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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.

Noedelhap

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« 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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« 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. :)


 

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