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Thread started 25 May 2013 (Saturday) 13:23
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POLL: "Will or won't you subscribe to Photoshop in the future"
Yes, I'll subscribe
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10.4%
No, I won't subscribe
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76.2%
I'm not sure
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11.1%
I don't use Photoshop
9
2.3%

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May 25, 2013 13:23 |  #1

This poll is pretty self-explanatory. Just curious what other folks are thinking about Adobe's latest move.

If you aren't aware, apparently Adobe is changing their business model with the next iteration of Photoshop. Beginning next month you will no longer be able to buy a boxed (or download) full version or upgrades of Photoshop. CS6 will be the last version sold that way.

From here on out, Photoshop "CC" will only be sold via subscription, where you make a monthly payment to use the software. The cost currently is $20 US per month for Photoshop CC alone. The full "Creative Cloud" experience (multiple apps plus storage and more) is $50 US per month. There are discount plans for current CS users... around 40% off for the first year (if signed up by July 31, 2013) It varies a little depending upon which version of CS you have... The short-lived CS6 owner will get a little more of a discount than users of CS3 through CS5.5. Photoshop versions earlier than CS3 don't qualify for any discount. See adobe.com for details. I ain't here to market their stuff for them, just giving the generalities as they relate to this poll.

There appear to be several reasons Adobe is doing this... to push through updates more quickly and seamlessly, to help reduce/prevent piracy, more mobile users, etc. Of course, there's bound to be a profit motive in there somewhere, too!

So, what do you plan to do?

Edit: Yes, there are some polls and commentary about this elsewhere on the Internet... Just wonderin' what the POTN folks are thinking.


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May 25, 2013 13:52 |  #2

LOL, I only recently 'upgraded' from PS6 to the freebie CS2.
I've never come close to understanding the widely perceived 'need' to buy the latest and greatest version of the program.




  
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May 25, 2013 14:39 |  #3

Geonerd wrote in post #15966437 (external link)
LOL, I only recently 'upgraded' from PS6 to the freebie CS2.
I've never come close to understanding the widely perceived 'need' to buy the latest and greatest version of the program.

The "Content Aware" tools are alone worth it to me. YMMV. That said, I won't sub, not unless it gets a holy grail feature I couldn't exist without.


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May 25, 2013 15:14 |  #4

I'm staying with LR, Capture One & PS CS6.
I wouldn't mind if when you stopped subscribing you could at least still use the program in it's current form. I assume I'm right in saying that the program ceases to function at that point?


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May 25, 2013 15:36 |  #5

Will be interesting to see how much they charge down under as we all ready get slammed when puchasing Photo shop...Easliy double what US users pay yet we are pretty much dollar for dollar at the exchange...Fuuny the same thing cant be said for LR ..


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May 25, 2013 15:37 |  #6

I voted no. That's not to say that at some future point I may subscribe. For now I'll stay with CS6.

NinetyEight wrote in post #15966584 (external link)
I assume I'm right in saying that the program ceases to function at that point?

Yep, no pay, no work.


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May 25, 2013 18:08 |  #7

I've voted no, but who knows, I'm happy with LR4 and CS5 at the moment, but it would be nice to go to CS6 for full compatibility with ACR7. I have issues opening some images using the "special" ACR 6.3 version. Sometimes it needs to have LR do the rendering by doing an export, rather than using the Edit In function which has ACR do the rendering instead.

If the CC version gets something really good, that you cannot get any other way, or if they go cloud only with LR maybe things will change.

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May 25, 2013 21:49 |  #8

To hell with greedy Adobe - I won't subscribe.


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May 25, 2013 22:01 |  #9

If its the only way to get the motion deblur filter then ill consider it. Otherwise, cs6 is plenty for me.


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May 26, 2013 00:43 |  #10

I don't know. I'm a current Photoshop user with CS6. I did not plan on upgrading to CS7. Assuming that Adobe has averaged around 18 months between releases, CS8 would have come out some time in early 2015. That's when I would have thought about upgrading from CS6.

Adobe's announcement that they are changing to subscription only doesn't change anything for me. I'll continue to use CS6 until 2015 just like I had already planned to do. No telling what their subscription service will look like by then. The initial discounted price for the first year doesn't appeal to me since that only covers the time period where I had no intention on upgrading anyway.


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May 26, 2013 05:09 |  #11

No.

It will also be interesting to see what happens to the price over the next 2-3 years.

In the UK it is already nearly 50% more than you pay in the USA.


  
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May 26, 2013 09:18 |  #12

Nightstalker wrote in post #15968261 (external link)
In the UK it is already nearly 50% more than you pay in the USA.

Photoshop CC annual subscription is £14.65 a month in the UK.

Photoshop CC annual subscription is $20 a month in the US. That works out as about £13.30. Which is about 10% cheaper.


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May 26, 2013 11:15 |  #13

I'll keep using PS CS6 until PS CC offers something worthwhile…

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May 26, 2013 11:22 |  #14

CS6 will keep me happy for a while.


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May 26, 2013 11:52 |  #15

hollis_f wrote in post #15968580 (external link)
Photoshop CC annual subscription is £14.65 a month in the UK.

Photoshop CC annual subscription is $20 a month in the US. That works out as about £13.30. Which is about 10% cheaper.

That makes it worse - the full CC package is $50 or £33.05 as opposed to us who are paying £46.88

So for a single app we are paying 11% more than they are in the states but for the full package we are paying 42% more than they are in the states.

Why the difference? It's just a rip off.


  
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