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    Attention Designers (Or anybody who uses Adobe products)

    We can no longer 'buy' any Adobe product ever again, going into the future. They have switched entirely to a subscription model for their suite of software. For example, Photoshop now costs $20 monthly. Forever.

    I'll let the implications of this move sink in for all of you.

    In the mean time, I'd like to try and find alternatives to Adobe software. This is insanity and I won't be a part of it. I paid for CS6 and I'm keeping it for as long as I find it viable but going into the future I will never pay a subscription to Adobe. Ever.

    We need alternatives.. Preferably open source, but I'm not picky.


    Sources:

    http://news.cnet.com/8301-1001_3-575...cription-only/

    http://news.cnet.com/8301-1001_3-575...tion-not-very/

    http://mashable.com/2013/05/06/adobe...-pricing-only/


    They are promising they won't "raise prices" but don't hold your breath on that.

    Further they're attempting to make it look like they're saving you money, but let's not forget the principle reason behind the rampant piracy of adobe products in the first place: extremely high prices.

    So, for now (and not including up front discounts on software as it used to be) you might save a bit more over the span of 3 years.. Providing they don't touch prices, and providing you accept the assertion that their prior prices were "reasonable"- which they weren't.


    Some alternatives:

    http://www.tuaw.com/2013/05/07/consu...tical-softwar/
    Last edited by Vulgotha; 05-09-2013 at 19:28.


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    I use GIMP so this doesn't affect me. Not sure of any other alternatives.

    EDIT: I see you added one.
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    i saw this yesterday. wonder how effective the model will be? especially for students and such who use it for coursework....
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    I have PS already but also have gimp. I'll use PS as long as possible but that blows!

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    Does it affect people who already own the product?
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    You can keep your product, but you will not have the option to update to a new CS (like CS6.5 or CS7) instead you will get a "1 year discount" on the subscription model.


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    Yeah, I won't go into the sub model. I'll just keep what I have already.




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    Same here. I had no intention of ever using anything else.
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    I can understand why. It lends itself to being more accessible to people with less money, and you'll only pay for the service as long as you actually need it. Standard PS6 is like 700$, right? That's 35 months of usage by this new method of payment, which by then the next PShop will be out anyways.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rapture View Post
    I can understand why. It lends itself to being more accessible to people with less money, and you'll only pay for the service as long as you actually need it. Standard PS6 is like 700$, right? That's 35 months of usage by this new method of payment, which by then the next PShop will be out anyways.
    You're making a mistake here. You're assuming the asking price for their software is sane lol, it's not. The insanely high cost is the principle reason why its so pirated. It's great software at an absurdly high price point.

    It only really saves you money if you: don't plan on updating to the next 'new' version every time it comes out, don't get a discount on the package version (I got a large student discount), and if they don't raise subscription prices in the years to come.


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    All this will eventually find its way there's many programs out that can replace Adobes stuff too so this doesn't really affect me, sucks for the less unfortunate though.

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