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« Reply #25 on: July 17, 2017, 17:57 »
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Wouldn't it be nice if Adobe gave us a deep discount on their products (especially PS and Premier)  if we are a contributor to Adobe Stock?   8)



« Reply #26 on: July 17, 2017, 18:05 »
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I hated Elements.  I do no like LR and ye it mostly for watermarking.

I was forced into the subscription when I sent my computer into HP for warranty repair and they removed all software in process of repair.  Suddenly my license number did not work when I reinstalled it from my CD.  I am so mad at HP-- that free warranty repair cost me a fortune. 

I think I would try another program if they keep raising price. 

It seems to me that PS puts a lot of noise into images when one uses the slightest changes in much of anything.


« Reply #27 on: July 17, 2017, 21:59 »
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At the beginning, they were trying to get their rental program off the ground by forcing people. Now the program has lots of subscribers, perhaps they will be concerned about the money they're leaving on the table by not selling licenses - or about putting Affinity Photo out of business.

I sure hope they don't try to go after AP. I really detested PSE when I was using it and I wouldn't go back to it even as a stand-alone program, much less a subscription. AP is much, much better.

I'll admit I do my work in Elements and am largely satisfied. It doesn't have CMYK or the basic vector tools full Photoshop has, but for regular photos it competes above its paygrade, at least for me. One thing that is a challenge is using both Elements and full Photoshop. For some strange reason some of the keyboard shortcuts and menus are in different places...

I did use Elements for many years and it was sufficient for the level of processing I do. But I was afraid it would eventually be moved to subscription too and I didn't want to go there. I wasn't sure I'd have a choice but when I saw what AP could do, it wasn't hard to make the switch.

From reading the Affinity forums, it seems a lot of people were motivated by a desire to get away from the PS subscription model. I haven't paid any attention to what's been happening with Elements for more than a year now, but I was under the impression that it has already been migrated to subscription.
Elements isn't subscription and I would be surprised if it ever was because it's for people who don't want to spend much.  Adobe probably use Elements to draw people in to the full version.

I actually went looking for a replacement for Elements when an OS upgrade forced me to upgrade the version of PSE I'd been using. The older version had worked pretty well but the newer one was slow and buggy.

That was around the time when the whole Creative Cloud thing started to hit in a big way and there was a lot of chatter that Elements would follow suit. I guess that never came to pass, at least, so far -- but I'm really glad it led me to find Affinity Photo instead.

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« Reply #28 on: July 17, 2017, 22:36 »
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I hated Elements.  I do no like LR and ye it mostly for watermarking.

I was forced into the subscription when I sent my computer into HP for warranty repair and they removed all software in process of repair.  Suddenly my license number did not work when I reinstalled it from my CD.  I am so mad at HP-- that free warranty repair cost me a fortune. 

I think I would try another program if they keep raising price. 

It seems to me that PS puts a lot of noise into images when one uses the slightest changes in much of anything.

For that PS license, I have heard that in order for it to work again you have to deactivate and then reactivate the license.
Here's a thread with some info regarding a similar issue. Hope it helps.  :)
https://forums.adobe.com/thread/1315428

« Reply #29 on: July 18, 2017, 06:21 »
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I hated Elements.  I do no like LR and ye it mostly for watermarking.

I was forced into the subscription when I sent my computer into HP for warranty repair and they removed all software in process of repair.  Suddenly my license number did not work when I reinstalled it from my CD.  I am so mad at HP-- that free warranty repair cost me a fortune. 

I think I would try another program if they keep raising price. 

It seems to me that PS puts a lot of noise into images when one uses the slightest changes in much of anything.

For that PS license, I have heard that in order for it to work again you have to deactivate and then reactivate the license.
Here's a thread with some info regarding a similar issue. Hope it helps.  :)
https://forums.adobe.com/thread/1315428
I had a similar situation and I just called Adobe and they deactivated my old version, enabling me to use the license number.

Tryingmybest

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« Reply #30 on: July 20, 2017, 13:01 »
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Big hustle. Big scam. I'm still using Photoshop CS5 and Illustrator CS3 on OSX 10.6.8.

« Reply #31 on: July 20, 2017, 13:09 »
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I moved from Lightroom to Capture One a year ago and never looked back.   



 

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