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| p.1 #19 · Why We All MUST Fight Adobe And Stop The Creative Cloud! |
And what if they don't tank?
The problem is that while you and I are against this move, specifically becauseI already spent money buying the perpetual license to something that's no longer going to be updated, others, including people I know are jumping for joy because finally they have a way of affording something that they could never before afford. They don't care about the back end, it's too far away for them to visualise. They can afford the monthly rent now where before they couldn't afford to buy the 'whole'. There will be many more like them and this is...Show more →
The monthly rent equals a year long unbreakable contract according to reviewers. Regardless how the license fee is collected, a lot of individual users will eventually stray from Photoshop and adapt other options as discussed here. For every Sirius radio, there is no-cost Pandora option. A growing number of people who have accepted cable TV with HD premium channels costing hundreds of dollars have opted for Netflix. Home phones have been replaced, for the most part, by cell phones. I think as monthly fees increase you will see more users jumping ship. Ad agencies, corporations, and graphic designers will always be Photoshop customers, but for the rest of the independent Photoshop users there will be fallout. When you have a good thing going, you don't mess with success.
BTW: I use Aperture 3.4.4 with Perfect Photo Suite 7 ($99).