Corel Software Returns to Humble Bundle starting at $1

If you are a fan of COREL and Humble Bundle, for the next ten days or so [as of the time of writing] they have brought back the COREL Humble Bundle

Paying $1+ gets you three software titles:
+ Photo Mirage [Windows]
+ Particle Shop plug-in
+ Brush Pack – Animation

Meeting or beating the current average price [$22.51 as of the time of writing] gets you additionally:
+ Paintshop PRO Ultimate
+ 1-year of Gravit Designer PRO
+ Brush Pack – Superheroes

Paying $25 or more [very close to the average price] gets you all of the above plus the following:
+ Corel Painter 2019
+ Pinnacle Studio 23 Ultimate
+ Brush Pack – Manga
+ Brush Pack – Concept Design

They have two featured charities for this “bundle” but you can also select your own charities from a long list of options…

Nik Collection 2 Plug-Ins for $79 [ends 9/23]

Good until September 23 (2019), the DXO online store is offering the Nik Collection 2 Plug-Ins for $79. A total of seven plug-ins are included. Note that Dxo PhotoLAB is NOT included in this offer, only the seven plug-ins.

Just like Motorola, the Nik Collection made a brief stay in GoogleLandia before the “Data Creepers” decided to sell it off elsewhere 🙂

12-month Creative Cloud Subscription (all tools, not just Photography CC) for $30/month [Prime Deal]

It’s cloud busting time! For Prime members, Amazon-Adobe are DRMing offering this 12-month subscription offer: Adobe Creative Cloud (the whole set of tools, not just the Photography CC) along with 100GB of Cloud for $30 per month. After the 12 months are over, it will auto-renew at the going rate of the time of renewal (so pay attention at renewal time if you don’t want it to auto-renew). The price for non-Prime members is $53/month.

Amazon’s product pages can be quite busy, so I’ve annotated the parts to pay attention to. Sometimes the “Prime deal” is written with smaller print and it can easily get lost in the chaos of the ever-expanding product page:

Corel Aftershot PRO 3 software [digital] for $30

For a limited time, Stacksocial is offering the Corel Aftershot PRO 3 software on sale for $30 as a digital download…

PS: don’t forget to use any store credits and/or coupons you may have to drop the price further down [if eligible]… This applies to all Stacksocial offerings, not just this one…

Luminar 3 Software + Training Class for $49

For a limited time, Stacksocial is offer a bundle of the Luminar 3 software (Windows or Mac) along with a Training Class, together as a bundle for $49 with digital delivery. You have lifetime access to them online. Check the terms and conditions for deadlines for registering and for refunds.

This is an AI workflow type of a software package. Because AI is buzzing like it’s the end of the world 🙂 Minimum 8GB RAM needed on your PC/Mac for this.

In addition to this, they are also having a Semi-Annual sale featuring a mix of digital and not-so-digital products.

Nik Collection 2 Launch Offer for $100 or 100 euro [w/free PhotoLab 2 Essential]

DXo is having a special launch offer for their Nik Collection 2 software. You can get them for $100 in the US and 100 euro in Europe. With it, you get the PhotoLab2 Essential software for FREE at the DXO website… This is a limited time offer that expires June 30 in 2019…

DXo PhOtO LaB 2 Elite for $89 after coupon

It’s better than Black Friday exclaims the DXo emailing list promo. Coupon code APRIL-SAVE-DPL2 drops the price of the DXo PhOtO LaB 2 Elite edition software from $199 to $89 until April 2nd in 2019. This is a digital download with immediate activation. This is the full version, not the upgrade version ~ thanks to le couponeaux!

Nik Collection for $60 or 60e

DxO is now the babysitter of the Nik Collection software and until the end of February 2019, they are offering the Nik Collection for $60 in the US and 60 euro in Europelandia through the DXO online shoppe.

Wedn: Paintshop PRO 2019 Ultimate for $40

One of the Wednesday Best Buy daily deals is the Windows version of the Paintshop PRO 2019 Ultimate software going for $40.

AS of the time of writing, Amazon has not price-matched it…

Meanwhile at the Woot website, “Electronics” features refurbished Pixel 3 smartphones (unlocked Verizon) for $550 to $600 (XL) with a 90-day Woot warranty… At “Computers”, it’s the refurbished Surface PRO 3 tablet bundle for $500 (12″, i5, 8GB, 256GB, Type Cover 3, 3rd-party Pen, 3rd party power supply, 90-day Woot warranty). There are many Surface models out nowadays, it’s a headache sorting things out if you are not intimately familiar with them, especially when you start factoring in the prices of accessories (covers, keyboards, pens, mice, cats, etc) and condition (new, open-box, manufacturer refurbished, 3rd-party refurbished, used, etc).

