Insane Adobe Photoshop CS6 + Lightroom 4 Deal

When I first received this special from B&H two days ago, I decided to post it on our Facebook page only. Within minutes, I received a bunch of emails and comments from our fans, asking about this deal. This morning, I found out that B&H is running this for another day, so I decided to let you guys know about this truly amazing deal.

Adobe Photoshop CS6Adobe Photoshop Lightroom

Basically, if you buy both Adobe Photoshop CS6 (latest version) and Lightroom 4 before midnight eastern time today, August 31 2012, you can get it for an insane price of $389 for both. These are retail versions of both and you can get either the Mac or the PC version. Photoshop CS6 by itself costs $650 and Lightroom retails for $139, totaling $789, so this is a crazy $400 off deal! This deal was so popular yesterday, that B&H ran out of stock quickly. They have both in stock again today, so get it before they run out again for good.

On top of all this, it looks like B&H is also bundling “Kelby Training DVD: What’s New in Adobe Photoshop CS6,Kelby Training DVD: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 Crash Course” ($94.98 Total Value)…

Click here for the link to this special or click on any of the above images.


  1. 1) Prabhav
    August 30, 2012 at 1:47 pm

    Holy shit! I am placing an order now and keeping my fingers crossed :))))))

  2. 2) Magic
    August 30, 2012 at 2:03 pm

    is this the Extended version?

    • August 30, 2012 at 2:07 pm

      No, this is the standard version. The extended version retails for over $900…

  3. 3) Magic
    August 30, 2012 at 2:09 pm

    Thank you Nasim M.
    This is still good deal!

  4. 4) aNikkorBrujo
    August 30, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    Dang it, I just spent money on a new Nikkor for my D700! Oh well, maybe next dime, now off to wait for my classic awesome Nikon Nikkor 85mm f/1.4 AIS, and as I have owned it previously, I cannot wait for another go! :)

    • 4.1) aNikkorBrujo
      August 30, 2012 at 2:34 pm

      I wish I knew how to process! It is dang difficult for me, that, instead I try to get it right straight from the camera! I think it is a matter of need, so for my amateur work, I doubt I need any processing anyhow, regardless of lack of shadow detail, and underexposed they may be!! I wish I could link some work, to give you a clue about my “work”! The most I’ve done was use basic auto features to give photo’s that fun look, nothing more, sadly!

    • August 30, 2012 at 3:01 pm

      While the D700 or any other DSLR does produce great pictures out of the camera, post-processing is a very essential part of digital photography. Don’t doubt post-processing, you will surely need it…

  5. 5) Sherman Buster
    August 30, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    Real quick, the picture of PS CS6 is for the extended version, so that might be part of the confusion above. Secondly, I’ve asked this to several people lately with never a reply…If I own Photoshop and am very comfortable within it, is there a good reason to own Lightroom with regards to photography? Basically, is there something that Lightroom does, or does better, that Photoshop won’t do, or doesn’t do as well?

    • 5.1) Alexey
      August 30, 2012 at 2:40 pm

      Sherman, Lightroom is more of a digital media management software, i.e. it allows you to organize and browse your collection with ease. You can also use it for editing, but the underlying engine is the same, and capabilities are obviously limited compared to Photoshop. The latest version also allows you to create photobooks via Blurb and view your collection on a “map” (if your photos have geo-tags attached, or you assign locations to them straight in Lightroom). Personally I use Lightroom only, with no need for Photoshop.

      • 5.1.1) Sherman Buster
        August 30, 2012 at 6:20 pm

        Thanks for the info. I’m very particular about file management (computer security major in college with a computer programming background), so I have particular was of managing my files before when I upload them. So, that part works fine for me just using Adobe Bridge. Since I’m in school, I can get LR for $79, so I’ll probably just go ahead and buy it sometime to see how I like it.

    • 5.2) Pads
      August 30, 2012 at 2:48 pm

      Hey Sherman, I had the same question before, too! LR is really good (for me, that is) for organizing photos. LR4 has stepped up even more, such that you can do a lot of image developing just from LR itself. You can brighten, saturate, etc. parts of the image from within LR! Personally, all family photos (stuff that goes to Facebook or just shown to family from PC or phone) are just re-touched from LR. In LR, you can do your initial exposure, curves, etc. updates even before importing it to PS. I am not an expert in LR or PS, but these are really helpful for me – both saving time and ease of use.

      • 5.2.1) Sherman Buster
        August 30, 2012 at 6:23 pm

        So, does the workflow within Lightroom run faster that the workflow within Photoshop? Like the typically adjustments (exposure, contrast, etc.) better organized for the workflow of photography?

    • August 30, 2012 at 2:57 pm

      Sherman, thanks for noting this – I used a previously uploaded picture of PS, which happens to be extended!

      As for your question, see “Lightroom vs Photoshop” – it is explained in detail.

      • 5.3.1) Sherman Buster
        August 30, 2012 at 6:29 pm

        Haha, I can understand the time savings of using that which is previously uploaded. Also, thanks for point out that post. I’ve been following your site for a few months now, and did not even think that it might be something you had previously covered. I’ve search some other blogs/sites with no real answers, so I guess I just didn’t think to search your’s as well.

        While I’m at it, thanks for all the great posts, you’ve done an amazing job of answering several questions that I did not even know I had until I read it here. This site is one of a few websites I check everyday now. I’ll be reading that post now. Thanks again.

        • Profile photo of Nasim Mansurov Nasim Mansurov
          August 30, 2012 at 8:58 pm

          Thank you for your feedback Sherman, I really appreciate it :)

          • Sherman Buster
            August 30, 2012 at 11:11 pm

            Anytime. Also, thank you again for the link. That is exactly the explanation I was looking for. As someone with a computer science background, hearing that Lightroom has a database backend is very helpful in understanding why photographers use it. I’ve had to use Dreamweaver and Flash for some of my classes, so I bought the Adobe Creative Suite Web Premium (CS5.5), which I’ve since upgraded to Creative Suite 6 Design and Web Premium. This came with the Extended Ed. of Photoshop. I’ve gotten very comfortable utilizing Photoshop for photography (which has very much developed into a passion for me over the last year or so). However, the ability to weave through the photos with tags, while not messing with my HDD organization, would be very helpful. So, now I’m going to add $79 (Cost of the Student Ed. of Lightroom) to the money I’m saving for a DSLR.

  6. 6) Martin
    August 30, 2012 at 2:31 pm

    You are lucky guys to have B&H

    • 6.1) aNikkorBrujo
      August 30, 2012 at 2:35 pm

      i think bh ships worlwide, what country are you in?

    • August 30, 2012 at 2:58 pm

      Martin, yes, B&H does ship worldwide…

  7. 7) Roberto
    August 30, 2012 at 5:09 pm

    A couple days ago, I got the email from B&H with the Code for Adobe CS6 special. I didn’t purchase Lightroom 4, but just upgraded from Lightroom 3 to 4 when it first came out. So I went ahead and got CS6 for only $249.95. Great deal and B&H is awesome by offering this to people that just upgrade their Lightroom.

  8. 8) gregorylent
    August 31, 2012 at 8:06 am

    bought em all already

  9. 9) victor
    September 12, 2012 at 8:21 am

    Pardon me, what photoshop can do and Lightroom cant. Thanks

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