Wow, this really big news for us animators, especially those who use Photoshop and Flash.
There will be no Creative Suite 7.
All future Adobe apps will now subscription based via Creative Cloud meaning you can not own a physical copy of anything past Adobe CS6 any longer. Very sad news for struggling artists because I’m sure they’ll all go this way eventually. Some might argue this is good news because you can buy software when you need it and stop when you’re done with the project but I’m sure there will eventually be a two year agreement bullshit like cellphones currently do.
Some friends have told me they like the subscription based Creative Cloud but I’m not really a fan of everything going to The Cloud. Personally I have had huge amounts of trouble with Adobe’s licensing and trying to register software I’ve bought in the past and can only imagine this being a disaster in the long run. One call to Adobe tech support sort of says it all.
What do you think? Is this good or bad for our business as a whole?
You can read more here.