Dxo PhotoLAB 2 for $110

If you are a fan of the DxO software, they are running a Valentine’s promotion (in other words, it ends at the end of Valentine’s day, aka FEB-14), you can get the DXo PhotoLaB 2 software for $110 or the Elite version for $170…

Also part of the sale is the FilmPack 5 for $70 and the ViewPoint 3 for $70… The Elite editions of the aforementioned software cost more [as it is often the case with these type of things]…

EU: Elements 2019 for 50 euro (single) or 71 (both)

For EU photographers, if you are a fan of the Adobe Elements series, they have a sale at Amazon Germany on their Elements 2019 series. Individual Element titles (Photoshop or Premiere) go for 50 euro each, or you can get both together for ever and ever to part for 71 euro. These are the digital download options and may be restricted to Germany…

Photography Software Humble Bundle

It’s photography time at Humble Bundle. They have a Professional Photography software bundle running that gets you digital keys to a variety of software titles.

  • Pay $1 or more and get Photo Mirage and Photo LeMur 2
  • Pay more than the average ($14~ as of the time of writing) and additionally get Paintshop PRO 2019 and Camera Bag PRO [camera bag NOT included; that’s just the name of the software title]
  • Pay $25+ and additionally get Imerge PRO and ACDSee Photo Studio Ultimate 2018 and Aurora HDR 2018

All the software titles are available for Windows. About half of them are available for the Mac. Look for the tiny Windows and Mac logos at the bottom right corner of each software title picture at the aforelinked page.

Up to 30% off DXO software

Adobe may think they are only game in town when it comes to imaging software, but the DRM-loving and Analytics-selling company is far from it. Good until Christmas Day, the official DXo online store is having an up to 30% off sale on their various software titles. There’s no coupon code to enter ~ the price you see is the price you pay…

50% off everything at DXO

Adobe is not everything! Many and more others are making photography related apps. One such is DXO, the new proud owner of the Nik Collection. And as part of the Black Friday festivities, they are offering 50% off everything at the DXO online shop. No coupon is needed ~ the price you see is the price you pay…

Corel Black Friday software offers

Adobe is not the only one making imaging software! Many others continue, surprising, I know 🙂 If you are a fan of Corel, they have launched their Black Friday promotions already featuring their usual assortment of photo and video and arts-n-crafts software packages and bundles…

DXO PhotoLAB 2 for $100 or Elite for $150

Adobe is not the center of the image editing universe, although they want the world to believe so 😉 Good until 11/18/18, you can get the DXO PhotoLAB 2 for $100 in the Essential edition and $150 in the Elite edition at the DXO online store. No coupon is needed.

Friday (EU): 1-Year Creative Cloud Photography Plan for 85 euro

The Amazon Germany Gold Box is more active in terms of name-brands than the Amazon USA Gold Box, mayhaps because Amazon is not as dominant in Germany/EU as it in the USA, so they need to be more $competitive$ in order to attract more customers into their CULT Prime membership ^_^

Which brings us to the Friday daily deals at Amazon Germany which include a 1-Year Adobe Creative Cloud subscription of Photoshop CC and Lightroom for the one prepaid price of 85 euro for the first year (12 months of subscription).

In other action they offer:

+ Surface Laptop for 599 euro (13.5″, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD, HD 615, Win 10S, etc)
+ a few other tech related things among the general purpose products offered

Mon: PaintShop Pro 2019 Ultimate (Win) for $35

Some action in the Best Buy daily deals for Monday, also running approximately in the central time zone of the day. It is the PaintShop Pro 2019 Ultimate for Windows offered for $35. The sale is only for the physical copy of the software. The digital version remains at its list price.

Stacksocial Freebies include VSDC Video Editor

Stacksocial is also offering a handful of freebies at their website, among which you can get the VSDC Video Editor. Terms and conditions apply on this 1-year license for two-computers and non-commercial use. Updates are included for the year of the license. Works with Windows 7, 8 and 10.

Among the other freebies, they have this Ultimate Coding Bundle (27 hours; Rudy, Go, Java, Javascript, Full Stack) as well. A total of 27 hours between all the included courses.

