Is the Adobe Creative Cloud subscription good for you, or only for Adobe?
Since Adobe is launching a new excuse, today, for you to buy into their Creative Cloud marketing model, I wanted to point out that this isn’t so great a deal for most of us.
Editor’s note: These are the opinions of _AnnieAjar;
some of us here use the Adobe Creative Cloud.
Read at your own risk
To me, a happy owner of the regular kind of Adobe apps (those on disk) it looks like the Creative Cloud subscriptions are a version of those lousy ‘rent-to-own’ deals, except that you never ever get to own!!! You just keep paying and paying till you run out of money, or the money to upgrade your old crappy computer (the Cloud requires you to upgrade to newest versions), then your subscription stops and you have nothing; no version of Photoshop. I can’t live without my ‘perpetual license’ version of Photoshop.
Sometimes, Adobe even makes it hard for you to buy the regular kind; they often bury it under the subscription links. Here are our links to the real things:
So, don’t buy into the Cloud thing unless you can afford to keep paying forever, or you need the latest greatest. Then, I guess it’s ok.