As a professional photographer aswell as building loads of websites, I heavily use on a daily basis – Adobe Photoshop, Light Room and occasionally Premiere Pro for editing client’s promo video’s.
Today, I happened to come across some interesting news told by Jared Polin of Fro Knows Photo….
Adobe will no longer sell their software in the normal way, i.e. you buy it, install it and its yours forever. From now they will be running a subscription system (called “Creative Cloud”) whereby you have to pay monthly for the use of the software, if you stop paying… you stop using…
When your computer is online, the software checks automatically if you have paid and also updates with the latest version.
Im sure there are some of you running Adobe Photoshop CS2 quite happily even years after it has been outdated with new software. If you have not needed to spend out more money on and upgrade – why should you?
From the sounds of things this new system is going to be pretty costly and only really viable if you use the software for you business. Enthusiasts and occasional Users will be heavily out of pocket…
The new system is also designed to stop people pirating the software – are you one of those who see this as a negative?
Check out what Jared has to say on the matter in his informative video.
Are you FOR or AGAINST this new strategy by Adobe? I would love to hear… leave your answer and reason why (in comments below, or click “leave a comment” at top right) OR on my facebook page