[Alt-photo] photoshop subsdcribers, anyone?

Ann Barry abarry at pipeline.com
Sun May 25 19:36:32 UTC 2014

There will be no more boxed editions - CS6 is the last one so no upgrade costs. The sticking point for a subscription is that if you stop your Creative Cloud subscription, you no longer have access to the program. Unless you have the box version, you may have trouble finding a program that will open your files with all the layers, etc. Also, if you need to back to much earlier file (several years hence) the newest version of CC may not open it.

In addtion, Adobe recently had server issues - 28 hours - and many users were severely affected, especially if that was the time the program, which is downloaded on your computer, needed to "call in" to verify your subscription. I believe that it does this every 30 days. 

The subscription is a great model for Adobe and some large businesses, but iffy for the smaller user.

Ann Barry

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Yes, I think the full box version is 699 or thereabout. You figure an upgrade is 199 say every 2 or 3 years. That's 900 in a few short years. 

Subscription is 120 per year plus you get Lightroom included. In 5 years, that's 600...but you always have the latest version. 

I resist monthly fees as much as I can in all areas of my life ;-) but am contemplating this one. Or perhaps Elements would work just as well for my purposes? Never really looked into it...


> On May 25, 2014, at 11:47 AM, "Charles Ryberg" <cryberg at comcast.net> wrote:
> I understand that it is still possible to buy CS6 but I suspect it is 
> so expensive that folks new to Photoshop would be better off renting 
> the Cloud version.  Folks who bought upgrades regularly probably have 
> just as much (or more) invested, but we paid it out a couple hundred 
> dollars every other year or so, as upgrades come along.  I'm trying to 
> convince myself that $10 a month is just about the same as $200 every 
> other year and so I should subscribe.  So far I have resisted.  
> Charles Portland Oregon 
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