DXO PhotoLab 2 for $100, Elite for $150

As a special launch promotion, DXO is offering their Photo Lab 2 software for $100 in the “Essential Edition” and $150 in the “Elite Edition”… If you can’t decide which version to get, there is a small red “Which edition to choose” link that pops up a feature-comparison between the two versions… Because no one wants a complete Adobe monopoly ^_^

Corel Software $20 each: Aftershot PRO 3, PSP X9, VS X9

Amazon is using Woot to conduct various “experiments in online shopping”, and among those is a Last Chance Sale that includes a trio of Corel related products, each going for $20 with free shipping for Prime members, or $5 flat for non-members:

+ Aftershot PRO 3
+ Paintshop PRO X9
+ VideoStudio X9
+ up to ten of each option per customer

Per the Woot product pages, these are delivered as “Key Cards” in the mail…

PS: speaking of Woot, their Computers Garage sale including the refurbished 6″ Kindle Oasis e-reader with Wifi and free AT&T 3G for $150 but with a 90-day Woot warranty, not the Amazon 1-year refurbished warranty. This sale also features low capacity SSDs for $20 to $25 [if you need them for experimentation or just for a specific app/purpose]… The Garage sales work in mysterious ways at Woot ^_^….

Adobe Photoshop Elements 2018 & Premiere Elements 2018 for $80

The bundle of the Adobe Photoshop Elements 2018 & Premiere Elements 2018 is currently on sale in the physical packaging (DVD) for $80 with free shipping by Adorama thru Amazon and Adorama directly. No coupon, no rebate, just add to cart and proceed to checkout…

Pinnacle Studio 21 Video Editing Suite for $36 [Win]

Adobe is not the only one making photo-video software. One of the “survivors” of the post-Photoshop apocalypse is Pinnacle Systems and they are currently offering their Pinnacle Studio 21 Video Editing Suite for PC for $36 with free shipping, sold and shipped by Amazon itself. This is not a lightning deal, so expiration time unknown.

Tue: Photoshop and Premiere Elements 2018 with two 16GB USB flash drives for $80

For Tuesday 5/15/18, NewEgg is offering the Adobe Photoshop and Premiere Elements 2018 for $80 with free shipping and two 16GB Team USB flash drives. These are added automatically to the shopping cart by NewEgg while this promotion is running. No coupon, no mail-in rebate.

(ENDED) Photoshop Elements 2018 & Premiere Elements 2018 for $100

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(ENDED) Saturday: 1-Year Adobe Creative Cloud Photography Plan for $100 with promo code

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(ENDED) DxO PhotoLab Elite Edition for $130 with coupon

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PYWY Humble Bundle includes Magix Photo Software ($1+) and VEGAS PRO 14 Edit ($20+)

This offer runs until 4/25/18, so there’s plenty of time to ponder. It’s another Pay What You Want (PWYW) Humble Bundle that features a variety of software titles from Magix, including some photo/video-related titles as follows:

  • Pay $1 or more: get “Photo Manager Deluxe” (and two other titles)
  • Pay Average Price ($18+): also get Xara Photo & Graphic Designer, and Magix Photo Story Deluxe (and another)
  • Pay $20+: also get “Vegas PRO 14 Edit” and Magix Vintage FX (and two more titles)

The “other/another” titles mentioned above are other topics (music, audio, and web design).

(ENDED) Affinity Photo for $37.49

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Affinity Photo imaging software for $37.49 [Windows]

Adobe just had a record breaking quarter with over two billion dollars in revenue, but that’s not stopping them from raising prices for the Creative Cloud subscription (but not the Photographer Creative Cloud). If you have had enough of Adobe’s tactics and antics or you just want to check out alternative image processing software, the official Microsoft Store is offering the Windows version of “Affinity Photo” by Serif for $37.49. Their other software, “Affinity Designer” is also on sale for the same price. IF you have any Microsoft Store gift cards or Bing Rewards, don’t forget to use them! The sale runs for the next 13 days [as of the time of writing] per the product page.

DxO Labs FilmPack 5 Elite Edition for $49 w/free S&H

Micro Center too is now selling through Amazon and as of the time of writing they are offering the DxO Labs FilmPack 5 Elite Edition for $50 with free shipping. This is the physical software (not a digital download) and ships from Microcenter and it is not Prime eligible. This is not a lightning deal.

Corel Paintshop PRO 2018 for $40 Full or $30 Upgrade

Adobe is not the only making imaging software! Corel is alive and kicking and they are offering their PaintShop PRO 2018 as a digital download for $40 full version OR for $30 as a qualifying upgrade (must have a previous licensed version of Paintshop PRO or Ultimate that was not Academic or Home-and-Student or OEM or NFR).


