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Petition against the new cloud model ofAdobe software

Discussion in 'Image Processing' started by Zeus1, Feb 14, 2014.

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  1. OzRay

    OzRay Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 29, 2010
    South Gippsland, Australia
    Ray, not Oz
    That now gives a massive incentive for alternative products to flourish.
     
  2. Jay86

    Jay86 Mu-43 Veteran

    477
    Dec 26, 2012
    Signed!!!!
     
  3. wildwildwes

    wildwildwes Mu-43 Veteran

    456
    Jun 9, 2012
    Brooklyn, NY
    ditto.

    come on folks. this is important!
     
  4. robbie36

    robbie36 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 25, 2010
    Bangkok
    rob collins

    Well it isnt really. Is it?
     
  5. Just Jim

    Just Jim Mu-43 Top Veteran

    941
    Oct 20, 2011
    Nope. I'll pass. Love CC.
     
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  6. speedandstyle

    speedandstyle Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    I signed! I hate that you can't just buy PS anymore.
     
  7. flash

    flash Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Apr 29, 2010
    1 hour from Sydney Australia.
    Gordon
    yep. right up there with poverty, war and over population...

    ..... oh wait....

    Gordon
     
  8. jnewell

    jnewell Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 23, 2011
    Boston, MA
    Whatever else is true, it's hardly breaking news. :rolleyes:
     
  9. YantaYo

    YantaYo Mu-43 Regular

    92
    Apr 18, 2012
    Colorado
    CC looks attractive to me. Not signing.
     
  10. Linh

    Linh Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 14, 2009
    Maryland, US
    A petition for the is useless because this is the way software is unfortunately moving. The upside is we won't have things that rely on old software. Downside is it is going to cost us.

    The only thing hi really accomplishes is to gauge interest in other companies willing to fill the shoes left behind. I'm guessing it'll be niche, but it may be a start at least

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Mu-43 mobile app
     
  11. shnitz

    shnitz Mu-43 Top Veteran

    989
    Aug 25, 2011
    Austin, TX
    As I wrote in the "found deals" thread about this, I'm in love with CC. It works out so much better. And as long as Adobe keeps innovating, I don't see them going anywhere. I saw this same backlash against tablets when they were first released, and now everyone that scoffed at them is eating crow. The same has happened to this software model: true customers get a big break by going to subscription-based. The biggest demographic that's hurt are software pirates, which by definition were never customers in the first place.

    For the record, Microsoft's Office 365 has worked out very well for me also. Calculate out your costs before poo-pooing new ideas. Embrace the paradigm shifts.
     
  12. EileenSeattle

    EileenSeattle New to Mu-43

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    Feb 14, 2014
    I just wish Adobe would fix the scaling dpi problem with Photoshop used on Windows high resolution laptops. Amazingly bad with super tiny menus. Huge issue.


    http://forums.adobe.com/message/5793832
     
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  13. Mr Hahn

    Mr Hahn Mu-43 Veteran

    239
    Jul 9, 2010
    SLC, Utah
    Nate
    I'm actually willing to give the cloud a try before I rally against it. Also, I'm not signing an online petition that wants my street address as a mandatory part of the process.
     
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  14. OzRay

    OzRay Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 29, 2010
    South Gippsland, Australia
    Ray, not Oz
    I worked out the costs and it's far from cost-effective. The same applies to Office 365. As I said, the void will be filled. If Adobe does the same with Lightroom, I'll go back to Capture 1.
     
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  15. riverr02

    riverr02 Mu-43 Veteran

    258
    May 2, 2011
    New York
    Rafael
    Hate to say, but petitions like this rarely have any impact. The only thing that does would be to vote with your wallet. If you like it, go ahead and buy it. If the model is abhorrent to you, then don't. If enough people feel as you do, any company would get the message and adapt to get your cash.
     
  16. Jermonic

    Jermonic Mu-43 Veteran

    228
    Jan 14, 2012
    Denmark
    I bought Lightroom with a Teachers license a month ago, and I'm happy for that. Cost me 85$. That would quickly have cost me quite a lot more with their CC license. Also, I do not like Adobes CC app and the updater, I like to keep them off of my computer.

    However, If they lower their prices to a realistic level, which I don't think they're at ATM, I might start using CC eventually.
     
  17. speedandstyle

    speedandstyle Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    That is NOT true! I have signed many petitions from Change.org and about half have caused full or partial change. Adobe knows that it has pissed off a lot of customers that is why they offered the reduced rate "photographer's" CC program. I personally would have gone for that if the price didn't go up after the first year{right now it is $9.99 a month but after the first year the prices goes up to the $19.99!}. The other problem I have is that they only take credit cards which cost you more and I like many other people avoid using them if I can.
     
  18. Promit

    Promit Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 6, 2011
    Baltimore, MD
    Promit Roy
    Yawn. It's not a particularly well written petition, the text may as well say "WE'RE MAD!" I'm one of those people who signed up for CC even before the retail stuff was discontinued.
     
  19. Cruzan80

    Cruzan80 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 23, 2012
    Denver, Co
    Sean Rastsmith
    I get the not wanting to use a credit card, but how does it cost you money to use it? Pay it off on time and it is essentially a Net 30 payment.