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Uncle Pete

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« Reply #25 on: January 05, 2022, 12:02 »
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Yeah, it would be nice if I maintain my level if the plans didn't have a gap in them. A day or a month, it costs the same.

Yes I recognize that problem, you aren't the first. Maybe support can help or maybe, just drop for a month and then you're in sync forever. Not the best idea, but paying for a month doesn't sound like a good value.


« Reply #26 on: January 05, 2022, 12:32 »
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I've thought about that. I use enough other software that dropping it for a month wouldn't impact my workflow. And I frequently rebuild my library from scratch. If I do pay, it will be the Photo plan. The all apps plan has no extra value to me, and certainly isn't worth an extra $42 a month.

« Reply #27 on: January 05, 2022, 16:51 »
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For those who want permanent updates, the CC subscription is probably financially advantageous.

Anyone who bought a CS product back then and felt they didn't need every update would have been better off with the old model.

A Photoshop update was about $300 - I dont remember exactly. Anyone who didn't want new features every year, but felt that an update every 3 or 5 years was enough, would have saved a lot of money.

Even after less than 1.5 years, the old paid model would have been cheaper.

But I don't have the exact sums in my head anymore.

But to put it very roughly: if you wouldt update for 5 years, you would have saved just under $200 per year on the old Adobe CS model versus the CC.

I will still prefer the subscription model. You get continuous updates along with many more benefits from Adobe.

How can anyone prefer a subscription model? Sure, you get continuous updates and "benefits", but:
- you pay more per year than for a single-purchase Adobe software package
- you don't own the software anymore
- if you stop paying, you cannot access your project files anymore unless you re-subscribe
- not all updates and extras are useful for everyone yet you still have to pay for it

There's literally no benefit compared to the old model for most freelancers, the only one benefiting from the subscription model is Adobe; they now have a continuous revenue stream (like many other corporations nowadays) and more profit.

« Reply #28 on: January 05, 2022, 17:43 »
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For those who want permanent updates, the CC subscription is probably financially advantageous.

Anyone who bought a CS product back then and felt they didn't need every update would have been better off with the old model.

A Photoshop update was about $300 - I dont remember exactly. Anyone who didn't want new features every year, but felt that an update every 3 or 5 years was enough, would have saved a lot of money.

Even after less than 1.5 years, the old paid model would have been cheaper.

But I don't have the exact sums in my head anymore.

But to put it very roughly: if you wouldt update for 5 years, you would have saved just under $200 per year on the old Adobe CS model versus the CC.

I will still prefer the subscription model. You get continuous updates along with many more benefits from Adobe.

How can anyone prefer a subscription model? Sure, you get continuous updates and "benefits", but:
- you pay more per year than for a single-purchase Adobe software package
- you don't own the software anymore
- if you stop paying, you cannot access your project files anymore unless you re-subscribe
- not all updates and extras are useful for everyone yet you still have to pay for it

There's literally no benefit compared to the old model for most freelancers, the only one benefiting from the subscription model is Adobe; they now have a continuous revenue stream (like many other corporations nowadays) and more profit.

It could be they are making a preference based on today's reality, not what you could buy 8 years ago. And for the record, you have never 'owned' any software unless you wrote it yourself. You purchased a license to use it. A license that could be revoked at any time.

When I was 'buying' the software, I paid far more than $120 for Lightroom and Photoshop and 'bought' updates at least every other year. This is much cheaper.

All of my files are on my hard drive. Nothing is in the cloud. Personally, I complete files as I go, but if I had 'project' files laying about, I would handle that before letting my subscription lapse.

Not all updates and extras are desired by everyone for any software.

I've used pretty much every product listed on this forum. I could make any of them work. But at this point in time, I choose Adobe, and it's well worth $120 a year (less than my cheapest lens) to do professional work.

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PZF

« Reply #29 on: January 06, 2022, 06:12 »
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I am failing to understand how the new bonus/free PS etc will work. I see I do qualify.

Will I be sent a code and, if so, when?
Or is there another system.

My current 'bonus subscription' runs out early Feb but I'd be reluctant to pay up and then find my free code (?) arriving and have to cancel. I went down that rabbit hole some time back....

Anybody know please?

« Reply #30 on: January 06, 2022, 06:31 »
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I am failing to understand how the new bonus/free PS etc will work. I see I do qualify.

Will I be sent a code and, if so, when?
Or is there another system.

My current 'bonus subscription' runs out early Feb but I'd be reluctant to pay up and then find my free code (?) arriving and have to cancel. I went down that rabbit hole some time back....

Anybody know please?

You'll see the code on your Adobe stock dashboard and you will get an e-mail.
 You'll get the code in February 2022

PZF

« Reply #31 on: January 06, 2022, 06:41 »
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Thanks. :)

« Reply #32 on: January 18, 2022, 02:15 »
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I am failing to understand how the new bonus/free PS etc will work. I see I do qualify.

