The move to subscription software is in full swing and the pressure to sign up is getting stronger. Adobe is now offering the Photoshop CC/Lightroom 5 package for $9.99 a month even if you don’t own a previous version of Photoshop or Creative Suite. That seems like a pretty good deal, and if you’re interested see more here. This is for a limited time only, so don’t procrastinate.
Lightroom is hugely popular and may well fill all the needs of many photographers. But there are still a lot of functions and features only available in Photoshop, and since the latest versions of the two work very well in concert, there are plenty of good reasons to have both at your disposal.