Adobe Rolls Out Subscription Plan for Creative Suite 5.5

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lenoat702

Well for the people that use Adobe products for a living will get the money that they spent on it back in in a few pay cheeks. 

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Shalbatana

If one goes by what they are selling...sure it's okay. As a small business, it would be okay. As a personal user it's steep.

However what adobe should really do to get users to pay for their products is stop the BS bundles. What if I only want one or two programs? I'm willing to pay xxx for PS, but not XXXX for the entire mastersuite that I won't ever use.

In order to get the programs I would really need for my business, I'd have to buy two separate packages. Absurd.

Let me create the bundle I want and pay for only the programs I'm going to use. Or let me buy them as I need them.

That my friends is where the true issue lies.

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Shalbatana

double post...sorry

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routine

I love the idea.... I'd only need it for a month at a time. But $35 for Photoshop is a little steep, considering Paint.NET does everything I need for FREE!

 

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MrBlueCheese

I think the price is fair. If people are "renting" it for 10+ months, its safe to say they are using it for a good chunck of the time (and for good business). Its good to know that i can rent the product for a month or two, test it out throughly, and if i don't like it, i can simply cancel it.

However, i think a software guarentee is a better option to go. Say if you purchase a product and say less then a year down the road they upgraded their whole line. Then they could guarentee that i get the latest copy, without charge. However, how long the guarentee/reduced pricing goes for, is really up to economics.

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JeffDenver

Yeesh...those are "corporate" prices. Anything over $30/month is too expensive. I am still using Photoshop 6.0 and it works fine. Adobe is providing lots of incentive not to upgrade or to find lower cost alternatives. 

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Atomike

When I read the headline, I thought that maybe this would be a less-expensive alternative, and perhaps a good move on Adobe's part. They get my guaranteed money each month. I, in turn, get a lower price than the very-expensive upgrade prices.

WRONG!

This is just crazy. The prices are just unbelievably high.

I use the Creative Suite - and about $13 per month would be reasonable. Adobe wants 10x that! Good grief. I love After Effects, but these pricing schemes make me really, really, really want to ditch Adobe products for good.

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warptek2010

Okay, so after paying your subscription for newspaper, magazines (MaxPC included of course), ISP, Utilities, Gasoline, Food, Rent or mortage, Wireless carrier, Auto insurance, Health insurance, Car payment, Netflix, online storage fee, restaurant once a month, toys for the kids, birthday gift of the month, credit card, monthly tolls to cross the stinkin bridge, parking to park the stinking car, union fees to spay the stinkin union, taxes to pay the stinkin government, miscellaneous expenditures... oh yeah, I've got PLENTY of money left to rent your stinkin software.

(And they wonder what to do about piracy).

(And they wonder what to do about open source)

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ShyLinuxGuy

I have Photoshop CS5, and I don't think I'm going to upgrade for awhile. $900+ for one software program is quite a bit (even though Photoshop is worth it and I got it for almost half that--legitimately). my rig only was about $350 to build, $500 including Windows 7 and the raid 0  array I put in not too long ago. I'd like the whole thing- flash, indesign, yadayada, but I'll wait until I go to college next yr to see if I can get all of that w/ a student discount.

btw Gimp is good, I use it for quick jobs, but you have to use Photoshop to appreciate it...

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PhotoMaker

Would the monthly rental fee allow you to use the software programs on more than one computer?  If not, the fees do seem excessive.

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MrBlueCheese

I don't think Adobe allows for the software to be on more then one computer at the same time, so why should the rentals be any different?

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jerryki

If they want to target the people who pirate it only because their use does not justify a corporate level capital expenditure, the cost needs to come down.  I'll still stick with Gimp even though I would much rather go with Photoshop.

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jerryki

If they want to target the people who pirate it only because their use does not justify a corporate level capital expenditure, the cost needs to come down.  I'll still stick with Gimp even though I would much rather go with Photoshop.

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Gedd

Still way too high. Most people are actually willing to pay for the product have bought it already, so it's got to be competitive with upgrade pricing. Upgrading master suite pays for itself after just 7 months.

They really should look at what Microsoft with their Action Pack subscriptions. $400 per year gets me access to an incredible amount of software that I can't even begin to put a price tag on (at least several thousand dollars with just the stuff I use). That's $33 a month, which is only going to get me Photoshop in Adobe's plan.

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akatesu

Wow that is still way to expensive. If this is the way they want to go they should jsut have a 12 month payment program with no intrest.

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nealtse

That definitely sounds more reasonable, might as well put the money into owning it.  Although to be fair, Creative Suite is far and above what average people will need.  There are plenty of free to cheap alternatives for basic page layout, photo editing, video editing, flash, and web development tools.  If you can't afford it, then you probably don't "need" it.

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