|Adobe to Offer Charities Software at Reduced Prices|
Richard Craig, chief of the Charity Technology Trust, which runs the CTXchange scheme, says access to design software will be useful to charities. Charities with an annual income of less than £6m will be able to use professional software including Photoshop and InDesign at a fraction of their retail cost after the firm Adobe joined the Charity Technology Trust’s CTXchange programme.
The scheme gives eligible charities and housing associations a limited number of licences for computer software programmes, which have been donated by major software companies including Microsoft and Symantec.
The software is free, but charities pay a small administrative fee to the CTT of between 4 and 8 per cent of the retail value of the software, depending on the programme they are applying for.
The latest version of Adobe’s Photoshop, a popular image-editing and graphics-creation application, is sold for £556 plus VAT on the Adobe website. Adobe software packages available through the scheme include Photoshop, the page layout application InDesign and the website editing package Dreamweaver.