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This is written by Jerry Jones aka SkeletalMess aka Shadowhouse Creations:

Adobe Drops The Bomb ……. Read On * UPDATED *

It seems Adobe has finally taken a stand and drawn a line in the sand.
Adobe’s flagship photo editing tool Photoshop will no longer be available for
purchase whether as a boxed purchase or digital download, instead new versions
of Photoshop, will be called Photoshop CC (for ‘Creative Cloud’) and can only be
obtained by purchasing a subscription-based service, the same goes for the rest
of the suite, so we’ll see also Illustrator CC, InDesign CC, Dreamweaver CC and
Premiere Pro CC.

The Times Are A Changing!

Adobe announced there will never be a Photoshop CS7, Instead the new version of
Photoshop, Photoshop CC will be available from June 17th via the subscription
based service, with pricing starting at $50 for a monthly subscription.
Photoshop CS6 will still be made available to buy for anyone who doesn’t want to sign
up for the Creative Cloud – but none of the new updates are going to be added to it.

Read more here LINK

Comments

  • retepk
    retepkover 1 year ago

    Thanks Kira. That is an interesting development. One I couldn’t have anticipated. I have CS6 but, being unemployed, I wont be able to afford the $50p.m. subscription.
    I hope I will still be able to use my legit copy of CS6.
    Cheers.

  • I hear you – I’m on CS3, but it will do for me.
    I trust you can go on using your 6, but there will be no updates available.
    Cheers ☺

    – © Kira Bodensted

  • Jennifer Rhoades
    Jennifer Rhoadesover 1 year ago

    I’ll just hang onto my CS5 as long as possible—but that really blows! $50 a month? Augh!

  • Yes, I’ll hang on to my CS3 as well – that’s a tall order, isn’t it. I wonder how many takers !!

    – © Kira Bodensted

  • Jennifer Rhoades
    Jennifer Rhoadesover 1 year ago

    Given that I’m not a pro, I just can’t justify those kinds of costs. CS5 was a gift so there is simply NO WAY that I could be throwing that amount of money away! Sheesh! I don’t think many others will either!

  • Neither do I, a lot of us will just hang on to whatever we have and let it be at that. I don’t think many artists have that kind of money.

    – © Kira Bodensted

  • Barbara Manis
    Barbara Manisover 1 year ago

    What, that’s crazy!

  • I trust most customers will agree with you ☺

    – © Kira Bodensted

  • Barbara Manis
    Barbara Manisover 1 year ago

    Thanks for the info!

  • You’re welcome!

    – © Kira Bodensted

  • billfox256
    billfox256over 1 year ago

    It sounds a little pricey to me!!! It looks to me like they are getting a full of themselves!!!
    Thanks for the info!!! Bill

  • So far all seem to agree with you. It could be interesting to see if anyone would consider this worth the money.

    – © Kira Bodensted

  • JohnDSmith
    JohnDSmithover 1 year ago

    I use PSE 10,….At this time that`s all I need,….
    Am not real fond of Adobe anyway,…
    My computer crashed,….I had a registered copy of PSE 9 that was lost in the crash,……Could not find CD copy,….Tried to get Adobe let me down load a new copy of PSE 9,…..
    They said No !,…..I would have to buy the new PSE 10.
    To me their not very customer friendly,….
    I would think at 50 dollars a month,….They would not gain very many new customers,….But,…What do I know,…I remember when we had free TV.
    Now we all pay for it,and it`s no better now then when it was free.
    Anyway at this time,….No way would I pay them fifty dollars a month to use their software,…and I can afford it.

  • I agree John. Most of ud have experienced a crash – and to loose something. I had a similar experience with the program Dynamic Auto Painter. I had the paperwork to prove I bought it, but no cigar. I wouldn’t dream of buying it again. I don’t understand that they consider it good policy to treat their customers like that – I will never go back and buy anything from them.

    – © Kira Bodensted

  • Keith Reesor
    Keith Reesorover 1 year ago

    $600 a year? What about all the third party plug-ins (filters)?
    Topaz, Flaming Pear, Redfield to name a few? I use CS4 Extended and have avoided upgrading.
    The only additional features I would want are the puppet warp, and smoother blending in gradients.

  • I don’t know about the filters and plugins Keith – I only know I have my CS3 on a DVD and I make do with that. I don’t have that kind of money ☺

    – © Kira Bodensted

  • © Bob Hall
    © Bob Hallover 1 year ago

    I use Corel PaintShop Pro X4 (older pics) and X5 … am very happy with Corel products, interesting read nonetheless. WHAT … a monthly subscription rate? … 50 bucks? Couldn’t afford that even if I had to. Let’s see … I think that if I were using the Adobe Photoshop products ,,, I might consider changing to … well … Corel, lol!

  • LOL – I hear you. Have a great weekend Bob ☺

    – © Kira Bodensted

  • Celeste Mookherjee
    Celeste Mookhe...over 1 year ago

    The $50/month is not for Photoshop CC alone but for all of the apps that have been part of the Creative Suite (Illustrator, Acrobat Pro, InDesign, Dreamweaver. etc.). Photoshop CC is $20/month, which is still a price hike any way you look at it. And it might not be SO bad (assuming you can afford/justify that higher price) were it not for the fact that you will NOT have any product to keep using if you stop paying the $20/month. Some other software makers have similar subscription models, but they do leave you with a working, usable piece of software if you stop your subscription. You will be able to keep using any existing boxed or downloaded version of Photoshop that you have on your system.

  • If this has sprung from them getting tired of all the piracy – it will only increase after this.
    just my 5 cents. ☺

    – © Kira Bodensted