Adobe has clearly been reconsidering its marketing to photographers since the major pushback from Photoshop users after revealed that it would no longer offer perpetual licenses of new Creative Suite products. The latest word in the form of surveys to some Photoshop users that probed feelings on Creative Cloud pricing.
Looks like Adobe is finally listening. I'm still not interested until they release a licensed version period. Give us the choice to buy or rent, and if you want to issue a license after 3 years great, but what the hell am I going to gain from a piece of software in three years that I've already owned for a year now? Keep backpedling Adobe, you've almost climbed back up the cliff that you threw yourselves off, you're almost there… :) Netflix 2.0!
Maybe they're coming to their senses and reconsidering their loyal photographer-customers who aren't subscribing to the "cloud" thru their companies. I don't know of one person who subscribed to the new cloud at the temporary promotional pricing. Those of us with CS6 just concluded that we'd stick with that, plus by licenses to Lightroom. Some of my friends just use Elements anyway, so they were sticking with an Elements-Lightroom pairing.
Basically, Adobe walked away from the revenue stream from individual photographers, probably with the hubris that their products were so good that no straight-thinking person would turn them down.
Guess what? Tens of thousands did, and now Adobe is scrambling to try to resurrect that revenue stream. It might be too late.
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