Re: Adobe - Photoshop and their "Subscriptions"

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by PeterN, Jun 5, 2013.

  1. PeterN

    PeterN Guest

    On 6/3/2013 8:30 PM, Savageduck wrote:
    > On 2013-06-03 16:19:27 -0700, said:
    >> I have been a Photoshop user since the very first release of the
    >> software for the PC way back in what, 1990? 1994?? Both personal and
    >> at all of the screenprinting companies I managed over the years and
    >> right up to my own personal photography work. I looked at GIMP once,
    >> Same with COREL..... and a few other wannabe's.
    >> Through all the years I've been a loyal Adobe customer and never
    >> really considered anything else as the Photoshop products always did
    >> well for me.
    >> Over the weekend I purchased a Nikon D3200 camera. This camera uses
    >> NEF-Compressed RAW format. I use Photoshop CS3 mostly out of laziness
    >> in updating. Also though there is the cost with seeming annual
    >> upgrades. CS3 did everything I need it to do so if it ain't broken
    >> don't fix it.
    >> My research and updating of CS3 let to naught as those of you in the
    >> "know" will nod your heads to. So I figured I would call Adobe and
    >> learn what the cost would be to upgrade.
    >> Imagine my surprise when I learned of Adobe's current Subscription
    >> demands to have the privilege of using their products.

    > We feel your pain. :-(
    > This has been discussed in the photo NGs at some length, and many of us
    > here have discussed, and weighed the pro & cons of the Adobe "Creative
    > Cloud" (CC). Many of us have decided that CS6 is the end of the Adobe
    > upgrade treadmill. Few of us here are pro-photographers, or graphic
    > artists/designers and we have chosen to stick with CS5 or CS6 and go no
    > further.
    > Personally, over the years I have paid for PS7, PS-CS, then up graded to
    > CS2, CS3, CS4, CS5, & finally CS6. I use Lightroom 4 (LR4)+CS6 in my
    > workflow.
    > The Adobe upgrade path changed several years ago and for you an upgrade
    > from CS3 to CS5 dead-ended some time ago. You are correct the only
    > purchasable upgrade you could make today is CS5 to CS6. So, your
    > purchase options are to pay $699 to Adobe for the last of their
    > inventory, or $650 via Amazon for the last of their inventory. None of
    > those are appealing.
    > Now that you have a new camera which is not supported by ACR in your
    > CS3, you have several options:
    > 1: Search out other available software options.
    > 2: Stick with CS3 and add Lightroom 4 , currently available for
    > $97.99 from Amazon. This will give you all you need for cataloging and
    > processing of current RAW files, and you will still be able to use CS3.
    > (this is the solution I recommend)
    > There are some advantages to this as you would be using the 2012 RAW
    > process engine, which is a vast improvement over the 2003 version in CS3.
    > 3: Download the current version of the free DNR convertor from Adobe,
    > and continue with CS3.
    > ...or 4: Take a deep breath and consider the actual annual cost of
    > the subscription model for single module rental of Photoshop compared to
    > $699 purchase or $199 upgrade. The initial offering of $10/month for a
    > single module for the first year, $120/year vs $199 for an upgrade, or
    > $120/year vs $699 for a purchase of CS6. After the initial offering the
    > single module rental goes to $20/month or $240/year and a permanent
    > upgrade path. You still get to have two installations desktop/laptop. If
    > I was not a retired old fart, I might well consider the CC subscription
    > route.
    > <<< Le Snip >>>
    >> Farewell Adobe...... It's been nice but I'm done with y'all!


    So far, I have found DXO is a better than decent RAW converter, with
    more capability than ACR. I will have a more informed opinion as I
    continue to learn the produce and they come out with the promised
    upgrade to permit selective adjustments.

    PeterN, Jun 5, 2013
    1. Advertisements

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

It takes just 2 minutes to sign up (and it's free!). Just click the sign up button to choose a username and then you can ask your own questions on the forum.
Similar Threads
  1. nospam

    Re: Adobe - Photoshop and their "Subscriptions"

    nospam, Jun 4, 2013, in forum: Digital Photography
    Jun 4, 2013
  2. nospam

    Re: Adobe - Photoshop and their "Subscriptions"

    nospam, Jun 4, 2013, in forum: Digital Photography
    Jul 3, 2013
  3. philo 

    Re: Adobe - Photoshop and their "Subscriptions"

    philo , Jun 4, 2013, in forum: Digital Photography
    Jun 5, 2013
  4. nospam

    Re: Adobe - Photoshop and their "Subscriptions"

    nospam, Jun 4, 2013, in forum: Digital Photography
    Jun 7, 2013
  5. Paul Ciszek

    Re: Adobe - Photoshop and their "Subscriptions"

    Paul Ciszek, Jun 5, 2013, in forum: Digital Photography
    Wolfgang Weisselberg
    Jul 4, 2013

Share This Page