Chicago, Illinois, US
Just announced today at Photoshop World
http://www.popphoto.com/news/2013/09/ad … m-and-more
Sep 04 13 02:39 pm Link
Dearborn, Michigan, US
I just purchased Lightroom 5 for $99. This was a 24 hour email offer from B&H.
Sep 04 13 03:02 pm Link
Danbury, Connecticut, US
That's getting better. I'm still not a fan of the subscription being the only option, but the price is now less than what you would pay if you bought Photoshop and all the updates when they came out. Getting LR makes it a better deal, too.
The catch is that they say they have no plans to up the price, but plans can change.
Sep 04 13 03:03 pm Link
Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada
If you get the creative cloud version, can you buy / download add-ons like Imagenomic - Portraiture and still install them?
Sep 09 13 04:44 pm Link
San Marcos, California, US
Yes. The "Cloud" is pure marketing BS.
Sep 09 13 06:02 pm Link
Townsville, Queensland, Australia
"Phone Home"...hmmm, more spy and adware. No thanks.
Sep 09 13 06:33 pm Link
Bakersfield, California, US
Interesting question about Imagenomics.
Sep 09 13 06:51 pm Link
Seattle, Washington, US
Adobe will say they have nothing to do with anything outside their control. So it will be your problem, no theirs. Another word, it's "awwwwwwwd, that's too bad."
Sep 10 13 12:19 am Link
Salem, South Carolina, US
I don't think this would be a problem. Your account at Adobe would be up to date. All you have to do is bring up PS when you have access to the Net some time in the 90 day window. It will verify your account and you're free to continue. Nothing needs to be done on your part.
Sep 16 13 08:25 am Link
Bakersfield, California, US
Thom had something interesting on the Adobe CC thing in his blog here:
http://www.dslrbodies.com/accessories/s … hotog.html
"On the other hand, it's still really a permanent commitment, as there is no stand-alone option to fall back on if you eventually decide to let your subscription go. Changes you make that use CC features are rasterized in Photoshop CS6, meaning you've lost editability.
So if Adobe does something unique in CC image coding, then there might not be the ability to go back and re-edit anything done in CC once you stop paying, and maybe Lightroom too since they tossed it into the Cloud too (even though initially they said they wouldn't)? Rentalware - and forever too - isn't sounding too promising if they bugger up the code in your TIFF or JPG to make it not able to be read by prior versions or any others. Sweet deal - NOT! Takes extortion to a new level with the abandonment of the perpetual license.
He makes a good point on the "forever" thing too. Highly doubtful. Been there so many times on "forevers and lifetimes (of the product)" they aren't worth the paper they're put on. Just change into a new version, call it Cloud2, whatever. Even Ford Motor Co. had that "Pay for it once (repair) and never again." in some marketing scam in 1986. Was in their warranty and owner's manual too. Out that door that went in a few years.
Adobe does need to pay for all their Cloud software they bought into though. They should have learned from Kodak's venture to their Cloud and that disaster.
Sep 16 13 09:05 am Link