Adobe Officially Launches Subscription-Only Creative Cloud Desktop Apps

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FireGarden

I've been thinking about this today. As I understand it, once your subscription ends you lose access to the software. So for people that have been paying a lot of money every month - for a couple of years say - then they will have nothing if they cancel. That's unfair and ridiculous.

Why don't Adobe just have a minimum period of time that you can rent the software and then it becomes yours - even when you cancel after this time period - you just don't get updates any more. It seems a fairer way to do it. I guess this way is more like a credit instalment plan though.

EDIT: If all software and games go to a subscription model then people are just going to get cracked and pirated software. The industry are shooting themselves in the foot, face, torso and testicles, simultaneously.

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bpstone

lol

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chosenson

I have spent many thousands ($$$) on your suites over the years. It is all gone.

There are others.

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eastbayrae

The sub doesn't work for me. It's $600 a year and I only use 3 products they make(LR, Reader, PSE) so I ended upgrading them for $200.

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FireGarden

RIP Adobe 1982-2013

Stupid company.

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warptek2010

Why don't we just subscribe to every single thing offered by everybody? That way all our income (and more) can be sucked right out the door every month. Tell you what, Adobe... suck it. There are so many free and open source alternatives out there. Won't miss you one bit.

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dandoz

GIMP 2.8 with Plugins package from Sourceforge is looking pretty good.

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bpstone

GIMP is a good editor. I myself had used it with several extensions.

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DirtModeler

Doing this with software that you can buy for $800 is retarded.... Now a subscription service for software that is $5000 - $10,000 like Solidworks, 3D studio Max, or Catia would be a good idea because it would put it in the hands of more people who couldn't afford it.

Adobe just wants to suck more money out of people.

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bpstone

This is old news. I personally like the new subscription system.

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Renegade Knight

It probably does make sence if you upgraded at every opportunity because you got a lot of use out of every tool and improvement.

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bpstone

Yes, you are correct.

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Thumper092486

I believe you are in the minority.

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tomrippity

It seems like MPC is in a nasty habit of releasing articles a long time after the news actually breaks.

I've been using the Creative Cloud Suite for a few weeks now and it was announced even before that...

A couple of weeks ago there was an article stating that MS had unveiled the Xbox One which had happened 2 or 3 weeks before that even.

What gives?

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joshnorem

All of these stories were covered the day they were announced. These are just follow-up pieces.

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CaptainFabulous

Everyone gather round and let's watch as Adobe starts its descent into oblivion.

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misterz100

Looking at the past creative suits they come every 2-3 years ish if you split 700$ into 3 years that's 19.44$ a month. Now the Complete Package costs 50$ a month, for this to be worth it for users they have to have CS to CS type upgrades every 14 months. (assumming the user thinks it's worth upgrading everytime a new CS is released) This is crazy when people already cannot afford CS products. Least Microsoft made their Office subsciption completely worth it if you want 4-5 keys for your family or split with friends.

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tomrippity

There are a ton of other products you get with the subscription. I'm not 100% clear on what the past suites included, but this one includes a ton and the license lets you install on two machines.

We have subscribed at work and are using the new cloud suite and loving it. Although dreamweaver is MUCH slower than the previous version.

I've been playing with some of the other tools that have come out and I am delighted.

You do also get some cloud storage that is nice.

I'm not sure its worth $50 a month, but that price will change if people vote with their wallets the way they should. Luckily, I am in education :)

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Danthrax66

It's only $20 a month for students/teachers. Also you get cloud storage, and you can buy it on a month to month plan so if you really need photoshop for some work one month you can just buy it for that month.

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