Adobe releases subscription-only Photoshop CC


Smeggypants

Link Posted 19/06/2013 - 07:36
Adobe releases subscription-only Photoshop CC

Well it's here. Any takers? No I didn't think so


http://www.dpreview.com/news/2013/06/18/adobe-releases-subscription-only-photoshop-cc-creative-cloud-image-editing-software





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Last Edited by Smeggypants on 19/06/2013 - 07:37

johnriley

Link Posted 19/06/2013 - 07:54
As always, there are two sides to the coin.

The subscription only model is no good for me, so I'll stick to CS5. But at least I bought it and there are lots of people who are using one form of Photoshop or another who think it's fine to not buy it but use a pirate copy.

Probably the unlicensed use of Photoshop is the primary concern, although also the need to constantly update and keep as industry standard.

It could go either way.
Best regards, John

steven9761

Link Posted 19/06/2013 - 08:30
I suppose one perspective is that, by not having to download a large chunk of software to your pc's hard-drive, there's less chance of that software getting corrupted by conflicting programs and/or updates. It will also mean more space available on your hard-drive - having said that, HD's now go up to 3-4Tb (for an external drive), so who honestly would need that extra 100Mb-or so extra?

I think this is Adobe "testing the waters" for other manufacturers too. If theirs proves to be "successful" (however it is defined), then other manufacturers will follow.

By not having to purchase blank media to inscribe the software onto, that's less overheads for them, conversely meaning more profits.

One reservation I have about this is that if Elements is available by the same means, I can imagine Adobe charging for "add-ons" as my skill level progresses towards the CS5 end of the scale. This could mean that novices like myself end up progressively paying more for our "copy" of CS5.

cabstar

Link Posted 19/06/2013 - 08:35
Its not cloud based software, you still need yo download and install PS
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johnriley

Link Posted 19/06/2013 - 08:45
As cabstar said. You can store work in the cloud, but that's a debateable thing as well. When companies go bust getting your files back in time can be a nightmare.
Best regards, John

steven9761

Link Posted 19/06/2013 - 09:07
I misunderstood the details of it then.

I was under the impression that you no longer had to store the actual software locally on your pc.

Like you said, John - BT have recently changed their "online storage" to another system entirely. Customers were pre-warned that they'd need to download what they'd stored in the old system, then re-upload it to their new system. That in itself was a pain in the neck. In the scenario you described, the best way to overcome that eventuality is by backing up your files locally to an external hard-drive and/or cd/dvd media, which basically raises another question, namely what is the point of cloud storage in the first place?

redbusa99

Link Posted 19/06/2013 - 09:42
somebody brought up LightZone the other day, that is subscrption based as well now but at least it is only $33 a year. at the moment
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Algernon

Link Posted 19/06/2013 - 09:58
redbusa99 wrote:
somebody brought up LightZone the other day, that is subscrption based as well now but at least it is only $33 a year. at the moment

Where have you got the $33 a year from? Lightzone is Open Source
and FREE

LINUX version has now been released.
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redbusa99

Link Posted 19/06/2013 - 12:01
sorry got that wrong, that is what downloading 2 lots of software at once and age do
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walkeja

Link Posted 19/06/2013 - 12:11
johnriley wrote:
As cabstar said. You can store work in the cloud, but that's a debateable thing as well. When companies go bust getting your files back in time can be a nightmare.

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cabstar

Link Posted 19/06/2013 - 13:13
johnriley wrote:
As cabstar said. You can store work in the cloud, but that's a debateable thing as well. When companies go bust getting your files back in time can be a nightmare.

Online cloud backup services are great for off premises storage as a backup to your backup, but to just use an online service on its own is shortsighted as you mentioned John, firms go bust and services fail.
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Smeggypants

Link Posted 19/06/2013 - 19:43
I couldn't imagine how long it would take to back up 4TB of data to a 'cloud' at 40mb/s
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punkrockemo

Link Posted 19/06/2013 - 19:54
I might have got my sums wrong but i make it 44.4 hours, assuming it does not crash or go slow

gwing

Link Posted 19/06/2013 - 20:30
punkrockemo wrote:
I might have got my sums wrong but i make it 44.4 hours, assuming it does not crash or go slow

More like 12 days!

Smeggypants

Link Posted 19/06/2013 - 20:45
You never upload 4Tb of Data at 40MB/s in 44 hours. 12 days none stop would seem a reasonable guestimate
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