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Just a year after launching its $50-per-month plan, Adobe has made its Creative Cloud the only way to get the new versions of its full software suite. Customers "overwhelmingly" prefer it.
CS customers typically only bought a subset of Adobe's products; the full Master Collection costs a whopping $2,500. With the CC model, though, they get access to all the software. That means customers can try new software.
The company announced the change at its Adobe Max conference along with major updates to its software -- the programs that would have borne the CS7 logo but that now will be rebranded just as CC. Adobe's new CC software includes a version of Photoshop that can correct some camera shake in photos, of Illustrator that can let designers edit elements with multitouch devices, of InDesign that now supports high-resolution monitors like Apple's Retina displays, and the new Refine Edge tool for selecting particular regions of video in After Effects.
Originally posted by WaterBottle
This is dumb. I can't imagine anyone preferring that. $50.00 a month is rather steep if you are not thoroughly using ALL or most of the programs...... The only realistic use of this would be for schools, corporations, etc.
I imagine that this will encourage more advanced freeware programs and non subscription to be developed.
Adobe has a near monopoly on industry standard creative software. I hope someone brings them down or at least gives them healthy competition. They have been price gouging for years because of this.
edit on 6-5-2013 by WaterBottle because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by AnonymousCitizen
In the past, Adobe has always offered some sort of student/educational licensing, some of being very reasonable. I am sure Adobe would not completely abandon that approach. It will be interesting to how it plays out.
For many shops, this model could be quite a cost savings. Now many agencies buy a CS suite for each employee, no matter which apps they really need and no matter how short a time the work there.
For those who don't want the entire suite, Adobe offers subscriptions to individual programs. And now they're cheaper, down from $20 a month to $10 a month, Morris said.
Originally posted by dc4lifeskater
This stifles creativity IMO. Some of the best digital art is created by people who cannot afford and use cracked/hacked version of software. All it does it take the software out of the hands of people who cannot afford it, most people who make a living using the software and make money using it, buy it for a few reasons, the main one being the BSA can come into your biz anytime and check your licenses and if you don't have valid ones you are in big doodoo.
Oh an on the other hand, making it pretty much impossible to get adobe software will just make other software more popular like gimp which is free and they will more heavily develop other software like it.edit on 6-5-2013 by dc4lifeskater because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by cartenz
This is worse than when they took over Macromedia!... this is worse than my experiences with ATM on OS/2 warp... this is worse than...
At least CS2 is now freeware... so to speak
Originally posted by dc4lifeskater
What about poor people who dont have internet but use adobe, how can they do things on the cloud which requires internet. Or slow internet like dialup just to be able to check emails and stuff, but do print work or graphic design.
Originally posted by rainychica
I think the way it works is:
- you download any software you like onto your hard disk - same as the fully functional 30-day trial softwares...