Will I be sent a code and, if so, when?
Or is there another system.

My current 'bonus subscription' runs out early Feb but I'd be reluctant to pay up and then find my free code (?) arriving and have to cancel. I went down that rabbit hole some time back....

Anybody know please?

You'll see the code on your Adobe stock dashboard and you will get an e-mail.
 You'll get the code in February 2022

Thanks Firm, I was just thinking about this and wondering what was happening.

« Reply #33 on: January 26, 2022, 07:56 »
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My previous subscription is about to expire.. I need the codes  ;D

« Reply #34 on: January 27, 2022, 05:18 »
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My previous subscription is about to expire.. I need the codes  ;D

Same for me  ;D

« Reply #35 on: January 27, 2022, 06:03 »
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Hold on coming soon, take a holiday from editing in the mean time :)

My previous subscription is about to expire.. I need the codes  ;D

Same for me  ;D

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« Reply #36 on: January 27, 2022, 11:09 »
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Your Photography plan (20GB) subscription will end on 03.02.2022.
This is very soon then will we get the new codes exactly?

Uncle Pete

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« Reply #37 on: January 27, 2022, 11:41 »
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I'm good, I didn't leave anything important on CC.

Dear Pete,

Were reaching out to let you know that because you havent had a subscription that includes cloud storage in over a year, your Lightroom cloud content will be permanently deleted in 30 days.


I'm hanging on to last years code, then I'll start in Feb. when this years arrives and I'll have overlapping subscriptions.

Hold on coming soon, take a holiday from editing in the mean time :)

Correct that's the alternate plan if I should run into problems again. Aside from that I have other editors.

Thank You Adobe, I appreciate this generous offer.

« Reply #38 on: January 27, 2022, 11:45 »
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It could be they are making a preference based on today's reality, not what you could buy 8 years ago. And for the record, you have never 'owned' any software unless you wrote it yourself. You purchased a license to use it. A license that could be revoked at any time.

Owning the software as in, you could do a one-time purchase and own a physical copy on a CD, ready to install at any time.

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When I was 'buying' the software, I paid far more than $120 for Lightroom and Photoshop and 'bought' updates at least every other year. This is much cheaper.

Maybe if you use only 2 products (in your case PS and Lightroom), it might be cheaper at $120/year. But for the record, I pay 600 EUR/year in my country for the All Apps plan.
Which is more expensive long term than any non-subscription Adobe CS package.

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All of my files are on my hard drive. Nothing is in the cloud. Personally, I complete files as I go, but if I had 'project' files laying about, I would handle that before letting my subscription lapse.

I meant to say: if you can't use the software (because the subscription has ended), you cannot open your project files anymore. And if for some reason you had to cancel your subscription, but have to revisit an earlier project, you're screwed unless you restart your subscription.


« Last Edit: January 27, 2022, 11:47 by Noedelhap »

SVH

« Reply #39 on: January 27, 2022, 16:59 »
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I joined the session of Mat today and asked the question to "Shea Molloy who is the Content Development Lead at Adobe Stock for Vectors and Illustrations", that if your free subscription runs out before the new one kicks in what to do? She speaked extensively about these free licenses.

Unfortunately, no reaction. Sorry, I tried but failed apparently :(

« Reply #40 on: January 27, 2022, 17:00 »
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I joined the session of Mat today and asked the question to "Shea Molloy who is the Content Development Lead at Adobe Stock for Vectors and Illustrations", that if your free subscription runs out before the new one kicks in what to do?

Unfortunately, no reaction. Sorry, I tried but failed apparently :(

Kirsten Harris, in the comments, said there is a grace period that should tide you over.  I don't know if I recall that happening to me in the past.  When I complained about having to pay the interim month, though, they comped me half price.

SVH

« Reply #41 on: January 27, 2022, 17:05 »
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I joined the session of Mat today and asked the question to "Shea Molloy who is the Content Development Lead at Adobe Stock for Vectors and Illustrations", that if your free subscription runs out before the new one kicks in what to do?

Unfortunately, no reaction. Sorry, I tried but failed apparently :(

Kirsten Harris, in the comments, said there is a grace period that should tide you over.  I don't know if I recall that happening to me in the past.  When I complained about having to pay the interim month, though, they comped me half price.

I must have missed that, although I was looking for it actually, in the comments. But if she did, is it an answer to people here that don't know what to do?

SVH

« Reply #42 on: January 27, 2022, 18:07 »
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And I am sorry I meant Sarah Casillas who spoke about the free license gift, not Shea Molloy who spoke about vectors, which I don't do, and did not came across being very enthousiastic, by the way. My bad. But the point still stands.
« Last Edit: January 27, 2022, 18:10 by SVH »


 

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