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$50 a month for access to 19 programs and always having the latest update I think is a pretty good deal. What would it cost to buy all those programs at their pre subscription prices as well as maintain having the newest version every year? Im willing to bet it is more then $600.
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^^^ To all above... ^^^

10$/month for a 120$ annual is still too expensive for students and pretty much anybody barely using PS for amateur or personal work. If I was professional and making money out of what I create with PS, it would make sense paying for it. If photography was my hobby and I couldn't live without it, I would consider investing in it.
I once pirated PS for my PS class. I had access to PS at school but working on it was too fastidious on a small and slow computer. I preferred getting it for free at home. I continue to use it sometimes... just to adjust some nice pictures. But would I pay 10$ to adjust a couple of picture per month? Nope.
They need a free basic version or actually affordable version for the common mortal. I don't need all the features PS offers me.

Exactly like the programming program we have to use at school for our classes. Yea, I could buy it to have it at home but I don't see myself using it later at home for personal use . Why would I spend hundreds of dollars for that? I am basically the future professional using your program, you should attract me instead of pushing me back due to high cost of ownership. Because that is what these programs are aimed at: professional users.
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^^^ To all above... ^^^

10$/month for a 120$ annual is still too expensive for students and pretty much anybody barely using PS for amateur or personal work.

Then don't use a professional program for amateur work or hobbies. There are plenty of free or cheap programs that can compete with a good bit of what Photoshop and illustrator can do. Just takes a bit or learning a new program.

$120/yea for students is NOT that expensive and often times students get better deals. I paid more for some of my books. And if you're studying to use it in a professional setting then it's $120 well spent. Better than having to spend the money up front like before. I had to pay full price for my first set of adobe software while being a student and let me tell you, if I only had to pay $120 per year for it, I'd of eaten much better during school.

As for a "free" version, last I remember CS2 was on their site provided with a key and all for the last year or so now. Also, as you said yourself you don't need all of the features that Photoshop offers. In that, GIMP and some others do well in. Especially with their wonderful plug in system. GIMP in it's current stock state is pretty comparative to the likes of CS1/2 versions of Photoshop. It's default interface is questionable, but fixable at the same time.

I actually prefer Inkscape to AI in most general cases, the few things that AI has that Inkscape doesn't doesn't bother me, and Inkscape has some things I use that AI doesn't have.

If you're doing amateur work but know you are getting paid, then rent the program for a month for the work you need to do.
Edited by Shrak - 11/24/13 at 2:29pm
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I've been using photoshop since 7, and my lady is a graphics designer who just purchased the full CS6 a year ago.... neither of us like the subscription based idea...

I'd rather have a one time payment, then have to pay monthly. Even if it means paying slightly more up front to 'own' it. Less hassle.

I only use CS2 now as I've had no reason to upgrade since I'm not a professional like the lady who actually has needs for CS6.... and most I've talked to are anti subscription.
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^^^ To all above... ^^^

10$/month for a 120$ annual is still too expensive for students and pretty much anybody barely using PS for amateur or personal work. If I was professional and making money out of what I create with PS, it would make sense paying for it. If photography was my hobby and I couldn't live without it, I would consider investing in it.
I once pirated PS for my PS class. I had access to PS at school but working on it was too fastidious on a small and slow computer. I preferred getting it for free at home. I continue to use it sometimes... just to adjust some nice pictures. But would I pay 10$ to adjust a couple of picture per month? Nope.
They need a free basic version or actually affordable version for the common mortal. I don't need all the features PS offers me.

Exactly like the programming program we have to use at school for our classes. Yea, I could buy it to have it at home but I don't see myself using it later at home for personal use . Why would I spend hundreds of dollars for that? I am basically the future professional using your program, you should attract me instead of pushing me back due to high cost of ownership. Because that is what these programs are aimed at: professional users.

The entire adage that college students are dirt poor is nonsense. If they don't have any money, their parents certainly do. Every day I see hordes of students with macbook pros sipping on some fruity "coffee"-facsimile from Starbucks. $120 is hardly too expensive. And even if students don't have money on hand, students can make that in a few days just by finding work on campus.
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The entire adage that college students are dirt poor is nonsense. If they don't have any money, their parents certainly do. Every day I see hordes of students with macbook pros sipping on some fruity "coffee"-facsimile from Starbucks. $120 is hardly too expensive. And even if students don't have money on hand, students can make that in a few days just by finding work on campus.

LOL. Because all college bound students have rich parents or live on campus with tons of student loans! $120 in just a few days with work on campus... rolleyes.gif Might not be a big deal if you know, there weren't any bills to pay
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The entire adage that college students are dirt poor is nonsense. If they don't have any money, their parents certainly do. Every day I see hordes of students with macbook pros sipping on some fruity "coffee"-facsimile from Starbucks. $120 is hardly too expensive. And even if students don't have money on hand, students can make that in a few days just by finding work on campus.

Right... Because every students have rich parents? I would like to know how I was able to work on my campus when I have 100 hours of class+work every week at school. I can only work summer time which cover rent, food and clothes. My computer was a gift if you get your conclusion from that.
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Then don't use a professional program for amateur work or hobbies. There are plenty of free or cheap programs that can compete with a good bit of what Photoshop and illustrator can do. Just takes a bit or learning a new program.

$120/yea for students is NOT that expensive and often times students get better deals. I paid more for some of my books. And if you're studying to use it in a professional setting then it's $120 well spent. Better than having to spend the money up front like before. I had to pay full price for my first set of adobe software while being a student and let me tell you, if I only had to pay $120 per year for it, I'd of eaten much better during school.

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I actually prefer Inkscape to AI in most general cases, the few things that AI has that Inkscape doesn't doesn't bother me, and Inkscape has some things I use that AI doesn't have.

If you're doing amateur work but know you are getting paid, then rent the program for a month for the work you need to do.

I had a PS class... I don't see how I could avoid using PS?
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I had a PS class... I don't see how I could avoid using PS?

Then you're studying to use it for what it's meant to be used for. That's a different situation and one that's made amazingly easier now than it was before. A hobbyist or amateur doesn't need photoshop.

If you're learning PS then why complain about such a cheap system? Paying up front the amount I did, I would have much rather paid next to nothing in comparison to what's available now.
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Then you're studying to use it for what it's meant to be used for. That's a different situation and one that's made amazingly easier now than it was before. A hobbyist or amateur doesn't need photoshop.

If you're learning PS then why complain about such a cheap system? Paying up front the amount I did, I would have much rather paid next to nothing in comparison to what's available now.

I agree with this. Plus, it is never acceptable to pirate Photoshop or any other piece of software for that matter. It really is theft.
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