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GIMP is available for Windows - it's what I use whenever I need to do some photo editing, I expect a lot of people who pirated Photoshop just for personal use to either keep using their pirated copy or move on to GIMP when something they need in a newer version of Photoshop isn't available to them and is available in GIMP.

In my opinion this will only accelerate the development of open source programs like GIMP and will create a divide between companies and people that make a lot of money to be able to buy the subscription and all the others. Also expect people applying for jobs in the industry to gradually start showing a lack of knowledge on Adobe products because they started using alternatives.

I'm not advocating piracy, I'm just describing what I think will happen. Adobe is making a mistake. They could have just kept playing the cat and mouse game, pretending they think they can stop piracy that way, and keeping the more casual pirates away from the programs, and life would go on, that is to say, don't go all out on anti-piracy stuff, because when that day happens people will just turn away completely, especially now that alternatives exist and you can build upon them.

But then again, maybe it's just inevitable, we are reaching a point where there is a lot of software where we've reached the "good enough" stage, so a lot of companies' demise is on the calendar.
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Originally Posted by tpi2007 View Post

that is to say, don't go all out on anti-piracy stuff, because when that day happens people will just turn away completely, especially now that alternatives exist and you can build upon them.

like EA's fails? mmhmmm

piracy will never end

i remember using gimp a while ago biggrin.gif cool program, I had it on my mac.
post #93 of 189
$50/month? That's a bit ridiculous, not to mention you'll probably have to buy it as well.
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wish the pricing was atleast 9.99 for single app and stayed that way
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I think a monthly subscription is going to go well for Adobe. Most people find smaller payments more palatable. Especially people without money. Look at how much credit card debt there is. Look at all of the loans that people take out for whatever reason. I doubt piracy will go up just because of this.
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$50/month? That's a bit ridiculous, not to mention you'll probably have to buy it as well.

It's $50 a month, no up front costs, and if you bought CS3 or later versions, it's $29.99 a month for the first year, not a bad deal for the entire Creative Suite.

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Heck, I pay $200 a month for a dedicated server, $50 a month is nothing as a cost of doing business.
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Funny thing is the professional market never pirated these in the first place. The pirates were all home users. Students and hobbyists. The exact same people who they are now increasing the cost of legitimate legal ownership for. Yeah, think about that for a second.

Sadly, this is true, it's now more expensive in the long run.

They should've made individual apps $10 - $15 a month, and creative cloud $39.95 a month / $399 a year. Give a discount to yearly purchasers.

Still, a lot of people are looking at it from a hobbyist point of view, professionals make a lot more than $50 a month from using these products.
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The biggest fallacy I see is people trying to justify piracy because 'it may not end in a sale.'

If you're not willing to buy it, you're not entitled to own it. Period.

Piracy is Adobe's best free advertisement...

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I'm in the Beta -- It's actually very easy...
This system is actually fullproof DRM...If you're not registered or on a registered PC -- It doesn't happen.


Sure it goes through some kind of server, just change where it checks whether your registered or not through some creative coding.... Crackers will have this down no problem.
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Sure it goes through some kind of server, just change where it checks whether your registered or not through some creative coding.... Crackers will have this down no problem.

Ummm, no.

You can't actually use the program unless you're connected on their server...You're basically using it over a cloud unless you legally owned it prior.

So riddle me this, Batman, how are you to crack a service that's 100% based on the proprietary server? Oh, that's right, you can't...
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Ummm, no.

You can't actually use the program unless you're connected on their server...You're basically using it over a cloud unless you legally owned it prior.

So riddle me this, Batman, how are you to crack a service that's 100% based on the proprietary server? Oh, that's right, you can't...

Emulate said server, though that's not for this thread. And won't happen for a while.
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