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  • Adobe changed Photoshop and other Creative Suite applications to subscription-only models

    Adobe recently announced going forward their Creative Suite applications such as Photoshop and Illustrator will only be available on Adobe's subscription-based Creative Cloud service. This means new customers that want to purchase Adobe Photoshop will soon only be able to do so as a subscription. The benefits of this are unlimited upgrades to new versions of Photoshop as and when new releases become available; but a major drawback of a subscription model is for the end user, they will be paying more over time as opposed to purchasing the product outright if they keep the same software for many years.

    How will this change affect you? Would you much rather pay a smaller monthly fee than having to purchase the product outright, or do you prefer to have the option of purchasing the software outright?

    Share your thoughts...

    (You can read more about this here.)

  • #2
    Re: Adobe changed Photoshop and other Creative Suite applications to subscription-only models

    I think Adobe's Creative Cloud has been around for quite a while, but I'm not too surprised Adobe has shifted towards a subscription-only model for their Creative Suite; but I'm sure they're making the change with caution because of the possible negative reaction with their customers.

    I'm sure having a subscription-only model can cut down on piracy for Adobe, because like Spotify, I do believe more people are willing to avoid the route of piracy if the software and content they need is available immediately at a reasonable price point.

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    • #3
      Re: Adobe changed Photoshop and other Creative Suite applications to subscription-only models

      Microsoft were talking about doing this a few years ago with their software so it doesn't surprise me at all since Adobe has been pirated left right and center. But, there are other software houses out there apart from Adobe and some of the free ones are getting rather good - Raw Therapee and Inkscape are two that come to mind.

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      • #4
        Re: Adobe changed Photoshop and other Creative Suite applications to subscription-only models

        I really do wish a competitor should come out at this stage.

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        • #5
          Re: Adobe changed Photoshop and other Creative Suite applications to subscription-only models

          Originally posted by paul View Post
          I really do wish a competitor should come out at this stage.
          There is Corel PaintShop Pro. But really Photoshop is king and always has been. Of course, there is also GIMP .

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          • #6
            My company quit ordering PS over it, that's several thousand copies they lost over subs! Ill stick to my PS Suite that I got in 2007, still havent figured out all it has to offer!

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