For Photos That Matter
New Release! Photo-editing software

If you prefer more software and digital assets to go with it, they are offering their PaintShop Pro 2018 Ultimate bundle as a digital download for $80 full version or $64 as a qualifying upgrade. This bundle includes Painter Essentials 5 and Aftershot 3 and Perfectly Clear 3 SE (by Altentech Imaging) and the Creative Collection (various brushes, textures and royalty free backgrounds).

If you prefer media by mail, Corel charges an extra $8, however, Amazon has a PC Disc Exclusive version of the Ultimate for $80 with free shipping, and it includes the “MultiCam Video” software. Amazon does not offer the qualifying upgrade $64 option.

Adobe Photoshop & Premiere Elements 2018 Combo for $100

The bundle of Adobe Photoshop Elements 2018 & Premiere Elements 2018 is currently on sale for $100 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself and B&H Photo. Your choice of digital download or doorfront delivery at those two retailers. Same price at Adorama with DVD/doorfront delivery.

The Academic (student and teacher) currently edition goes for $80 for those who qualify as set forth by Adobe’s guidelines.

(ENDED) Tue: Adobe Photoshop Elements 2018 for $60

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FREE ACDSee Video Studio 2 software

If it’s free I’ll take three, but this promotion is limit one per customer! ACDSee is offering FREE licenses for their Video Studio 2 software. You enter a name and email address. By doing this, you will be added to their emailing list (you can unsubscribe later). A few seconds later you receive an email with your license key (a long letters and numbers combo) and a link in the email points you to the download page. The .EXE download there is a 22.2MB file. I’m not currently on a Windows machine, so I can’t tell you what happens next. It’s a cliffhanger 🙂

New Arrival: Skylum Imaging software at B&H

Adobe is not the only one making imaging software, contrary to popular belief 😉 Skylum is one of the alternatives, and now, their software is being carried by B&H Photo in digital download form. Their Luminar 2018 photo editing and management software goes for $69 in either Mac or PC digital download, while their Aurora HDR 2018 software is going for $99 in PC or Mac digital download. Software are non-returnable and non-cancelable.

(ENDED) PowerDirector 16 Ultra & PhotoDirector 9 Ultra for $75

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Adobe Photoshop Elements 2018 for $60

It’s Elemental my dear Watson! The Adobe Photoshop Elements 2018 software is on sale for $60 with free shipping with physical delivery to your door at Amazon by Amazon itself. You can buy as many boxes as you like. The digital downloads go for $70 each. This is not a lightning deal, so expiration time is unknown to me.

(SOLD OUT) 1-Year Creative Cloud Photography Plan for $90

As of a Saturday 5:12pm ET recheck, this sold out. It is rare for digital software to sell out but this one did. They either ran out of licenses or there was some other technical issue, or Amazon yanked the listing to end the promotion…

The “Digital Day” is over, but as of Saturday 11:06am ET, this sale continues… One of the Amazon Digital Day offers running at the moment is a 1-Year Adobe Creative Cloud Photography Plan offered for $90 for the 12-month term prepaid in advance. This is the download option. The key card by mail is not on sale. Limit two per customer during this promotion expires Saturday 3am ET. Thanks to one of our readers for the alert!

(ENDED) Corel PaintShop Pro X9 Ultimate for $27 w/FS

This flash sale ended… Good until 7pm ET, you can get the DVD version by mail of the Corel PaintShop Pro X9 Ultimate for $27 with free shipping. The price before the sale was $45. The digital download is not on sale.… This was a flash sale that is part of the B&H Photo Daily Deals

Prime Credit Cards Only: 20% Statement Credit on select Adobe 1-Year Subscriptions including CC Photography Plan

It’s not just physical goods that are participating in the Prime Credit Cards 20% Statement Credit promotion. There is also a Software tab at the aforelinked page, and among the 40+ options, they have these camera and photo related software:

+ Pay $120 for 1-Year Adobe Creative Cloud Photography plan, Get $24~ Statement Credit

+ Pay $240 for Adobe Creative Cloud Student and Teacher Edition Prepaid Membership 12 Month – Validation Required, Get $48~ Statement Credit
+ good for either Download or DISC option

+ Pay $100 for Corel Paint Shop Pro 2018 Ultimate – Amazon Exclusive – Includes Multi Cam Video Software, Get $20~ Statement Credit
+ offer available on the DISC option

For more details on this offer, check our Introductory post.

For other camera and photo related things participating in this promotion, check this Yellow Brick Road of posts (under Prime Benefits since only Prime members can do this, paying with a Prime credit card).

