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?
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You mention that it could be a negative thing for struggling artists, but I found that using their creative cloud set up is much more cost effective when on a budget. The cost of getting CS6 would take about 3 years to pay off using their new monthly subscription base. I don’t mind downloading the programs as I need them. I’ve yet to actually store any files on the cloud access because I use other cloud space, but it’s a nice incentive.
Interesting, yeah I have heard others say this same thing. I will say though that a small amount using the software this way is one thing but everyone? I’m not so sure this will bode well for us in the long run.
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Well, there’s always Corel.