Many of the publishers behind the software regularly featured on Life after Photoshop are promoting special Black Friday deals, so this could be a good time to take the plunge and invest in some new photo-editing software.
Adobe Creative cloud deals
From November 8th – 30th, Adobe is offering various deals on Creative Cloud products. Deals are currently starting at 25% off and can go up to 70% off (for students), but Adobe is constantly playing switcheroo with its deals and pricing, so it’s always best to check for the latest information. Find out more about the different Creative Cloud Photography Plans
Skylum Luminar: $59 & bonuses ($209+ value) until Nov 28
Luminar 3 with libraries is due to arrive on December 18, but it’s a free update so there’s no reason not to go for the current Black Friday Luminar offer. Not only is the price discounted, it comes with some bonuses which are definitely worth having: 1 year of FREE SmugMug Portfolio plan ($180), 119 Dramatic & Romantic Sky Overlays ($29) and 20% OFF COOPH Photography Apparel and accessories on all purchases over EUR 100. Find out more about Luminar here
Skylum Aurora HDR 2019: now $89 & bonuses ($220 value) until Nov 28
Aurora HDR 2019 is a big step up from the previous version and probably the best HDR software on the market right now. This is a decent saving, especially taking into account the Black Friday bonuses: 1 year of FREE SmugMug Portfolio plan ($180), 3 months free of Stuck in Сustoms Passport membership ($30). There’s also a combined Luminar + Aurora HDR Bundle Black Friday Offer including both products at $119 instead of $168 ($49 OFF) + Bonuses. Find out more about Aurora HDR 2019 here
ON1 Photo RAW 2019
ON1 has announced its Black Friday 2018 deals, offering ON1 Photo RAW 2019 at $99.99 for new customers and a $79.99 for existing owners, plus a bonus ‘Bliss Holiday Pack’ containing 10 Holiday Card templates and 10 Holiday Overlays. Get an additional $10 off your upgrade to ON1 Photo RAW 2019 with coupon code BlackFriday. Find out more about ON1 Photo RAW 2019 here
Alien Skin Exposure X4: 15% off until November 26
This means Alien Skin’s excellent photo organiser, editor and analog effects software drops from $149 to $126, while the upgrade price comes down from $99 to $79. Find out more here
DxO PhotoLab and Photo Suite: 50% off November 22-26
This is a really good deal and applies to PhotoLab 2, FilmPack and ViewPoint (Essential or Elite editions) or the full DxO Photo Suite which includes all three (again, in Essential or Elite editions) DxO’s software is first-rate, but not especially cheap if you want the full set, so this 50% Black Friday offer is a MAJOR saving.
DxO Nik Collection: 50% off November 22-26
If you are unhappy that the Nik Collection is no longer free, console yourself with the fact that it’s now being properly developed and updated by DxO rather than being left to die by Google, and at a price way below what Nik Software used to sell it for, and even Google. Better still, it’s available for a short time at a massive 50% discount, and if you don’t yet own the Nik Collection, now’s your chance to bag probably the greatest plug-in collection ever made at a bargain price.
Serif Affinity Photo
No news yet on any Serif Affinity Photo deals for Black Friday 2018, but this software is already priced very keenly indeed, so you’re not going to save masses of money anyway. Don’t forget there’s a very good iPad version too – Serif hit the market with a full-powered iOS photo editor way ahead of Adobe.