For the first time, with the release of Creative Suite 5.5 Adobe introduced a subscription model that would enable people to subscribe to Adobe software rather than outright buy it. So a web developer needing only Dreamweaver could subscribe to just Dreamweaver for $29 a month, if subscribed for less than a year, or $19 a month for a full year subscription. The standard edition of Photoshop for example was priced at $35 a month for a year’s subscription and $50 a month if subscribed on a monthly basis. For After Effects this was as high as $49 and $75 respectively. The idea was, that if one is subscribed they will get all updates and upgrades, major or minor that are released in their subscription period for free; those who have bought the software outright will have to pay for an upgrade.