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« Reply #125 on: January 30, 2023, 21:54 »
Tick, tock, tick tock,
60 days before the bet between cascoly and pigsinspace ends.

So far, no news but bad news in peoples mailboxes from Adobe.

A bet I would like to lose, not win.

« Reply #126 on: January 31, 2023, 07:49 »
Adobe is growing thanks to the contributors, and in return become more stingy than ever, I've decided to be stingy too, I will not buy any adobe programs to feed the beast .

« Reply #127 on: January 31, 2023, 09:50 »
New Exclusive contributor program at adobe and u have all apps if qualified. Just on of suggestions.


« Reply #128 on: February 01, 2023, 13:58 »
Not to stalk(or maybe I am), Mat was active today so I guess he read the comments.

Adobe still has no decision on or conclusive answers to the bonus program?

The point of asking is that Adobe is always emphasizing that they stand with us and that without us there is no them but a simple question about this bonus program can somehow not be answered.

Why is that?

Come clean, do your redemption and all might be forgiven (or not) :)

« Reply #129 on: February 01, 2023, 15:41 »
I'm just bummed that I had discount codes that came with some backup drives I bought, but I didn't keep track of them. Hoping I can find them before my free subscription ends in April. With all I can do in Photoshop and Lightroom, I feel that the $11/month is certainly more than worthwhile, but I'm still bummed as I was taking the freebie for granted, especially as that blue bar stayed up in my account. But, I'll start paying for it again.

Honestly, given the cost of upgrading the programs back before the subscription, which I did every 3-4 years, it still works out to be less costly if not about the same with the subscription, but I have the newest bells and whistles instantly instead of having to wait until my budget would allow for the upgrade. I had all apps for a while which was too costly since, after learning Adobe Illustrator back around 2005, I didn't really use it enough and went in the direction of photography instead. I still can't justify the cost of all apps, though I'd love to relearn Illustrator and learn how to edit video footage.

I'm still grateful to Adobe for having this program during the worst of Covid (and before), as well as their great Discord community which helped keep me connected and sane (along with Zoom calls with my grandson) during the worst of the lockdown. They also gave me the equivalent of the All Apps for Mac in 2006 when I switched to Apple, replacing the software I'd purchased in 2005, for free, for which I was very grateful as a fledgling photographer, shooting assignments before I'd ever heard of stock.

But I'm also disappointed it's gone. It went a long way to building up goodwill for the company and encouraged me to stick with Adobe Stock, where I know my work is making them way more per year than the cost of the PS/LR subscription. Without it, I might not have bothered growing my collection there.

But they are in business to make money, and I'm sure the enticement was calculated to help them build up their fledgling collection, much as their free collection is helping them grow their customer, and they seem to now be beating the competition.

« Reply #130 on: February 03, 2023, 09:13 »
« Last Edit: February 03, 2023, 15:30 by monti »

« Reply #131 on: February 03, 2023, 11:14 »
I subscribed in 2018 when nobody even dreamed of free codes.
It was great to get the programmes for free for 2 or 3 years (was it two or three years??) and now its simply back to normal.

Adobe started the stock business (and bought Fotolia  :-\ ) and was in need of stock. So you were rewarded when supplying stock. Now they have enough stock material and wont continue the program.

This is all understandable. I dont undesrtand why some people get so angry about it.....

« Reply #133 on: February 03, 2023, 13:53 »
Never have I been more pleased to owe someone $20.

« Reply #134 on: February 03, 2023, 14:23 »

thanks Mat for the update &  Adobe for continuing this bonus!  altho it scared me for a moment until i remembered Creative Cloud Photography plan  includes Lightroom, Lightroom Classic, Photoshop, and 20GB of cloud storage.  that perfect for my needs

« Reply #135 on: February 03, 2023, 14:23 »
Never have I been more pleased to owe someone $20.

LOL - thanks for the quick response


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