Jump to content
SLW210

Adobe goes subscription only!

Recommended Posts

f700es

Yes been reading up on that a bit. Looks like my CS5.1 will be the last on this machine :(

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
SLW210

Yes.

 

I'm going full Linux/BSD at home so already been looking at open source alternatives.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
ReMark

They certainly know how to stick to the end user don't they? Just a matter of time before the other "big boys" in town jump on that bandwagon. To which I say "Adios, amigos!"

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
f700es

Gimp, Inkscape are getting better and better every year. Paint.net on windows is pretty good on its own.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Cad64

I just upgraded to Photoshop CS6 about a month ago. Good thing I did.

Illustrator is CS5 and Dreamweaver is CS4.

 

The way I understand it is that on the creative cloud you pay $50 per month which equates to $600 per year. That gets you Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, InDesign and Premiere Pro. I don't use InDesign or Premiere Pro, so I'm already paying for 2 programs that I don't need. But if I only pay for the 3 programs I use, then I have to pay $20 each which ups the monthly payment to $60 per month. So if I sign up for 2 years on their creative cloud with the 3 programs I use, that's over $1,400. I could almost buy all 3 programs with that money. But if I cancel my subscription after the 2 years, I can no longer use the programs that I pretty much already paid for? :?

 

This is a real BS move by Adobe in my opinion. Looks like I won't be purchasing any more software from them. :glare:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
f700es
But if I cancel my subscription after the 2 years, I can no longer use the programs that I pretty much already paid for? :?

 

Yep, this is what gets me as well. It's not the $50 a month, that is not bad for their catalog. It's the ability to lose your ability to open files after paying so much.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Cad64

Yeah, I used to really like Adobe, and I love Photoshop. I think it's just an amazing program. But there is no way I'm getting on subscription with them, or any software company. I've already moved away from Autodesk and I guess now it's time to turn my back on Adobe. This is truly a sad day. :cry:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
ReMark

The company will sacrifice the individual user for the sake of putting a stranglehold on the companies that can't do without their software.

 

I'm seriously considering recommending we do not renew our Subscription to AutoCAD. Judging by some of the users here I could easily go a decade and still run what I have.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
f700es

You see that is the good thing about AutoDesk. Once you pay for it you can use it until either the OS or hardware no longer supports it. Those usually take a while, unless you are on a mac (lol).

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
SLW210

According to some web sources, they already had 500,000 signed up for the Creative Cloud when it was voluntary.

 

Wouldn't be suprised to see Autodesk and others follow in the future.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Cad64

I just talked to one of my friends. He does the IT for his company and he's excited about the creative cloud because it's makes his job easier. I guess this type of subscription service is nice for businesses, but it kills the little guys, like me. I can't afford another monthly bill. And it's all just lost money if I ever have to cancel my subscription. I'll just stick with the programs I have, for as long as I can. :roll:

 

I don't understand why they're making this an "all or nothing" situation? They won't even allow you to purchase the programs individually anymore. It's either get on the subscription or get lost. That really pisses me off. :reallymad:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
SLW210

Another reason big companies like this, drive the little guys out of the market.

 

That's why I think Autodesk will force the Cloud, just look at what they did with AutoCAD WS.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
f700es
According to some web sources, they already had 500,000 signed up for the Creative Cloud when it was voluntary.

 

Wouldn't be suprised to see Autodesk and others follow in the future.

 

Adobe fanboys are just like Apple fanboys, they will always drink the "kool-aide"!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
PotGuy

From a money point of view more power Adobe, but I'm not a fan of this subscription approach.

 

Just pay up front or in instalments and then own it forever.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


×
×
  • Create New...