…

Still Good: Adobe Photoshop Elements 15 for $40

This offer continues, the latest edition of Adobe Photoshop Elements, version 15 is going for $40 at Amazon as either a Windows download (available right away via download) or Box by Mail (“Temporarily Out Of Stock” but you can order it if you want to lock the price down). This is not a lightning deal, so I do not know what’s the time frame.

Student and Teacher Edition: Adobe Photoshop and Premiere Elements 15 for $80

If you qualify for Adobe’s Student and Teacher discounts (they have guidelines and restrictions, sadly the basket weaving class that I’m teaching in my head does not qualify for this discount 😉 ), the Adobe Photoshop and Premiere Elements 15 bundle is on sale for $80 as a software box by mail or digital download (Mac or PC).

(ENDED) Corel VideoStudio Ultimate X9 for $30 (PC; Download or Shipment)

This daily deal expired but Corel software are recurring offers every few weeks… One of the deals of the day at the Gold Box for Wednesday that went live at 3am ET (and was not then part of the Lightning Deals schedule is the Corel VideoStudio Ultimate X9 for PC/Windows for $30 as either a Digital Download or Delivered by Mail. Offer ends Wednesday 3am ET or earlier if sold out.

FREE on iTunes: ACDSee PRO (iPhone/iPad)

Free app time! The ACDSee PRO app is currently FREE to get at the iTunes app store. Even if you don’t currently have an active iPhone or iPad device, you can still get it using iTunes on Windows or Mac, and install it in the future if/when you get a compatible iPhone/iPad. Free is free 🙂 With iPads getting bigger and more powerful, networks faster and cloud storage cheaper, mobile photography is getting easier and more powerful than before.

(ENDED) Adobe Photoshop Elements & Premiere Elements 14 for $66 [Box or Download; ends Fri 3am ET]

These daily deals expired and with this deal, we have a new “price bottom” for the Elements 14 bundle at $66. So if you like to buy at the bottom only, $66 or less is the price to gun for in the future…

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(ENDED) Corel VideoStudio Pro Ultimate X8 (Boxed Software) for $25 with Free Shipping

This daily deal expired… For more action check the B&H Featured Deals

The B&H Photo Deal of the Day good until Monday 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out) is the Corel VideoStudio Pro Ultimate X8 (Boxed) for $25 with free shipping (or free expedited shipping if your order total is $49+). The digital download is NOT on sale, only the boxed software by mail…

In-stock now: Corel Paintshop Pro X9 (and Painter 2017)

Adobe is not the only one making digital imaging software, Corel is back with a new version of their Paintshop PRO software, X9 is now available at the official Corel store for $80 full version or $60 for eligible upgrades. The digital download adds an optional +$8 “download insurance” which you can remove by clicking on the Trashcan next to its name. If you prefer boxed software to be delivered to your door, shipping is additional.

Also in-stock now is their Painter 2017 software, with the full version going for $429 and the eligible Upgrades going for $229.

Wait, it’s 2017 already? 🙂

You can start another Free Trial of Adobe’s Creative Cloud

In an email probably written by a committee or by a high ranking executive who is out of touch with the plebs, Adobe is announcing that you can start another free trial of their Creative Cloud products, even if you had previously started free trials. Their email “explaining” this:


PS1: I don’t know if this applies to everyone or a subset of former free-trial users

PS2: speaking of which, good until 3am ET on Wednesday, Amazon is offering as either a Key Card or a digital download a 1-Year PrePaid Subscription to the Adobe Creative Cloud Photography plan (LightRoom and Photoshop CC) for $95.

Heads Up: Elements 14 (Pho and Premiere) for $80 starting Sunday

The Weekly Ad for the Office Depot and Max stores for the new shopping week starting on Sunday 8/14/16 has the Adobe Elements 14 bundle (both Photoshop and Premiere Elements bundle) going for $80. If they are going to be on sale there, it likely means they will be on sale at other retailers as well, perhaps at lower prices or in the worst case scenario, they will be price-matched. More on this on Sunday/Monday.

Canon 100-ES EOS Shoulder Bag for $10 w/free S&H

Bag the bags! Literally, because you can fit multiple tiny Lowepros in bigger camera bags 🙂 It’s Canon time now, the Canon 100-ES EOS Shoulder Bag is on sale for $10 with free shipping at Adorama… It also goes for $10 at Amazon with free shipping for Prime members (select the sold and shipped by Amazon (limit 10)) or free shipping for all with Adorama as the seller

Google Play Family Library feature goes live (eg Photo apps)

If you are using Google Play Android apps, including the gazillion photo apps there, and you have multiple family members and/or your own multiple Google accounts, you may be able to share those apps with other family members and Google accounts with the new Google Play Family Library and not have to purchase them individually for each person/account.

What exactly qualifies is NOT straightforward. It depends on the type of content, when it was purchased, the wishes of the maker, and how it was purchased. You can de-tangle the mess by reading the Support page.

For apps, which includes the camera and photo apps, here’s an annotated screenshot of the relevant terms:


Music is not eligible because Google sells a separate Music Family plan with a reasonable price of $15/month for up to six people (it’s $10/mo for one person). Newsstand (eg magazine subscriptions verified through the publisher or purchased directly) are NOT eligible either. Books depend on the publisher’s wishes. Movie and TV purchases are good but not rentals. Your soul will definitely be shared with Google so it can sell you Adsense ads in the afterlife 😉