Adobe has introduced a new way for people to get its products, by allowing them to rent rather than buy the company’s latest software.

Instead of trying to find the four figure sum to buy the company’s new Creative Suite 5.5 collection of apps, Adobe is now allowing potential users of the software to rent on a monthly basis.

It means that project workers can pay as they go for the software.

“Today also sees Adobe debut an affordable and flexible subscription-based pricing plan, attractive to customers that want to get current and stay current on Creative Suite products, have project–based needs, or try the software for the first time,” says the company.

The new Subscription Editions should ensure that users are always working with the most up-to-date versions of the software, without the upfront cost of full pricing.

Adobe Photoshop will cost £28 per month, Adobe Design Premium CS5.5 £72 per month, and Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 Master Collection - the package that includes everything - for £116 per month.

The news comes as the company announces a new version of its Creative Suite package, CS5.5. The new offering, due to go on sale later this month, brings a number of enhancements to InDesign and Dreamweaver, amongst others.