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May 10, 2013

Adobe Drops Creative Suite, Introduces Creative Cloud

This news has taken me by surprise, but really I’m not surprised at all. Read about the big change at Videomaker’s website:

http://www.videomaker.com/videonews/2013/05/adobe-drops-creative-suite-former-cs-products-now-subscription-only

I use multiple Adobe programs every day — mainly Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere, Audition, and After Effects — and I also often need Acrobat, InDesign, Dreamweaver, Flash, and a few others. Owning the Master Collection, yearly upgrades could easily cost $600 or more. It’s very important to me that I keep current, as I’m constantly looking for ways to become faster and more efficient.

I wasn’t initially thrilled with the reality of having to deal out a monthly subscription — basically renting their software instead of owning it. But the more I think things over and wrap my head around it, the more I’m in favor of it. The way I see it, I’m getting automatic updates, keeping me current with little effort on my end. The cost is just about the same, as $50/month for a year equals the $600 I had to pay out all at once until now. Plus Adobe is offering additional perks — the 20GB of online storage is my favorite.

There’s been a lot of talk about this, and I’m sure not everyone is dancing in the streets. But I plan on signing up soon to see if it’s worth it.

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