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Submitted by fblan001 929d ago | opinion piece

Has Adobe Shot Itself in the Foot with Its New Subscription Model?

Fernando Blanco From Electric Avenue said - "In a recent announcement, Adobe Software has declared its intention to change the business model for users of its industry-standard image editing software, Photoshop. The next version is going to go to a subscription-only model, removing the threat of piracy, by removing the ability to purchase a stand-alone version of the software..." (Adobe, Hi-tech, Photo, Piracy)

aviator189  +   929d ago
I hate this move...
Oh well...looks like I'll be sticking to my current version for quite some time.
Speed-Racer  +   929d ago
There's really no need to jump ship anyway. Most people never maximize any of the products from the Adobe Suite and general functions tend to remain the same. Only the more die hard enthusiasts who do extreme editing will appreciate it, but there are always some nice features I'll admit. I have Dreamweaver and Photoshop CS6... don't plan to upgrade any time soon.
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fblan001  +   929d ago
I for once did not see a huge jump when i switch from cs2 to cs 5, just improvements on the lances and the highlight tool, some rendering here and there, i guess i can live without it. Still I don't always have Internet so I wouldst be able to use this online version when i'm out on the field without paying some sort of internet.
fblan001  +   929d ago
has anyone tried this out yet, how does it compare to the previous versions as far as efficiency and the like?
GamerSciz  +   929d ago
My boss at my company has tried this and he said the worst part about it is trying to get out once you subscribe. It's a pain in the neck process to cancel the subscription...
fblan001  +   929d ago
I can only imagine, the companies stop playing fair ages ago but this is just plain evil
ArmrdChaos  +   929d ago
$600 per year...yeh...good luck with that. I am sure there are some that would have been willing to pay $600 and use the software 2 to 3 years but this is just stupid. So does this put a bullet in educational copies or will they have a special monthly rate for that?
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Speed-Racer  +   929d ago
There most likely will be an educational fee structure as well. They'd be putting a nail in their own coffin if they didn't.
DJ  +   929d ago
If you're a serious Adobe Suite user, this is a great deal. But for casual users I can see this being a nail in the coffin.
TwistedMetal  +   928d ago
if you are a serious adobe suite user you would be able to do all the stuff in the new versions on your old versiosn and save the thousands of dollars over 4 years for a vacation or gaming pc or something actually worthwile. same with the people who actually buy every version of windows when it first comes out. i only get new version of windows if i buy a new computer or laptop because its preinstalled os.
Tuxmask55  +   928d ago
They didn't just shoot themselves in the foot, they blew off their entire leg at the knee!

I was considering saving up for picking up Photoshop and After Effects, but no longer. Instead, I'll either find a competitor (does Corel make an After Effects-like program?) or just go with CS4 versions or something.
Fadetoblack69  +   928d ago
I own CS4, 5 and 6 of photoshop and lightroom and they do more than everything I need so I can't honestly see myself ever upgrading again. I didn't even need 6 but bought it anyway because I knew Adobe was heading in this direction. No thanks.

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