Ever since Adobe announced Creative Cloud and the move to subscription pricing of most of their applications Iâ€™ve been a little cranky because Iâ€™ve been an Adobe customer since 1990 and I just donâ€™t like the subscription software model and Adobeâ€™s pricing up to now has felt like too much for what Iâ€™m going to get with Creative Cloud.
Rick, a PFRE reader pointed out the new limited time pricing that Adobe announced at Photoshop World last week. After readingÂ Scott Kelbyâ€™s take on the announcementÂ I have to say it the pricing sounds much better for what you get. I still donâ€™t like the concept of subscription software, but this pricing is tolerable and is closer to what I paid for updates every year or two. I think Kelby is right, this offer is much better than anyone expected from Adobe, it is explicitly aimed at photographers.Â I think Scottâ€™s post does a much better job describing the product than the Adobe page does. Adobe is pretty damn lucky to have Scott Kelby promoting their products, he does a much better job marketing than Adobe does!
I think Iâ€™ll sign up for this version of Creative Cloud. You have to already have PS CS3 or later and subscribe before December 31, 2013, but it effectively lasts foreverâ€¦ well they will probably increase it some time. Nothing is forever.