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Is that supposed to be a white joke?!


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I told people years ago, that this "cloud computing" crap was a bad idea. But oooooooh no, let's make everything internet based and always connected! God Forbid you lose internet connection and can't complete your assignment or task.

Cloud is good for: backing up and sharing data. Cloud is not good for: programs/apps/games.

Let the corporations have more control they said...it would be fun they said....

It will be fun...Until Skynet frown.gif

Sorry, had to.

Truth be told, as a user -- This really isn't THAT bad...Cloud features alone are something I'd debate paying a monthly fee for, let alone the extras...

I'm not a hobbyist so, the price doesn't actually scare me away -- Adobe is the gold standard for a reason and will remain to be for a very long time...Long after the cloud.
post #42 of 189
Not much into photo manipulation, but...

What exactly can Photoshop do that Paintshop can't? How about Gimp? From my understanding the same filters you have for Photoshop you can get for free for Gimp, and already come with Paintshop....
Edited by PostalTwinkie - 5/6/13 at 9:29pm
    
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Much to do about nothing. If you use these products for a living, the creative suite is about the same price.. If its for personal use, just download CS2 from Adobe, Its free
http://www.adobe.com/downloads/cs2_downloads/
Edited by Tiger S. - 5/7/13 at 5:16am
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I switched over my business to the Adobe Creative Cloud.
One clients profit pays yearly sub. TBH, greatest move this year.
Edited by WorldExclusive - 5/7/13 at 5:05am
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I paid for CS2, 4, and 5. I might buy a copy of 6 once I can find a spare copy floating around a bargain shelf, but aside from that, I guess I won't be upgrading any more.
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post #46 of 189
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Not much into photo manipulation, but...

What exactly can Photoshop do that Paintshop can't? How about Gimp? From my understanding the same filters you have for Photoshop you can get for free for Gimp, and already come with Paintshop....

For basic photo editing. Not a whole lot.

For more advanced features, Photoshop is hands down superior. Especially since it handles RAW and 3D files really well.

As far as I'm aware, GIMP and Paintshop aren't doing things like this, either:
 
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post #47 of 189
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Yeah, but you have to ask yourself how many people are just high school kids and hobbyists, let alone people not making money off of Adobe products. The biggest fallacy I see is people assuming that everyone that pirates something is going to buy it.

 

Taking into account the cost of Photoshop I'm not surprised it was so highly pirated.

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A new CS is released every 2 years between $1,300 and $2,600.

$50/month for 12 months = $600 = $1,200 for the bi-yearly release cycle of old CS.


So technically you're saving money at the minimum and aren't tied into the product completely if you ever stop making content for whatever reason that may be ( injury or just lost interest ).

How can anyone be mad at that? Oh wait, this is the internet where people just want a reason to hop on a hate bandwagon. rolleyes.gif

Also this is quite old news, the subscription move have been known about for a while.

And honestly, if you're doing this as a profession and can't make at least $50/month then you need a new job or even 'profitable' hobby.


And to current owners of CS3 or later you get a pretty awesome nearly half off discount for the first year.

how many people buy the new cs every other year though. many people probably keep their old version for far longer
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Taking into account the cost of Photoshop I'm not surprised it was so highly pirated.

I think Adobe thinks the software is only meant for professional use, but I feel the software holds a lot of value to a hobbyist. However, not a lot of people are willing to spend that much for a piece of software they use for a couple hours every few weekends. I mean it is almost like a PC game to a lot of people...I don't think there are a lot of people who would spend $600 on a PC game.

It really is a perfect fir for the whole freeware bit...free for home use, but a license is needed for business use. If only that distribution model could be enforced.
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how many people buy the new cs every other year though. many people probably keep their old version for far longer

I only upgrade when enough of the programs I personally use get upgraded in a way I will personally benefit from. Sometimes that means upgrading to the next version, sometimes it means skipping 3 or 4 in a row.
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