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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..."

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aviator1891143d ago

I hate this move...
Oh well...looks like I'll be sticking to my current version for quite some time.

Speed-Racer1143d ago (Edited 1143d 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.

fblan0011143d 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.

fblan0011143d ago

has anyone tried this out yet, how does it compare to the previous versions as far as efficiency and the like?

GamerSciz1143d 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...

fblan0011143d ago

I can only imagine, the companies stop playing fair ages ago but this is just plain evil

ArmrdChaos1143d ago (Edited 1143d 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?

Speed-Racer1143d 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.

DJ1143d 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.

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