Corel Green Monday Sale includes Aftershot PRO 3 with Free Plug-IN for $44

The Corel Green Monday sale includes the Aftershot PRO 3 software with the ParticleShop plug-in included for FREE, for $44 for the full edition or $33 for qualifying upgrade. Pay attention to the shopping cart as it automatically adds an optional service. Because Adobe does not have a monopoly on being assholes to consumers. Rant Ends 🙂

Some of their other software is also on sale, including Paint Shop PRO 2018 Ultimate with the aforementioned plug-in included for free for $70, a PaintShop Pro 2018 and VideoStudio Pro X10 bundle for $95, Painter and Corel Draw sales and more.

(ENDED) Wedn: JPEG Mini PRO for $59, 55″ Samsung SUHD $899

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Pay with Prime Card: 1-Year Prepaid Creative Photography Plan for $96 after Statement Credit

IF

  1. you are a Prime member
  2. you are buy participating products sold and shipped by Amazon itself
  3. you pay for them with the Prime credit cards, either the Chase Prime VISA or the Amazon Prime Store Credit Card

…. THEN you will receive 20% back of the purchase price as a statement credit on your credit card instead of the usual 5% statement credit. No coupon is needed, just fulfilled by the above prerequisities. This is an offer you get even if you don’t know about it. And if you don’t check your credit card statement, you may not even know you got it. And if you don’t know it happened, did it really happen? 🙂

Among the eligible products are a dozen Adobe subscription plans (some are “Student and Teacher” so please pay attention to the individual listings) including the 1-Year Creative Cloud Photography plan with 20GB storage for $120. You will receive a $24 statement credit, making it a $96 after statement credit.

All eligible products mention this on their individual product page. If you don’t see it, means the promotion expired or something else is wrong:

The expiration date is unspecified, so the offer is good as long as you see it mentioned on the product pages.

Photoshop Elements 2018 for $60 (with Premiere for $90)

The Adobe Photoshop Elements 2018 is now down to $60 at Amazon by Amazon itself in your choice of a PC or MAC download or PC/Mac media in the mail.

Likewise, Premiere Elements 2018 goes for $60 as download or by mail.

Or if you want both, you can get the Elements Photoshop + Premiere 2018 for $90 as PC/Mac disc or Mac download. For some reason the PC download is not available. NOTE: that both the regular version and the Student and Teacher (STE) version are in the same listing, so if you are checking the different options, make sure you are looking at the correct version!

Adobe Photoshop Elements 2018 for $70

The latest version, fall released, the Adobe Photoshop Elements 2018 imaging software is now down to $70 with free shipping or free download at Amazon by Amazon itself. The same price is good for the boxed software by mail or digital download (Mac or PC). This is so new it only has seven customer reviews as of the time of writing.

Corel Paintshop PRO 2018 for $55 (or $40 eligible upgrade)

Tired of Adobe’s cloudy and greedy ways of dealing with photographers? The time is right to try out imaging software from other companies! The official Corel online store has a sale on their brand new time-traveling Corel Paintshop PRO 2018 software for $55 full version or $40 as an eligible/qualifying upgrade. This is the digital download.

When you add to cart, they automatically add “Download insurance” for +$8. You can remove that. It’s a stupid thing they are doing for just $8 more, it can alienate consumers and drive them back into the greedy arms of Adobe 🙂

For other Corel software, check their latest sales at their Online Store. Here you will also find the “Ultimate” version of Paintshop PRO 2018 which goes for $15 more ($70 full version; $55 eligible upgrade).

Cyberlink PhotoDirector 8 Ultra for $26 w/free S&H

With its expansion into mobile, it may feel like Adobe is the only one making imaging software but they are not! Other companies are still alive 🙂

The Cyberlink PhotoDirector 8 Ultra software, in the PC/Mac Disc option, is currently down to $26 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself. It looks like this may be a computer-generated price-match of 3rd-party sellers. There are no digital download options available for purchase at the moment.

PS: speaking of Amazon, they continue to offer the LensShifter Blue – Balanced Focus and Zoom Grip for $12 – more details on how to get the discount.

Free DxO OpticsPro 11 Essentials software

This promotions is back! For a limited time, you can get a free license of the DxO OpticsPro 11 Essentials software. It is simple…

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Pre-order new Adobe Elements 2018 software

It’s that time of the year again. Fall means many things, among them, a new version of the Elements software falls down from the Adobe tree! As usual, the initial prices are for early adopters, and they drip-drop down as times go by.

The individual Photoshop Elements 2018 and Photoshop Premiere 2018 go for $100 each, while the bundle goes for $150.

Pre-orders are accepted at B&H Photo and Amazon itself and such.